Sometimes, you want more than just telephone advice. At HR4Business we believe in building a strong relationship, so you develop a sense of reassurance and confidence from us to support you through every step of an employee related matter. This can be by email, telephone or with an “on-site” presence – we can get involved as little or as much as you require.
Compliance is important and it’s a given that we ensure that for you, but we also recognise it’s important to drive the success of your business through your people.
As your business grows, it will become more important to invest time proactively in developing your people and empowering them to do the best for your business.
We believe it’s important to provide what the client needs rather than a “one size fits all” service and that’s why we offer a number of flexible solutions.
If these approached don’t suit your needs and you just want some ad hoc support, we’re flexible enough to offer the opportunity for you to “pay as you go”.
New Starter Pack
Our HR Starter packages are perfectly suited to micro businesses as they start to build a team of employees and contains the necessary documents to keep you compliant.
With no tie in, this package is ideal for the small business in providing a telephone and email advice service to help coach you through your people related challenges, along with support in compiling letters or scripts. A lifeline of advice and support when you need it the most.
Why not tie it in with our HR System, to reduce your HR admin as well.
Whether it’s updating contracts and procedures, working on organisational change, culture or development skills to meet the future needs of the business, we can work with you to maximise your profits through the performance of your people. For a defined project or bespoke piece of work, we’ll work closely with you to provide a solution that meets the needs and size of your business.
Outsourcing puts a wider range of specialist resources at your disposal without the cost. A dedicated HR Professional to provide an on-site presence enabling visibility and partnering of relationships as well as retained support at other times. A perfect solution for businesses of 40-150 employees.
We often find with small businesses that they “don’t know what they don’t know”. Why not check it out with this face to face review of your current processes and practices, followed by a report that identifies risks and makes practical recommendations.
Subscribe to our Starter ‘Retained Package’ for the year with an upfront payment and we’ll include this audit free of charge.
We are proud to be an accredited partner with BreatheHR to offer easy to use HR software for SMEs which simplifies and automates your people management. The HR software is designed to be used on multiple devices so can suit any type of business.
What is it?
The success of your company is about managing your employees and company goals— not the admin. By focusing on simplicity and ease of use, breatheHR is a cloud HR software solution designed to reduce and streamline your HR administration. Keeping all your employee information in one place and automating all those time consuming administrative tasks, breatheHR transforms the way you do HR. With customisable reports, automated and streamlined processes, this HR system gives you the tools you need to support your business.
How will it add value to my business?
Centralise Employee Data – An HR system where you can easily and safely access all your HR data from anywhere there is an internet connection
Approve Monitor Holiday Requests – Holiday management is simple with a straightforward holiday allowance display, employee self service, and a central holiday calendar
Manage Employee Absence – Easily manage and monitor employee sick leave and absences with the manager dashboard, central calendar and reports functionality
Streamline Reports – Spot important trends by generating custom reports that show only the information you need
Organise Documents – Securely store or share documents with specific employees knowing that all your company and employee documents are in one easy to use location
Set Permissions & Be Organised Set line manager and employee permissions to simplify your day and use the automatically generated tasks and email reminders to keep you on track
Boost Performance – Promote peer-to-peer recognition and give praise, manage appraisals, set one‐to‐one meetings and manage objectives
Talk to us about a demo so that you can see how you can save time and money through reduced admin.
Profiling and Assessment
At HR4Business we believe in a holistic and inclusive approach to recruitment and development. It’s not just about the experience and skills of your employees, it’s also about understanding their behaviours and preferred style of working and best utilising them within the organisation.
As we are fully licenced in Level A and B assessment and profiling and ILM accredited in the delivery of 360 degree feedback we are able to provide, administer and support you in the integration of behavioural profiling and psychometrics in the recruitment and development of your employees. We work with you to choose the most appropriate product to suit the situation and objective, manage the process and provide expert guidance to interpret the results and appropriate feedback. Working with a variety of products we cover ability tests, personality profiles, team types and leadership potential using self-completed and 360 degree feedback questionnaires.
If you want to know more about the added value of this approach, details on the various products or even discuss a bespoke approach for your recruitment or developmental requirements then please get in touch with us.
Apart from IQ which we subscribe to, you are the HR services with the Human touch for us. I feel an advertising slogan coming on. I can never forget your superb input and direction during our 2 major HR issues.
