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HR Advice for Employers 

Harrogate Wetherby York and surrounds

We offer HR advice to employers of all sizes and industries in the in the Harrogate, Wetherby, York area and further afield. Our clients consider us as their outsourced HR department, relying on us for sound, pragmatic advice on a whole range of HR issues. There is not much that our HR consultants have yet to come across in our 20+ plus history. We offer HR advice in a number of ways and work with our clients just as little or as much as they need. Our HR advice services are flexible, ranging from providing HR advice to overcome a particular set of circumstances, to "all you can eat" contracts where we are available 24x7 for any HR advice needs

Why would you need HR advice?

HR advice for employers 2We understand that employers generally want to concentrate on building their business and issues with people can get in the way.  For most organisations it is not economical to take on a member of staff to look after all the HR issues. This in turn means that HR may be dealt with by someone who is not qualified or does not have the time to keep up to date with employment law and what it means for the business. That’s where HR advice from Sentient can help. It lets you get on with the things you know about and allows us to look after those HR issues that could take up huge amounts of management time.

We provide HR advice to assist employers stay on the right side of the law, to help with performance of employees and to minimise the possibility of a costly tribunal case being brought against them. For most organisations there is often only a limited knowledge of Employment Law within the workforce. We regularly see that this can have two contradictory effects. For example in a situation where an employer has to deal with an unruly, awkward or incompetent employee, the ill-advised employer may be hasty in dismissing them and risk a tribunal. The opposite to this is that the employer is so fearful of the intricacies of Employment Law that they are unduly hesitant or lenient with discipline and the employee continues to be a disruption. We see both of these extremes on a regular basis and so provide HR advice that helps the employer manage the situation in a timely and cost effective manner.

Our employment lawyers regularly provide HR advice to deal with dismissals, redundancy, poor performance, absence issues disciplinary procedures, discrimination, maternity and paternity rights, in fact everything from age discrimination to whistle blowing. 

Trying to answer some simple questions can quickly assist you make a decision if you need Sentient’s HR advice for employers; 

  • Do you completely understand what effect the complexities of modern-day employment regulation have on your business?
  • Can you really say you’re making the most of your staff? 
  • Do you and your managers know how to recruit, conduct performance reviews and manage difficult employees in a way that does not position you in danger of being taken to tribunal?
  • Are you aware of all the employment law statutes that effect who you employ and the rights of those employees?

If you answer No to any of these questions your business or company could be at risk.

HR advice from Sentient - what to expect

HR advice is a complicated aspect of management, with errors proving easy to make and expenses related to it escalating. Regardless of the introduction of fees that employees now need to pay to enter into a tribunal hearing, we have seen a range of complex cases being submitted which have caused problems for employers. In turn this has increased the legal fees of handling them. For an affordable monthly fee, HR advice from Sentient ensures that the chances of incurring these heavy tribunal costs are minimised.

We understand that choosing the right organisation to provide you with HR advice can be time consuming and confusing, so Sentient try and make it easy for you. All our friendly HR support consultants are CIPD qualified and/or have appropriate legal qualifications. We provide pragmatic and down to earth HR advice, free from jargon.


Our HR advice service contracts are extremely flexible. We will provide anything from drawing up contracts of employment, and employee handbooks, to putting in place specific policies on issues such as sick leave or maternity/paternity leave, through to managing disciplinary procedures. We will provide fixed price yearly contracts to cover any HR advice or Employment Law issue you want to throw at us, or work on a project basis, where you have one specific HR support issue that you need resolving. With work with employers just as little or as much as they want

Where we differ from many other companies is that we will actually work with you in your business. For example, rather than just provide HR advice about a grievance procedure and let you get on with it, if you prefer, we will write all the necessary correspondence and should you wish for even closer support, attend and run any meetings that may be required. We work as if we were part of your team from the start to the conclusion of the process.

All our HR advice services and recommendations are tailor made to suit your organisation and its current circumstances. With Sentient, you’ll gain HR and employment law advice from pragmatic experts who understand relevant legislation as well as the day to day reality of managing staff. We’ll make sure your systems and documents are up to date and legal, and we’ll identify and address HR and training issues in order to boost your performance.

In addition we can back up our advice with the option of Legal Expenses Insurance Policy which provides protection against the costs of defending employment tribunal claims that may be brought against you. More details...

To find out more about Sentients HR advice for employers in Harrogate, Wetherby York and surrounds please get in touch.  

Call us now on 03456 446 006

HR Advice Packages

Our employment law consultants are flexible and provide employment law advice for employers in a variety of ways. From ad hoc contracts to dealing with specific issues such as a pending tribunal, yearly “all you can eat” contracts, providing a complete employment law advisory service, or working with you in your business to ensure all essential employment law issues are covered. 

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