HR is vitally important for any organisation that has employees. Effective people management not only supports your employees’ needs, but ensures that their performance is in line with your organisation’s strategic objectives, and that you are operating in compliance with the law.
The construction industry is one of the most difficult and complex industries in which to manage people.
At Kent HR we understand the operational and strategic challenges faced by this industry. We can provide flexible support on any area of managing your staff and offer the full range of HR guidance where required.
Experienced HR support for the construction industry
Why choose us?
We are a team of highly experienced HR professionals who have worked in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors in operational and strategic roles, and have proven experience of providing support to clients in the construction sector.
Our consultants remove the burden of HR to make sure you can focus on running your business. They are members of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and individually hold relevant professional and/or academic qualifications.
How we can help
We provide tailored HR packages to ensure that all your essential HR requirements are met.
Support available includes:
- Access to online help – we offer packages of support which include access to online HR management software, template letters and documents, HR updates, payroll support and data protection compliance tools.
- Documentation – we can provide, update or review contracts, policies and company handbooks and make sure essential requirements are covered. If you are worried about keeping documentation up to date, we offer annual document maintenance packages to make sure you are always compliant.
- Direct access to our consultants for advice – whether by phone or email, our HR experts will be on hand to guide and advise you when you need support.
- Recruitment – we can help make sure you get the right people in the right roles.
- Growth strategies – if your construction business is growing at a fast pace, we can provide strategic workforce planning and business growth support.
Employment law support
Kent HR is integrated with the South East’s largest employment law team at award-winning law firm Brachers. This means that legal advice is available when needed for those difficult situations and gives you peace of mind knowing that your business is in the hands of specialists.
The firm also has a specialist Construction team who have a wealth of industry knowledge and provide a full construction law service.
Flexible HR support packages
Kent HR provides a range of options available to suit your business requirements and objectives.
Whether you need support with a one-off HR project or would like the peace of mind of having an HR expert available as and when you require, we can provide flexible support to meet your requirements.
Employee management support for small construction companies
Our HR consultancy is designed to be an extension of our clients’ organisations. We are able to provide HR advice and support to small construction businesses as and when challenges arise.
We currently support a number of smaller businesses in the management of their employees and assist with the development of processes, including policies, procedures and documents templates.
Employee management support for medium and large construction companies
We pride ourselves on the relationships we develop, which enables us to really understand our clients’ business goals, processes and requirements and to provide practical and commercially-focused solutions.
Our HR support services are ideal for large construction organisations during peak times, during periods of organisational change and when complex HR issues arise.
HR support retainer
Clients can pre-purchase a bulk amount of retainer time in advance and at a discounted rate, to be used as and when required. This service is designed to meet your ongoing or occasional requirements.
These hours can be used in any way that suits you. There are no restrictions on the type of HR consultancy advice or type of work which can be carried out within the allocated hours.
Brachers Connect: partnering with you to provide complete HR compliance and management solutions
We want to ensure that our construction clients are supported all year round, not just when there is an issue.
Brachers Connect is a complete HR management and compliance package, which is ideal for SMEs, provided by employment lawyers at our sister company Brachers. For a fixed monthly fee, you will have access to online HR management and compliance software and an HR advice helpline for legal and operational support.
Costs and fee structure
We can provide a flexible pricing option that suits your requirements, whether this is an hourly rate, discounted day or half-day rates or fixed-fee HR advice.
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GASE Engineering Ltd
We have been using Kent HR services for almost a year and have found them to be extremely professional. Previously we were using another company who unfortunately were unable to provide accurate legal advice and in a less timely manner. GASE will continue to use Kent HR for all HR related matters.
Lead Sheet Association
Not having a specialist human resources department available within our organisation, working with Kent HR has proved a valuable asset and support.
A no nonsense professional service, which was instrumental in helping to resolve a difficult HR case to the satisfaction of all parties, at reasonable cost to the employer. A follow on review of our HR processes resulted in the complete re-writing our internal staff handbook, to clarify and update the HR process to comply with all recent legislation.
Swale Heating Ltd
I used Kent HR to fill a gap after our Head of HR left. The service Veronica delivered was fantastic – flexible, responsive and with very good advice. I was particularly pleased with how rapidly she got up to speed with our business and understood our particular needs.
We used Kent HR to advise on a potential disciplinary matter. The HR consultant was really helpful and knowledgeable, and confirmed her advice in writing in a clear and useful way. She dealt not only the core issue but also provided useful supplementary advice. I am very happy to recommend Kent HR.