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How Healthy is your HR?


Checking under the bonnet of your business

Hummingbird HR Services offers new and prospective clients a HR Healthcheck as part of its initial consultation service. This is a great way for us to get to know your business and the types of issues you are experiencing. One of the main concerns we hear from SME’s without HR support is that they ‘don’t know what they don’t know. The healthcheck gives a good overview of the HR focus areas and provides a way of prioritising and planning the steps to get your business onto a healthy path.

A good analogy is to compare it with regularly servicing your vehicle; we look under the bonnet of your business to check your HR is fit for purpose and optimising your businesses performance.


What is the HR Healthcheck and what does it cover?

The healthcheck is a systematic review of your current HR policies, procedures, documentation, and practices to ensure legal compliance, identify areas for improvement, and enhance overall effectiveness. Some of the key areas of HR it explores are :

  • Recruitment and Selection

  • Contractual and Statutory Rights

  • Policies and Procedures

  • Absence Management

  • Compensation and Reward

  • Engagement

  • Health and Safety

We will go through a questionnaire covering these and other topics, with someone in your business, to generate a picture of the help your business needs.


What will my business receive at the end of the HR Healthcheck?

At the end of the process, we will produce a report highlighting risk areas, measures that need to be taken and help you plan to address these.


How long will the HR Healthcheck take

The time this takes will depend on the level of detail provided however, we would expect the questionnaire to take approximately an hour. We will then aim to provide a report within 7 days.


How much does the HR Healthcheck cost?

The initial consultation and healthcheck costs £100


What are the benefits of a HR healthcheck to my business?

The business Healthcheck is an audit of the HR services you ore providing to your people. It:


  • Ensures that your business is compliant with legislation.

  • Helps identify and rectify potential legal risks, reducing the likelihood of costly fines and penalties.

  • Identifies areas of potential risks related to employee relations, workplace safety, and other HR practices.

  • Allows the business to address issues before they escalate into more significant problems.

  • Reviews and updates HR policies and procedures to ensure they align with current laws and industry best practices.

  • Helps establish consistent and fair practices across the organization.

  • Identifies areas for improvement in HR processes, communication and development.

  • Identifies areas where additional training may be needed for employees and managers.

  • Ensures that HR practices align with the business's goals and objectives.

  • Supports employee engagement

  • Ensures that employees are aware of their rights, responsibilities, and the company's expectations.

In summary, the healthcheck provides valuable insights that can lead to the implementation of effective HR strategies, contributing to the overall success of the business.


So How healthy is your HR?

To find out please contact Hummingbird HR Services at annette@hbhrs.co.uk or call us on 07748 713936
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