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.

Related expertise

Main contacts

Related Knowledge & Resources

Changes to taxation of termination payments

News

Where employment ends and a termination payment is made on or after 6 April 2018, new provisions create a special formula for calculating the tax due which all employers must be aware of.

Identifying the hidden whistleblowing disclosure

News

A number of whistleblowing cases have made headlines in the last few months and highlighted the fact that such claims are here to stay.

The Criminal Finances Act – what is it and why does it matter?

News

The legislation creates a new corporate criminal offence of failure to prevent tax evasion, but how does this impact on HR?

Must employers consider bumping in a redundancy situation?

Carrying out redundancies fairly is crucial to avoid the risk of costly litigation. A recent EAT decision about "bumping" is a useful reminder to employers that, depending on the circumstances...

Employment lawyer comments on maternity disclosure survey.

Blake Morgan's employment specialist, Debra Gers, comments on maternity disclosure survey.

New sexual harassment guidance launched

High profile news stories about sexual harassment show that it is a problem across all sectors and organisations regardless of size. Recently published guidance by ACAS and the Equality and Human Rights Commission will help employers

Are you ready for higher automatic enrolment contributions from 6 April?

As many employers will know, on 6 April 2018, and then again on 6 April 2019, the minimum contributions to a pension scheme for the purposes of the automatic enrolment regime will increase.

Suspicious sales, secret surveillance and the Spanish supermarket

Video surveillance at work is a considerable intrusion into private life and it is important to weigh up the right to privacy as provided for by article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights against the need for the surveillance.

Enforcing gender pay gap reporting?

With less than 3 months to go until larger employers must publish their gender pay gap, Kevin Lau, a senior solicitor in the employment team at Blake Morgan LLP looks at the latest developments and what employers and HR professionals need to know.