HR support for SME businesses

The rising cost of living is impacting SMEs up and down the country. Employers need to strike a balance between financially supporting their employees and ensuring the business remains successful. We recognise the challenges facing employers, and we’re here to help. Our expert team has over 21 years of experience in delivering expert, commercial HR advice.

If you need support with your HR, why not take advantage of our free, 30-minute call with one of our HR Advisors? They can offer support and guidance on areas including employee benefits and rewards, setting budgets for your workforce, mental health and wellbeing and performance management. If you need ongoing support, please contact us for information on our Retained HR service. With packages starting from £125* a month, you can access unlimited support and advice on all your HR needs.

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How we can help:

We can help you to effectively manage your team during the cost of living crisis by offering expert, commercial HR advice, based on your business requirements:
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Strategic People Planning

No business can be successful without having the right team in place. We’ll help you to establish a People Strategy which aligns to your business goals by identifying areas of your business that require more or less resource, and give you the tools to develop your team members or recruit additional staff.
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Setting budgets for your workforce

Pay and rewards are becoming increasingly important as employees feel the pinch of the rising cost of living. Can your business comfortably afford to rise staff wages in line with inflation? Are there other avenues you can explore, such as one-off bonuses or incentive schemes? We’ll help you to ensure your employees are paid fairly, whilst ensuring your business remains profitable.
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Upskilling your team

Do you have a development plan in place for each of your employees? By developing from within, you can increase employee retention and, save funds on recruitment. We can work with you on a training and development plan based on what your business needs, in addition to providing management training for those employees ready to take the next step in their careers.
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Mental health & wellbeing

1 in 6.8 people experience mental health problems in the workplace. Supporting your employees with their mental health is essential in maintaining a healthy, happy and focused workforce. By training people leaders on how to manage or identify mental health issues, you can give your employees the support they need, especially when financial pressures and stress may be mounting.
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Performance management

There can be a multitude of reasons why an employee is not performing as expected. We can work with you to identify the root cause of performance challenges, and work with you and your people leaders to resolve them by establishing clear communication and strategies. Building a positive culture and team cohesion can help to reduce performance issues and we can work with you to achieve this in your workplace.
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Employee Benefits & EAP Schemes

By providing access to discounts and benefits, you can help support your employees with their finances. Workplace health care plans and rewards platforms are becoming increasingly popular and Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) are also on the rise, with many employers subscribing to a confidential support service for their team to provide advice on a range of topics, from finances to relationship support.
Free HR Webinars & Help Videos

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HR Guides, Templates & Resources

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What do our clients say?

We’re the trusted HR partner for more than 800 businesses. Why? Because we deliver a trusted, expert service and build long lasting relationships with our clients. We’ve won multiple awards for customer excellence, including Feefo’s Gold Trusted Partner award in 2022. Find out why Matthew Rigby-White, CEO of Qoob Group trusts HR Solutions to help him to overcome any people challenges.

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Complete the form below to request your free 30 minute advice call with one of our HR Advisors, or to find out more about our retained HR services: