HR & Employment Law Insights

Helping family businesses, start-ups, charities, social enterprises, and other growing or established businesses throughout the UK make sense of HR and Employment Law challenges.


It’s hard to believe that we are now into the New Year already. I hope all the plans you put into place either at the end of 2017, and start of 2018 are on target, unlike a new year’s resolution which only lasts a few weeks.

As a business owner, you’ll probably have a business plan – what your sales targets are for the year, profit, products, marketing strategies and services you want to offer. You’ll probably also have a marketing plan which will support your business goals for the year.


Benefits of Retainer-Based HR Services

When most organisations hear the words “retainer agreement,” they run the other direction. After all, most retainer agreements are plagued with feelings of long-term commitment and spending money without a solid guarantee of what’s being received in exchange for payment.

How You Know Its Time to Outsource HR

If you’re in a leadership position at your company, you know all too well how frustrating it is to manage non-revenue-generating tasks. In fact, it’s easy to spend up to half your time at the office on administrative needs, including many HR functions.

HR in Family Businesses: How it Works, What’s the Same, and What’s Different

We work with several family businesses across the UK and they are very different than other corporations. And, although the expected HR tasks are still necessary – including recruiting, staffing, training, development, performance reviews, and employee relations, among others – there are unique challenges in a family business that managers with HR responsibility must prepare for.


The HR booth is driven by a team with experience in various HR roles – including HR managers, consultants, and specialist roles – across a number of challenging industries.

By relying on operational expertise, our team is able to enhance the level of support to ensure all decisions that are made on a commercial basis.

We wanted to give you the opportunity to get to know the team, learning their experience in HR, their daily responsibilities, and their interests outside of work.

Top Ten Things to Consider When Outsourcing Your HR Function

One of the things we get asked is when and how you should outsource your HR.  There’s no right or wrong reason as to when – you might be a start up, or you may employ 50 or more staff, it’s really up to you in terms of what you want HR to be in your business.

We understand that deciding who your outsourced HR provider should be can be a difficult decision, and we would like to help you with your decision making.

When it comes to choosing an HR Consultant you generally you have two main choices, a smaller independent HR consultant, or a larger HR organisation.

Is your business a hive of technology, keen to make the most of latest developments in order to maximise efficiency and productivity?

If so, you might be surprised to learn that your staff are at risk from technostress, a relatively new term being coined to describe a very modern set of challenges.