HR Advice
& Guidance

Day to day HR support from qualified professionals

Absence Management

We have experience in advising on frequent and short-term absence or supporting long term absence related to an underlying health condition. We are focused on helping you resolve matters in a timely manner that is best for your business.


We can assist you with:

  • Production of absence management policies, procedures and management guides
  • Attending absence review meetings
  • Arranging Occupational Health assessments
  • Terminating employment on the grounds of medical capability


It’s clearly important that new colleagues are supported in settling into their roles as quickly as possible, and a carefully constructed induction programme can be a valuable way of making this happen.

If you would like support with organising an onboarding programme, our team will work with you to design one that is unique to your organisation and ensures the latest thinking on best practice is incorporated.

We can assist you with:

  • Design of a bespoke induction checklist for employees and line managers
  • Ensuring all necessary HR paperwork is in place & is followed up on
  • Working with line managers to set milestones and objectives
  • Overseeing probationary periods and working with line managers on performance management
  • Training plans, coaching and mentoring

Redundancy and Organisational Restructure

We are here to offer you guidance with the practical issues and legislative challenges associated with reorganisation, redundancy and TUPE.

Our team have managed a great deal of redundancy processes, re-structures and TUPE transfers and will be glad to assist you in ensuring that your transition is smooth and unproblematic.

We have extensive knowledge in successfully handling the following situations:

  • Individual or group redundancy handling and consultation
  • TUPE
  • Reorganisation and restructure
  • Acquisitions and mergers

If you would like to find out more about our re-organisation, redundancy and TUPE management options, get in touch.

HR Audits/HR healthchecks

A HR audit is an excellent resource to give you an independent, impartial and comprehensive review of your HR practices and procedures that will help you reduce risk and cost, improve performance, and reveal where HR can add real value to your business.

HR audits take a look at your current practices, policies, job functions, and outcomes of all the complex components of modern human resources.  We work with clients to carry out independent reviews to help you assess your current strengths and explore any opportunities that exist.

HR audits can be comprehensive or focused on one or several areas.   Our skilled team will recommend a HR audit that is absolutely appropriate for your organisation.  Some of the areas an audit can explore are:

  • Recruitment and onboarding
  • Leadership
  • Training and development
  • Employee relations
  • Performance management
  • Strategic planning
  • HR documentation
  • Best practice
  • Compliance with employment law

At Holgate HR, we help maximise the impact and value of your HR processes.