Let us help you with your documentation
Bespoke HR can assist in the production of all HR-related company documentation including, but not limited to, employment contracts, company policies and procedures documentation, and staff handbooks. Of all the small to medium
enterprises (SMEs) we represent, a staggering 45% did not have any form of documentation before partnering with Bespoke HR.
Why is documentation important?
Employment contracts are essential to all businesses, although few companies realise that it is a legal duty to provide an employee with a written statement of the main employment particulars within 2 months of a start date.
Contract terms and conditions must also comply with legislation as well as being suitable to your business.
While the importance of employment contracts may be obvious, the importance of company HR
policies, procedures and staff handbooks may be less than clear. Perhaps most importantly, these
documents can help protect the company against legal claims but there are many other benefits:
- help to consistently manage staff
- to support the company strategy
- to keep up with competitors
Bespoke Company Documentation
A Bespoke HR Health Check revealed that a small company of twenty staff had no employment
contracts or other company documentation. The Company Directors all had differing views on what
Bespoke HR worked with the three Company Directors to establish what verbal employment terms and
conditions were in place, and the current working practices with regards to company policy. A review
was conducted to assess whether these policies were reflective of what the company was hoping to
achieve. Bespoke HR then provided draft documentation that was legally compliant while also ensuring
that only the necessary documentation is in place thus avoiding unnecessary 'red tape'.
A universal message and strategy was developed with the Directors to allow the company to move
forward in a positive direction. Contracts, job descriptions, a company handbook, and an appraisal
system were all implemented. Bespoke HR also met with employees to help them adapt their working
practices to meet the needs of the business. The total cost was in the region of £6000.