Bespoke HR Support
For Employers

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You have an experienced HR team who use a set of tried and tested policies and procedures, they can deal with most employee relations issues and have led the business in managing change over the years. Occasionally, they need more support for complex and strategic HR pieces of work, whether that be an extra pair of hands or simply a sounding board.

Even in an established and experienced team, people issues can throw up new challenges which you haven’t come across before, leaving you feeling like you’re in murky water. Supported by technology, we can help your HR team make the impact they are capable of.

Extension of your team

Our HR consultants act as an extension of your existing team, lending that extra resource at a time when you need their expertise the most. If you don’t have time for yet another ER case, need someone to wade through the HR admin on a project, want to develop an internal training academy or simply want to bounce strategic plans off someone, then AfterAthena is right for you. We work in collaboration with you to get the job done, to understand your goals and help deliver bespoke projects that harness your culture and bring your values to life.

Reducing the risk to you

Our unlimited employment law and HR advice line gives you the peace of mind that an expert is on the end of the line to support you AfterAthena’s experts are skilled in even the most complicated cases, so we can act as a sounding board or advise you through the any situation. We also provide access to hundreds of template letters, documents and useful HR tools. For more complex issues we can call on our team of Employment Lawyers, making sure we cover all bases and reducing the risk to you.

What's included in our bespoke HR support

  • Advice Line

    AfterAthena provides a subscription that’s perfectly tailored to your business, which means that you get unlimited expert HR and employment law advice, our packages are built especially for you.


    What topics can AfterAthena advise on?

    Anything and everything, if it’s related to people management and employment law then we can assist. There’s no such thing as a silly question, our HR and employment law experts are there to act as a sounding board or guide you through the most complex issues, and everything in between. We aren’t just there to support you with employee relations issues. We’ll also advise you on proactive HR initiatives, sharing our experience and expertise with you so you can implement the best solution for your business.


    Will my query be dealt with by the same person?

    We will assign a dedicated team to your organisation, and you’ll have access to them via their direct line. Our HR and employment law experts will take the time to understand your company, your approach, your goals, along with the any problems you might be facing.

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  • AfterAthena Hub

    The AfterAthena Hub has everything you need to run your day-to-day HR function; HR guidance notes, template letters and policies, training videos, along with AI tools to draft letters, policies, job descriptions and investigation questions. You can also access the case advice and access optional Occupational Health and e-learning, all from your mobile phone or tablet.

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  • e-Learning

    AfterAthena provides access to a wide range of e-learning training courses that are designed to embed long-term cultures of compliance.

    What types of courses are available?

    Employment course topics include equality and diversity, sexual harassment, social media, communication, leadership, anti-money laundering, Bribery Act and GDPR. And health and safety topics such as accident reporting, risk assessment and first aid.

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  • Employee Relations

    When it comes to employee disciplinaries, grievances, sickness and performance issues, it can be real problem when you have no team to help unravel these. You might also be a smaller business who simply doesn’t have the bodies on the ground to get involved in each stage of the process.

    AfterAthena can take this headache away from you and handle these issues from start to finish, making a decision on your behalf (and even appearing in employment tribunal if called as a witness) or simply being by your side in meetings as HR support to make sure all the Is are dotted and the Ts

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  • HR Audit

    What is it?

    The HR audit is a comprehensive assessment of the HR function in the organisation. Evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of the function and how the organisation manages and supports it’s people through the employee lifecycle.

    How is the audit carried out?

    A HR Consultant will review a sample of documents and policies, along with gather feedback and insight from a cohort of leaders, managers and the employees of the organisation. Discussions with the HR team will take place to understand the processes and procedures and the HR resource and capability available.

    The benefits

    A comprehensive output report is provided which details the findings and recommendations using a RAG rating, observations of the HR structure are included, along with a personalised high level HR strategy.


    The HR Audit is suitable for all sizes of businesses at any stage of their journey. If you are starting out it is useful to understand how HR can support your business growth for the future, a more established business may want to ensure that the HR function is suitable for its needs. Your organisation may be at the stage where it is preparing for sale or acquisition, in which case the HR audit is perfect.

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  • HR Project Support

    There are so many areas that HR can make a difference in, but quite often there never seems to be enough time in the day to do those seemingly never ending tasks. If you are thinking that you want to kick things up a notch, our HR project support can lead your business through restructure, TUPE, culture change along with improving retention, engagement and profitability of your business, by managing change.

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  • Training

    Managers have a lot of plates to spin and managing their team can often feel  overwhelming, if they don’t have the right skills. It could be you have someone who has been identified as one to watch, they have recently been promoted or are long-standing manager who needs a refresher.

    Whatever, stage of their journey our training services can provide vital people management skills to ensure you are getting the best out of you teams, working efficiently, handling issues quickly and doing the right thing by the business and the workforce.

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Who you'll be working with

Jenny Winstanley

Head of HR Consultancy

Jade McEvoy

Employee Relations Advisor

Emma Christian

People Consultant

Mia Finley

People Advisor

Support tailored to your needs

Whether you are a business owner going it alone or a HR professional managing a small team, we’ve got you covered.

No HR Team

Your own dedicated team of legal experts and tools to manage people issues compliantly makes our fixed-fee support perfect for those without in-house support.

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Small HR Team

Hands-on consultancy combined with the latest technology and ER advice makes our HR flexible fixed-fee support ideal solution for small teams looking to improve HR processes and ensure compliance.

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