Ready To Go HR Department

Ideal for micro and small businesses and those on the tightest of budgets

The Kea Ready To Go HR Department provides 24/7 access to a premium package of 40+ Model Employment Policies supported by guidance notes and a comprehensive library of Ready To Go HR Documents that provide quick solutions to the key HR problems that any business will face, including:

  • Flow Charts
  • How to Guides
  • Letters
  • Forms
  • Meeting Checklists
  • Factsheets

Time and time again I see owners of new and smaller businesses struggling unnecessarily with HR issues that are happening in their businesses.

I hate to see people struggle, especially when the introduction of a few simple and straight-forward processes would make everything so much easier.

In many small businesses, especially in the early stages of their development, HR is an administrative function with the Managing Director or Financial Director handling staffing issues as they occur. Many of those I talk to fear that the introduction of formalised policies will have a negative impact on the running of the business by being overly bureaucratic. Whilst I do believe it’s essential to have the discipline that a documented and well-communicated strategy offers to have a smooth-running business, I do also believe it is vital to get the balance right.

This is why I designed my cost effective and easy to use Ready To Go HR Department to keep your small business compliant with ever changing employment legislation!

My Ready To Go HR Department provides you with access to a high quality and practical HR service.

How does the Ready To Go HR Department work?

I created the Ready To Go HR Department to provide everything you need to know to manage typical HR issues that every business sees at one time or another. The Ready To Go HR Department provides you with step-by-step guidance to give you the confidence of knowing what to do and when to do it.

This is NOT an E-book that will sit unused on your hard drive. Nor is it a huge manual that will sit on your shelf gathering dust. I’ve broken my ‘Ready To Go’ On-line HR Department into “bite-sized” folders of information that roughly follow the life span of an employee… so all you have do is find the appropriate folder, read the managers guidance notes and then download the resource materials you will need to deal with the problem you are facing.

An annual subscription provides unlimited access to my On-line library of HR materials, giving you everything you need to ensure you are legally compliant including a suite of employment contracts, over 40 model HR policies and a template employee handbook.

To support the 40+ model policies I provide Management Guidance Notes and a comprehensive library of Ready To Go HR documents so you can deal quickly and fairly with everyday HR issues such as recruiting new employees, managing holiday entitlement, sickness and maternity leave and managing disciplinary, grievances and capability situations.

Each of the Ready To Go documents are downloadable and customisable. Just find the one you need, download it to your PC, tailor the content to suit your company style and it’s ready for you to use. It really is as simple as that!

The comprehensive library of Ready To Go HR documents are:

  • written for both managers of people and people (HR) managers;
  • practical, providing step by step guidance;
  • stored in a user-friendly format so that you can find the answers to your questions quickly;
  • easy to understand with no legal jargon;
  • updated regularly to ensure legal compliance;
  • designed to be implemented immediately saving you time and money;
  • supported by guidance notes to ensure simple and quick implementation;
  • provided on-line so you can access them whenever and wherever you are working.

What Documents Are Included With The Ready To Go HR Department?

Managers Guidance Notes and How To Guides
The Management Guidance Notes are written in an easy-to-understand manner, the guidance notes explain the current and forthcoming employment legislation you need to be aware of in order to be compliant and highlight best practice techniques. The How to Guides provide practical step by step instructions to a range of common HR Issues from recruiting a new employee right through to executing a fair dismissal.
Model Policies
The 40+ Model Policies enable you to efficiently manage everyday HR issues and will help you defend tribunal claims.
Forms and Letters
All the forms and letters are templates with clear prompts where text should be added. If you modify a template simply email it to me for a sanity check before using it in your business.
Flow Charts
The flow charts provide step-by-step guidance to key aspects of HR.
Meeting Checklists
The meeting checklists provide a reminder of the essential points to be covered in the particular situation.
Fact Sheets
Each fact sheet explains a key area of HR which you can use as information sheets for your staff.

All of the Resource Materials are provided in Microsoft Word format, so that you can amend them to suit your own company style and working practices. Each document is supported with instructions on how to use it to it’s greatest effect.

What Subjects Does The Ready To Go HR Department Cover?

When you subscribe to the Ready To Go HR Department you gain instant access to the extensive library of proven HR strategies to dealing with the most common HR situations…. Even if you only have one employee when one of those situations crops up you will be as prepared as you possibly can be.

