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Why an Independent HR Consultant might be just what your business needs…

For many SME’s looking to protect their business, the temptation is to invest in annual contracts with employment law advice lines, offering indemnified advice 24/7, templated documents and representation during formal meetings for an additional fee. Sounds great, right? Well, it can be. But what if I told you there was another, more cost-effective way of getting commercial, tailor made, personal support for your business? Here are a handful of reasons why an HR Consultant could be right for you:


We take time to get to know your business. The reason many of us choose this path is because we are genuinely interested in how businesses differ and are motivated by driving change, problem solving and making a real difference. We take time to understand the culture of your business, the journey so far and the challenges ahead. The advice you receive will be tailored to support your success and every letter, policy and document we create will reflect your brand culture.


We are an extension of your team. If you retain the services of an independent consultant, you know exactly who is going to answer the call when you need them. Sure, you won’t get us 24/7 but you’ll certainly reach us during normal working hours by phone or email. We get to know you and your team and we want to be part of your success story.


We take a holistic approach. We take time to understand the route cause of your issues and support you to make cultural or procedural changes to improve employee engagement or managerial capability and prevent history repeating itself time and time again. Sure, we offer the sticky plaster to fix the issue and minimise any current risk, but by working with you, we can ultimately reduce your reliance on expensive external resources in the future.


We don’t “sit on the fence”. A good HR consultant will offer you a range of solutions to any issue which arises, highlighting the risks associated with each. We won’t indemnify you, but we’ll equip you to make the right commercial decision for your business and support you to reduce any associated risk. We understand that sometimes the right business decision is not the ‘best practice’ decision.


We’re a well-connected and resourceful bunch! We survive by networking and are extremely well connected. If we come across something new or need a different perspective or skill set, we have a network of professionals we can draw upon. In most cases, this won’t come at any extra cost to you.


Our livelihood is dependent on your satisfaction. We are not sat in a call centre on a salary. We work exceptionally hard for every penny, building our networks and our client base purely on reputation and so will always work exceptionally hard to exceed your expectations and find ways to add as much value to your business as possible.


We offer a range of flexible payment options and packages to meet your budget and needs! At Legon Consulting I take on clients for as little as one hour per month, up to several days per week for interim/ project work. I also offer a free 30 minute telephone fact finding call, so together we can determine the best options for you and your business.

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