Grow Your Business

HR Consultancy for Ambitious Businesses

Grow Through HR

As an HR consultancy, we put your people first. Our service brings together all the elements of the HR lifecycle, from getting the fundamentals right on compliance, recruitment, and onboarding, to improving people’s performance, helping them to do their best work, and keeping them happy, motivated and loyal.

 

Look after your people and the profits look after themselves.

Business growth doesn’t happen by accident; it requires planning and execution of both business strategy and the people strategy that supports it.

By combining strategic thinking with expert advice, we help you achieve your company objectives. Just as important is your personal objectives – the reasons why you decided to start a business in the first place. Because when you can scale your business, you have options. You can realise the returns behind all of your blood, sweat, and tears.

HR Consultancy Services That Scale Your Business

The complexity and compliance requirements of HR is bewildering these days. And if HR is not your day job – and you want to drive your business forward by releasing the potential of your people – then a HR Consultant is what you need.

As well as improving people’s performance, you can save time, money and stress of HR issues with your people when you have the right HR Consultant.  So, how do you know if you’re working with the right one? You can start by asking yourself a series of questions:

  • Do you want a HR Consultant with commercial experience, having had the experience of scaling their own company through its people, and who can come up with solutions, rather than just reciting the law? 
  • Do you want a HR Consultant who can put together the right blend of talent, motivation and leadership, so you can achieve your goals?  HR that’s proactive and, at the same time prevents problems, rather than HR that’s about constantly fire-fighting?
  • Do you want a HR Consultant to be a true extension of your team, who is on-site and able to build relationships with your people in discovering their potential, who is flexible and responsive when things go wrong and you need immediate advice, rather than HR done through some software algorithm or an advice line?

If your answer to these is a resounding “yes”, let’s chat today and we can discuss your business can scale through HR.

How can HR consultancy benefit your business?

If you want to see what you can do when you put your people first (and how your bottom-line benefits) with a focus on the whole HR lifecycle, our HR Consultancy helps you to uncover the challenges and opportunities at each of its stages. 

The HR life cycle is basically the sequence of the stages employees go through in your team from recruitment to onboarding, through to development, retention, and exit.

You have to get each stage of the HR lifecycle right. That’s why it’s important to have HR Consultancy with expertise across the whole lifecycle. You’re only as strong as your weakest link. It’s no good being great at hiring if your poor employee experience means poor staff retention. Losing people faster than you’re able to bring them on board is time, money, and stress. 

We’re not a ‘one size fits all’ service. Far from it. Every business is different, with different challenges across the HR lifecycle. And the truth is, the right people for your business are not the same for any other business, which is why the service we deliver is bespoke to you.

We work with you to understand the pain points in your own HR lifecycle and help you to fix them, increasing productivity and driving business performance.

What is HR Consultancy?

HR consultancy is a broad term and can mean different things to different people. But no matter what it means to you, it’s all about putting people first.

It could be implementing new procedures or policies, resolving workplace conflict or training to build a stronger, more effective leadership team. There’s a lot that’s involved when it comes to HR and you probably haven’t got the time or energy to learn it all; after all, you’re busy running a business. 

The key is to do the right things at the right time – with the right people. This is where a HR Consultancy comes into play – experts who create and implement a HR strategy to make this happen. If people are truly your most important asset, HR is not something to “have a go at” if you’re not an expert. Equally, it’s not to be left until you have time to do it.

And finding a HR Consultancy that has expertise across every element of HR is key; think of a HR Consultant as a way to extend your own team and draw upon whatever HR expertise you need – when you need it, but without the cost of adding to headcount and overheads.

How We Help You With HR Consultancy

HR Consultancy Services

Retained HR Support

The best companies put HR at the heart of their business. They’re people-centric. They understand that the success of their business is inextricably linked to the success of its people.

This means a long-term commitment to implementing HR best practices – across every element of the HR lifecycle – and not just dipping your toe into HR consultancy only when there’s a problem.

