HR Plans for 2018

HR Plans for 2018


As we start 2018 it’s often a time for big plans and some reflection and so why not take the time this January to review what matters for the biggest asset your company has – it’s staff.

The new year is an excellent opportunity to review your contracts of employment; you would be amazed by the number of organisations whose contracts are downloaded from the internet for free, or recycled from a previous employer. Make sure your contracts are fully comprehensive, cohesive, and protect your business properly as they should. We offer tailored contracts for your employees that protect their rights and your business simultaneously.

It is also worthwhile to review your company policies, which can quickly grow outdated. An effective policy provides you a clear resolution pathway for the smaller issues that may arise in your business, saving you both time and money. Are there any gaps in your policies? Issues that aren’t covered? Scenarios that aren’t accounted for? We can help to protect your business with clear processes and procedures outlined in our Company Handbook, tailored to your business’s needs.

At Quest, we look at the whole employee journey, from advertising a vacancy up until the moment an employee leaves the business. We can show you how to hire the right staff, how to retain your most valuable employees and how to deal with any problems that may arise.

Director of HR, Sarah Birkenshaw, commented that ‘We specialise in supporting local small / medium businesses and sometimes just having that reassurance that what you are doing is right for your business and your staff is peace of mind. If we find areas that need improvement then at least business owners are well informed, whether they choose to work with us to resolve those issues or whether they choose to do this on their own. We leave every business that we complete a review for with a summary report for their reference with our top tips to keep their staff as an asset’

To take advantage of a free review lasting around 1 hour then call Jonny to book on 0844 8797286.

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Northern Accountants

Sarah and the team at Quest have provided us HR support since January 2013.

Quest Consulting Services provided us with a comprehensive employment structure with contacts and a handbook and have been on hand to help me deal with the occasional issue I have faced with team members through their telephone support service.

As our personal Consultant, Sarah provides a quality, professional and complete service which is great value for money.

Northern Accountants

Off Limits Corporate Events

Sarah has transformed our HR and has introduced systems that have taken lots of hassle away from staffing issues within our company.

We have worked with Sarah and her team for 5 years and in this time our business has grown considerably. With telephone support available for all our Managers as they need it plus Sarah and her team proactively keeping us updated on changes in legislation we are reassured that we are in safe hands.

The HR software that Quest implemented also helps us keep on top of the routine aspects of HR such as holiday bookings, recording absence, holding personnel records which then allows Sarah and her team easy access to give us relevant advice.

Our Managers have also benefited from workshops run by Sarah to help develop their skills on handling issues such as disciplinary, appraisals, recruitment etc….

The support of Quest is invaluable and provides a much more cost effective solution than employing a HR Manager in house.

Off Limits Corporate Events

10 Associates

Why would anybody NOT have Sarah working 'alongside' their business?

I've known Sarah for many years and she's always been there for me and the business when her wealth of knowledge has been called upon.

We have used Sarah and her team to handle our contracts, handbook and Health & Safety and they are readily available on the telephone when needed or on site at our premises.

Highly recommended.

10 Associates

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