NPB & Associates Ltd. HR CONSULTANCY

Telephone: 01189 402 321 / 07776 164 052 (mobile)
E-mail: nigel@npb-hr.com
 
 
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NPB & Associates offer practical advice and support to ensure companies have HR policies and procedures, which are legally compliant and - more importantly - meet business requirements
Our approach is to provide cost-effective practical HR support based on commercial criteria. We do not want to burden you with policies or procedures that you do not need or cannot sustain or are inappropriate for your size of Company
NPB & Associates Ltd. based at Reading, Berks and Bromsgrove, Worcs. offer one stop practical HR advice and support to ensure companies have HR policies and procedures, which are legally compliant and, more importantly, meet business requirements
Contact us on 01189 345 426 or 07776 164 052 for a free discussion on how we can help. Our approach is to try to help not sell to you
If you believe you might need HR support please complete our HR CHECKLIST & QUESTIONNAIRE so you can assess your needs
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NPB & Associates offer practical advice and support to ensure companies have HR policies and procedures, which are legally compliant and - more importantly - meet business requirements.

According to a recent DTI report the following are seen as minimum areas where companies need to review their current practices to meet the DTI High Performance Workplace Model (click to view .pdf file)

•  Recruitment and selection
•  Employment contracts and documentation
•  Discipline and grievance handling
•  Employee communication and consultation
•  Flexible working
•  Equality and discrimination
•  Absence and turnover
•  Appraisals
•  Pay and benefits
•  Training and development
•  Redundancies and dismissals
 
Are you satisfied you meet these minimum requirements?

Management of Change

At some stage your company will be going through or need to go through a change process to restructure, review costs or to expand. We can offer practical advice and in the event that you need to downsize, re-organise or undertake a major recruitment phase in a business expansion or in a merger or acquisition situation.

Any change is unnerving for managers and staff and the process and approach which you adopt is vitally important to ensure that you maintain a "business as usual" focus. Employment legislation can be a nightmare and whilst it is necessary to ensure that you avoid time-consuming and expensive tribunal claims it is equally important that your key staff remain motivated, are not bogged down or stressed by the uncertainty.

We aim to take the worry from you by project managing or advising you on the best solution to meet legal requirements and business needs to your timescale and budget.

We will suggest a planning process which will include an internal communications programme to explain to your staff the reasons for the changes and how it will affect them. Planning the approach in advance as well as setting realistic target will be important for to achieve the best solution whilst maintaining employee morale and a business as usual focus.

To assess whether your company needs to review its current practices complete the HR CHECKLIST & QUESTIONNAIRE

Your own HR Department

You may not have or want to employ a full time HR professional but where you need HR advice and support NPB &Associates can give you this on a part time basis as and when issues arise.

Training & Development

Developing in house coaching, seminars and workshops to give your managers the skills and tools to manage their people issues

How to:

•  recruit effectively
•  deal with performance issues
   including staff appraisals
•  deal with attendance problems
   including return from work
   interviews
•  deal grievances and disciplinaries
•  communicate effectively
 
Pay & Reward

You may wish to review your pay and reward structures to ensure that they are aligned to market rates and reflect individual performance and contribution to the business.

Based on many years experience NPB & Associates can offer practical and pragmatic solutions to address the key issues.

•  Your process for annual review of
    pay scales
•  A consistent approach for reward
    based on contribution
•  Advantages of pay scales and
   grading structures
•  Revamping of bonus schemes
•  Review of benefits, their cost
   effectiveness and their link to reward
•  Equal pay and equal value and the
   compliance with legislation on part-
    time or temporary staff
       
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