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About myHRdept.co.uk and our services

How do I know that I can trust the services available from myHRdept?

All resources and services are provided by myHRdept's experienced consultants, led by former Coca-Cola HR Director Bill Larke myHRdept has been providing HR support to businesses since 2002, intially on line and since 2010 via an outsourced HR support model with access to employment law and HR consultants via phone, email and (package dependent) in person.  We have developed long standing relationships with clients, and many are prepared to provide open testimonials for our HR services. 

What is the HR Outsource package and why should I consider it?

An outsourced HR service for organisations with just a few to 100+ employees, the service ensures that clients are compliant with employment law, have access to experienced HR people who can advise on best practice HR processes and case management services, provides real administrative support and acts as an experienced sounding board for business plans and their impact on people.  Each of our packages comes with a defined number of support hours (varying by numbers of employees and known projects at the outset of the contract) but all provide (aside from support hours) one or more employment contracts and a comprehensive staff handbook.  

Packages start from just £80 pcm + vat for start-ups and we don't insist on multiple year contracts - in fact we'd rather one initial year to explore how we work together before engaging in longer term commitments. Call us on 01628 820515 to discuss your requirements or email us and we’ll call you!

What sort of 'one off' issues can myHRdept help me deal with?

Typical projects and indicative prices (we will assess each situation in a scoping call with you):

  • Settlement agreement – draft agreement only from £200
  • Settlement agreements (pre agreement advice, draft strategy, draft agreement and cover letter and act as your representative during negotiations) from £900
  • Employment contract template drafting from £300 - £600 for Directors Service Agreements
  • Handbooks containing full suite of HR Policies from £400 (bespoke policies from £300)
  • Appraisal & talent review system design from £750
  • Bonus scheme design from £500
  • HR process design from £250 (induction/exit/probation)
  • Training people managers £1,000 per day
  • Draft disciplinary/dismissal/appeal/performance warning letters from £100
  • Manage investigations, hearings, appeals, performance management meetings including pre-briefing site attendance, invite & outcome letters from £650
  • Mediation by an acas trained mediator £1,000 per day
  • Draft redundancy paperwork only from £100 per stage
  • Manage redundancy process from £1500 including strategy, letters, meetings and appeals
  • Managing changes to contractual terms and draft contractual amendments and side letters from £700
  • Manage/resolve absence as your representative – calls/meetings with employee, obtain medical reports, co-ordination of occupational health assessments etc. from £400 per half day
  • Tribunal preparation - from £500 per half day

* all prices are subject to VAT at 20%

See the testimonial for our employment services provided by Macfarlanes LLP. 

For a quote, or if you can’t see what you’re looking for, please contact us.

As a HR Outsource customer, what can I expect from myHRdept?

Outsourcing makes sense, and is a growing trend in business.  We can’t run a restaurant, an IT business, a school, a care home or an estate agent, but our clients do (and much more besides) and they’re very good at it.  What they’re not good at is writing decent employment contracts and HR policies & processes and applying them to their best advantage. By outsourcing their HR to us they benefit from all of these things and access to high quality advice.  Government helplines, call centres, free downloads and the like have a part to play, but there’s no substitute for experience and we can usually present potential solutions not available through normal channels…..because we deal with these things every single day.

HR outsourcing covers everything from compliance to coaching and over the years (we’ve been here since 2002 so we must be doing something right!) we’ve helped numerous businesses scale and adapt to the challenges they face.   

Our packages scale to reflect the size and type of business and the challenges immediately in front of you.  We don’t insist on multi-year packages and so we may well start at one level and then look to reduce the input in the second year (once a troublesome issue has been dealt with for example.)   Other providers will insist on multi year deals…we advise you to avoid these operators – our clients stay with us because they want to, not because they have to.

For more information on the HR outsource packages available please click here. 

Insurance companies offer HR services, why shouldn't I consider them?

Because when it comes to employment litigation protection insurance policies are rarely worth the money - insurers sometimes paralyse businesses when their HR advice line demands that the employer takes no risk – we have direct experience of that. We are not an insurance company, nor are we a call centre. We've been practically and pragmatically working with employers to improve their HR and employee performance since 2002 and we understand that employers sometimes have to take some risk in managing your people issues. We’ll use our experience to advise you on all the options, leaving you to take the right decision for your business with a level of risk you’re happy to live with. Call us on 01628 820515 to discuss your requirements or email us and we’ll call you!

Will you price match against other HR services?

Comparable services yes, but many 'HR services' are not the same.  For example, Natwest Mentor, Abbey Legal, Peninsula etc. are very different - you will receive templates and have access to a call centre for advice - many customers complain that they have to rebrief every time they ring, they get differing advice from different call centre advisors, that they are often advised to undertake painfully long HR processes or dissuaded from dealing with issues for fear of the insurer underlying these services refusing to cover them. By contrast myHRdept have been providing personal and proactive support since 2002, we provide a personal touch and we work understand our customers, their preferences and risk profiles - and we don't limit our services to employee issues - we cover the whole range of HR services including administration support. Contact us for more information about the package that's right for you or call 01628 820515 to discuss.

Can we outsource our existing HR to myhrdept.co.uk?

Outsourcing support functions like HR is increasingly common and we can often save clients substantial salary costs, reduce headcount and increase quality.  By outsourcing to us you will never need to spend money with employment lawyers, and we can provide admin services and software solutions too. Sometimes we support internal HR teams (broadening the skills available to them and increasing the resource available for busy periods) but we also replace internal HR too.  It's important to understand what the HR agenda for each business looks like, which tasks remnain internal and which ones we can pick up - we call that the 'we do/you do' exercise that we undertake prior to engaging into a 1 year service contract.  Contact us or call 01628 820515 for an initial discussion.  

I already have recent contracts, HR policies and letters. Can I just get HR support from you at a discount?

There are certain elements of your employment contracts and handbooks etc. which we need to have in place, if they are in place then we should be able to provide seemless support.  We often support clients of lawyers (who will already have employment contracts etc. in place) and of HR consultants (who often don't have our employment legal expertise) and of course we can also resource HR projects on a one-off basis. To discuss your requirements contact us or call 01628 820515. 

Whatever your HR requirements we can help

Whether you have a specific project or need retained HR support we can help. If you'd like to know more about us and how we can support your business please contact us now.

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