At Forbes we understand that an efficient HR service is essential within Education Establishments to ensure that the day to day running of Schools is effective as possible. However, with strains on Local Authorities it may be the case that HR services are not always as thorough and as tailored as is necessary. Forbes offers a HR Complete package which provides Schools with a bespoke service which removes cost uncertainty by providing a fixed cost that enables accurate budgeting; something that is crucial within Schools.
HR Complete provides Schools with a fixed fee support package. Both the fee and the package is determined by the level of support required and is tailored to each individual school. Our team of education specialists are well placed to provide advice and support and you will have unlimited telephone and email access to our dedicated team. At the outset it will be necessary to ascertain your exact requirements and to establish any ongoing HR or employment law issues, and this will mean that a member of our team will visit you initially to discuss these requirements. From this point onwards a package will then be able to be tailored to meet the School's requirements.
As part of the package, you will benefit from having our team of specialist education HR Consultants and employment solicitors at the other end of the phone or on the other end of an email. The team will be able to provide support in respect of any HR or Employment Law query you may have. As part of the package you are guaranteed to have a response to your query on the same working day as your call or email.
Should you consider that you require a physical presence on site, it can be arranged for a member of our team to provide any necessary onsite support.
Both of which include case law updates and guidance as to best practice in terms of policies and procedures within Educational establishments.
As an addition to the HR Complete service for Schools, we are offering a unique and vital addition. Our Financial Health Check will assist Schools in forward planning and business strategy aiming to ease the financial pressure which is currently facing Schools. A proactive approach to financial planning allows for Educational Establishments to feel secure in the knowledge that they have an astute awareness as to the budget and resources available to them. As part of the Schools HR Complete Service you will receive an initial Financial Health Check, in which Martin Owen a Finance Support Officer within our Education Team will provide your School with a review and test of internal financial and governance systems and procedures.
Defending Employment Tribunal Claims and meeting awards of compensation can be expensive. Therefore, Schools HR Complete also includes insurance cover designed specifically for employers. In the event of an Employment Tribunal claim being received, the costs and damages of dealing with that claim from start to finish, which can often run into tens of thousands of pounds, will be covered (provided you have followed our advice of course).
HR Complete provides both Schools and Academies with unlimited and invaluable support from a team of experienced specialist education employment law solicitors and HR professionals. Both service and cost is able to be tailored to individual organisations which makes it easy to budget for. The package will provide you with straightforward pragmatic advice and support from a team of specialist and experienced Education lawyers. Forbes' HR Complete service for Schools stands out from its competitors by virtue of the insurance cover which acts as a safety net for organisations in the event of an Employment Tribunal claim and the Financial Health Check which will assist with the vital areas of financial planning and business strategy within Schools.
18 Feb 2019
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