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Discover Pocket HR

Pocket HR

The only HR Toolbox Membership you need for the entire life cycle of your employees.

Sign up now for an early bird price of £60 per month or £600 per annum (saving you 2 months).

Ready to get all the HR tools you need to grow a successful business?

Now is the perfect time and you don’t need to it alone.

Walk-Through Guide

Have all the right tools, techniques and support you need to scale your team & business.

Documents & Templates

Access to any document you need during the entire employee life cycle.

Employee Communication

Learn how to communicate with your employees to keep them happy and productive

Happy Hounds
Kate Underwood HR has helped my business to not only put in place our much needed HR policies, but also introduced us to way of keeping our HR processes in check with a great online too ‘Breathe’.

Kate worked with myself and my employees to make sure we were set up and comfortable using the HR system and we know Kate and the team are on hand to help should we ever get stuck using Breathe or implementing any HR Policies.

Emily Williams, Owner Happy Hounds

Membership Overview

Discover the 7 Stages of the Employee Life Cycle

1

Recruitment and Selection

Hello? Is it me you’re looking for?

Making the right recruitment and selection decisions is the first step in ensuring you have the right people in the right job. Get this part right and literally everything else falls into place!

Module details
Recruitment & Selection is the first stage to ensure that you have the right people at the right place in the right job.

After this module:

  • You will know when you’re succeeding when ….
  • You have a clear understanding of the costs involved with taking on a new employee.
  • You have a clear job description and a plan on how you are going to recruit.
  • Furthermore, you understand the best methods that you will help you find the talent you need.

Lessons in this module include:

  • Identifying the need to recruit
  • Job Descriptions
  • Recruitment Methods
  • Selecting Candidates Fairly
  • Opening the box to Potential Talent
2

Onboarding

Welcome to the family!

Now you’ve found your ideal employee, it’s time to recoup your investment! We’ll help you engage with your new employee during their vital first 90 days so they can hit the ground running and help your business thrive!

With employment contracts and compliance in place, we’ll ensure you’re a fair employer and teach you how to identify areas where your new employee excels or may require extra training.

Module details
Now you’ve found the right person, you need to ensure they get the very best start possible. The first 90 days for any new employee are crucial and should never be left to chance.

After this module:

  • You’ve invested a great deal of time and money finding and training your team so you need to make sure you are getting the best returns on your investment.
  • You will now have all the necessary compliance documents in place to ensure you are being a fair employer. You will understand the areas in which your new employee excels and where they may require some extra training.
  • You will know when you’re succeeding when ….
  • You are confident that both you and your employee are protected by contracts.
  • You have a clear path on the first 90 days of their employment

Lessons in this module include:

  • Making Offers of Employment
  • Contracts of Employment
  • 1st Day Induction
  • Probationary Period
  • Employee Files
  • Health and safety basics
  • Employment Policies
3

Payroll, Benefits & Employee Wellbeing

Looking after your team

Well done! You’ve successfully onboarded your new employee and they understand their objectives and goals. Now it’s time for you to look after their physical and mental well-being.

Creating the best possible work-life balance, paying fairly and providing benefits they love will keep your employees feeling engaged, valued and motivated; thus ensuring your team is happier and more productive.

Module details

You’ve found your employees, onboarded them and got their basic needs covered. Your employees are engaged and clear on their objectives and goals.

After this module:

  • You will know when you’re succeeding when…
  • Your employees are motivated and engaged because they understand their role and are being remunerated fairly for their work.
  • You don’t have employees leaving before the 90-day probation period ends.

Lessons in this module include:

  • Payroll
  • Pensions
  • Benefits
  • Employee Wellbeing
  • Communication
4

Learning & Development

Looking at your grow!

Next, we’ll make sure your company keeps employees up to date with new skills, technologies, legislation changes, etc. We’ll help you decide what training your employees need to blossom, and the best ways to deliver it.

We’ll deliver a clear guide on what training opportunities are available, what to discuss when employees undergo appraisals and that you have a clear succession plan.

Module details

You have a clear guide on what training opportunities are available and what to discuss with your employees when they undergo their appraisals.

You will know when you’re succeeding when…

  • You have a clear succession plan and skills that need development to achieve the best staff training.
  • You have a team that are engaged and motivated to improve their skills

Lessons in this module include:

  • Ways to train
  • Statutory Training
  • Apprenticeships
  • People Management
  • Management Development
5

Employee Relations

Everyone on the same page

Managing employee relationships in the workplace can be a challenging task to maintain.

You may have employees who are not performing or costing you money. Unfortunately, SMEs cannot afford to carry employees and bad behaviours such as absence/lateness need to be nipped in the bud so not to have a devastating effect on your whole team.

But never fear! We’ll show you how to easily handle disciplinary and grievance procedures fairly.

Module details

You are now clear on how to handle the different stages of disciplinary and grievance. You know how to manage a pregnant employee or an employee who is about to become a parent. You are content that you have policies in place that have been training into your teams to protect your business from risk.

You will know when you’re succeeding when…

  • You are no longer worried about what to say if an employee is not working to their full potential.
  • And know what you are saying is the correct course of action.

Lessons in this module include:

  • Conduct
  • Performance
  • Grievance
  • Maternity
  • Data Protection
  • AWOL
6

Performance Management

How you doing?

Learning how to carry out appraisals and spending quality time with your employees to find out their aspirations, goals and what makes them tick is vital. We’ll help you engage with your staff to keep them motivated and valued.

In return, you will be rewarded with happy, engaged employees, low staff turnover and a team united in helping you achieve your business goal.

Module details

You will have a clear plan of how to conduct an appraisal and how it can make your business stronger in the long term. You will have motivated and engaged employees who can recognise how their efforts are positively impacting your business.

You will know when you’re succeeding when…

  • You have a low turnover of staff as they are all engaged and aligned to the overall business goal.
  • Your staff is united in helping you achieve that goal.

Lessons in this module include:

  • Reflect
  • Set Goals
  • Feedback
  • Develop
  • Review
  • Reward
7

Employee Exit

It’s not you, it’s me

Completing the life cycle through exit to lower company costs with reference to employee turnover.

You may find yourself spending too much time on an employee or they’re costing your business money. Sometimes, even good employees may wish to move on.

Either way, if you love them, let them go! We will help you successfully complete the employee life cycle, reduce staff turnover and understand how to keep employees. Finally, we’ll ensure you pay entitlements so you don’t have a dreaded bad-leaver!

Module details

You have now completed the whole employee lifecycle from start to finish and understand the importance of each stage.

You will know when you’re succeeding when…

  • You reduce your turnover or you understand why your employees are leaving.
  • Sometimes you can adjust. Sometimes they are not right for your business.

Lessons in this module include:

  • Resignation
  • Redundancy
  • Retirement
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Exit Interviews
  • References

Also included when you join today:

Monthly Training

In bite-sized chunks so you don’t get overwhelmed at a pace that suits you. Access the online modules anytime, anywhere.

Monthly Coaching and Q&A

Together, live in our online group, we tackle your questions to ensure you are able to implement everything.

Online Access to All Materials

Have 24/7 access to videos, templates, checklists. And much, much more!

Members Only Facebook Group

A place to share your journey, hang out with us and other businesses. So don’t wait to ask questions.

Bonus Material

We’ll always throw in some bonus training and support, as and when you need it!

Amazing Value

If you were on our service plan package with 1-2-1 support this would cost you £160 plus VAT per month – what’s stopping you?

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