I have worked in Human Resources (HR) or Personnel as it was then, since 1987. During my career I have worked for both for large multinational corporations based in London and a family owned independent 4-star hotel in Hertfordshire. I am a Chartered Member of the CIPD, HR’s professional body. I am also a qualified mediator.
In 2012, I became a self-employed HR Consultant and have specialised in making HR easy for small businesses. The law is largely the same, whether you employ 1 person or 10,000 – which isn’t always helpful for the small business owner. I help my clients to negotiate their way around tricky employment situations and to get the paperwork in place to stop problems happening in the future.
In the same way as I did not know where to start at first with my accounts, how does a small business owner know where to start with HR? I am astonished by the lack of clear guidance on employing people. There are plenty of technical books for the HR savvy, basic guides on individual topics and of course, the internet has loads of information if you know what you are looking for. What I could not see was a straight-forward, one stop guide to HR basics that every small business owner needs.
My e-book has easy to follow information about the basics in one place. It cuts through the jargon and spells out what you need to do in plain English. It’s designed to offer straight-forward advice and simple, useful tips that can make a big difference to your business.