It’s absolutely essential that any HR consultant thinking of working as one of our partners feels an affinity with (and is therefore comfortable and credible selling!) our approach to providing HR services to small business clients.
One of the most vital areas to this is our position on drafting employment contracts and policies, so we expect our consultants to follow these principles:
We are absolutely firm in our belief that selling the same standard template contract or handbook to multiple small business clients is unethical. Clearly there are many similarities in documents our many clients use, but we have come across many small business owners who have encountered problems because the standard documents sold to them by an alternative provider are just not suitable, either missing out something vital, or containing vast quantities of text which are irrelevant and therefore meaning none of it is being read.
Our standpoint is that most small
Documents should be drafted in a tone and level of detail that suits the individual business.
We also look to amend existing documents rather than selling new ones, where this is appropriate. This is because again we consider it unethical to say to a business owner they must have brand new
Some of the above principles may on the face of it reduce our consultants’ profitability. But we think that longer term, it enhances their credibility and builds trust, which keeps clients coming back and keeps referrers sending clients our way.
If you like the idea of providing tailored, down to earth advice to SME’s in your area, do get in touch.