How HR services can support your small/medium business

If you’re a small/medium business, you’d be forgiven for thinking that you don’t need HR support. However, it doesn’t matter how big or small your business is, professional HR support is fundamental to your future growth and success. Here, at NESE HR we explore how HR services can support your small/medium business, as well as helping you to stay safe.

Why should your business work with an HR professional?

In short, HR is all about people – and as a business, you can’t afford to lose sight of the people you employ. After all, however big or small your business is, your biggest asset will always be people – and it’s essential that you follow the right processes and keep on top of the most up-to-date legislations, for the sake of your business and your staff. It’s no secret that engaged and happy employees will, in turn, be more productive, effective, motivated and not least, want to stay with your company. HR services can help your business recruit, develop and ultimately, retain your staff members in a forever changing and competitive market.

Whether you’re a newly formed start-up, or an established small/medium company, HR services like ours at NESE HR are there to provide regular advice and support to you, empowering you to run your business both effectively and efficiently.

How can HR services benefit your business?

Professional HR services will help ensure business growth, while providing essential support and guidance throughout the entire employment lifecycle. In general, HR services will assist a company with these three things:

  • Recruiting the best talent
  • Retaining staff members, and identifying those with high talent to help support their next role
  • Getting the most from employees, and keeping them engaged.

However, HR is a fairly broad term and differs depending on the needs, requirements and ambitions of each business. At NESE HR, we recognise that every business is different, which is why we go above and beyond to shape our HR services around each client, as well as their mission, vision and values.

Some of the specific areas an HR professional can support your business with includes:

  • The entire recruitment process, including hiring, onboarding and induction
  • Employee retention
  • Performance management
  • Training and development
  • Employee benefits, rewards and recognition
  • Compliance with employment law
  • HR strategy development
  • Employee experience
  • Diversity, equality and inclusion
  • Supporting on Disciplinary, Grievance and Appeals
  • Business Transformation including redundancy support
  • Resolving employee disputes
  • Settlement agreements
  • Offboarding and exit interviews

How does a small/medium business access HR services?

For small/medium businesses, the most cost-efficient option would usually be to work with an HR consultant, whether solely or as an extension to your existing HR team. While larger businesses might consider hiring a team in-house, it’s likely that small businesses won’t have the budget or the need for a permanent, full-time team. Furthermore, HR Consultancy support is also often required for larger firms where capacity is stretched, or an independent resource is required.

In fact, if you have 50-100 or fewer employees, then you could save a considerable amount of money by working with an HR consultant.

How can HR services help a small/medium business comply with employment laws?

From the moment your company employs their first employee, it becomes essential for you to follow specific legislation under the Employment Rights Act, to protect both you, the employer and your employees. As well as all-round HR support, NESE HR provides vital employment law advice for businesses too. This can cover the likes of:

  • Discrimination and protected characteristics
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Dismissal, discipline and employee grievance procedures
  • Employment contracts
  • Sick pay
  • Long term sickness absence
  • Equal pay
  • Family Leave, including maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental
  • Guidance on wages
  • Flexible working
  • Paid holiday
  • Redundancy

Are you ready to work with a trusted and friendly HR consultant?

The modern-day world of business is evolving constantly, especially in recent times given changes of Brexit, Covid19, Changes in Parliament, and most recently the Cost of Living Crisis, which is why it’s more important than ever for businesses to work with a professional HR consultant. Being the owner of a small/medium business can be overwhelming, especially during the earlier stages. At NESE HR, we provide essential commercial HR support, working with business owners to proactively create a strategy shaped around their goals, vision and values, as well as their employees. Are you ready to take back control of your people management? Get in touch with NESE HR.

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