HR advisory and consultancy projects
Keeping your team productive
When resources are tight, we help organisations stay productive by taking care of day-to-day employee relations and general HR services that can be a distraction for HR teams. We also deliver a range of consultancy services that give clients cost effective answers to more strategic projects.
In a rapidly changing healthcare landscape, your HR function needs to be flexible and responsive. Initiatives can pile up without sufficient resource to fund them. Day to day, your HR team can get bogged down in time consuming and costly grievances or in trying to reach ever more demanding targets. Investigations, organisational change and pay/reward are typical pressure points.
Whether we outsource your employee relations or work with you on a specific project, you have the reassurance of working with consultants who come from health and social care background. They understand the culture and get to grips with problems quickly and efficiently. They know HR and the NHS culture.
In sensitive areas such as disciplinary issues, bullying or grievances, we have the advantage of sitting next to a hugely knowledgeable team of employment lawyers who steer our advice with sound legal opinion. As well as freeing up your team to concentrate on developing staff, we’re able to nip problems in the bud and save legal expenses.
Our consultancy service allows you to package up more significant projects in ways that become more cost effective. And as independent advisers we bring objectivity and experience of issues in similar organisations. We can tackle virtually anything from investigations, through mergers, change management and pay reviews.
A client calls with a difficult bullying case they need to resolve. The person being bullied is claiming discrimination. In this delicate situation, we’re able to speak with our legal team a few desks away and give advice. We’re able to give them the right advice first time and avoid remedial legal work.
Which means that…
Your HR team is freed up to develop staff. You take advice with a clear legal steer that mitigates costs later. You can procure high levels of skill at a very reasonable price. You benefit from consultants with experience across a variety of organisations who bring fresh perspective to the challenge.
In short we:
- Free your team up to do more
- Take sensitive matters off your hands
- Give you informed advice on legal aspects
- Develop strategies for rewarding and retaining talent
- Make your resources stretch further
HOT TOPICS podcast series: culture and behaviour in healthcare workplaces
In conjunction with NHS Employers we have recorded a series of podcasts with expert guest speakers exploring culture and behaviour in healthcare workplaces.
In our second episode in the hot topics series, Martin Hamilton, partner and head of employment at Capsticks, discusses the implications of Brexit with Kate Ling, senior European policy manager in the NHS Confederation's European Office. Click here to find out more about the work of the Cavendish Coalition, recruitment and retention and the unregistered workforce from the EU group, who are often forgotten.
Click here to hear the first in the series where Martin Hamilton, partner and head of employment at Capsticks discusses bullying in the workplace with Christina McAnea, Head of Health for Unison.
You can listen to our previous podcast series on the workforce of 2020 including interviews with former health minister, Lord Norman Warner, NHS Employers CEO, Danny Mortimer and Dean Royles, HRD, HR at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.