Our retainer packages offer HR support solutions that are comprehensive yet cost-effective. They provide you with access to legally compliant employment documentation and unlimited HR advice.

Our aim is to help businesses deal with the day to day employee issues that occur in the workplace. We recognise that no two people or businesses are the same so we offer clients commercial, pragmatic solutions tailored to meet your specific needs.

Whether you are a start-up or an established SME, supporting and safeguarding your team is essential for success. Effective HR management plays a key role in this, so knowing how to do it properly is crucial. 

HR is multi-faceted, and the procedures to implement it will be very different across industries and businesses. Meeting the ‘people demands’ of a team is not a simple task, with many changing factors at play, such as location, budgets, and workforce size. Therefore, having access to specialist HR support can be transformational for a business.

What is HR Support? 

In summary, HR deals with keeping your workforce happy, whilst ensuring they have everything necessary to perform and develop. HR teams cover areas right across the board, from organisational development, talent management and business information analysis through to compensation and benefits, recruitment and pensions.

However, for those smaller companies with limited resources, covering all bases can be difficult. 

That’s where having HR support makes life a lot easier, as experts deal with the bottom line of your business, giving you more time to focus on your other responsibilities as an SME owner. 

What can AHR Consultants provide? 

If you need HR support for documentation, investigations, training, or anything else on your agenda as an employer, AHR Consultants can help.

Our aim is to help businesses deal with the day to day employee issues that occur in the workplace. We recognise that no two people or businesses are the same, so we offer commercial and pragmatic solutions that are tailored to meet your specific needs.

Our retainer packages offer HR support solutions that are comprehensive yet cost-effective, providing you with access to legally compliant employment documentation and unlimited HR advice.

We offer three retainer packages which can all be tailored to meet your business requirements:

Consult Oncall
Available to businesses with up to 10 employees, Consult Oncall provides 24/7 access to our dedicated HR and employment law advice line. There is no limit to how many calls you can make, meaning you can always rely on our team of experienced consultants to help you approach any situation with confidence. Whether you need an answer to a simple question or advice on a more complex matter, Consult Oncall acts as an essential layer of protection against potentially harmful HR issues.

Consult Custom
All businesses face unique challenges which require different levels of support. With Consult Custom, we give employers the freedom to shape their own HR package and access the services they need without overspending.

As standard, this package includes 24/7 access to our HR and employment law advice line, as well as an online portal with over 250 documents and templates. As a client, you will receive a tailored handbook containing an array of useful policies and contracts, while a dedicated consultant will review and update your existing HR documentation annually. In addition, Consult Custom includes our Employer Defence service, which is backed by our group insurance policy to protect you from paying out legal costs and compensation awards in the event of an employment tribunal claim (policy subject to T&Cs).

For a tailored experience, you can choose from our selection of optional services and add them to the Consult Custom package in any combination. This includes access to BreatheHR (a cloud-based HR management system), our Employee Assistance Programme, bespoke letters and forms for key HR procedures, and Equality and Discrimination Awareness training for all your managers and staff. Thanks to our expertise in health and safety, we can also include an onsite Fire Risk Assessment for your business, allowing you to attain peace of mind in another crucial area of compliance.

Consult Complete
With AHR Consultants acting as your fully outsourced HR department, Consult Complete offers a fully comprehensive solution for all your HR and employment law needs. Rather than incurring the expense and liability of an internal HR department, this package allocates one of our expert consultants as your HR Business Partner to support you with your business strategy, while giving you unlimited access to our wider HR team whenever you need it.

Unlike our other HR packages, Consult Complete provides you the benefit of our entire HR service offering as standard and incudes onsite visits, alongside our 24/7 employment advice line and online portal. This multi-faceted approach allows us to support you on both a strategic and operational level, delivering insights on organisational design, advice and support on employee relations, bespoke training courses, and complex HR related consultancy projects.

Furthermore, Consult Complete gives you access to BreatheHR (a cloud-based HR management system), our Employee Assistance Programme, a tailored company handbook, annual documentation reviews, bespoke letters for key HR procedures, onsite Fire Risk Assessments, and Equality and Discrimination Awareness training for all your managers and staff. What’s more, Consult Complete includes our Employer Defence service, which is backed by our group insurance policy to protect you from paying out legal costs and compensation awards in the event of an employment tribunal claim (policy subject to T&Cs).

CONSULT ONCALL CONSULT CUSTOMCONSULT COMPLETE
Advice line access (24/7)
Online portal with over 250 documents
Tailored handbook, contracts, and annual documentation review
Bespoke letters and formsOptional
BreatheHR and administration supportOptional
Employer Defence*
On-site Fire Risk AssessmentOptional
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)Optional
On-site consultancy visits
Equality and Discrimination Awareness training Optional
Dedicated lead consultant
HR Business Partner
* In the event of an employment tribunal, our Employer Defence service will provide legal representation and awards compensation subject to terms and conditions.

HR Administration

As part of our HR support packages, we also offer access to Breathe – a cloud-based software with innovative features for HR administration. Breathe acts as a central hub for all your employee data, providing an efficient solution for previously time-consuming HR tasks. By integrating Breathe into your organisation, you can transform the way that you manage documentation, whilst streamlining your processes for reports, holiday requests, employee absences, and much more.

Find out how Breathe can boost your performance here.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

As proud partners of CiC Wellbeing, we can offer your employees a free 24/7 support service as part of our market-leading Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). This includes the provision of confidential advice, practical information, support, and counselling on a wide range of issues. By adopting an EAP, employers can contribute to the psychological and emotional wellbeing of their employees, which ultimately helps to reduce stress and absence in the long term.

Not only does this save businesses time and money, but it also demonstrates their duty of care effectively, while acting as a proactive management tool for identifying risk. Employees also receive the benefits of a professional and confidential service via freephone, email, live chat, and a mobile app. This is accompanied by access to legal support and financial guidance, making our EAP an option that your employees can rely on in any circumstance.

Find out how the programme can benefit your business here.

Why choose AHR Consultants? 

Whether you are looking to outsource your HR operations completely, or just need help and advice with a one-off project, our HR services will support you in achieving your business goals.

Since 2007, we have established a highly experienced team of HR consultants and employment law specialists, who work tirelessly to provide HR support, leadership development training, and safety services to SME businesses throughout the UK.

We are dedicated to delivering excellent levels of customer service, whilst developing long-term relationships with our clients. These values are reflected in the flexible contracts that we offer, as we do not impose notice periods or automatically renew any of our agreements. 

So what makes us different?

  • No notice period
  • No auto renewals
  • Minimum 12 month contract
  • Dedicated customer care programme
  • We guarantee to beat any like for like quote by 10%

At AHR Consultants, we promise to provide the best possible support for small to large businesses, without the need to overspend. 

Want some more information? Call us on 0345 076 2288 or send us an email to see how we can ensure your business is operating safely, compliantly, and professionally.