It’s about a concerted, proactive effort to improve people, their happiness and the impact they have on the bottom line. That’s why retaining and building a long-term relationship with your HR Consultant is so important.

HR Consultancy is about a partnership where the right expertise is brought to bear at the right time. It’s about creating and implementing a bespoke HR strategy that’s right for your own business and its own unique culture and objectives. If you’re a small business you might start on fewer hours a month, and as you grow so will the need for our services, so we can flex and adapt to your needs.

There’s likely to be bumps along the way. People problems happen, it’s human nature. We’re all about the right people, and when you have the right people, there are fewer problems to solve. Through having a HR Consultant on-tap, we’ll give you peace of mind that, if and when they arise, we can guide you to make the right decision – and one that’s legally compliant.

Team Training and Development

HR is not just about supporting business owners, but every employee in the business. Training and development is where our HR Consultancy brings change and improvements to your team.

 

Employment is a funny thing. It can just be paying a bare minimum salary on time and expecting staff to do their job. Or it can be constant professional development, competitive employee benefits, and personal growth. People deserve more than just a monthly paycheque.

Training your employees is more than just an investment in their skills—it’s also an investment in your company culture. Investing in employee development is one of the most effective ways to recruit and retain talent, which is essential for business growth.

Whether you need help managing or leading teams or want to ensure employees are discovering their full potential, our HR consultancy services will harness and develop the power of your people.

Management and Leadership Training

The success of your HR is driven by management and leadership. Leaders set the example for others to follow and they build effective management teams because they realise that they can’t do everything themselves.

The very first and most important thing that management and leadership need as a skill; is to be a good listener. Your employees want to feel heard. Make sure you are an engaged listener who knows how to ask great questions and really dig deep into what they’re saying. This is what employee engagement is all about.

2-way communication is key. As well as you understanding them, they need to understand your expectations of them. That’s why managers need to meet regularly with their direct reports for regular one-on-one meetings. These meetings should facilitate conversations around goal setting wellbeing, individual drivers, and feedback to enable performance to continuously improve. Make sure these sessions happen regularly so nothing slips through the cracks!

And don’t worry if your leaders and managers don’t have the skills to carry out effective one-to-ones. This is where our management and leadership training and support come in. We’ll help you embed a culture of conversation, collaboration, and coaching with regular and meaningful one-to-ones.

Meet Our Team

HR is an integral part of any business and we’re committed to helping you scale to new heights. Our people are not just HR people, they’ve been where you’ve been. They’ve owned and run a small and medium sized business.

Helen Crooks is our Founder and has year’s of experience, with her own logistics business, and in subsequently helping to support businesses just like you. Feel free to look through our team page for more information on how we can help your people and your profits grow. 

We’ve all grown businesses by putting people at the heart of them. We’ve made some good decisions – and some bad ones – in our careers. You can tap into our experience, so you don’t make the same mistakes – and you get your people decisions right, first time.

Our Methodology

For HR consultants, our starting point is to understand your company, your pain points, and your objectives. Next up, we’ll conduct a thorough review of your HR policies, practices, and plans.  We then bring together insights from hundreds of companies that have gone before you to create your HR Strategy to build a successful team of people to achieve your goals.

We’ll design a HR strategy for what you want to become. From this, we’ll give you a well-designed service model that enhances your team’s potential at all levels, helping your business to grow.

Learn About Our HR Process

While it may seem like human resources is just a department that deals with people issues, that’s not really accurate. Human resources is more than that. HR is about the support you give your People.

 

People should be at the heart of everything that you do —which means you can’t simply hire an outside HR Consultants and say, here are our people’s problems; now solve them.

Instead, you’ll want to think through your objectives and how your people can help you achieve them. If you’re not achieving them, you have the wrong people doing the wrong things.

