HR Consultancy

Employees are the centre of any business and developing a people strategy or a people focus can drive business performance through the development of an engaged team of people all working together.

More about HR Consultancy

Forbes HR Consultancy aims to offer clients support in managing and developing their businesses with people orientated projects.

Working with HR Teams and/or Leaders to offer support on projects, create bespoke programmes or lead business wide diagnostics on a wide range of topics including the following:

  • Organisational Development and People Strategies

  • HR Strategy

  • Culture

  • Organisational Design

  • Succession Planning

  • Change Management

  • Redundancy

  • Employer Branding

  • Recruitment and Retention

  • Onboarding

  • Reward & Recognition

  • Performance Development

  • Communication

  • Employee Relations

  • Engagement

  • Wellbeing

Workplace Support

Workplace Support

From time to time, you may find it necessary or appropriate to appoint external, impartial individuals to investigate grievances or disciplinaries or conduct formal hearings or appeals. At Forbes our HR consultancy and employment team can conduct such investigations and hearings and a separate member of the team can also provide independent legal advice on the process as well as strategic advice.

Examples of independent investigations that have been carried out by our HR Consultancy team include:

  • Independent review of an equal pay claim;

  • Investigating a grievance which related to complaints of bullying and harassment against a Managing Director;

  • Conducting disciplinaries and appeals in relation to senior personnel;

  • Conducting disciplinaries and appeals in relation to long serving members of staff;

  • Investigating a grievance which related to serious allegations of sexual harassment;

  • Investigating a grievance which related to multiple complaints of bullying and harassment against senior personnel.

Interim Support

Interim Support

Our HR consultancy service can also provide interim HR services for business that need additional resource support, either during transition periods, maternity leave or during recruitment periods.

For example, we have recently undertaken interim support for case management issues for long term absence, misconduct investigations and grievance investigations.

We can provide individual recruitment and onboarding support for new roles and specific appointments, including those requiring specialist Safer Recruitment educational requirements.

Mediation Services

Conflicts at work or workplace disputes can have a serious and detrimental effect on our people, teams, business and organisational effectiveness and performance.

Left unchecked, they can spiral and involve a wider cohort of team members or departments.

Mediation can be an ideal tool to bring about improved workplace resolutions and individual solutions.

Quicker and less costly than other dispute resolution methods, mediation is aimed at enabling longer lasting workplace relationships using collaborative communications. Often used as a precursor to or following a grievance procedure to build on future focused outcomes for all parties.

For more information or to discuss a particular issue and its suitability for mediation, contact our HR Consultancy for information about our accredited mediation services.



For organisations who wish to verify their existing policies and procedures and ensure legal compliance, Forbes HR Consultancy can provide an objective review of current policy and practice across the organisation and provide resulting recommendations.

Getting such processes right is critical and our team prides itself on its pragmatic and professional approach using CIPD accredited methodology.

Our team can also assist clients with holding meeting with employees during consultation processes whether during restructuring and redundancy exercises or transfers of employees under TUPE.

If you would like any further information in relation to the HR Consultancy services that we can support with, please contact Gabriela Hammond.

Our dedicated Employment & HR team


Partner and National Head of Employment & Education, Employment & HR

Jonathan Holden

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Partner and Head of Commercial Employment, Employment & HR

Emma Swan

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Head of HR Consultancy, Employment & HR

Gabriela Hammond


HR Consultancy Advisor, Employment & HR

Jess Gray

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