SMALL businesses in Northumberland have the opportunity to get free access to an extensive online Human Resources (HR) service for six months.
The offer has been put together by Arch – the county council’s arms-length development company – after it linked up with a company called HR4UK.
Firms employing up to 50 staff can use the service to set up contracts of employment and employee handbooks. It also provides a host of additional employee benefits, such as access to discounted healthcare and leisure activities.
At the end of the six months, employers can download a hard copy of the handbook or subscribe to the service.
Peter McIntyre, Arch Group Managing Director, said: “Small businesses often have a need for HR support, but are not always in a position to employ dedicated HR staff.
“The online toolkit will provide a valuable resource to help them make sure they are fully compliant with the latest employee legislation.”
Employers can find full details of the offer at www.northumberlandemployment.info