Your employees have a big impact on the reputation, market position and ultimately the profitability of your business. HR issues can arise as a direct result of employing people. These issues can include: the need for a contract of employment, calculating holiday entitlements, managing discipline and sickness absence through to terminating employment.
We are always there when you need us with support and advice from our team of HR specialists
The services we provide to our clients is broad, varied and sometimes even unpredictable. The nature of HR means that however well versed you are in common practices, there can still be surprises you have to deal with urgently. We can help with your working practices and those situations you need to deal with.
- Drafting and reviewing employment contracts
- Design and implementation of staff handbook policies and procedures
- Staff training
- Performance appraisals
- Redundancy, restructures and relocations
- Discipline and grievance
- Absence management
We will always take a commercial view and will work with you to make the best decisions for your business, in line with legislation.
Different because you are
We pride ourselves in providing individually tailored services to our clients. Whatever your aspirations and priorities in business and life, we will be by your side with expert advice from local specialists. It is because your needs are unique, that the solutions we provide are distinct and personalised to you.
Our HR Consultancy service can be tailored to your needs. We can act in a purely advisory capacity or take a more hands on approach and attend meetings, such as disciplinary hearings with you and your employees. As well as making sure you comply with employment law, the HR advice we provide will be in line with best practice to ensure you continue to get the best our of your workforce.
Can Lovewell Blake handle all my workplace pension requirements as well as the monthly payroll administration?
Our payroll services cover all necessarily administrative requirements including workplace pensions or Auto Enrolment as it can be referred to. We will submit reports to the appointed pension administrator when payroll is run and the deductions will be paid over directly. Employees will be contacted directly by the pension administrator so that between us we handle enrolment, opting out and the deductions.
How are your HR services structured, do I pay a retainer or pay as I go?
We can structure your services in the most convenient format for you and your business. Many of our clients use us for a particular piece of work such as employment contract reviews or assisting with a disciplinary process and pay a pre-agreed fee for that work. Others use us as their HR department and pay a small retainer for ongoing advice and support whenever needed. In short, we can structure our services and charges in the most convenient way and we are always clear in advance so there are no surprises. We have a dedicated team of HR Advisers to help you every step of the way.
I am concerned about IR35 and the changes to the rules coming in 2021, can you help?
We have seen tightening of the IR35 regulations affecting off payroll working for a number of years. Changes which were due to be enacted in 2020 have been deferred for a year until April 2021. Whilst aimed at larger companies, we anticipate the impact to trickle down to contractors.
We have developed an IR35 hub where we consider in detail the potential impact of IR35, what you can do to prepare and how to check your status.