My Ready To Go HR Department provides you with a Step-By-Step Roadmap through the essential HR topics giving you the confidence of knowing what to do and when to do it. The resource materials are sorted by topics so everything you will need to be compliant is together in one folder meaning you can quickly and easily locate the guidance notes and then find the policies, letters, forms and check lists you will need so you can be compliant immediately.

The topics covered include:

Getting It Right From The Start
It all starts with knowing what you want people to do and how they will fit in to your team. Good recruitment practices will save you time and money and help make sure you have the right people on your team.
Wages and Benefits
Guidance to help you manage wages and benefits packages you offer your employees including wage increases.
Working Patterns
Guidance to help you manage different working patterns including agency workers, flexible working and the working time regulations.
Getting The Best From Your Employees
Clearly setting out duties, goals and performance standards for your employee to achieve will ensure everyone is working together towards achieving your business goals. You will then be able to easily spot where you have gaps in skills and knowledge.
Time off from Work
All employees have a statutory right to time off work in certain circumstances such as holidays and maternity leave. Unplanned absences i.e. sickness and AWOL employees, cause the most problems though and need quick action to nip them in the bud.
Having a Baby or Adopting a Child
All employees have a statutory right to time off work when they are having a baby or adopting a child. The rights apply to mothers and fathers including same sex couples. The latest legislation introduces rights for parents using surrogacy to have a baby.
What To Do If Things Go Wrong
Dealing with grievances or disciplinary matters in the correct way is essential in order to resolve matters as quickly and amicably as possible and to avoid claims for unfair and constructive dismissal.
Terminating The Employment Relationship
Some employees will choose to leave, if the recruitment process is working right these will be reduced to a minimum, but there may be situations that arise where you need to ‘exit’ individuals from your organisation and these must be managed in the right way to avoid claims for unfair dismissal.
Other HR Related Issues
A drop-box section for smaller subjects that don’t warrant having their own folder such as ACAS Early Conciliation, Data Protection, Employing Under 18s, Retention of Employee Records and Searching Employees

Ready To Go HR Department Packages

Businesses who use the Ready To Go HR Department do not have any internal HR expertise and generally have a headcount of between 1 and 15 employees. If your headcount is higher than 15 I’d be happy for you to subscribe to this service but you may find my HR Advice and Support Service is of more interest to you.

HR Essentials Package

The HR Essentials Package provides unlimited access to hundreds of HR tools and legally compliant resources including: HR policies, letters, forms, check-lists and how-to guides all drafted by an experienced HR professional and fully customisable by you to suit your business style.

We also keep you up-to-date with the world of HR, with information about current, new or changing employment legislation, compliance, and topical news items in the HR world. These important updates go straight to your inbox, so you don’t have to go searching for information.

The HR Essentials Package is attractively priced at £105 per year.

Remote and on-site support are available at an extra cost for when something unexpected or complex happens in your business and you want the reassurance that someone who has been there and done it before is at your side.

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Premium Package

The Premium Package provides the added peace of mind of unlimited telephone and email advice. This remote support can be used for when one of those HR headaches crops up in your business or maybe you know what you want to do and just want a sanity check that it is the right course of action.

The fees for the Premium Package are £245 per year.

On-site support is available at an extra cost for when something unexpected or complex happens in your business and you want the reassurance that someone who has been there and done it before is at your side.

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Ultimate Package

As an Ultimate Member you will receive:

  • Ready To Go Employee Handbook, your Employee Handbook will become part of your HR tool box where you can refer to policies and the content will work seamlessly with the resource materials such as how to manage sickness absence.
  • Unlimited telephone and email support, for when one of those HR headaches crops up in your business – no more panic moments at 4am!!!
  • Unlimited access to the on-line library of over 400 HR essential materials including: policies, how to guides, letters, forms and meeting check lists.
  • Regular Email keeping you up to date on new legislation and current hot topics

The fees for the Ultimate Package are £495 per year.

On-site support is available at an extra cost for when something unexpected or complex happens in your business and you want the reassurance that someone who has been there and done it before is at your side.

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By ensuring your HR policies are legally compliant, consistent and well understood, your business will effectively reduce the HR problems that crop up and you will deal efficiently and effectively with those that do, managing the risk to your business and saving costs in the future.