Linked with our HR health check audit, we review your existing policies and processes to establish whether you need to make some changes or additions to your staff handbook, company policies and procedures and to your line manager guidance and support. We also check your accompanying documentation, such as contracts of employment (and those for different types of working relationships, such as freelancer or consultancy agreements), absence and performance management documents, as well as supplementary documents such as accident records, CCTV and GDPR policies to ensure they are robust, legally compliant and fit for purpose for the entire employment life cycle, from pre-recruitment to end of service, and everything in between.
It’s true to say that there are free resources out there to start your business on the right track, however, researching if this is the right approach and is resilient enough can be incredibly time consuming. We work with you to establish whether the benchmarks your organisation currently has in place (so that your workers know how you do things) are working well for you.
We work with your managers to ensure you have all the information and related documents you need. If you are a new business start-up, we can help you to get the process right from the very beginning. Handling employee issues, and particularly disciplinary and grievances can be daunting, even if you’ve done it before, so let us assist you.
With disciplinary issues, we look at hot spots such as poor performance, poor conduct and frequent absence. Often it is advisable to take action at the lowest possible level depending on the misdemeanour, even if this includes disciplinary or dismissal. We can ensure your processes are fair, consistent and reasonable and that you and your managers feel supported and able to manage appropriately throughout the process.
When it comes to a grievance issue, these can often arise from a misunderstanding, a breakdown in communication or a personality clash, but they should be taken seriously and acted on before they escalate, leading to even more staff issues, including impacts on productivity, morale, attendance and ultimately, profit.
embraceHR works with clients to enable them to reduce the risks, reduce employee-related negative costs and improve on productivity and performance through recommending improvements. We then assist the organisation and its managers to embed the necessary changes.