Our HR GoldGuard package provides a fully comprehensive service for you delivered by a dedicated consultant for maximum support and protection. It includes:
HR GoldGuard customers receive an onsite visit by your dedicated consultant to assess and discuss your existing employment practices, systems and procedures. Your dedicated consultant will get a thorough picture of your business, including your key risk areas and information needed for your employee handbook and employment contracts.
Following the assessment your consultant will supply your handbook and bespoke template contracts and complete a phone-based consultation to review these with you via our online facility. They will also provide tailored HR advice based on their findings.
Specialist support visits
In addition to your initial consultation as part of your contract, at your request and at a time to suit your business needs in years two and three, we can visit you to support you with your current HR matters. As an HR GoldGuard customer you can also request additional support visits at preferential rates. Reasons for visits can include:
- Redundancy, restructuring, lay-off, short-time working or any other contract variations
- Review of employee handbook and contract statements
- Complex disciplinary or grievance issues including potential discrimination issues
- TUPE implications
- Relocation of premises – impact on workforce
- Coaching or informal training to an individual or small management group
24 hour support and HR telephone helpline
There is always someone on hand to provide expert advice. Unless in the field or outside of normal working hours, your consultant will have immediate access to your records and documents which will facilitate meaningful and rapid advice. The advice and guidance is recorded in the online management system and is always available for you to refer back to.
Online management system
Our online tool gives you access to save or print all of your essential HR documentation, including employee handbook, contracts, personnel policies and template letters. The system has a robust employee records section where details can be entered. Our HR online system tracks conversations with and guidance given by your HR consultant for you to refer to at anytime.
Legal expenses insurance (LEI)
To give you total peace of mind, our LEI covers you for the legal costs of defending a claim in an employment tribunal. This insurance covers you up to £100,000 for any one claim and up to £1,000,000 in any one year.
Tribunal advocacy – within LEI
Should you be involved in a tribunal case, we provide representation and help deal with all matters involved. This can include completing the response to a tribunal application (ET3), conducting relevant research, visiting clients, preparing witness statements and documentation right through to employment tribunal support and representation. We have experts in HR and employment law here to help you.
A crucial part of maintaining compliance with employment law is implementing amendments to policies and procedures in line with legislative changes. Our consultants keep your handbook, template contracts, statutory information and documentation up to date with legal requirements as dictated by changes in legislation.
Our monthly eNewsletter will help you keep up-to-speed providing insight into pertinent HR matters. It includes details of all the latest significant changes to employment law as well as relevant news and articles.
We have various training courses available covering a range of HR issues, and as a HR GoldGuard customer you receive preferential rates. Training courses, which can be delivered in-house include:
- Absence management
- Performance management
- Dealing with disciplinary and grievance issues
- Conflict management, including bullying, harassment, discrimination and diversity in the workplace
- Essential guide to employment law
- Managing people at work
- Redundancy, lay off and short time working
Courses can be made bespoke to your needs, tailored to your businesses requirements. Certificates will be issued on completion of all training courses.