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01438 742056

HR Advice and Support

HR Initiatives are HR Consultants, providing Human Resources and Employment Law Advice and support to small to medium sized businesses over a range of industry sectors.
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Human Resources Documentation

As a business owner, you need to present a professional and credible image to your employees. HR Initiatives are HR consultants, and can help you achieve this.
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Recruitment and Response Handling Service

We can help you recruit direct from the market by providing you with a fully managed recruitment campaign from advertising through to shortlisting, interview and appointment.
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Employee Development and Engagement Tools

As HR Consultants, we believe that SMEs are uniquely positioned to capitalize on employee engagement and to motivate, retain and develop staff as their business grows.
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HR Consultants and Employment Law advisors, serving businesses in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex and North London.

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Mandy Rudd
Mandy Rudd
14:06 06 Oct 21
We first worked with HR Initiatives a few years ago, when our small non-profit was new and we needed help to develop... the way we supported our employees through one:ones and annual reviews. HRi’s training and documentation was brilliant and we have implemented a system that works really well for us as a result.We subscribed to HR Initiatives’ service earlier this year too. Our team is growing along with the business, and we could see we needed more proactive support for the line managers in our team in looking after and getting the best out of our employees. We have worked closely with the HRi Team recently on a project that was quite difficult at times and they provided incredible support and excellent advice throughout. I can’t recommend them highly enough.read more
Nicola Kirton Ryall
Nicola Kirton Ryall
15:28 18 Jun 21
Emma Williams, from HR Initiatives, gave outstanding and useful advice at a business workshop I was facilitating. Her... advice helped each of the businesses in different ways - from one which was recruiting, one with IR35 questions and another to furlough & redundancy cost/compliance. All were answered professionally, with absolute surety and in a way which was understandable and immediately applicable. Thank you for your help on behalf of all of the businesses involved.read more
Kate Forth
Kate Forth
13:49 24 Jul 20
We have built a fantastic relationship with the team at HRI over the many years of working together.They respond to... queries in an efficient and timely manner. No query is too big or too small and they have a friendly and relaxed approach yet maintaining professional standards at all times.Penny is fantastic at responding as quickly as possible, especially if she is aware there is a time constraint around any given situation and always try’s to make herself available.read more
Charlotte Prutton
Charlotte Prutton
15:31 12 Jun 20
An invaluable service. HR Initiatives have helped us navigate through some very difficult situations efficiently and... effectively. Extremely friendly and helpful, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.read more
alan burcombe
alan burcombe
20:16 11 Jun 20
We have used the company for quite a few years now and have always been provided with timely, accurate and practical... advice. They have an excellent team , and provide an all round top quality serviceread more
Annette Ralph
Annette Ralph
09:06 11 Jun 20
We have worked with the team at H R Initiatives on a number of occasions on a variety of diverse projects. They are... professional, proactive and friendly and YMCA North London have been extremely pleased with the support and advice we have received to date. I would recommend H R Initiatives to anyone looking for professional HR support and I look forward to a long working relationship with them."read more
Kelly Notley
Kelly Notley
12:50 10 Jun 20
Excellent service provided, would not hesitate to recommend. Emma and the team always respond to queries quickly and... efficiently. They give clear, straightforward and fair advice, and are always happy to talk through scenarios to properly understand our business. They have been a huge support during the recent pandemic and are quick to pass on advice and guidance in a useful, concise way.read more
Robin Mead
Robin Mead
12:11 10 Jun 20
We have been using and recommending the services of HR Initiatives for sometime. Emma and her team are very... knowledgeable, very quick in answering queries and generally great to work with.read more
Richard Artus
Richard Artus
12:04 10 Jun 20
I was introduced to HR Initiatives 8 years ago and they revolutionised my business by being able to have a fully... functioning HR department for a fraction of the costs of solicitors or employing someone full time.Emma and all her team are knowledgeable, pragmatic and professional. They have guided us through a few uncomfortable issues and I cant praise them enough.read more
Dave Harris
Dave Harris
07:34 10 Jun 20
Friendly efficient and reliable advice - always there to help when you most need them such as during the COVID-19... epidemic - highly recommendedread more
Amanda Kipps
Amanda Kipps
06:26 10 Jun 20
A brilliant service from all the staff especially Penny, all very knowledgeable and are an immense support to me and... our business. Can't recommend them enough!read more
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What are Human Resources?

If you are a business owner, it’s important to have a basic understanding of human resources. Human resources (HR) is the process of managing the people in a business or organisation, and includes things like keeping up to date with employment law, recruiting employees, onboarding new staff, dealing with employment contracts and unfair dismissal claims, disciplinary issues and managing payroll.

