Introducing Spire HR’s ‘employment cycle’ – the secret to holistic success

by | Jul 19, 2019 | News

Are you an SME in need of comprehensive HR-oriented support?

If so, Spire HR are a team of professionals ready and waiting to help.

Offering a holistic service that is firmly centred around an ‘employment cycle’ concept, Spire HR consider themselves an extension of any company they work with – ensuring they fully understand your business objectives in order to provide the best results every time.

“We see it as going on a journey together – presenting a provision that’s as ‘hands on’ or ‘behind the scenes’ as the businesses we work with want us to be,” said Ellen Parkin MCIPD, Managing Director at Spire HR.

“The primary idea behind our employment cycle is to show SMEs what good HR practice looks like and to emphasise the importance of having the fundamentals in full working order from the outset.”

Through their retained package options, Spire can assist with the recruitment stage – the first milestone in their employment cycle – by preparing job descriptions and person specifications; sourcing and reviewing CVs; handling interviews and rejection letters; and creating company inductions and a dedicated handbook.

“Once an employee is in post – having successfully come through the selection/interview stage and then completing their company induction – they enter a period of their working life that initially covers essential areas such as training and performance management, but then, in seemingly no time at all, they’re on their way and carving out a fully-fledged career,” added Ellen.

Spire HR’s highly experienced and fully CIPD-qualified team have the requisite knowledge and skill-set to guide senior managers and key decision makers through their employees’ wide and varied career trajectories.

“If you want to get the best out of your people, let us take responsibility for handling employee relations – from highly sensitive situations such as disciplinary and grievance cases, where counselling support may be necessary, to offering transparent advice on compensation and benefits,” explained Ellen. “We can even introduce an appraisal system so you can start to measure the performance of your workforce against a set of criteria that’s fully compliant with employment law regulations – and which, of course, contributes to your business growth and success.”

As part of their employment law-related offering, Spire can work with you on new contracts and amendments to existing contracts; settlement agreements; TUPE transfers; and redundancy advice

Other ad-hoc areas cover learning and development, as well as designing and implementing training courses for managers, team leaders and supervisors – resources that Spire HR refer to as ‘HR Toolkits’.

“We are confident that our team always provides high-quality HR support in whatever capacity it’s required – whether that be over the phone, by email or face to face,” said Ellen.

“As the companies we work with have an assigned HR Manager or Director, in the event of us taking annual leave, a full handover is provided to another equally qualified team member so that a seamless service is always guaranteed.”

To find out more about Spire HR’s services – including retained package options – telephone the team on 01925 626523 or email

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.