HAI is developing a range of HR supports for its members in partnership with Tom Smyth & Associates HR Consultancy.
The consultancy has a long and proud tradition of working with, and supporting, retail and hardware operators with employment law, industrial relations and human resources services. The
consultancy was established in 1991 and has a client base in all 26 counties of the ROI, along with some in the UK.
Tom commented: “We are delighted to have an opportunity to work more closely with HAI members through a strategic link with the Association. “Compliance with the raft of employment
legislation is something that is obviously critical for all employers to achieve. We will make available to you documents and checklists, along with articles in The Hardware Journal to assist you in
achieving full-compliance status.” He continued: “To begin with, we are developing a suite of HR templates such as Contracts of Employment and a Handbook, which will be available on the HAI website for members to download and customise to suit their own particular organisation.”
In the future, Tom Smyth & Associates will offer advice and guidance to HAI members on such topics as:
As an initial HR healthcheck, Tom Smyth advises that you should ask yourself the following questions (hint: you should be answering yes!):
This Business Support article featured in the March/April 2015 edition of The Hardware Journal.