Core Services

Keep your business running while you’re busy making it grow.

HR Support

Your people will look after your business.

You may not have or need an HR team yet, but you still have to ensure that you are managing the inevitable people issues.  I can help with employment paperwork, performance management, absence, employee handbooks etc – this protects you as the employer and enables your business to review and improve your people practices.  Plus, access to  pay as you go HR software, see HR Support, under Services tab above.

But it’s not all paperwork: engaged employees, great morale and an open culture keep your people happy and your business moving.  I can work with you to identify issues and make improvements.

Recruitment Services

Your people will make or break your business.

Getting it right is fundamental to business success, but it can be time consuming, frustrating and costly.  I can take this over for you as much or as little as you like – from advertising, CV sifting, interviewing, candidate management – just one hire can take weeks to achieve, meanwhile, your business may be suffering as your focus is elsewhere or the hiring just isn’t getting done.  Before you spend £000s on recruitment consultants, let’s have a chat about how I can help you save time and money.

Onboarding Staff

Once you’ve found that perfect new team member, are you following up with reference checks and security checks (if applicable) – have you checked for skeletons in the closet?  Are you ready for them to start?  Do they have everything they need to be successful?

It is in your interest to ensure you give them all the tools they need to be succeed; you don’t want to have to start all over again because you weren’t ready.  I can manage the onboarding process for you; liaise with new starters and provide an induction.  Making the right impression from day one is critical to retaining staff.

Systems & Processes

Taking on staff is a big responsibility, you need them to help make your business a success.

It doesn’t have to be difficult, time consuming or costly.  I can review current practices and implement systems and processes which will work time and again once set up, this will keep your business running while you make it grow.

People Management

Managing your staff can be very rewarding, but very time consuming.

Most people need to feel valued; that they are working towards something; feel they are progressing; enjoy the place they come to every day,;find value in the work they are doing.  You want to give them all of this, but you also have a business to run.  How do you manage it all?

Perhaps people management isn’t your strong suit, it’s not for everyone and that’s OK.  I can provide simple and effective mentoring support with performance reviews, line management support and training.

Resource Management

If you are a services business, it can be hard to keep a track of who is working on what, when and how much of their time is taken up with it.

To ensure a fair spread of the workload, you need to be on top of this – neglect in this area can lead to unhappiness in your teams if load distribution is deemed unfair.  Keeping on top of it doesn’t need to be difficult, I can help you by setting up simple resource management systems to allow you to monitor this.

Why and How?

Because no-one can do it all.

The benefits of using Acorns and Oaks:

How do we make it work?