Consulting & Strategy

HR Consulting & Support

Outset can take care of the time-consuming HR issues you and your managers face. Be it ongoing or interim support, our expert services will give you the reassurance, compliance and practical assistance you need.

Whether you’ve got an internal HR team already, or need one creating for you, our consultants are experts at building strong relationships with you and your staff. We’ll focus on understanding your needs, and then present a cost-effective and flexible solution that works for you.

Covering all aspects of the employee lifecycle including; resourcing, managing and developing, retaining and rewarding and transitioning, Outset offers a range of highly efficient and cost effective models for managing employee relations.

HR Support

Our expert HR advisory team offers telephone and email support, with case management of every enquiry seen through to resolution or referral. Working with a designated lead advisor, managers are enabled to take ownership for their employee relations issues whilst being supported and coached. It ensures consistency of approach and reduces legal and operational risk, with the reassurance that our employment law team is at hand for more cases that go beyond the parameters of best practice.

Some of the areas our advisory team can help:

  • Performance management, including under performers
  • Absence, sickness and attendance concerns
  • Disciplinary process and documentation
  • Grievance identification, process and documentation
  • Capability due to ill health, skills or aptitude
  • Maternity/ paternity/ adoption/ shared parental leave processes and management 
  • Flexible working rights and processes
  • Dependent care leave
  • Contracts and terms & conditions clarification / understanding
HR consulting and outsourcing

Outset offers a range of options to support organisations across the spectrum from HR consulting to complete HR outsourcing. Our emphasis is always on understanding your needs and offering a flexible, cost effective resource, using consultants with the right experience and skills. Typically these options meet the needs of two key scenarios:

Businesses with no dedicated internal HR lead

A highly experienced Outset HR Consultant will take responsibility for shaping and implementing HR strategy through providing an agreed number of consulting days over an agreed time frame and working closely with the management team to achieve an agreed agenda.

This support is often linked to a wider service bringing together the ‘slices’ of specialist skills and technology needed to deliver effective people management to the organisation at an affordable price.

Businesses with an internal HR team

Outset offers flexible resource solutions to assist in-house HR teams with peaks in demand, temporary absences and specialist requirements. Resource is made available on either a project or an interim basis but with either option our priority is working alongside your team to provide the support they need for the time they need it.

Some of the areas our specialist consultants can help:

  • Strategic HR leadership
  • Change management
  • Performance management (appraisal programme)
  • Organisational re-structuring
  • Development/ training
  • Employee surveys/ questionnaires
  • Facilitation sessions
  • HR compliance audit
  • Employee relations investigations
  • Job evaluation/analysis
  • Recruitment
  • Workplace mediation
  • Redundancy and TUPE process support
  • Outplacement development
  • Salary Benchmarking

Call us now for a friendly chat about your needs.