HR management advice and support

No matter which way you look at it, both strategically and operationally the most complex aspect of business is the management of people. Regardless of the type or size of an organisation the average manager will spend 60%* of their time dealing with people management issues.

Abeceder H2R is the employee management solution that manages every aspect of the employer, employee relationship from hiring to retiring, helping managers to focus on actions that increase employee productivity, improve employee engagement and balance employee results and employee rewards.

State of the art web enabled employee management software, with the support of a team of professionals in HR, training, payroll and health and safety plus fully qualified employment solicitors help ensure that managers have the correct information, products, services and expertise to enable them to take the correct action in the correct way at the correct time.

*research conducted for North East LEP

The Service

The HR support service will help clients to address any current issues, and then put in place action plans that will:

  • Increase employee productivity
  • Improve employee engagement
  • Avoid and resolve employment problems and
  • Balance employee rewards with employee results.

The team of HR consultants have experience of delivering business focused HR support in a wide range of industries and business environments – there aren’t many issues that they haven’t successfully solved.

You have HR policies and procedures to ensure that you treat everyone fairly.

  • You create them before the event arises so that you know what you need to do when there seem to be a lot of things to do.
  • We will help you to ensure that all of your HR policies and procedures are legally compliant
  • We will make sure that your HR policies and procedures reflect the way you want to treat your employees and how you want to be treated by them.
  • Recruitment Management
    • You need employees with the right skills knowledge and attitudes to ensure that they are successful in their jobs and contribute to the success of the company
    • You need the right sorts of people in the right place at the right time doing the right things in the right way
    • We will ensure that the skills, knowledge and attitudes of what makes a successful employee are identified and help you find those people
    • We will build a recruitment plan based on your business plan to ensure that the right people are in the right place doing the right thing in the right way at the right time

You need every member of your team to know what they must do to be successful

  • You need to know when things are not going to plan, immediately
  • We will help you to create a performance management system that clearly communicates objectives, and performance standards
  • We will help you to build and maintain strong two-way mutual feedback between managers and employees
  • Absence and Attendance
    • You need people to be at work on time and being focused on work
    • You need to have poor attendance dealt with constructively
    • We will help you create an attendance culture where people enjoy work and know that they are valued
    • We will ensure that absence is dealt with appropriately before not being at work becomes a problem

You need to make sure that your employees have the skills and knowledge they need to do todays job

  • You need to know that your employees are developing the skills and knowledge that you will need in the future
  • You need to make sure that your employees have the skills and knowledge require for legislative compliance
  • We will provide you will an analysis of the skills and knowledge that your employees should have
  • We will provide you with an analysis of the skills and knowledge they do have
  • We will provide you with all of the learning activities they need to bridge any gaps and stop them from reappearing

You really want to avoid every having to start a disciplinary management process

  • You want to make sure that if you do start a disciplinary process that you are doing it correctly, every time
  • We will help you to manage employees in a way that is most likely to avoid the need for disciplinary action
  • We will make sure that any disciplinary management activities cause the least amount of disruption to your business

You don’t want unhappy employees

  • You want to make sure that any grievances are resolved quickly
  • We will help you manage your employees in a way that avoids the risk of grievances
  • We will ensure that any grievances are resolved quickly

You want your employees to be paid a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work

  • You want your employees to be motivated to do a bit more
  • We will help you to identify competitive market pay rates for the jobs in your company
  • We will help you to design ways in which pay, and benefits can be used to reward your employees for doing more

How To Get Started

Get in touch by clicking here to send us a message and find out how we can help your business.

+44(0)203 633 6229

Our Message to You

Times are changing.

Your responsibilities are changing.

What it means to be an employer is changing, constantly.

We know you know this already, but have you ever actually stopped to think about how many responsibilities you have as an employer, besides the usual operating of your business? How much you have to do, just to stay on top of your duties?

In an ever-developing society, the list of responsibilities for a business continues to grow. As an employer, your duty is not only to pay your staff, but to protect them, take care of them and treat them fairly. We know how important it is to keep up with these duties, but we also know how hard it can be for you to balance these responsibilities with the ongoing running of their business. With business dynamics constantly in a state of flux, we know that the pressures of running a business can be huge.

As you know, we’ve been supporting you with your auto-enrolment for some time. But we wanted to go further. We’ve been hearing about your needs. After all, to talk about one employer responsibility is to talk about all of them and since we made ‘Supporting Employers’ our goal, we knew we needed to do more.

You’ve been talking…

                …so we’ve been listening.

We are very proud to announce


At OPTESS, our goal will be to provide you with all the tools you need to fulfil your employer responsibilities, leaving you to get on with the important stuff – running your business.

Now don’t worry, we’ll still be continuing with all our auto-enrolment support. Auto-enrolment is, and will always be, a key part of what we do (we hope you saw our recent communication about the updates we’re currently making to Root).  In addition to this, we will be providing you with a raft of new services, all designed to help you with the ongoing running of your business. These services are designed around your feedback, everything you’ve told us about the frustrations of being an employer in the UK. Over the next few months, we’ll be updating you on our new services, so stay tuned for more news.

Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the support you have given us. It is only through your feedback and support that our new venture has been made possible. We hope to receive your continued support and that you will be as excited by our new services as we are. If you have any immediate questions or concerns, please let us know on 0203 633 6229 or [email protected].  

We’ll be in touch again soon.

Kind Regards,