HR consultancy...

forty2 offer a  monthly support service  which gives you peace of mind and assurance. This  includes support via telephone, zoom, email and slack. Where you have a specific need for additional onsite support this can be charged on a cost effective hourly or day rate basis. 


Our HR consultancy services include:


[discovery audit]


We have a full back office of HR contracts, policies and procedures so we can help you to address any gaps in a cost effective way. As employment law changes we can ensure you have the most current information that you need and help you with the practical implementation of any new legislation.


Providing tailored policy and practice processes which are compliant with UK employment law

Process service design for recruitment, absence management, appraisal and employee relations

Designing and updating key documents including contracts of employment and employee handbooks

HRIS implementation


[employment law]


Our aim is to keep you legally compliant by implementing procedures that address potential issues early to minimise disruption. 


Conduct HR audits to assess risk against legal requirements

Managing TUPE and redundancy processes

Employment tribunal preparation

Advising on maternity, paternity or adoption rights

Data protection and GDPR relating to HR

Advising on flexible working and the working time directive

Lead and support trade union negotiations and consultations

Assist with legal representation

Negotiate and lead settlement agreements

Design or update contracts of employment


[employee relations]


Managing performance is difficult for any business owner. Our expertise will help support you through tricky HR issues, ensuring you remain compliant and minimise any negative impact on employee relations. ER services include:


Manage disciplinary or grievance challenges

Manage redundancy and collective consultations

Manage dismissals and settlements

Design and update policies, procedures and handbooks

Ensure compliance with working time regulations

Manage absence issues

Advise on flexible working rights

Provide mediation advice and support




We don’t use surveys or questionnaires. Instead, we’ll gauge your current business culture, access and understand what your employees really think and develop a HR strategy to take you to where you want to be. With experience in mergers, acquisitions, integration and harmonization we will take the hassle out of people issues and help you harness the resources you already have. We make sure you have the best team and the best strategy to create the best possible organisational culture.


Help you to become best in sector, a real employer of choice

Gauge your culture by meeting your staff

Address any issues staff face to improve retention

Implement a people plan to ensure you retain your staff for the long term


[recruitment & selection]


Attracting, shortlisting and selecting the right people for your business is really important and the cost of getting it wrong can impact significantly on any business. forty2 can support your recruitment from creating job descriptions and recruitment advertising through to negotiating terms and on-boarding. At each stage we will manage candidate expectations and keep them engaged with appropriate feedback.


Manage recruitment campaigns

Review recruitment function\process change and optimisation

ATS evaluation and deployment

Job evaluation, mapping and detailed role descriptions

Managing social media content and advertising

Support and lead graduate recruitment and assessment centres

Provide your managers with interviewing skills training

Direct recruitment rather than engaging recruitment agencies

Identify potential resources in candidate driven markets

Establish training academies where resources are unavailable

Offer management, reference and pre-start checks

Contractor management

On-boarding and induction


[reward, compensation and benefits]


Remunerating and rewarding people for their success is vital to show you value and want to retain the best people. We can help by providing impartial information to help you make key decisions around pay and benefits.


Benchmark the market to ensure your pay levels are competitive

Manage your annual pay review cycle

Benchmark benefits in your sector and help you set up new benefit plans

Introduce flexible working practices or flexible benefits

Design bonus and incentive schemes

Manage third party benefit providers


[learning & development]


Effective training and management development is key to retaining talent within your business. forty2 can help you:


Train line managers to manage people issues and appraise staff

Provide induction training for your staff

Support performance management processes and review these where required

Provide coaching to line managers and executive coaching to owner managers

Contact us to discuss how we can help...