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Comprehensive service

Our Advisory Team provides support and guidance to our customers on a range of complex and sensitive HR matters including.

Services include

  • Discipline, Dismissal and Grievance
  • Ill Health and Absence Management
  • Performance Management and Capability
  • Change Management and Redundancies – inc TUPE and Academisation
  • Safeguarding and Managing Allegations
  • Job evaluations
  • Trade Union Consultations

Discipline, Dismissal and Grievance

Management of staff discipline and grievance issues can often be complex and time consuming, but having one of our experienced specialists to support you through the whole cycle, will make it an effective process. We provide tailored advice on each case, ensuring compliance with the required legal process. Our HR experts will support and guide you through the process.

Ill Health and Absence Management

Sickness Absence can be extremely disruptive for an organisation, firstly being costly and secondly the impact on other employees and stakeholders. Our specialists will support you to effectively manage absences processes up to and including Ill Health Capability hearings. We provide advice on reasonable adjustments for the workplace, phased return to work plans, risk assessments and making Occupational Health referrals.
Ill Health

Performance Management and Capability

We can help organisations understand potential reasons for under performance and work with you to provide support to give employees the opportunity to improve. Our specialists will assist you to effectively manage Capability processes up to and including Capability hearings. Our experts are experienced in all matters relating to performance management including staff appraisals, performance reviews and how to manage under performance.

Change Management and Redundancies – inc TUPE and Academisation

Organisational restructures and potential redundancies can be very worrying for employees, and our specialists can support any organisation that may face this possibility. We will support every stage of the process, including setting out a timeline of events, creating presentation for consultations and supplying tailored documentation at each stage. We are specialists in TUPE requirements and have a vast amount of experience in dealing with complex transfers in both the public (including Local Authority and Government) and private sectors. Our experts offer advice on issues including if TUPE applies, the liabilities of a transfer, the duty to consult and Due Diligence information.
Change Management

Safeguarding and Managing Allegations

Every organisation, within the children’s workforce, has a statutory duty in managing allegations of harm and abuse against a child. Our Advisory team have expert HR knowledge and skills to support managing these complex cases. As accredited trainers with the Lucy Faithful Foundation, backed by the Safer Recruitment Consortium, our teams commitment to continuous learning, keeps us abreast of the latest development in Safer Recruitment Practices.

Job evaluations

Our specialists are trained to make full assessments for new roles, changes to existing and upgrading roles.
Job Evaluation

Trade Union Consultations

Our specialists have regular ongoing conversations with many Trade Union supporting members in Schools and Academies and get involved in many aspect of consultation either through employee relation matters or change processes.
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