HR Resources

The Benefits of Hiring an Apprentice

The Benefits of Hiring an Apprentice

National Apprenticeship Week is the 5th - 11th Feb. The purpose of the week? To celebrate the value and opportunity apprenticeships provide. This year's theme is "Skills for Life." which discovers how apprenticeships can help individuals build the skills needed for a...

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Shared Parental Leave

Shared Parental Leave

If you’re expecting the pitter-patter of tiny feet sometime soon, adopting a child, fostering a child or using a surrogate to have a baby, the impact on your finances will certainly be on your list of things to consider. So have you considered Shared Parental Leave...

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Top 10 Policies

Top 10 Policies

The Top 10  We’re not talking the music charts, but we’re talking about our guide to the Top 10 policies and procedures you should have in place.  First things first; it’s great to have written policies or procedures but you must make sure they’re up to date! A policy...

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Mind full? Try Mindful instead

Mind full? Try Mindful instead

As we head into 2023, can you believe how quick 2022 has gone and how much you have achieved? You should be proud of yourself, give yourself a pat on the back as you approach your well-earned Christmas break.  In today’s busy society, with the constant bombardment of...

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Bank Holidays and Part Time Staff

Bank Holidays and Part Time Staff

Part timers With the Christmas holiday season almost upon us, including the last Bank Holidays of the year, we’ve seen a spike in inquiries on how part-time staff are affected by entitlement to bank holiday leave, and it’s inspired us to share our thoughts with you. ...

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How to deal with the office GRINCH?

How to deal with the office GRINCH?

Christmas time in the office. How to deal with the office GRINCH? It’s full of Fa la la la la, la la la la and maybe a few bah humbugs! Decorating the office for Christmas will increase employees’ happiness and boost their morale! Or will it? Is there a Grinch in your...

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How to manage Flexible working/Hybrid working

How to manage Flexible working/Hybrid working

How to manage Flexible working/Hybrid working During the pandemic, businesses initially had to adapt to workers wanting to work from home and when we went into lockdown, this became a necessity. With life now returning to ‘normal’, we are seeing an increase in...

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Ways to boost employee morale in the workplace

Ways to boost employee morale in the workplace

Over the past few years, we have seen first-hand how important employee morale is in the workplace.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our workforces were shifted to remote working, with many companies finding it difficult to lift their employees’ spirits amidst times...

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As we had recently come up against some difficult staffing issues which we had not experienced before, Ellen Parkin at Spire HR was recommended to us by one of our business partners to guide and assist us with the complex HR legalities we needed to adhere to.

Ellen was very efficient and professional and gave us instant confidence that she would be able to competently provide the help we needed. Ellen was readily accessible via email or telephone throughout the whole process and gave us the vital lifeline we needed during a very emotive and stressful time. Spire HR realised that as an SME, we had to balance the commercial viability for HR consultancy with the expertise and guidance we needed and Ellen was open and honest from the outset, providing a cost-effective and professional service. I would therefore have no hesitation in recommending Spire HR to anyone.

 

We are too small to justify a full-time HR employee; yet we cannot afford to ‘get it wrong’ The excellent service offered by Spire HR Solutions is the perfect solution for us

 

AGP have used Spire HR Solutions Limited for numerous matters relating to HR issues for both ourselves and clients of the practice. I have always found them to be extremely knowledgeable and helpful and to be very responsive to our needs.

Spire is now the practice’s first point of contact for any HR issues we encounter and I would certainly recommend them to anyone in need of assistance with any HR matters.

 

Ellen has helped streamline procedures and provide greater controls through her extensive knowledge and professional dedication, which has enabled me to concentrate on my main objective, growing the business.

I would say ‘key’ to her service is the confidence she provides with the HR guidance, I know without doubt that when dealing with my employees I follow the correct procedure and staff feel confident that they have the right HR support. The guidance on our bonus structure and appraisal scheme is one of many examples in which Ellen’s guidance has been invaluable.

I have been pleased with work Ellen has done for us and would not hesitate to recommend her to others. She provides a high quality, professional service and is very responsive to the needs of a small, growing organisation.