Why is HR management important?

Running a business is hard work. There are so many things to think about and so much to do. It can be easy to forget about some of the less glamorous aspects of owning a company, like HR management. However, neglecting this aspect of your business can be a big mistake.

The employees of a business are vital to it and a lack of organisation and management can easily have an adverse impact. Furthermore, when things go wrong with employee relations it can be costly in terms of hiring and firing, redundancy or tribunal claims.

Can a business or organisation have outsourced HR services?

If you are a business owner, there’s a good chance you’ve been asking yourself whether or not you should outsource your HR services. And if you’re on the fence, here are four reasons why outsourcing your HR might be the right choice for your business:

1. Outsourcing can help save you money.
2. You will have access to experts who can help keep you compliant.
3. You will free up time so you can focus on what you’re good at.
4. It can help improve employee retention rates.

What services does an HR consultancy provide?

Business owners often need help managing their employee documentation such as employment contracts, navigating employment law, and ensuring they are following all the regulations. This is where an HR consultant comes in – they provide a range of HR services to business owners to help them manage their employees efficiently and effectively.

Some of the most common services an HR consultant provides include helping businesses develop employee policies and procedures, conducting audits to ensure compliance with laws and regulations, providing training on employment law topics, defending unfair dismissal claims and assisting with investigations into employee disciplinary issues. If you’re a business owner looking for help managing your HR and ensuring compliance with the law, then using an HR consultant to provide a professional service, like HR Initiatives, is likely to be the right choice for you.

Is it possible to get an HR toolkit?

An HR toolkit is a resource for businesses to use when managing their employees. It includes tools and templates for things like performance reviews, job descriptions, and employee handbooks. Having an HR toolkit can make it easier for businesses to ensure they are meeting legal requirements, in respect of HR services, and keeping their employees happy and productive. There are many different options available for HR toolkits so talk to HR Initiatives to find out what will work for you.

What are the main human resources qualifications?

If you are running a business in the UK, it’s important that you understand the different human resources qualifications available. This will help you determine which courses and training programmes are best suited to your needs and staff and which qualifications you could expect outsourced HR consultants should have. The main HR qualifications in the UK are provided through CIPD.

How does an HR consultant help a business?

HR consultants help businesses by providing HR services to them. This can include anything from helping to hire new employees, to developing and implementing policies and procedures, to training managers on how to properly handle employee issues. By having an HR consultant on board, a business can benefit from their years of experience and knowledge in the field of HR and employment law.

If you’re looking for assistance with your company’s human resources needs, then an HR consultant may be just what you need.

Does a small business need HR help?

Can a small business manage its HR services on its own, or should it seek outside help? This is a question that many small business owners ask themselves, and the answer can be tricky to determine. On one hand, handling HR tasks in-house can save money, but on the other hand, not having expertise in employment legislation on hand in this area can lead to mistakes and eventual legal trouble.

At HR Initiatives we specialise in helping small businesses with their HR services in a cost-effective way.

What should HR support look like for a small business?

Small business owners have a lot on their plate. They are responsible for the day-to-day operations of their business, as well as ensuring that it is profitable. This leaves little time for managing HR services and similar issues. That’s where a good HR services support can help. A good HR support system will take care of everything from onboarding new employees to managing benefits programs. It can also help small businesses stay compliant with employment laws.

Can software help with managing HR services?

Managing a business’s human resources can be one of the most challenging tasks a business owner faces. There are so many things to keep track of, from payroll and benefits to hiring and firing. Fortunately, there are now software options that can help with managing all of this. These software options for managing HR services have come a long way in recent years. Business owners now have a range of tools at their disposal to help them.

At HR Initiatives our favourite HR software tool is BreatheHR.

Can human resources management be automated?

As a business owner, you know that managing your HR is important. But is it something that can be automated? HR Initiatives can help you look at some of the ways that HR management can be automated, and we can discuss the pros and cons of providing a professional service under an HR consultancy agreement with you.

What will Human Resources look like in the future?

As businesses and organisations become increasingly reliant on technology, the role of human resources management is evolving. In the future, HR consultancy professionals will need to be skilled in HR software and in areas such as big data analysis and automation, as well as employment legislation. They will also need to be able to communicate effectively with employees and manage relationships with other departments. By preparing for these changes, businesses can ensure that their HR services functions are ready for the future.

How much does an HR expert cost?

If you need help with HR issues and you are wondering how much it would cost to hire an HR expert then get in touch with us so that we can explain our cost effective HR services.

HR Consultants

HR Initiatives are HR consultants and employment law specialists working for SMEs in the south and east of England.