The People Shed specialise in HR and Employment Law for the franchise industry. An independent HR consultancy service with over thirty years’ experience working with and supporting business. Rachel Saunders and Rachael Franklin, Chartered MCIPD, having previously worked for a large international Franchisor are passionate about HR and making a difference to business by getting the best performance out of your employees.
If you are starting a new business or at the stage where you are employing people, HR can seem a costly and confusing concept. There are hundreds of different things that could happen when dealing with employees in the world of work and without the correct HR policies, processes or advice you could find yourself in that worst-case scenario of an ‘Employment Tribunal’.
We offer a number of HR packages, but our promise is to provide a bespoke, personalised, consistent HR service with no technical jargon at a reasonable price.
We offer all HR services including:
24/7 Tailored dedicated HR support
Policy and process writing
Employment law advice
Work place mediation
Employee relations case work (disciplinary, grievances and dismissals)
Contract writing / amendments, employment offer letters
Transformation and change management
Reward and benefits
HR administration / management
Capability and performance issues
Restructure / TUPE
As a BFA member, you are eligible to receive the following discounts:
*Receive 12months HR support for the price of 11 when signing up to our retained Franchise Partnership HR Package for 12 months, which allows you to concentrate on what you do best and save you from getting caught up in complex and disruptive HR issues.
This package provides you with a dedicated employment specialist who will get to know you and your business, providing up to date, commercial and consistent employment advice with specific personalised letters and policies.
*Have a free HR check on us! We offer a free HR checklist. It’s a review of your existing HR practices by looking at the way you recruit, appoint and manage your employees. We will also look at your HR documentation, procedures and policies to assess compliance and consequently, where you might be at potential risk.
*Training and Development – 15% off to all BFA Members
We offer a one-stop-shop for professional development and training to give you and your employees the skills to succeed. We deliver open public courses, however, for 8 people or more, in house training is less expensive per head than attending an open course. We can deliver tailored training at your location, at a time to suit you.
*Recruitment – 15% off to all BFA Members
Our flat fee recruitment solution has the whole hiring process covered – from writing job ads through to scoring applications, keeping the candidates updated, through to making an offer.
We’ll get to know you really well, so we can ensure the right recruitment consultant tailors a specialist package that gives you exactly what you need.
Stuart Masters, MD of The Financial Management Centre
When looking for partners we try to find those with knowledge and understanding of franchising. It is of the upmost importance as a franchisor that we provide our franchisees with consistent and up to date employment advice and support so that they grow their businesses successfully with employees who excel. Whilst individual businesses in their own right are all ambassadors for the brand, we must do everything we can to ensure that they are all ethical and legally compliant employers to ensure that the network is protected from any negative PR wherever possible. The People Shed whilst obviously being HR experts understand franchising and have worked with us to update and now maintain the HR sections of our Operations Manual, are involved in our new franchisee induction programme and have helped several franchisees recruit members of staff. They are friendly, approachable and most importantly know their stuff. I’d have no hesitation in recommending The People Shed to businesses whether they be in franchising or not.
Darren Barratt, Cash Converters, Franchisee
At last a company who understands what we need without all the jargon. Well done and highly recommended.
Nathan Sermon, Franchise Business Consultant
The guys at The People Shed take time to understand you and your business and develop tools through their vast experience to ensure you get the very best fit and solution. Highly engaged and focussed whilst passionate and professional in every aspect of HR and People Support! I class them now as Business Partners and have already recommended them to a new business contact who will benefit the same as I have.