HR Essentials Compliance & Advice

We will provide the essential elements of your compliance with employment law and provide you with unlimited advice on related questions.

HR Essentials Compliance & Advice Package Contents

  • Carry out a compliance audit – this will review your documentation in terms of employment contracts and policies.
  • Get you up to date with basic staff contracts and employment policies (a ‘handbook’).
  • Update your contracts and policies whenever changes in the law make it necessary.
  • Provide unlimited telephone and email advice on managing staff situations to achieve the best result whilst meeting legal requirements.
  • Draft all the correspondence you need to provide to your employees, when we are helping you with an employment issue e.g disciplinary, grievance or absence procedures.

Whilst we are pleased to advise you on any people related issues, challenges or opportunities, some things may fall outside of the Essentials package. In this case, we will provide you with a quote for the work. Examples of this are:

  • Attending your premises to provide advice or actively manage staff situations with you.
  • Drafting Directors Service Agreements or other complex contractual documents.
  • Providing written policies that are outside of the Essentials package. The Essentials package includes:
    • Disciplinary Rules & Procedures
    • Grievance Procedure
    • Health and Safety Policy Statement
    • Equal Opportunities Policy
    • Whistleblowing Policy
    • Data Protection Policy (Privacy Standard)
  • Advice and assistance with HR matters such as employee development, motivation, training, rewards, benefits, incentives and taxes.

Working with Solicitors

judgeWe are experienced, qualified HR practitioners with a good working knowledge of Employment Law and how it should be practically applied and complied with. We are not, however, Solicitors and therefore the same rules of privilege do not apply, e.g. correspondence between you and us is discoverable by a court or tribunal.

Sometimes your employment issues may be legally complex and/or very high risk and in these cases we work in partnership with Solicitors to make sure that you have the best and most cost effective blend of practical HR and legal support. We will always talk to you first when we think that we need Solicitor input, and you can discuss it with us at any time.

For more information or guidance on dealing with these common HR issues or to discuss more complex situations, contact Menzies People Solutions team.

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  • The Menzies People Solutions team has supported us since 2016, following a change of ownership. Since then we have made many changes to improve efficiency and adapt to changing market conditions, new opportunities and technologies. The drive for change inevitably involves both planned an unforeseen events when it comes to our staff and Menzies has been an invaluable source of support throughout. In particular I would highlight the ease of access to experienced advisors who have got to know our business, the speed of response, the quality of the advice which is balanced and commercial, together with the documentation we have needed for our ongoing HR issues such as contracts, handbooks and the correspondence required when handling difficult staffing issues.
    Jon Upton – Finance Director

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    Jon Upton – Finance Director, Mollart Engineering Ltd July 5, 2018

  • Menzies FD and People Solutions teams delivered leadership development for us at Semmco. As part of this we found the full day’s workshop with Menzies engaging and useful for all the team, essentially resulting in an agreed and constructive action plan that will help deliver our 3-5 year business plan. Graham asked pointed questions and challenged us on our responses, prompting honest feedback and cementing future actions.

    From all of the Semmco leadership team, many thanks for your invaluable insight which has definitely set us on the right track for our business.
    Stuart McOnie – General Manager

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    Stuart McOnie, Semmco July 5, 2018