This week, Robinson Ralph discuss the case of Munro v Sampson Coward LLP.
We are delighted to be able to offer the following specialist HR support to our clients through our two highly experienced HR associates Beth Evans and Pete Colby.
Whether your business has no HR function, you need more senior HR support and guidance, or you have a specific project you would like support with, contact us on the details below to discuss how we can help.>
We believe that most disputes in the workplace are best resolved informally for many reasons, not least the cost, stress and time that formal processes take, especially Tribunals. We offer fully qualified and experienced mediation services which aim to resolve issues before they escalate, and often have dramatic results in terms of employees working together and avoiding the need for formal processes.
Our associates offer coaching and mentoring services from middle management to Board level. As professionally qualified Coaches, they work with Coachees on a range of different goals; they might have a specific performance issue which they need to discuss, they might be facing a challenging project or a difficult member of their team, they might be new in role or identified by the organisation as a High Potential individual who will need to step up in the future. They specifically focus on the commercial benefits of coaching and move Coachees’ performance ‘from good to great’ in order to deliver bottom line enhanced value to an organisation to justify their investment in this process.
Trade Union Negotiations
If you recognise a Trade Union and need experienced support with negotiations such as annual pay talks we have the expertise to help. We have experience in the Robinson Ralph team of leading large, complex negotiations at all levels from individual sites to national negotiations and our team also has good and established working relationships with Trade Unions.
Consultation is an increasingly key area for businesses, and is not only a legal requirement but also a major businesses differentiator if done well. We will help you to consult with your employees efficiently and effectively in order to ensure the best results for your business.
We offer professional and independent HR investigation services for employers. There are times when you need an external individual to conduct a disciplinary or grievance investigation or Hearing– perhaps for very senior allegations or when the organisation needs to demonstrate a high level of independence and lack of bias. We will follow your internal procedures but our highly skilled and qualified HR staff will step in to take the work out of the process for you and present a final report or conclusion depending on your requirements.
There are times that you need an external HR professional to provide you with employee relations advice – saving you internal organisational time and money. Perhaps things have not gone far enough for you to require Robinson Ralph’s legal services, but you would like our support and assistance at the informal and formal stages of discipline, grievance, absence or performance issues in order to support you to the best possible outcome for the organisation. Our commercially astute and pragmatic HR team can assist you at any stage of your process and cover any people related policies.
Policies and Procedures
Do your HR policies and procedures need an overhaul? Has new legislation come into play and you do not have the capacity to analyse the impact on your existing employee documentation? We can help with full reviews of HR policies and procedures? This might cover the impact of changing employment law such as GDPR or IR35, or consider the impact of the UK’s exit from the European Union.
Facilitating Teams (to Board level)
Our associates offer team facilitations services up to Board level. Our highly experienced facilitators can work with teams from diverse different backgrounds and enhance Away Days which might help your employees to work on strategies, business planning team building and bonding or project management. They also work with teams who are fractured, in distress or going through change and can work to enhance performance and communication within your organisation.
Virtual / Part-time HR Director
Do you have senior HR vacancies in your structure which you are waiting to fill as part of live recruitment procedures? If you need to cover senior HR and L&OD roles for short periods of time, then we can help by providing HR consultancy services up to Executive level on a day rate approach. This might let you fill a gap short term or help you to release senior skilled capacity in order to deliver a significant project.
Our associates provide a full suite of leadership and management training to support your First Line Managers, Middle Managers or Senior Executives with personal and professional development. Our CIPD Award winning trainers adopt a live business simulation approach to ensure that all sessions are engaging and interactive. They cover all range of topics from inspirational leadership, Executive communications and presentation skills, through to NEBOSH compliant Health & Safety and HR for Managers courses.
Specialist projects (TUPE, Mergers & Acquisitions, etc)
Do you need skilled and experienced additional HR and L&OD capacity to help you internal HR team deliver a challenging project? We provide support and advice on TUPE, change management, organisational design and re-structure and mergers and acquisitions. We can help you to produce HR and L&OD strategies and Business Plans and deliver commercially astute budgets, talent management and workforce planning.