HR & Employment Law Consultancy Services

Human resources management & employment law is an increasingly complex and challenging area of running a business for managers and directors of companies of all sizes and in all sectors. We know that you don’t want to break the law or risk facing expensive employment tribunals, but trying to cope with these challenges on your own can often bring significant risks.

Do you really understand your obligations as an employer? The most important issue in any business is how you treat your staff and how they treat you. This is the bond of understanding and trust that distinguishes a good team from a really great one.

New Dawn's HR experts are CIPD accreditedUnfair dismissal claims cost UK businesses more than £20 million per month, which in turn can cripple a business like yours, because as a nation we are becoming more litigious. Are you prepared for a tribunal? Would you necessarily know if you were about to be taken to court by a disgruntled ex or even current employee? Exactly. That’s why preparation and compliance is crucial to every business, including yours.

That said, few SMEs can afford or even justify the employment of a HR professional in house. But you still need access to reliable, expert advice that you can trust and that’s where we come in.

Vanessa Scrimshaw, managing director of New Dawn Resources, is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and a specialist in implementing effective and easy-to-use human resources systems in growing businesses.

We can act as your outsourced human resources department and will ensure all your employment procedures are in place, compliant and updated. We will review existing procedures and policies specifically for your business and recommend a plan of action to ensure you comply with the latest employment law regulations.

HR Consultancy & Advisory Service

  • Preparing and reviewing employee handbooks, personnel policies and procedures
  • Preparing contracts of employment
  • Advising on: maternity issues, dismissal and disciplinary procedures, sickness, absenteeism and performance management
  • Introduction of graded pay and benefits structures, harmonisation projects

Policies & Procedures

There are some things every business needs in order to negotiate the employment relationship safely, including contracts of employment and basic policies in areas such as discipline, grievances, absence and many more. Without this initial foundation work, companies often find themselves unable to protect or defend themselves when problems arise.

With our wealth of knowledge and experience, we guarantee that we’ll be able to develop the right package of either standalone documents or a branded staff handbook to suit your specific needs and which reflects your operation and culture.

Management Guides

As HR professionals the desire to develop those we work with is in our blood and that’s why we put a great deal of time and energy into writing guidance notes and easy to follow flow diagrams for each situation a manager faces; tools such as a step-by-step guide to managing a flexible working request or the formal grievance process.

Over time and with the right support, we aim to give managers the knowledge and tools they need to develop their own confidence.

HR Tool Kits

Well written contracts of employment, HR policies and procedures are the foundation of a robust HR system and set businesses on the right path to avoiding difficult situations; but sometimes these alone are not enough.

Our recruitment and induction tool kit is just one example of how you can completely sew a process up. It includes everything from a flow diagram taking you from the decision to recruit and placing an advert, through to interview questions and guidance to the sign off of a new starter’s induction and probationary period.

Occupational Health

When required, specialist occupational health advisors, technicians and doctors can provide a range of occupational health services, including sickness absence management referrals, workstation and equipment assessments, night worker assessments, occupational health advice, routine screening programmes, H&S assessments and counseling services.

Employment Practices Liability Insurance

We are able to combine our HR services with a comprehensive range of Employment Practices Liability Insurance products, which are available through our partner to clients who wish to fully protect themselves against employee litigation. Further details and a no obligation quotation can be arranged on request.

To find out more about New Dawn Resources’ human resources and employment law services call us on 01484 680098 or contact us via the website.