At As If By Magic, we understand that many small businesses and start-ups can't afford the luxury of employing a full-time, permanent HR department. But we also understand that this can lead to decisions being made about employee issues without a full understanding of legal or best practice processes. Recently, this has included supporting clients through Covid-19 guidance and regulations, or keeping those working from home engaged and motivated, with their health and well-being a priority. But this could also include: disciplinary issues, grievances, absence management, performance issues - anything to do with your employees, really! That's where we can help. We specialise in helping small businesses with <20 employees with minor, every-day problems, to more complex issues. We can offer advice, guidance, mediation and support to ensure you find the best resolution for all parties.
We can take on your day-to-day HR needs such as offer letters, recruitment & on-boarding, mediation, guidance and support with employee issues, and more. Or perhaps you have a project in mind - a rewrite of your employee contract, a new employee handbook, or advice regarding policies and statements.
We can offer secretarial and admin support on-site or remotely and on an hourly or daily rate, to cover for sickness absence, holidays and maternity/paternity cover.
Or perhaps you've got an event you want to organise, but don't have the time - we can do that for you too!
Our core mission is to put the 'Human' back into Human Resources. Even the worst situations can be resolved with empathy and effective communication. With 20 years' of administration, secretarial, HR and event organisation experience, we know that effective and transparent relationships with your greatest assets, your employees, is one of the foundation stones for a successful business. And having your paperwork in order is usually the last task on the list, but can save you all sorts of pain in the future!
Locations in West Kent include: Paddock Wood, Goudhurst, Lamberhurst, Cranbrook, Hawkhurst, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks.
Locations in Berkshire/Surrey include: Ascot, Sunninghill, Sunningdale, Bracknell, Egham, Virginia Water
Call to discuss your needs, regardless of where you are in the UK.
Advice, Guidance, Support & Documentation
If you've got an HR issue, but you're not sure if we can help, let's have a meeting to discuss it further. No fee, no obligation.
Assistance with advertising, liaising with recruitment agents, filtering CVs, arranging interviews, feedback to candidates (including offer letter to successful candidate/s).
Guidance re. best practice, induction check lists, basic health & safety, contract/terms & conditions, employee handbook, policies and procedures.
Assistance with benchmarking salaries, performance-related pay and appraisal, sourcing and implementation of appropriate employee benefits
Guidance and support relating to employee issues such as absence, sickness, performance, discipline, grievance, capability. Includes advice and relevant documentation to ensure best practice and legally compliant procedures are followed.
Guidance and support to ensure the employee leaves your business correctly and in the best way for all concerned parties. Can include exit interviews. Ensure correct documentation and procedures support termination of employment, retirement or redundancy.
A retainer will allow you to contact our Helpline at any time during the working day (9.00am - 5.30pm), Monday to Thursday (5.00pm Friday). Hourly and day rates for any necessary work are discounted. No tie-in.
Contact us for a quote.
When you don't want a retainer service, but need occasional support, advice, one-off projects or documentation, (e.g. contracts, employee handbook).
Hourly and/or day or half day rates will apply. Contact us to discuss your requirements.
If you are starting up your business or growing by employing staff for the first time, this package will supply you with the basic HR documentation you will require. Price on application and dependant upon your requirements. Discount available when you sign up to a Retainer Agreement.
On-site or remote assistance
If you need help with your admin, or you need secretarial assistance, let's have a meeting to find out how we can help you.
No fee, no obligation.
When you need a Virtual Assistant to help you remotely. Hourly and / or day rates available, depending upon the assistance required.
Contact us to discuss your requirements.
When you require someone in the office / on-site to provide secretarial/admin assistance for one-off projects or to cover for sickness absence, holidays or maternity/paternity leave.
Hourly / day rates available depending upon the assistance required.
Contact us to discuss your requirements.
If you don't have the time, let us arrange this for you
If you've got an idea, but don't know where to start, let's have a chat and discuss how As If By Magic can assist.
If you want everything arranged for you, but don't need us to attend the actual event, that's fine - we can organise invitations, RSVP and guest lists, catering, etc. Hourly rate applies.
If you'd like us to be there to make sure it all goes to plan, no problem. Hourly rate applies, enhanced rate for evenings & weekends.
If applicable, mileage may be added to the fees at the current HMRC rate for private vehicles. This may apply to locations outside of a 15-mile radius of Brenchley, Kent and Sunninghill, Berkshire.
BOOK A FREE, 15-MINUTE CALL TO DISCUSS HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
We understand that each company has unique HR and Admin needs.
Feel free to message or call us with any specifics. If we can't help, we'll know someone who can.
Your time is valuable, and we will make sure to get back to you as soon as we can.
Brenchley, Tonbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom
09:00 – 17:30