Employment Law and HR
Entirely bespoke, based on sector experience and designed to your exact needs, our HR Consultancy services range from one-off projects to a fully outsourced HR department. We can support you across the entire employee lifecycle, from recruitment and onboarding to learning and development, retention and dismissal.
Delivered by a growing network of experienced and qualified HR Consultants across the UK, our dedicated team will work closely with you to provide HR support from immediate hands-on support with managing day-to-day operational and ER requirements, to expert advice on organisational change and people strategies.
Our HR services can be seamlessly integrated with our Employment Law support to provide a comprehensive solution to your workforce challenges and identify opportunities for improvement and growth.
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Our HR Consultancy Services
When dealing with complex, sensitive employee relations issues such as disciplinaries, grievances and redundancies, often line managers benefit from 1:1 coaching throughout, so they feel supported through each stage of the process, know they’re acting compliantly and ultimately achieve the best outcome.
From walking you through the correct procedure to supporting in meetings and hearings, a dedicated HR expert will be by your side each step of the way. We can even undertake independent investigation on your behalf or project manage a restructuring or redundancy process.
Outsourcing and Recruitment
If you don’t have a HR Manager or your team is overstretched, you can outsource your day-to-day HR administration tasks to us.
Your dedicated expert will support all types of activities, whether it be onboarding new starters, managing sickness absences or updating staff policies.
You can also lean on our highly-experienced team to drive your end-to-end recruitment process – saving you time while ensuring you find the right person for the job.
Our experts can help you to craft an HR strategy focused on your business objectives while ensuring you’re operating efficiently and compliantly.
We often support organisations with the development of strategic HR projects from staff restructures, job evaluation and salary benchmarking to pay structures and employee engagement surveys.
Our team can also support other aspects of organisation development, such as appraisal schemes and competency and values frameworks.
Training and Team Development
Apply fresh thinking to a broad range of HR challenges through remote or in-person training courses which have been specially developed for business leaders and managers. Some of our most popular training courses include ‘HR and Employment Law Essentials’, ‘Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work’, ‘Effective Recruitment’ and ‘Disciplinary & Grievances’.
We also offer team building facilitation, leadership development programmes and coaching.
There are a number of different ways you can work with our HR Consultancy Team
Flexible fee structures
- Retained support: As a retained client, you will receive an agreed amount of support each month, providing the reassurance of regular, hands-on HR expertise. Perfect for SMEs looking for hands-on, professional support, or any organisation in need of dedicated advice and assistance to truly deliver on your HR promises.
- Ad-hoc support: Pay-as-you-go HR consultancy for organisations that require additional capacity, specialist expertise, or independent external support. It is perfect for when you need urgent assistance with limited commitment required.
- Bank of hours support: For occasional HR help, you can purchase a bank of hours to cover a particular project or requirements, with flexibility to use the hours over a 12-month period.
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Available to WorkNest clients and those who don’t subscribe to our core service
Looking to make changes within your organisation? If it will have a fundamental impact on the employment relationship, you have a duty to inform and consult with your employees first.
Whether you’re embarking on large-scale redundancies, considering making changes to employees’ terms and conditions or going through a transfer of ownership, our skilled HR specialists can conduct productive consultations with those affected to help you make informed, commercial decisions.
99.2% Client happiness rating
97% Client retention rating
Why choose us?
Experts in HR
At WorkNest HR, we’re known for our bespoke service and the quality of our support. Not only is our expertise unmatched, but we take the time to know you so that we can function as a true extension of your team.
- 40 employed HR Consultants, many of whom are CIPD qualified, chartered and fellows
- A dedicated Organisational Development Team of specialist trainers and consultants
- Cradle-to-grave HR service for new start-ups and growing businesses – everything from managing your HR administration through to defining your HR strategy
- Specialists in managing projects such as pay and reward, recruitment, HR systems, onboarding, redundancy and restructuring
- HR Consultants based in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Chester, Horsham and London, working remotely and in your premises
Who you’ll be working with
Executive Director, Privacy International
WorkNest supports our 280 staff members with Employment Law and Health & Safety and has provided quality management training too.”
Head of Service Delivery, Catalyst Choice
We get a great deal of comfort and satisfaction knowing that we have support as and when we need it, in a decisive and responsive way.”
Group HR Director, Culina Group
We moved our legal support to WorkNest (formerly Law at Work) having previously used a time and line law firm. It was important, though, that an all-inclusive fee structure did not come at the expense of quality. Thankfully we’ve been delighted with the service we’ve received from WorkNest.”
What we recognised in WorkNest is the background that they have. They are able to supply knowledge and experience in a number of disciplines, which enables us to develop our business in a way that’s safe, to do it on time and with a quality to it.”
Director of Human Resources and Health & Safety,
Bluestone National Park Resort
Chief Executive, The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT)
As the company started to get larger, we knew we had to protect our employees and our contractors both onsite and in the offices. WorkNest is exactly what we needed to move the company forward.”
Operations Director, Beaverfit
Pineapple have worked with the team at WorkNest (formerly Law at Work) since 2003, and we have built a trusted partnership together. We particularly like WorkNest’s concise and practical advice concerning employment law/HR issues and also appreciate their totally supportive approach in all areas of health and safety.”
Pineapple Dance Studios
I’ve taken WorkNest into every organisation that I’ve worked with. I’ve introduced them to many teams and many colleagues and referred them with absolute pleasure because I genuinely trust in the service that we get.”
People Director, The Works