Employee relations

We have a track record of expert ER knowledge from multiple sectors, working with you when you need us most.

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Managing employee relations (ER) effectively is critical to staff engagement and productivity, attracting and retaining top talent amid skills shortages, brand reputation and legal risk mitigation, and ensuring your organisation is fighting fit in today’s challenging business climate.

“The Connor team was very collaborative and customer orientated. The process was as smooth as it can be. Not a single grievance or employee appeal against the decisions which is a staggering statistic.”Head of HR, large pharmaceutical company

What our ER support covers

  • Operational work such as disciplinaries and grievances, absence management, performance reviews, staff appraisals, mediation and conflict resolution, termination and exit interviews, advice on redundancy and settlement agreements.
  • Strategic ER and HR guidance around M&A and other organisational change projects.

For medium to large companies

  • Wide-ranging support for your team as you need it: onsite or remotely, for specific projects or managing all your ER work.
  • Risk-mitigation advice, and future-proofing support to develop your HR team and line managers’ capabilities in ER cases and case management.
  • We can manage your ER cases, track progress and outputs to ensure they are heard in a timely manner, as well as ER admin such as creating invitation and decision letters.
  • Partnering with your line managers when hearing disciplinaries, grievances and appeals to ensure compliance with company policies, best practice and legislation, along with note-taking.
  • Benefit from the flexibility of a contracted service where you buy a number of hours or days for a defined period, increasing them when needed or bringing in a different skill set as required.

For smaller companies

  • We aim to save you more money than we cost you, enhancing profit rather than diluting it, freeing up your time for revenue-generating activities.
  • Benefit from the flexibility of a contracted service where you buy a number of hours or days for a defined period, increasing them when needed or bringing in a different skill set as required.
  • We can manage your ER cases, track progress and outputs to ensure they are heard in a timely manner, as well as ER admin such as creating invitations and decision letters.
  • Partnering with your line managers when hearing disciplinaries, grievances and appeals to ensure compliance with company policies, best practice and legislation.
  • Advice and coaching on managing the disciplinary and grievance process.
  • Making the wellbeing of your people a unique selling point that enhances your brand in client pitches and public perception.

Why choose Connor

  • Reduce your legal bills and the risk of litigation. The first port of call for many businesses with an ER issue is an employment lawyer. Our consultants are all pragmatic, senior HR professionals, ensuring that processes and hearings are conducted fairly and within the law.
  • Clients say we are excellent at listening, absorbing complex briefs and delivering solutions in a style and manner that is right for them.
  • Our hand-picked team have real-world experience – we have walked in your shoes, having held in-house HR careers, so understand your priorities and challenges.
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"We are a small company with big company policies and your expertise has helped us to achieve this. You have been immense and fundamental to the success of the business and I have nothing but praise for Connor."Finance director, Lifecycle Marketing

With Connor you can be prepared for further growth as we partner with you on recruitment, people development and organisational change management consulting. 

Contact us today to discuss your Employee Relations challenges. Our ER team will be delighted to design a bespoke service with pricing to match your needs.

Get in touch

Call us or email us +44 (0)1491 414 010 or simply complete our request a call back form