HR consultancy

“Blake Morgan's HR Consultancy service is a constant and invaluable help to the Diocese of Portsmouth as we seek to be an excellent place of work for all our clergy, staff and volunteers.”

Rev'd Stephen Morgan, Secretary to the Trustees Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth
Our HR Consultancy team provides expert help to companies who either need to supplement the resources of their in-house HR team or who have no HR resources at all.

Main areas of practice

Blake Morgan’s HR Consultancy team combines specialist practical and commercial experience with robust legal advice from our employment lawyers. This means we provide up-to-the-minute expert opinion on all issues relating to HR.

Our experienced HR Consultants provide three main types of HR consultancy:

  • As retained HR consultants
  • As advisors on strategic intervention
  • As interim advisors on specific projects, either on a short term basis or temporary management role

The HR Consultancy team has extensive experience right across the HR spectrum, with specialist knowledge of the following areas:

  • Conducting investigations and managing disciplinary, grievance and appeal processes
  • HR redundancy issues and outplacement
  • TUPE projects including the conducting of collective negotiations
  • Reviewing, designing and implementing absence management
  • Reviewing and implementing policies and associated documentation
  • Developing and conducting employee satisfaction surveys
  • Managing recruitment and selection (carrying out psychometric assessment, if required)
  • Developing and conducting salary surveys and benchmarking
  • Performing annual salary reviews
  • Advising on HR systems acquisitions
  • Conducting equality audits

Our Strategic Interventions expertise includes:

  • Organisational restructures following a merger or acquisition
  • Succession planning; assisting in “talent-management” review
  • Performance management and securing employee engagement
  • Employee benefit reviews linking pay and reward
  • Senior executive remuneration reviews
  • Mentoring or coaching high-level key appointments
  • Managing change programmes
  • Business start-ups by advising on matters relating to job evaluation
  • Achieving accreditations, for example Investors in People

Clients

Our extensive list of HR clients range in size from a multinational manufacturer to not-for-profit organisations, such as the Diocese of Portsmouth and family-owned or owner-managed businesses.

We provide first rate services to the following sectors:

Manufacturing  Financial Services 
Education  Industrial & commercial supplies and distribution
Care provision   Risk analysis 
Maintenance services and transport   

Significant experience

Examples of how our HR Consultancy team has provided specialist help include:

  • Management and advice of redundancy processes for a range of commercial and charitable clients.
  • Facilitating and chairing appeal hearings for a social housing provider, a transport company and a marketing and design agency.
  • Managing a major all staff investigation for a school.
  • Recruitment of a charity Chief Executive.
  • Conducting a multiple grievance investigation for a care provider.
  • Performance management advice for a high tech company.
  • Interim HR management for a wholesale distributor.
  • Retained HR support for a maintenance services company, a not-for profit organisation and a risk analysis company.
  • A comprehensive review of employee policies and contracts for a multinational manufacturer.

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