HR Consultancy

Outsourced HR Administration

By providing comprehensive administrative support across the full employee lifecycle, WorkNest takes the hassle out of HR management.

Our outsourced HR administration service encompasses the following areas:

  • Compliantly onboarding new starters
  • Carrying out exit procedures
  • Keeping up with appraisals
  • Issuing variation to contract letters

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How we help

Save time and stay compliant by letting us take care of all the admin

Through partnering with us to provide outsourced HR administration, you can ensure all necessary documentation and processes are handled efficiently and effectively. We take care of everything from new starter documents and reference checking to exit interviews and variations to contract letters.

With our expertise, you can be sure that all compliance requirements are met and your employees are treated with professionalism and care throughout their time with your organisation.

  • Work alongside a highly-experienced HR consultant who will be available by telephone and email whenever you need them
  • Choose from two levels of outsourced HR administration support which best suit your requirements with the option to purchase additional add-ons
  • Save time administering all the paperwork and processes that go with managing employees
  • Ensure you’re compliantly following best-practice procedures

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Choose a plan that works for you


All the baseline administrative support you need to manage joiners and leavers.

Essentials features:


Fully managed administration across the employee lifecycle.

Premier features:

Everything included in our Essentials service, plus:

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Optional add-on

PeopleNest Management Service (monthly):

Optional add-on

LearningNest Management Service (monthly):

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We offer end-to-end support through the whole employee lifecycle

Popular FAQs

Common questions about our outsourced HR Administration services.

What contract lengths do you offer?

Flexibility is key when it comes to contractual arrangements. We offer a minimum 12-month contract, allowing you to establish a solid partnership. However, we can also provide longer-term contracts based on your specific needs and preferences.

Will I be assigned a dedicated HR Administrator?

Absolutely! We believe in providing personalised and comprehensive support. When you engage our services, you will be assigned a dedicated HR Administrator who will be your main point of contact. They will provide you with essential support and assistance. Depending on your requirements, you may also receive support from other members of our experienced team.

Is there a cap on usage each month?

No, there are no usage caps for the remote HR Consultancy services we provide, which includes telephone and email support. We aim to be readily available to address your HR-related queries and concerns. Additionally, we will establish a structured approach by scheduling regular diarised meetings to provide meaningful updates and ensure that actions are promptly progressed.

Are there any limitations on the number of employees or specific industries you specialise in?

We have extensive experience across all industries and can cater to both large and small organisations. When you engage our HR Administrator services, we will allocate an HR Administrator who possesses a deep understanding of the sector in which you operate. This ensures that you receive tailored and industry-specific support.

Are your HR professionals certified or have relevant qualifications?

We take pride in our highly skilled and qualified HR professionals. All of our HR experts are fully trained and either hold or are working towards a CIPD qualification, depending on their level of experience. You can trust that our team has the knowledge and expertise required to effectively address your HR needs.

Are you familiar with the HR requirements and regulations in England, Scotland and Wales?

Rest assured, our team is fully up to date with the latest changes in employment legislation across the UK. We prioritise staying informed and ensure that our team receives monthly updates to keep their knowledge current. You can rely on our expertise to navigate the HR requirements and regulations in England, Scotland, and Wales effectively.

How do you ensure the security and confidentiality of sensitive employee data and HR information?

Protecting the confidentiality and security of your sensitive employee data and HR information is our utmost priority. We have implemented robust internal processes that include secure transmission of data. Our staff undergoes thorough training on GDPR and confidentiality protocols to ensure compliance and maintain the highest standards of data security.

What HR software or systems do you use?

We utilise our proprietary software suite, which includes our HR software, PeopleNest, and eLearning software, LearningNest. These advanced tools allow us to streamline HR processes, enhance efficiency, and provide you with a seamless experience. With our user-friendly software, you can expect in-built tools like automation to cut down on admin and a simple interface to improve adoption.

What is your pricing structure?

Our pricing structure revolves around simplicity and transparency. We offer a fixed monthly retained service based on the number of employees in your organisation, ensuring predictable and manageable costs.

How quickly can we expect a response to our enquiries or HR-related issues?

Our HR Administrator service is designed to be proactive, minimising the likelihood of frequent enquiries or issues. We work collaboratively with you to establish monthly actions and activities that address your HR requirements effectively. However, if you have any additional queries or concerns, you will have direct access to your named HR contacts, who are committed to providing timely responses and support.

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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

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