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Benefits for Small Businesses

Small businesses can particularly benefit from our outsourced HR services:

  • Cost Savings: Small businesses can enjoy the expertise of an entire HR team without the cost of hiring multiple in-house professionals.
  • Scalable Solutions: Our services are scalable, adjusting to the evolving needs of your business as it grows.
  • Comprehensive Support: We cover all aspects of HR, from recruitment to employee engagement, providing a one-stop solution for small businesses.
Investigations: Your Most Powerful HR Tool

Investigations are the backbone of any HR situation. At Bhayani Law, we emphasise the importance of thorough, objective, and properly documented investigations. Whether it’s theft suspicions, allegations of bullying, or performance issues, our HR investigators handle the fact-finding process, saving you time and ensuring compliance with employment law. A well-executed investigation provides a strong foundation for informed decisions and mitigates the risk of legal challenges.

Sickness & Absences: Effective Absence Management

Monitoring and reducing sickness absence require strategic processes. Bhayani Law assists in implementing effective absence management procedures. Distinguishing between short-term and long-term absence, we guide you through tools like return-to-work interviews, disciplinary procedures, and occupational health involvement. Our HR advisors ensure your policies align with business objectives and legal requirements.

Redundancy and Restructure: Fair and Objective Processes

Redundancy and restructuring require meticulous planning and implementation. Bhayani Law’s HR advisors assist in navigating these changes fairly, safely, and objectively. Understanding the narrow criteria for genuine redundancy, we guide you through the legal procedures to minimise risks. Effective planning and communication are crucial, and our experts ensure compliance with employment law.

Engagement and Retention: Tailored Employee Engagement Plans

Employee engagement is the key to a motivated and productive workforce. Bhayani Law helps you create bespoke Employee Engagement Plans, recognising that engagement strategies vary across organisations. From leadership vision to empowering line managers, we assess your current initiatives and provide practical tips. We aim to foster a positive workplace culture that enhances employee well-being, retention, and organisational growth.

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Industry Sectors

We work with clients across a variety of industry sectors and we know how painful it can be when things go wrong. The right early advice will help to prevent disputes arising in the first place, and if they do crop up, our legal team is always, in your corner offering HR Support.

Interim HR services

If you’re starting a project that you don’t have the in-house resources for, or a vacancy within your HR department that needs to be filled short term, we can help with our Interim and Part-Time HR Services. Just say the word and one of our experienced HR consultants can be parachuted in to plug the gap in your business.

Disciplinaries and grievances

Our disciplinary and grievance officers are trained to understand the important HR issues and to make sure disciplinary hearings are compliant from an employment law perspective. Get in touch and one of our specialist advisors can conduct your disciplinary and grievances hearing expertly, objectively and at a minimal cost.

Managing sickness absences

Monitoring and reducing sickness absence can be achieved easily with the right processes in place. If you are struggling to implement sickness absence procedures in your organisation, speak to a member of our Employment Law and HR Advisor team and we can help you set out a clear policy which supports both your business objectives and the rights of your employees.

Change management programmes

There are many things that prompt change within an organisation, some positive, some negative. Whatever reason your organisation has for doing things differently, get in touch with our Employment Law and HR Advisor team to ensure you are managing that change effectively. We can give you the professional HR Advice needed.

Employee engagement and retention

Employee engagement plans can be a crucial tool to retain happy and productive employees. But they don’t appear overnight. How to best engage with your staff differs between organisations, but our HR consultants work hard to implement an overall strategy as well as practical tips that are bespoke to your workplace and sector.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of disciplinary procedures in the workplace?

Disciplinary procedures are established to address and resolve issues of employee misconduct or poor performance in a fair and consistent manner. They aim to provide a framework for addressing problems and helping employees improve.

What is a grievance procedure, and when should I use it?

A grievance procedure is a formal process for employees to raise concerns, complaints, or disputes related to their employment. It should be used when an employee has an issue that cannot be resolved informally with their manager or supervisor.

Are there any legal requirements for implementing disciplinary and grievance procedures?

There are legal requirements or guidelines for employers to have fair and transparent disciplinary and grievance procedures in place. It’s important to ensure compliance with relevant employment laws.

How should I initiate a disciplinary process for an employee?

Disciplinary procedures typically start with a formal meeting or discussion with the employee to inform them of the issue, provide evidence, and allow them to respond. The procedure should be clearly outlined in your company’s policy.

Can an employee appeal a disciplinary decision?

Yes, employees usually have the right to appeal a disciplinary decision if they believe it was unfair or unjust. Employers should provide a clear process for lodging an appeal and have a different manager review the case.

What should be included in a grievance policy?

A grievance policy should outline how employees can raise grievances, the steps involved, who to contact, and the expected timeline for resolution. It should also specify confidentiality and non-retaliation provisions.

How can employers ensure a fair and unbiased disciplinary process?

To ensure fairness, employers should follow established procedures consistently, provide clear documentation, allow employees to have a representative present and base decisions on facts and evidence rather than personal bias.

 

Upcoming Events & HR Training for Employers

As experienced HR Advisors and Employment Law solicitors we see first-hand how HR issues can affect both the employee and the employer.

Our training is very well received by attendees and is delivered by lawyers and HR advisors, with combined knowledge and expertise, in a practical way which works for your business.

Bhayani Law clients and charities get discounts on our training and some of our training is available at discounted rates with public funding between 40-100%.

Our events allow you to meet other businesses and build your connections, so do book if you want to come along.

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