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An experienced and dynamic HR team, supporting you with tailored HR Solutions.

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Specialist expert advice

Our HR Advisory team provides specialist expert advice and guidance on a range of HR matters.

Working in partnership with our customers we are experts in finding practical and pragmatic solutions. We have comprehensive knowledge of HR best practice and current employment legislation and a sound understanding of operational and strategic ‘people’ issues facing organisations.

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Our HR Specialists work closely with Managers and Senior Leaders to understand your organisation’s objectives and identify the appropriate people management solutions. With our guidance and advice we support organisations to make HR decisions to consider options available to them and discuss any associated risks.

Our team has extensive experience working with Schools, Academies, Multi Academy Trusts and other organisations.

Our Services include:

  • Dedicated HR Consultant – we recognise the importance of developing close working relationships with our customers
  • HR Solutions appropriate to your needs – every organisation is different and our HR experts are skilled at tailoring advice to your context and challenges
  • On site support when you need it – to provide coaching, guidance and reassurance in dealing with complex and challenging staffing matters
  • Access to a telephone support and email advice providing practical and straightforward guidance on staffing matters and advice on the practical application of employment law and conditions of service
  • Access to a comprehensive suite of resources via our online portal including template documents and model policies
  • Access to webinars, bite sized training and monthly newsletters keeping you updated on employment related issues

We offer a range of flexible packages and bespoke solutions to meet our customers’ needs.

Our HR Advisory Services

HR and Employment Matters

Our Advisory Team provides support and guidance to our customers on a range of complex and sensitive HR matters including:
o    Discipline, Dismissal and Grievance 
o    Ill Health and Absence Management
o    Performance Management and Capability 
o    Change Management and Redundancies – inc TUPE and Academisation
o    Safeguarding and  Managing Allegations 
o    Job evaluations
o    Trade Union Consultations.
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HR Training and Development

HR Connect provides a range of training and development services including a programme of courses and webinars:  
•    Safer Recruitment 
•    Ill Health and Absence Management
•    Performance Management and Capability
•    Safeguarding / Conduct concerns
•    Bespoke
•    Webinars.
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HR Investigations

In the intricate landscape of HR challenges from misconduct allegations to workplace disputes our experienced independent Investigating Officers are able to navigate the complexity of HR issues providing thorough unbiased insights.
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Workplace Mediation

Our Advisory Team have a number of trained mediators that can support those in dispute to find realistic and shared solutions to resolve workplace conflict, including grievances, complaints, disputes between a manager and an employee or simply a personality clash between colleagues.
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HR Resource Hub

Our Advisory Team maintains an extensive collection of resources, for schools and academies, including Policies, guidance and templates on a comprehensive range of HR matters.
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Bespoke Work

Our experienced HR Specialists are available to work with you to find solutions to your HR individual needs.
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Legal Connect

Our Employment Legal Service can provide you with a range of services, complimenting the HR Support you already receive and ensuring you are placed in the best possible position to tackle any issues you may be faced with at an early stage.
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"For a number of years I've wanted to bring our expertise to HR and educational professionals in many different ways and be able to communicate with you.

I find the best way is to talk to people so throughout this series, we're going to be talking about topical issues with special guests. So, wherever you are, and whatever you're doing, I hope you enjoy listening!"

- Lirette Mill, Head of HR Advisory, HR Connect

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