Lanil De Silva - Cricklade Surgery
I have worked with Lorraine on numerous projects while she was the HR Partner for our business. The quality of her work and professionalism are of a high level.
I have been particularly impressed with the manner by which Lorraine is able to balance support for business growth with managing risk. It is rare to find a HR professional that can operate equally effectively in both commercial and risk mode, to the ultimate benefit of the overall business.
David Hughes, Operations Director, Total Accident Management
Lorraine has recently reviewed all of our HR documents and procedures and advised and implemented the necessary changes to comply with current legislation. She has also guided us through the actions needed to bring to resolution a difficult situation with an employee on long term sick leave which has enabled our Company to move forward. I would have no hesitation in recommending the services of HR4Business.
Vaughan Mizon, Managing Director, Campack Ltd
Whilst we only have a small number of staff, the nature of our business demands a varied set of working conditions. Lorraine has proved both knowledgeable and professional in helping us to simplify our existing contracts, whilst ensuring they not only meet the needs of the employees and legislation, but as employers. Lorraine’s friendly and efficient manner has been much appreciated. We shall certainly look forward to working with Lorraine on an ongoing basis.
Juliette Nutland, Owner, Basset Down Golf Course
Our company employed HR4Business to provide HR advice and support through a redundancy process. As I have worked previously for large blue chip companies with full HR departments to support previous redundancy processes the task was daunting as we did not have a HR team. The office visits, assistance with criteria, creation of documentation, employment law advice and overall support has been second to none and of a higher quality than I had experienced due to the speed of responses, commitment out of hours and ability to adapt to change.
I would like to personally thank Lorraine for being so approachable, professional and supportive which made the whole redundancy process manageable. I would have no hesitation in enlisting HR4Business services again as the quality of the service was outstanding.
We commissioned Lorraine from HR4Business to help us design and run a graduate recruitment centre which was a new venture for us. She spent time getting to understand our business and as such was able to work with us to produce something that was really “us” rather than just an off the shelf solution. She is extremely professional and was confident and able to challenge our thinking and approach and added real value to the process. When it came to running the assessment centre she seamlessly worked with our in house people and was exceptionally flexible and responsive to deal with all the last minute changes that come from managing this kind of scheme. I thoroughly recommend Lorraine.
Carrie Morris, HR Director, Apetito
HR4Business developed a bespoke investigation workshop event for all our line managers. The workshop was based around a case study and was therefore very interactive enabling managers to be able to put the learning into practice. Once developed the HR4Business team travelled around our 45 locations to deliver this. The training has had fantastic feedback and has been delivered professionally and within our very tight timescales.
Andrea Richardson, HR Director – Berendsen
I have known Lorraine for a number of years and have used her HR support service both within my own business and by way of referring her to my clients when they have had HR issues.
I have always found Lorraine to be both knowledgeable and practical with regard to her advice and on each occasion that I have referred her to a client, they have been extremely happy with the advice and assistance that she has provided.
In both HR and recruitment areas, I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Lorraine and her team.
Mike Lloyd, Managing Partner, Haines Watts Swindon
Lorraine introduced a recruitment strategy to Eduserv that revolutionised how the organisation recruits its staff. The strategy, once implemented, exceeded our expectations for delivering recruitment cost savings, sourcing talented people, and building Eduserv’s employer brand. Eduserv has gone from an employer with little or no employer brand, to an employer with a strong following on sites such as linked in and Glassdoor, and an organisation that is frequently approached by talented individuals seeking new and exciting challenges.
We are extremely grateful to Lorraine for transforming how we source Eduserv’s most important assets, its people.
Nevil Durrant – Chief Finance Officer, Eduserv
Lorraine is an expert in the field of developing people in SME’s and I had no hesitation in asking her to create a leadership development program for my recently appointed senior team. Lorraine quickly understood the business and the plan and in a matter of weeks provided a clear and concise assessment of the leadership teams strengths and weaknesses. This evolved into a leadership development strategy which Lorraine delivered over the course of the next 12 months producing measurable improvements in performance.
Lorraine has a rare talent in human resources – a high degree of commercial focus – and this enable her and her team to design and deliver programs which really meet the business needs.