Our processes come down simply to ensuring that you have the right people at every level of your business – the right people doing the right things. Once you have the right people, teamwork and productivity improve and fewer problems arise.

That means HR that is not constantly about fire-fighting problems. It’s HR that’s proactive and preventative of problems, meaning that there’s more time and energy for discovering your potential. It’s HR done right.

Our Client Solutions

Our business is all about growing yours and its bottom line. So we’ve assembled a series of client stories to demonstrate how we’ve used our HR Consultancy expertise to help them overcome people bottlenecks and scale their businesses.

Our team as worked with hundreds of companies and we know that, no matter what industry you work in, you cannot avoid the complexities of adding more people to your company. And complexity can kill growth.

We understand the specific people bottlenecks that occur as your business grows. You need to be equipped with a HR Strategy that anticipates and puts in place solutions before problems occur. Because when they happen, if they haven’t already, they’ll frustrate the hell out of you!

HR Consultancy support for Digital Marketing Agencies

Does your digital marketing agency face issues with hiring and retention? Are you experiencing high employee turnover within your workforce and difficulty attracting top talent to your business?

If so, these are serious problems that can put a real dampener on your company’s growth and affect your client’s results. Fortunately, you don’t have to deal with them alone.

Digital marketing agencies don’t unusually have in-house HR support with so many other things on their plate. Clients, forecasting, service offering, employee development, and the everchanging digital landscape.

We work with lots of Digital Marketing Agencies Founders who just don’t have the time to spend on every aspect of their business – and HR usually suffers – though it’s one of the core and foundational keys to success.

Whether you are looking to upskill, focus on your management team’s development and succession planning, attract new talent, overhaul your employee rewards and benefits, improve retention or boost staff productivity and enhance performance management, or are just looking for advice on dealing with a specific HR issue – we can help.

HR Consultancy support for Logistics companies

After years of working within the logistics sector, we’ve found that there are unique HR challenges. From labour shortages to building good, strong middle managers and supervisors who boost the productivity of their teams, an expert hand to navigate your business through these challenges is what we offer.

For example, attracting new people can be hard with the rates of pay in the industry, but our expertise allows us to help logistics businesses to find solutions—whether it’s through retention and internal promotion, recruiting from a more diverse talent pool, changing shift patterns to better suit your customers or designing jobs and benefits packages tailored specifically to attract and retain the right people.

If you’re a director or senior member of the team looking for HR services that can scale your logistics company then partner with a HR Consultant who specialises in your industry.

HR Consultancy support for Manufacturing companies

HR is a key pillar to the success of manufacturing industries because to succeed, you need to make sure you have a skilled workforce. And we help manufacturing companies to do just that.

Whether that’s recruitment – in creating packages to attract the right people – or developing key skills through training and appraisals – ensuring people remain engaged with their work and feel proud to be part of your business – we can help you across the board.

HR Consultancy support for SME's

Many small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) don’t need a full-time HR Manager; they can’t justify the cost. Yet the same problems and challenges arise whether you employ 30 or 3,000 people, and the implications are just as serious if you get it wrong.

That is why you need access to HR expertise. And a HR Consultant provides a cost-effective and flexible solution.

However, you don’t want to leave it until problems arise. The best HR is proactive, an investment in your people to develop their potential in taking your business further, faster. There are fewer problems and more success.

No HR should be done in isolation. You can only achieve what you want to achieve through your people, so make sure that they’re the centre of everything that you do. 

If you are ready to boost your company performance and get the professional advice that’ll get you in front of competitors, then let’s chat. We offer a free  60-minute.

Ready to take your company to the next level?

If you are ready to boost your company performance and get the professional advice that’ll get you in front of competitors, then let’s chat.

We offer a free 60-minute consultation call to review your current HR practices and procedures. We’ll identify those that need real attention, especially in complying with the latest employment legislation, through to others that could boost your people’s performance.

A simple plan, because HR doesn’t have to be a headache.

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