Over time salaries can become out of kilter with similar roles across an organisation or out of touch with current market rates. We can carry out bespoke salary benchmarking projects to match internal roles to external role data, thereby identifying market rates to aid the attraction and retention of staff and to support a fair pay structure.
Pay and grading systems - design and implementation
We can design and implement flexible and practical pay and grading systems that can be integrated into performance appraisals and staff development initiatives.
Redundancy and restructures - planning and management
Redundancies and restructuring can be difficult for all involved. We offer practical, outcomes-driven solutions, sensible advice, and proactive management support to help you plan and implement change successfully in your business or organisation.
Change management projects
Our extensive experience enables us to lead on or advise on any change management projects you may wish to undertake. We can help you with key issues such as restructuring, changes to terms and conditions of employment, company relocation, mergers and acquisitions, and shift pattern changes.
We can help you to gauge opinions within your organisation. We can carry out customised surveys, including staff opinion surveys, 360-degree leadership surveys, and stress audits.
TUPE transfers - due diligence and management
Transfers of employer undertakings due to mergers or acquisitions is a complex area of employment law. We can help you to navigate these waters, providing reliable advice on matters such as due diligence, employee consultation, employee liability information, and potential post-transfer restructures.
Recruitment - job descriptions and person specifications
Finding the right person for your organisation can be a time-consuming process. We will work with you to define the roles you wish to fill and also develop person specifications to ensure you are attracting the best candidates.
We work with a wide range of business across the North East, to provide practical services and honest advice on employment law and people management issues. Here is what some of our clients have to say about working with us.
Always excellent service. Helen is very skilled and knows her stuff. She gives advice and guidance promptly and is always professional.
Jane Kingston, Advocacy Manager at Connected Voice
“Dormor Machine are a family run engineering business with limited resources for managing HR. Helen McDougall has been a great support to us over the years – we receive prompt responses, and her HR knowledge and experience is extensive. It is reassuring for us to know that we can call on Helen for assistance, whether it’s a small query or a wider organisational change. “
Helen Cameron-Clarke, Managing Director
“Helen has provided solid HR advice and guidance to me over the past 20 years. Sometimes I have just needed ad hoc HR advice and at other times Helen has responded to the challenge to help the organisation with bespoke HR advice or training. Helen is extremely knowledgeable but she also just comes with common sense and an understanding to guide employers through challenging circumstances. “
Tracey Stuchlik , Partner at Thornfield Medical Group