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HR Advice for Employers 

Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley and surrounds

Sentient have been providing HR advice to employers for over 20 years. Our locally based HR consultants and employment lawyers have come across most issues that employers face. On a day to day basis we provide HR advice on absence issues, poor performing or difficult employees, dismissals, redundancy, disciplinaries, holiday pay, maternity and paternity issues and much more. HR advice from Sentient helps employers stay on the right side of the law and make the most from their staff. Sentient provides employment, organisational and training solutions that exactly meet the requirements of the employer.

Do I really need HR advice from Sentient?

Most employers are often tied up in the day to day running of their business that they have insufficient time to stay abreast of changes in employment law. For most businesses it is impractical or too expensive to have a fully qualified HR advisor/employment lawyer on the books. Consequently if an issue arises that needs specialist HR advice then there is a likelihood that the employer is ill prepared. We have seen that this can have an impact in a variety of ways. For example the employer could react too harshly to an event, that may result in an employment tribunal being brought. The converse of this is that the employer takes no action and continues to put up with a difficult situation when actually the issues could easily be resolved.  

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? 

Answering "No" to any of these questions may indicate that your organisation may benefit from HR advice from Sentient.

How can HR advice from Sentient help? 

HR advice for employers

It is understandable that you want to concentrate on building your business and issues with people can get in the way. 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. 

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.

As businesses grow, the number of times that HR Advice is required will increase with it. Most organisations are not large enough or allow for a full time qualified HR specialist. Sentient provides HR advice that covers this shortfall. With sentient you have HR advice and employment lawyers available to you 7 days a week without incurring the costs that employed staff would bring.

Why chose HR advice from Sentient?

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.

Hr advice for empoyers image2Our HR support 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.

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 support from pragmatic experts who understand the law 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...

HR Advice Packages - Prices 

Our HR advisors and employment law consultants are flexible and provide HR advice for employers in a variety of ways. From ad hoc, one off 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.

To find out more about Sentients HR advice for employers in Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley please get in touch.

Call us on 03456 446006

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