The effects of Brexit and coronavirus will be felt by employers and employees for many months to come, long after schemes such as the Job Retention Scheme have come to an end. With the Government having supported 9.4 million employees and 1.2 million employers, it will be a challenging time for organisations as they determine what the ‘new normal’ looks like for them.
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Gateley’s employment team advises on the full range of employment law issues helping businesses of all sizes to manage their workforces confidently, consistently and compliantly, dealing with the host of challenges that arise.
Our focus is to add value to a HR function helping organisations to navigate all stages of the employee life cycle.
Recruitment & onboarding
Back in 2014, research by Oxford Economics suggested that it cost over £25,000 to recruit someone. This figure takes into consideration the costs of recruitment, the loss of productivity while the new recruit gets up to speed and the management time spent on the recruitment process. Research across five sectors suggested that the annual cost of recruitment exceed £4.16billion.
The Society for Human Resource Management predicted more recently in 2019 that every time a business replaces a salaried employee, it costs 6 to 9 months’ salary on average. In the current economic climate, minimising all people-related overheads is essential, not least in relation to recruitment and retention. We help businesses to manage all aspects of the recruitment process, including global mobility and international recruitment . Find out more here.
Creating a working environment which delivers positive outcomes for both employer and employee is critical. In the CIPD’s 2017 Resourcing and talent planning survey, more than 80% of companies surveyed had issues retaining staff. We regularly work with employers to improve their employer brand whether that is through leadership development or by improving remuneration and benefit packages, policies and processes.
No-one wants to be involved in an employment dispute, not an employer nor an employee. We help clients to deal with each stage of an employment dispute professionally and efficiently, minimising the impact on all parties.
We are particularly strong in relation to confidentiality and post-termination restrictions, working closely with our colleagues within commercial litigation. We are also noted for our depth of experience and expertise in acting for both employers and senior employees in executive severance situations. We have acted for several senior executives across multiple sectors and industries, negotiating complex and high value severances in often very challenging circumstances.