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Hiring employees can be the most important decision a business makes – and also one of the riskiest. We’ll not only help you meet your legal obligations, but turn your people into an asset that drives your business forward.

From planning for growth, to recruiting and retaining the best employees, through to making tough choices when circumstances change, we’re there for you every step of the way. Here are a few of the ways we help our clients get the most from their people – and their business:


How you recruit your staff and the contracts you give them is crucial to the growth of your team and the success of your company. The problem is, understanding the options can be confusing and getting it wrong can be costly both financially and in terms of time and frustration. And it’s made even worse by constant changes in employment law and common misconceptions – for example, did you know that you now can’t take on an unpaid intern? If they are going to perform any work for you, then they must at least be paid the National Minimum/Living Wage.

With Crispin Rhodes you have a confidential sounding board for all your recruitment plans and together we’ll help you build a flexible team who can support your business as it grows.


Successful recruitment comes down to finding and hiring the best employee for your company. Unfortunately, the time and costs involved can quickly add up, especially if the process isn’t carried our efficiently.

Whether you need help creating job descriptions and person specifications, finding and selecting the right candidates, or simply making the offer that’s right for the candidate and your business – our team can help you every step of the way.

We know what it takes to attract, assess and recruit the best candidates into a role, and we do it in a way that leaves you free to focus on your business safe in the knowledge you’ll hire the best candidate in the most cost effective way possible.


Once you’ve chosen the ideal candidate, it’s important you integrate them into your business in the smoothest and most supportive way possible. The last thing you want is to invest the time and money in finding your next employee only for them to leave because of how their first few weeks were handled!

We can help you manage the entire onboarding process by preparing the employee contract, helping you plan and deliver the best induction, and managing the probation period. And beyond that, our cloud HR solution will make sure their first year – and every year thereafter – meets their expectations and your HR obligations.


If you’re downsizing or finding trading conditions tough, making people redundant might seem the obvious route, but announcing redundancies is a difficult emotional process that needs care and consideration. Plus, cutting back staff in a way that impedes future growth can be disastrous.

Together we can explore alternatives to redundancy, which means that you might be able to avoid losing people. If that’s not feasible however, we’ll show you the correct redundancy procedures to follow, prepare a timeline and give you specific guidelines to make the process less painful all around.


TUPE refers to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations which apply when one business takes over the work of another. For example, when you’re thinking of acquiring another company or bringing contractors in-house. If you’re going to be taking on responsibility for another company’s employees, we can help you understand and meet your obligations under this complex piece of legislation. Not only that, we can help you plan, manage and efficiently carry out the whole process.

So even if you’re just considering taking over another business – get in touch and we’ll help you work out the HR issues you need to tackle.

We’ve worked with Angela and Crispin Rhodes for over 10 years and during that time they’ve helped us with a range of issues from the mundane to the more trying! On every occasion we’ve had that rare blend of sound advice balanced with the commercial realties of life in a smaller business. We’ve always been confident in the advice we’ve had and it’s been both a pleasure and invaluable having Crispin Rhodes as our HR team member.

David Peach, Managing Director of the Parking Shop

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