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Work Sense - Employment & HR Support Package

Work Sense, Wake Smith Solcitors’ Employment Law and HR Support retainer package, is a monthly help and support subscription service offered to all different types of businesses.

Using the emplyoment support package allows you to tap into the unique set of skills and expertise that a dedicated HR professional brings. For a small monthly fee, we can provide unlimited telephone and e-mail support from two of our highly experienced employment solicitors. We offer practical advice and can guide you through any HR issues you face.

Work Sense means you have highly skilled and experienced HR experts dedicated to managing your business’s particular issues just like paid staff but without the huge overheads.

Work Sense allows you to:

  • Access expert HR assistance and advice when you need it
  • Accurately budget for your HR support services
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest employment law legislation
  • Enjoy HR peace of mind like larger businesses with in-house HR staff
  • Benefit from discounts on other HR and Employment law services
  • Access other business and individual legal services from Wake Smith Solicitors

Subscribing to our HR package means you can take advantage of our expertise and have all the benefits of an HR manager without having to hire someone full time. This service allows you to employ our team of experts on a monthly basis, for a fixed fee, depending on your specific requirements.

Our HR retainer fee covers ongoing issues from performance management, sickness absence cases, redundancy, policy implementation to those which arise suddenly and unexpectedly including misconduct, employee grievances and policy queries.

The services includes:

  • Document review including contract update (excluding senior staff)
  • Document review of senior staff contracts with free report
  • Document review of staff handbooks/policies with free short form report
  • A monthly fixed fee retainer covering unlimited telephone and email advice (but excluding document drafting) during normal business hours
  • Advice, assistance and second opinions on day to day HR issues – including poor performance, absence etc.
  • Regular free HR updating seminar or free access to an updating HR seminar (at least quarterly)
  • Regular HR bulletins
  • 20% discount on other HR and Employment services falling outside of the retainer

Wake Smith will support you and your management team in dealing with your company’s specific HR requirements and give you peace of mind that your business is compliant with HR legislation.

For further information on the package and to get a monthly fee quote for your business please contact worksense@wake-smith.com

Employment Team

Joan Pettingill
Director & Head of Employment Law & HR Services

Holly Dobson

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