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Human Resources Consultants Keeping on top of employment legislation and managing the ever changing procedures and documentation required is both challenging and time consuming for many organisations. The Stone King team offers flexible and comprehensive HR support to clients. Our experienced professionals provide a wide range of advice to help clients achieve their organisational objectives. This expertise, combined with the support of the solicitors and partners in the legal team, provide you with a one-stop-shop service to help you manage your HR responsibilities efficiently. We work sensitively and within the ethos of your organisation to provide bespoke solutions that meet your requirements. Our services are delivered by telephone/ email advice or on-site visits, in the areas listed overleaf.

Contact us Our team would love to hear from you so give Nick Watson - Head of Employment, a call today.

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• Advice on effective Recruitment and Selection

• Providing HR support through the process

• Guidance and advice on all aspects of recruitment

• Advice on how to carry out the investigation and with

ensuring legal compliance with the Equality Act 2010 • Reviewing and advising on contracts of employment • Advice on references and DBS/right to work checks

report writing • Advising on how to hold a disciplinary hearing and appeal hearing • Attending hearings

EMPLOYEE HANDBOOKS AND POLICIES • Review of current handbook, is it ‘fit for purpose’?

• Assistance with the drafting of correspondence • Ability to carry out an independent disciplinary

• Review of policies

investigation, write the report and attend the

• Advising upon application of national and local

disciplinary hearing as the investigatory officer

agreements and relevant statutory instruments



• Project manage the timescales and meeting dates


• Assistance with the drafting of correspondence

• Analysis of current employees patterns

• Assisting in the processes which may include

• Looking at reasons for high absenteeism

attending and supporting management in difficult meetings both with employees and trade unions

• Return to work interview • Assisting in management of short/frequent and long term sickness absence • Assistance with referrals to Occupational Health

TUPE • Provision of documentation for each step in the process • Maintaining the correct timelines, in line with

• Advising on the link between Appraisal and Capability, and dealing with poor performance • Review current processes, including pay progression and Appeals • Key benefits for having a robust system in place

legislation • Support with consultation meetings with employee representatives/trade unions • Attendance at meetings with staff to provide them with information on TUPE EXIT INTERVIEWS


• Review the current process, is it ‘fit for purpose’?

• Assisting with capability meetings

• Carry out interviews on behalf of an employer

• Reviewing current work performance against

• Analyse the information and suggest improvements

expected performance • Help with drafting performance improvement plans

to reduce staff turnover TRAINING


Providing bespoke training, examples of which include:

• Provide advice on grievances raised

• Handling disciplinary investigations and hearings

• Attend grievance hearings and appeal hearings

• Managing effective staff appraisals

• Facilitate mediation meetings

• Capability and managing ill health absence

• Support managers and employees

• Recruitment and Employer Branding

• Support with implementing change following an

• Employee engagement

outcome of grievance i.e. change in processes, training etc.

© Stone King LLP 08/2016


Human resources services (08 2016)