Extremely comprehensive and practical HR advice to employment law in the UK
HRadviser is here to help employers and employees to successfully navigate the minefield of employment law and give sound HR advice on both avoiding and making Employment Tribunal claims. That HR advice draws on case law and the experience of our practise team of HR law experts.
HR advice for Employees
If you are unhappy with the what your employer is doing it is important to find out whether they can do it in law, or whether your rights are being taken away. This is especially important before spending money on fees to take out an Employment Tribunal claim. Even if you have a right, sometimes an employer ignores it. Our site will give you the right HR advice to help you decide what to do next.
HR advice for Employers
HRadviser is like having your own HR manager and can help employers and employees to successfully navigate the minefield of employment law and give sound practical HR advice on the rights and responsibilities of both employers and employees and to help in avoiding and making Employment Tribunal claims. That HR advice draws on case law and the extensive practical experience of our team of HR law experts which is updated continuously.
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HRadviser provides employers with step by step guidance on how to deal with all the main issues arising out of employing people from recruitment to dismissal within the UK employment law framework. Our HR advice tells you how to do things not just what to do with a huge range of practical checklists and letters for the processes you need to follow.
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Low rate (monthly subscription) – when you require more details advice on the practical steps you need to take in dealing with a difficult and potentially legal HR issue then you can take out a subscription. The subscription also give you access to a huge range of HR advice including employment contracts with the clauses required by the Employment Rights Act supplemented by essential clauses to protect your business.
Handbook (annual subscription) – This provides you with all the necessary policies and procedures required by law and good practice in a single Company Handbook which helps managers and employees alike. The handbook is continually updated through the course of the year and will for a cornerstone of your HR policy.
Our consultants are all CIPD professionally qualified, HR professionals who are able to give sound practical HR advice based on many years of experience and not theories. Our aim is to find solutions which protect your business while maximising employee satisfaction, productivity and profit for your business within the legal constraints. Our Directors are Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and have many years’ experience as CIPD trainers on HR and employment law. Some of our consultants are also Employment Tribunal members who can apply this knowledge in avoiding or reducing expensive claims.
Lesley Thompson FCIPD
Lesley has worked in the area of employment law throughout her career in both strategic and operational HR roles. In her last role As Group HR Director for BT Enterprises, was a Management Board member responsible for advising managers and the Board on the legal implications of all aspects of Human Resource management including acquisitions and divestments.
Lesley regularly undertakes both grievance and discipline interviews from investigation to appeal, often at Director level, where the company is unable to provide independent managers. She has been an Employment Tribunal non-Legal Member since 1995. She has also worked with Video Arts as the principle advisor on their best selling video on behavioural interviewing techniques.
She has been a CIPD consultant/trainer since 1990 and an Employment Tribunal member since 1995. She currently undertakes “outsourced” HR director roles for a number of SME companies, handling discipline, grievance, sick absence, poor performance, redundancy and dismissal.
She currently undertakes “outsourced” HR director roles for a number of SME companies, handling discipline, grievance, sick absence, poor performance, redundancy and dismissal and complex investigations for larger organisations including an International Charity.
Jackie Ballard BA MA(Employment Law)
Jackie has worked in a wide variety of senior HR roles in the Banking, Charitable and Educational sectors including Lloyds, RNIB and the University of Surrey. During this time Jackie acquired in depth experience of HR practice and the associated problems. This was supplemented by an MA in Employment Law.
At the University of Surrey Jackie was responsible for approximately 1000 employees and oversaw significant organisational change. This involved managing redundancies including negotiating compromise agreements (now settlement agreements). Jackie has strong development experience and is currently a senior consultant /tutor and trainer with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) for the Institutes Advanced level qualifications which are the most widely recognised professional qualifications in the field of HR and L&D and are set at postgraduate level (Level 7 QCF).
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