Patricia Redfearn of HopkinsHR discusses how HR conflicts can be one of the top costs to your business, and the services HopkinsHR can provide.
Acas published a report in May 2021 entitled ‘Estimating the Costs of Workplace Conflict’. The report estimates that workplace conflict costs UK employers £28.5bn every year, an average of just over £1,000 for every employee.
Workplace conflict can lead to staff stress, anxiety or depression which has a knock-on effect on productivity as well as the cost of sickness absences and resignations.
The report shows that nearly half a million employees resign each year as a result of conflict and that handling disagreements and complaints early before employment relationships are damaged can help save businesses money.
Maybe your business can’t afford a HR manager or you don’t think you’ll ever need legal advice from a solicitor about a problem employee. And if you are lucky, you won’t. But let’s be realistic, at some point, luck does run out. And employment tribunals can be one of the biggest unplanned costs your business could experience.
It doesn’t mean you aren’t a great boss. All it takes is one unforeseen bad hire, that 1 in 100 that causes an issue, and suddenly your dominos start to fall.
We are not a call centre helpline.
You won’t be just a number on a file.
We know that the better our relationship is with you and knowledge of your business, the better well-rounded legal advice we can give you.
You will have a dedicated member of our team that is highly experienced and qualified specifically in Employment Law. We don’t hire under-qualified staff to answer your calls.
Your advisor will be there with you from the very first stages of understanding your business and it’s needs, your company values and your current HR needs. They will be your first point of contact should you have HR questions or issues over the next 12 months. And they will help you overcome those issues and then help you put procedures in place to ensure they are avoided in the future.
Transparent monthly fixed fee packages:
Our fees will be based on how many employees you currently have and also what level of support you feel you will need over the next 12 months.
ELITE SERVICE PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- Your own designated point of contact, who is a qualified Employment Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive.
- Unlimited HR advice by telephone or email, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.
- Audit and update your Employee Handbook and Contracts of Employment, including worker documentation.
- Creating tailor-made employment law documents that suit your business.
- Handling HR correspondence and communication with employees, on your behalf.
- Access to business law and employment law seminars, and regular articles about law changes that could affect your business.
Our company is founded on transparency and trust, so we will not tie you into a 5-10 year contract, which is common with large national HR support centres.
In addition, at the end of your 12-month contract we will not assume you want to auto-renew and will not require you to give us a cancellation notice.
It’s quick and hassle-free to get started: Request a quote online
If you aren’t ready for a consultation but would like to know how much our legal support will cost you, visit our website and complete a short survey about your business. We won’t hassle you with a sales call and we will aim to send you an official quote via email by the next working day.
If you need help now or are ready to sign up. Contact us today.
Our Employment Law Team offer a free complimentary business consultation.
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