For HR teams across the country, ‘The Great Resignation’ and the media frenzy surrounding it has brought about a raft of challenges that have impacted businesses from every sector and every size. The issues range from a shortage of skilled talent to an increased number of hard-to-fill vacancies and have created a hugely challenging environment for business decision-makers. These factors have increased pressure on HR teams and the dependence on skilled HR specialists. For many businesses such as SMEs who may not possess dedicated in-house HR functions, these issues have been twice as challenging, often falling at the feet of those whose skills typically lie elsewhere.
In recent times many businesses have looked towards external HR Consultancies to provide this additional level of support. With that in mind, we shine a spotlight on some of the leading players who continue to play a pivotal role for what looks to be a busy period in early 2022.
Supporting over 30,000 SMEs across the globe, Peninsula’s support covers employment law, HR and Health & Safety – arguably the three foremost issues impacting businesses in the current climate. The company boasts nearly 40 years of experience with Peninsula regarded as one of the most trusted and renowned players in the sector. As well as access to a dedicated team of experts, businesses are also given access to Peninsula’s app and suite of business management software tools.
Peninsula offers a range of outsourced services such as online HR support, unlimited twenty-four HR advice and Tribunal representation. Today Peninsula has built a global presence of eight locations across Canada, Australia and New Zealand as well as Ireland and the UK.
Croner’s practical and pragmatic approach is a real calling card within the sector. With over eighty years of experience and currently supporting over 14,000 UK businesses, the company offers a range of services across HR, health and safety, pay and rewards. The firm also provides additional services such as employee wellbeing – one of core importance in the current climate for business owners.
The HR consultancy has a number of accreditations such as a five-star rating across Google and Trustpilot in addition to being awarded the Feefo platinum trusted service award. As the demand for HR consultancies continues to grow, companies such as Croner will hugely benefit from having built their reputation and longevity as one of the market leaders.
Founded in 2011, Hunter Adams are an HR consultancy and recruitment firm providing cost-effective resources to businesses. Having built their experience across 30+ sectors, the business adopts a flexible approach in supplying companies of every scale with expert HR Consultants for one day, one month or even on a permanent basis. Hunter Adams boasts an impressive base of clients including Harrods, BP and Eventbrite. Their years of HR experience gives them the perfect standing to identify and source top talent both within the UK and internationally.
With four locations across London, Manchester, Aberdeen and Edinburgh the employee-owned company has shown progressive growth and scaled to a multi-million-pound business. Hunter Adams will be one to keep an eye on.
Founded in 2011, Avensure provides businesses with a fully integrated and all-encompassing approach that provides business owners with peace of mind that their processes are fully compliant with the latest UK legislation. Avensure’s solutions include everything from contractual implementation through to ongoing advice and guidance which enables businesses to not only ensure compliance but also save time and money.
With two offices across Manchester and London, the HR consultancy works with businesses of different sizes with over 50% of current clients small-sized businesses (0-50 employees) therefore, for businesses that may not have an in-house HR team, Avensure’s one-on-one approach could offer the perfect solution.
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