Short-Term HR Support

I don’t have to tell you that the last few weeks have been a challenge. Those responsible for people management, whether HR departments or business owners, have had to respond to rapid changes in workforce needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, keep regular operational work moving and had to increase strategy work on options for a less-predictable future.

If your Human Resources capacity is bursting at the seams then call me: others have. I’ll keep the show on the road. I’ve provided short-term, project based HR cover/consultancy for:

  • a university supplying staff to the NHS: I redrafted contract templates and job offers to comply with amendments to the Employment Rights Act 1996. This was a tightly defined deliverable (outside of IR35).
  • a bank: I completed a job evaluation framework, pay restructure and appraisal analysis, definition of competencies for hiring a new Head of HR and partnered the board on difficult staff relationships.
  • can’t say who: I investigated a complex, legally poised employee relations case with high financial and reputational risk and brought the case to conclusion.
  • an newly redundant employee who was not a member of union: whilst HR is ’employer side’, I provided the employee with reassurances about her rights and entitlements during a difficult period. Poor employer communication from a small business with no HR support created the problem.

A lot of this work was over Skype or Microsoft Teams or good ol’ email and phone.

If you need short-term Human Resources support call me to discuss your needs or to blow off steam. It won’t hurt and working together will relieve stress.

Andrew

00 44 (0) 782 333 4436



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