Niel Cope, People Matters HR

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People Matters HR
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People Matters HR Human Resources
The Hub
Ripon Hall Avenue
Growing businesses who value their people, want to ensure they have up to date and compliant HR processes, systems & to develop their leaders.

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Business Description

HR Consultant, Bury And Bolton, Greater Manchester

People Matters HR is a multi award winning Human Resources Managed Services provider founded by Niel Cope in 2011. We are a team of half a dozen qualified and experienced HR professionals who work with businesses from 5 to 100 across the North West of England, mainly in the Greater Manchester area. 

All our HR Business Support packages include the Award winning Cloud based software BreatheHR, which takes all the pain away from HR admin and keeps your records safe, secure and GDPR compliant.  

Amongst People Matters many awards we beat over 700 other outsourced HR companies to become BreatheHRs partner of the year 2021.

We work on a retainer basis to give telephone and personal support, to give you advice and hands-on support to help you to manage your people within the boundaries of ever changing employment law and best practice and we pride ourselves in working closely with our clients to get to know them, their businesses and their people so that we can work as an extension to their business.

Our most popular HR Business package is the Established Business package, which provides the following:

  1. Telephone support and advice by one of our qualified experienced Team.
  2. Creation and implementation of new contracts of employment for all staff.
  3. Creation and Implementation of a new company staff handbook.
  4. Creation and implementation of a bespoke suite of HR policies. 
  5. Induction guidance to new help new staff understand feel part of the business. 
  6. Job descriptions and person specification guidance for all levels of the business to help with responsibility and accountability. 
  7. Appraisal and performance management guidance to support you in giving feedback and setting objectives to build a performance driven culture.
  8. Bespoke employment-related letters written for you by our team (no templates). 
  9. On site attendance by our HR Business Partners to support your Business for ?? hours per quarter, which would include undertaking: sickness absence reviews, performance management, investigations, capability, disciplinary, grievance or appeals.  
  10. BreatheHR, a GDPR compliant cloud-based system to reduce and streamline HR admin with a device ap including all licenses, fully implemented and supported by People Matters HR, which includes:  
  • Application and recording of holidays.  
  • Recording and reporting of sickness.  
  • Recording, reporting and reminders for performance appraisal.  
  • Management system to record and remind people of training.  
  • Recording of disciplinary and grievance processes.  Confidential secure system to hold and manage all HR records.
  1. Breathe Time and Attendance, Learn and Recruitment modules are all available at a small additional cost.
  2. Insurance backing against tribunal by AXA*. 

    We can manage recruitment and selection of new staff, deliver Organisational Development, Employee Engagement and Consultancy. We write and deliver Leadership and People Management Training across the country and our team are all accredited DISC Leadership Psychometric Assessors and Facilitators. Our CEO is an accredited NLP Coach practitioner  

    We partner with a very experienced Health and Safety Consultant, an Occupational Health and Welfare service and an Occupational Psychologist.

    We also offer a highly competitive recruitment service, including pre interview, right to work in the UK, reference checking and DBS checks.

    People Matters HR will be able to Manage your HR services more effectively and efficiently than you have experienced before, with a team of HR professionals working to support your people.


Accreditations & Qualifications

  • Most Outstanding HR Services Provider in the UK 2020/21 - Global Excellence Awards.
  • BreatheHR Partner of the Year 2021 (beating over 700 other HR companies)
  • Most Trusted HR Consultancy 2021 - North West England - Global Business Insight Awards
  • HR Consultants of the Year award 2020/21 - Central England Prestige Awards
  • HR Outsourcing Specialists of the Year 2021 – Manchester and North West
  • HR Consultancy of the Year 2020 - Corporate LiveWire Global Awards
  • Most Trusted HR provider in the North West 2020 - UK Enterprise Awards.
  • Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday award April 2020
  • Best Organisational Development Company in Manchester 2019 - Corporate Livewire Prestige Awards.
  • BreatheHR Advocate of the Year 2019
  • BreatheHR Advocate of the Year 2018
  • BreatheHR Platinum partner (one of 6 in the world)
  • IMPROVE on-line training Silver partner
  • We Thrive Bronze Partner
  • IIP Gold Award
  • Best Loved HR company in the UK 2014
  • Best Loved HR company in the UK 2013