Roots HR tip of the month:
Managing your people at work is a balancing act between their hopes and aspirations for the employment proposition and the interests of the organisation. So decision making about flexible working requests, pay increases, development opportunities and other proactive approaches made by employees should, in every case, be considered in light of the organisation’s social and financial position and only need to be agreed where these are genuinely and at least equally in the interests of the organisation. Employers can find it hard to decline employee requests – contact Roots HR for support in this area.
The benefits to be gained from good people management and the scope of employment law are the same for all organisations, including social enterprises, and so every organisation will benefit from investing in its people. We help employers to comply with employment law and to perform through great people management, thus minimising costs associated with poor people management and disputes and freeing organisational resources for front line service delivery.
Roots HR is the UK’s first and only social enterprise to provide human resources consultancy services to civil society organisations, including social enterprises, on a greater than profit basis. They offer tailored advice for the sector, with a track record of clients which includes the Social Enterprise Mark Company, Social Enterprise London, I-SE, Social Enterprise East Midlands, Action Aid UK, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, YMCA Worcester, My Time CIC and the Jericho Foundation.
Roots HR gained the Social Enterprise Mark in May 2010 and in 2011 were shortlisted for both the Social Enterprise Coalition’s Social Enterprise Start Up of the Year and Social Enterprise Mark Holder of the Year awards. Roots HR are currently listed in the RBS SE 100 Top 30 Fastest Growing Newcomers.