how we help…
Developing your structures and systems
You might need help with…
Unmanageably fast growth
If your business needed to scale quickly to handle demand, or acquired or merged with another organisation, you may not have had the time and resources to set up the systems and procedures necessary for the smooth running of your operations and effective relationships with staff. We can ensure you have the structures in place to optimise performance and productivity, and to keep your staff focused and motivated, while still being able to expand.
Lack of legal compliance
Similarly, as businesses grow and employ more staff, they may not realise the measures they need to take to remain within the law. Compliance can be a cause of great anxiety among management, and is sometimes swept under the carpet rather than dealt with. We can guide you through the labyrinth of employment legislation to ensure you are doing the right thing by the authorities and your staff.
Outdated management structures
Your business’s management hierarchy, decision-making processes and staff relationship policies (if any) may be a legacy of family ownership, or an extension of how one or two original founders handled the running of the firm. This could be putting stress on the whole business. If your company has outgrown its original structure, we can help you put appropriate systems and policies in place, while maintaining your original ethos.
Two companies coming together can be a joyous union of mutually-compatible organisations, with much to look forward to ahead. Equally, it can be a time of uncertainty and confusion when staff may wonder if your previous corporate values and goals still stand, or even if their future is secure. We can make sure you have systems, communication and guidance in place to make your staff feel involved, invested and motivated.
A need to scale back
Sometimes, growing too quickly was not the best thing to do for your business. You may find that your infrastructure and associated costs outweigh your revenue and you need rationalise your operation. We can show you how to scale back, and to do it compliantly, so that your reputation remains intact and your workforce remains motivated in your streamlined new business.
Engagement, Motivation and Performance
We work with you on:
Job design and Onboarding
HR Coaching and mentoring
Conflict and dismissals
Effective HR software
Heptagon HR is an official partner of breatheHR, a comprehensive software package designed to bring all your HR requirements into one place in an intuitive and easy-to-use platform. Bringing order to chaos, breatheHR, is a cloud solution that ensures you’re on top of employee progress, performance, appraisals, contracts, holidays, expenses, sickness days and more, in one streamlined system. Clients have loved it!
“Colbea has used Heptagon HR’s services at all levels. As an incoming CEO, Jo’s advice and guidance on implementing an updated HR system, procedures and methods has been invaluable. Managing change can be a challenging time for any leader or business owner and Jo has been the consummate professional and delivered her advice and guidance with compassion and integrity. Additionally, Jo has worked with both my team and board on our future organisational strategy and has been instrumental in helping us shape the future of our agency.”
Chief Executive, Colchester Business Enterprise Agency
“As a busy SME we have found the services of Heptagon HR to be invaluable. From updating employment contracts and creating a staff handbook, insightful advice on people management challenges, to supplying us with time-saving HR software, Jo has made sure that we are compliant, organised and efficient. We can get on with what we do best, safe in the knowledge that Heptagon HR is doing the same for us.”
Managing Partner, TWI
“Heptagon HR have risen to the challenge of taking on our global team during a growth phase in our business. Jo's support and her knowledge of other legal jurisdictions has been excellent, and I would recommend her to any organisation!”
Director, Clipper Retail/Sekura Global
“Always available, is thorough in providing a clear outline of all potential options. Provided concise updates for our staff contracts while ensuring our company’s ethos was maintained. Brings a wealth of experience and knowledge at excellent value.”
Owner, Baker Hospitality Group