What does advo’s HR support include?

We believe passionately that HR is the heart of a well-run organisation, and we provide CIPD expert advice and support whenever it is needed. We provide a professional and friendly outsourced HR service for small and medium businesses. All clients have access to their own dedicated CIPD qualified HR Consultant to provide assistance with a wide range of HR support, including our absence management system.

Why should I outsource my HR?

Outsourcing your HR is an ideal solution for small or medium businesses who may not have the budget, capacity or time to recruit an internal HR function. Outsourcing your HR gives all the protection and advantages of an in-house HR team, and our HR Consultants will ensure you are always legally up-to-date and ready to meet any challenge. Our HR support function works in partnership with advo-one’s employee benefits and payroll divisions, to deliver joined up employer services.

I need HR support. What would my HR consultant support me with?

Our HR consultants are here for you whenever guidance is needed. We are not a call centre and, in most cases, you will speak to the same HR Consultant every time. Your dedicated HR consultant will get to know you as business and provide expert HR advice and support in line with your company values. Areas of support include:

  • General day to day HR queries
  • Employee relations
  • Bespoke contracts and employee handbooks
  • Recruitment and induction
  • Redundancy support
  • Employee grievance support
  • Employee disciplinary support
  • Management training & coaching
  • Performance management
  • Induction / probation / recruitment support
  • TUPE & change management
We understand the need for small and medium businesses to have HR support which is both in line with legislation and commercially feasible. Our HR consultants aim to provide you with proactive support and solutions.

HR support with documentation

Our HR consultants will provide and assist with the putting together of a range of HR documents and templates. This is key to protecting you as business and very relevant for small and medium businesses where internal HR expertise may be lacking. Just some of the HR documents we assist with include:

  • Employee contracts
  • Employee letters
  • Bespoke employee handbooks
  • Bespoke employee policies including:
    • Adoption Leave policy
    • Anti-Bribery Policy
    • Benefits Policy
    • Code of Conduct policy
    • Company Car policy
    • Company Property policy
    • Confidentiality of Information policy
    • Conflict Of Interest policy
    • Data Protection Policy (GDPR compliant) policy
    • Dignity at Work policy
    • Disciplinary policy
    • Dress and Appearance policy
    • Drugs and Alcohol policy
    • Employee Wellbeing policy
    • Environment policy
    • Equal Opportunities policy
    • Equal Pay policy
    • Expenses policy
    • Flexible Working policy
    • Grievance policy
    • Health and Safety policy
    • Holidays policy
    • Homeworking policy
    • Information Technology policy
    • Intellectual Property policy
    • Lone Working policy
    • Maternity Leave policy
    • Ordinary Parental Leave policy
    • Overtime policy
    • Parental Bereavement Leave policy
    • Paternity Leave policy
    • Performance Improvement policy
    • Personal Relationships at Work policy
    • Political Activity in The Workplace policy
    • Probationary Period policy
    • Redundancy policy
    • Retirement policy
    • Severe Weather Disruptions to Transport policy
    • Shared Parental Leave policy
    • Sickness Absence and Attendance Policy
    • Smoking at Work policy
    • Social Media policy
    • Special Leave (incl. Compassionate/bereavement) policy
    • Termination of Employment policy
    • Time Off for Dependants Leave policy
    • Time Off for Public Duties policy
    • Time Off in Lieu policy
    • Training and Development policy
    • Whistleblowing in the Workplace policy
    • Work Experience Placements policy
    • Work Related Social Events policy
    • Working Hours and Working Time Regulations policy

Absence management

Our absence management system allows for the booking and approval of holiday requests as well as sickness logging. Our simple and easy to use absence management system is ideal for small and medium businesses who are looking for a cost-effective way to streamline manual and time-consuming processes.