Providing Affordable Outsourced HR Services Throughout the UK

Established 2002
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Providing Affordable Outsourced HR Services Throughout the UK

Established 2002

HR to help you move your business forward

We understand how distracting, frustrating and worrying HR can be, how employment law is always changing, and how sometimes it can feel overwhelming. We see how easy it is for SMEs to become out of date and vulnerable; and we hear how employment issues take up too much valuable management time.

HR does not have to be like this. Our mission is to make HR easier for our clients.

We believe in taking a pro-active approach and building a solid HR foundation that will provide protection and flexibility for the business; in providing clear communication to employees and setting expectations, and having effective systems in place to manage HR.

Having a solid HR foundation will reduce the number of ‘HR issues’ and allow you to make HR decisions with confidence, knowing your foundation will support you.

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    HR to help you move your business forward

    We understand how distracting, frustrating and worrying HR can be, how employment law is always changing, and how sometimes it can feel overwhelming. We see how easy it is for SMEs to become out of date and vulnerable; and we hear how employment issues take up too much valuable management time.

    HR does not have to be like this. Our mission is to make HR easier for our clients.

    We believe in taking a pro-active approach and building a solid HR foundation that will provide protection and flexibility for the business; in providing clear communication to employees and setting expectations, and having effective systems in place to manage HR.

    Having a solid HR foundation will reduce the number of ‘HR issues’ and allow you to make HR decisions with confidence, knowing your foundation will support you.

    GET STARTED - CONTACT US
    Online HR Management Software

    Providing a wide range of HR services designed to make HR easier

    Providing a wide range of HR services designed to make HR easier

    Consultancy
    Pragmatic and commercial approach to HR Support

    Software
    Affordable HR Software – From just 35p per employee per week

    Health & Safety
    Online health & safety management system by Practical HR

    Templates
    From employment contracts to handbooks & appraisal schemes

    Meet Our Team

    Our team are extremely well versed in the legal and practical aspects of HR which means we can offer solutions that help support your business. We provide HR solutions that will help you move your business forward. We make HR easier, providing support that can be understood and easily implemented.

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    Paula Fisher

    Managing Director LLB (hons), LLM

    Paula Fisher founded Practical HR in May 2002. Prior to this Paula held senior HR management positions within corporate organisations and in 1997 completed a Law Degree (LLB Hons), graduating with a 1st class honours. She has also gained a master's degree (LL.M) in Employment Law and Employee Relations and has lectured in employment law at Anglia Ruskin University on the CIPD course (Certified Institute of Personnel & Development). Paula has been working with SME’s for over 20 years. She brings a commercial approach to HR, recognising that HR is an integral part of running a business. Her view is that HR should ensure that an organisation has flexibility and protection and should help (not hinder) an organisation in helping them achieve their business objectives and move their business forward. Paula is also a published author and her book ‘HR for SME’s – a practical guide’, is a culmination of her many years working for SME’s; providing practical and commercial HR support.
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    Fiona Haworth

    Senior HR Consultant

    Fiona Haworth, has 30 years’ experience in HR. She has spent the last 15 years working as an HR Consultant, supporting clients through a wide variety of employment issues, including restructures / redundancies, TUPE transfers, disciplinary and grievance matters, long-term absence etc. She also has extensive, hands-on experience of drafting and implementing employment contracts and employee handbooks. Fiona has a strong knowledge of employment law legislation and supports clients with employment tribunal claims. Working closely with a Barrister she ensures cases are fully prepared and defended robustly. Fiona works with clients to develops strategies to help them meet their objectives. She explains complex issues in ‘jargon-free' language and sets out any procedures that need to be followed in clear, logical steps. Prior to working in consultancy, Fiona spent fifteen years in numerous HR generalist and management roles within the Financial Services sector.
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    Angela Dansey

    Employment Relations Consultant

    Angie Dansey is an experienced HR Professional with a strong knowledge of employment law legislation, employee relations and employee development. She has a proven track record of implementing HR policies, practices and procedures in high-pressure environments. Before working in HR Angie had 12 years’ experience working as an Operations Manager which provided her with the experience and understanding of the commercial pressures that businesses must deal with on a day to day basis. This has enabled Angie to understand the needs of clients and have a true appreciation of the time and distraction that HR issues can cause in the workplace. Angie has extensive experience and expertise in employment relations, specialising in matters such as long-term absence and conduct and performance issues. She also a trained mediator.
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    Natalie Jansen

    HR Advisor

    Before joining Practical HR, Natalie had been working in HR for almost 2 years during which time she achieved the CIPD Level 3 Diploma in Human Resources Practice and acquired a keen interest in employee relations and employment law. Natalie joined us in 2016 as an HR Administrator / Account Manager and was greatly involved in our YourHR.space client websites but also worked closely with our Consultants to provide administrative support and to further develop her skills and knowledge. Since then, Natalie has developed into her current role in which she assists the Consultants in many aspects of their work including drafting HR documents, advising on HR matters, supporting clients’ cases and monitoring communications.
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    Crystal Manners

    HR Administrator

    With a background in HR Administration, Crystal is the newest addition to the Practical HR team. Crystal works closely with the HR Coordinator and Consultants to provide Administration support for our Clients. This includes the drafting of HR documentation and letters and providing support with our Outsourced HR service.
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    Gina Bartley

    Senior Account Manager

    Gina is involved in the building, updating and maintaining of the websites of our YourHR.space clients. She is immersing herself in the YourHR.space processes to ensure that her clients are provided with a site that is effective, accurate and easy to use. Prior to working at Practical HR Gina spent 11 years working in numerous roles within the Financial Services Industry, which gave her knowledge of HR issues and the need for building strong working relationships with clients.
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    Leah Nicholas

    Account Manager

    Leah is involved in the building, updating and maintaining of the websites of our YourHR.space clients. She is very conscious of the YourHR.space processes and is therefore able to ensure that our clients are provided with a site that is accurate, effective and easy to use. She has experience designing and building websites for businesses and so is familiar with common issues with usability and functionality and, is meticulous in the testing process in order to create the perfect site for our clients.
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    Sami Rahman

    Barrister

    When managing Employment Tribunal claims, Practical HR works closely with Sami Rahman who provides additional expertise when preparing for tribunal and provides representation at hearings. Sami is a specialist employment practitioner with an extensive employment practice.
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    Leila Tanner

    Client Services

    Leila has a strong background in customer service and client relations, which has developed from working within the financial, healthcare and construction industries. She is passionate about providing a thorough and supportive service to our Clients, and works closely with our Consultants and Account Managers to help ensure our Clients receive the best possible support from the services we provide.
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    Peter Fisher

    IT & Facilities Management

    Peter Fisher has been supporting businesses with their IT for over 30 years and has worked across many industries and with corporate and public sector organisations, as well as SME's. He makes our IT easy and ensures that the IT for Practical HR allows us to utilise technology while being appropriate for the size of our organisation. He also manages our facilities to ensure our offices and workspace are professional, functional and comfortable.

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