Do you know if the documents, processes, policies and admin tasks you are undertaking for HR are adequate and lawful? You may be leaving yourself open to costly and time consuming complaints from staff.
I carry out a detailed review to ensure your HR practices and documentation are up to date and fully compliant with latest best practice, employment law, Health & Safety requirements and GDPR. I make sure what you are doing is fully understood by you and to your employees.
Very often the HR function evolves from using free template documents and ad hoc resources which may or may not be compliant with local legislation. I help you to move to a fully professional footing which is totally appropriate for the size and sector of your business. I’ll also future proof your policies, procedures and plans to take you through into the next few years and, where appropriate, into the next stage of your business.
I offer a full audit of all your current policies, procedures and practices to give you an assessment of the current position. I also give you suggestions on how to improve on what you’re doing right now. The review includes:-
- A 2 hour face to face consultation
- A full review and audit of your HR policies, procedures and documents to ensure they comply with current local legislation and wider best practice
- Discussions on your approach to various people related initiatives and an action plan on how to build on those already in place or introduce new areas. This includes:
~ Recruitment and selection tools and documents
~ Pre-employment checks and induction
~ Employment Contracts and offer letters.
~ Employee Handbooks and policies
~ Job Descriptions
~ Appraisal and performance Management
~ Discipline and grievance
~ And so on…
- An assessment of your readiness for forthcoming legislation.
- A full report with recommendations and an action plan for you to take away.
Legislation and Compliance
Based on the Isle of Man, I am able to address the requirements of Isle of Man employment legislation which is very different in some areas to that in the UK. Where your business operation covers more than one jurisdiction, my expertise in UK and global employment law will help me to review your complete requirements. The CIPD website gives an overview of recent UK updates.
Employment and related legislation is continuously evolving, with the recent GDPR having a huge impact on the way in which employee and customer data is processed and stored. I guide you through the new requirements including how long you should keep certain data, eg., applicant details, employee details, sensitive data.
In addition, I’ll put in place processes and plans which can be followed to ensure you continue to operate lawfully.
The forthcoming Isle of Man Equality Act will place a bigger burden on employers who will need to make sure the way they operate is fully in line with the new requirements of fairness at work.
The penalties of not complying with employment and other legislation is costly and time consuming. An employment law claim, data protection breach or health and safety incident, is not only damaging to reputation, but, particularly for small businesses ,can incur a significant cost. By putting in the appropriate safeguards I can help you avoid any detrimental action.
Who will Benefit
Those businesses who have put their own employment documentation and policies in place and are not sure if they are still valid or fit for purpose. If your contracts of employment, staff handbooks or absence documentation hasn’t been reviewed for at least one year, then it could be out of date.
This service will give you peace of mind that what you have in place is fully compliant and suitable for your business. Where changes are required, or documents are not in place, I can arrange to provide you with new or updated templates for you to use going forward.
Value for Money
What price is peace of mind? For a one-off payment, I’ll carry out a full review of current documents, policies, practices and benefits. I’ll give you a full report of the current position and some information on best practice against other companies in your sector, allowing you to be competitive in the employment market.
The forward planning part of our report includes an action plan of the next steps you need to take to improve your HR service to employees and to take your business into the future.