HR Support Packages

Craven HR Services’ Consultants offer positive and pragmatic HR solutions, combining first hand experience and knowledge within the field.  They can support you with practical advice for a wide range of HR and people related matters.

Our HR Support Packages can be adapted to suit your particular needs, just get in touch to discuss the options.

Helpline & Email

You can email or phone us during office hours and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

COVID-19 Related Support

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues, key issues for HR & senior management include:

  • Assessing the risks to, and safeguarding the health of, workers.
  • Managing absence, including ensuring that workers who should be self-isolating do not attend work.
  • Supporting workers who have carried on working through the crisis.
  • Managing staff who are being asked to continue working from home.

Contract of Employment

We work with you to compile legally-compliant contracts of employment, which will protect your staff and your business.

Absence Management

Are absence levels too high and costing your company more than they need to? Absence management, as opposed to “absence control”, is about monitoring absenteeism, establishing the real causes of non-attendance and addressing these with a raft of enlightened and positive strategies.

HR Policies & Procedures

Our HR Consultants have a variety of experience in a number of different industries and sectors. This helps us to create documents that match the tone and nature of your business. We don’t use a ‘one size fits all’ approach.  We work with you to create key documents which protect your business and reflect your company ethos and culture.

Employee Handbook

We will work with you to produce an employee handbook.  This is  a compilation of the policies, procedures, working conditions, and behavioral expectations that guide employee actions in the workplace.

Regular HR Updates

Focusing on up to date HR & People Management related news, advice and guidance.

HR ‘Health Check’ Audit

An  HR ‘Health Check’ Audit is a comprehensive method to review current HR policies, procedures, documentation, and systems throughout the whole of the employer/employee life cycle. This thorough review helps to identify needs for improvement and enhancement of positive people management and company culture. In addition, it helps to assess compliance with ever-changing rules and regulations.


Induction for new employees shouldn’t be treated as just a tick box exercise. It’s a valuable opportunity to show them that you value and respect them and to help them understand your organisational culture and how your business works. We can help you look at implementing a holistic approach.

Performance Management

Are you measuring against Key Performance Indicators? We will help you develop and implement a best practice performance management framework, structure and process to suit your business.

Recruitment & Selection

We know that having the right person in the right place at the right time is crucial to your business’ performance.  A great hire can boost team productivity and staff morale, we can help you by providing advice to business owners on the optimum recruitment strategies as well as assisting in hiring decisions and reducing your “cost-per-hire” by ensuring you recruit the best candidate.

Employment Relations

Straightforward, practical advice on managing a range of HR issues, including: disciplinaries, grievances, investigations, performance management & conflict resolution.

Training & Development

Your employees are your greatest asset, we can help you to develop your people to their full potential, by implementing training programmes and strategies.

Employee Wellbeing

“Prevention rather than cure” has never been more appropriate.  Early intervention really does matter. Businesses that spend more time promoting wellbeing and resilience see an upturn in performance, engagement and productivity – we can help you with introducing company positive initiatives.

Business Coaching

Business Coaching can help you and your managers, set better goals, reach your goals faster, make better decisions and improve your relationships.  Tailored support can be delivered accordingly.

Pay & Reward

Reward and Benefits are an extension of your management belief system. Are you aware of your Equal Pay Gap? Does your reward and benefits strategy align with your business structure?  We can help your organisation develop and improve it’s performance, by designing and supporting the implementation of a bespoke pay and reward system.

HR & People Strategy

Whether you employ five people or 50, in order to attract and retain the best staff you will need a robust HR Strategy. It doesn’t have to be complex or lengthy, we can help you implement this into your business.

Redundancies & Restructures

We can help manage the delicate redundancy process for you from start to finish.  Our consultants will provide advice with planning, create a timeline and ensure you have all the correct documentation in place to comply with legal requirements.

Craven HR Software

With Craven HR software you can streamline holiday requests, absence monitoring, expense claims, working hours and payroll. Full details of the system can be found here.

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  • Gold
  • From£450
    per month up to 50 employees

Additional Services

Craven HR Software

In addition to the Craven HR Services support packages we also have the Craven HR Software which is priced at £6.50 per user per month, plus VAT.  For clients who want the Craven HR Software without a Bronze, Silver or Gold package, but still want some assistance, we are also offering Foundation Support.  This would provide assistance with the Craven HR Software at an additional cost of £45 per month on top of the system fee. The system also comes with a Payroll add on which can be included for an additional £2.50 per user per month, plus VAT.

The full system, including the Payroll add on is included in the Gold package.

Further details of the Craven HR Software can be found here.

Additional Services

We also have an hourly and date rate if you just need help now and again, or with additional assistance to your contract package.

Hourly rate – £95 + VAT

Daily rate – £700 + VAT

HR “Health Check” Audit

What is an HR “Health Check” Audit?

An  HR “Health Check” Audit is a comprehensive method to access the compliance of your current HR policies, procedures, documentation, and systems throughout the whole of the employer/employee life cycle. This thorough review helps to identify needs for improvement and enhancement of positive people management and company culture. In addition, it helps to assess compliance with ever-changing rules and regulations.

We can diagnose issues before they become real problems and help you find the right solutions.

How does it work?

We will ask you to complete a questionnaire which will help us to understand the current state of your business. The results of this will enable us to work with you to create an action plan.

We can then assist with implementing the changes needed.  These could include updating employment contracts, reviewing your policies & procedures, staff handbook and creating a positive performance management programme.

Further details can be found here.

Executive Coaching

What is Executive Coaching 

An executive coach is a professional that works with individuals (usually executives, but often high potential employees) to help them gain self-awareness, clarify goals, achieve their development objectives, unlock their potential, and act as a sounding board.

They are not consultants or therapists and usually refrain from giving advice or solving their clients’ problems. Instead, they ask questions to help executives clarify and solve their own problems.

What Executive Coaches do

Executive Coaches provide a confidential and supportive sounding board for their clients. They ask questions, challenge assumptions, help achieve clarity, provide resources, and yes, sometimes, with permission, provide advice. They often administer and help interpret 360-degree and behavioural assessments, conduct confidential interviews to help a client gain self-awareness, and establish development  goals.