The majestic Wildernesse Golf Club in Sevenoaks, Kent have worked with Golf HR on a frequent one-off basis over the years, but have now realised how beneficial it is to have our support team on hand seven days a week.
“I’ve used them on a number of occasions asking for advice, you never think you will need it but since I’ve employed them I’ve probably spent more time talking over little issues than anything else, where we wanted advice of how to best handle something going forward”
“It’s a cheaper option than using a local lawyer, you get straight advice, know what you’re paying for and its money well spent to give me peace of mind to be able to pick up the phone and know that you’re not left to your own devices to hope you’re right”.
“Initially we used them for compromise agreements and used our own knowledge in house, but where we wanted definite advice to be able to be squeaky clean we would go to an employment law firm. Golf HR do a number of golf clubs so they understand the nature of our business, the specifics that come with a hospitality type industry. It is far cheaper than going to a local solicitor for the same advice”.
“My personal requirement was to refresh our contracts to make sure they were up to date with current law. We had systems in place, but it was all a bit ad-hoc and had moved on a few years, it was the chance to take a fresh look at our contracts and our staff handbook. I could have taken an old one I had, but I needed a company that could give me a good staff handbook that I knew was fully up to date with employment law”.
Wildernesse’s Manager Andrew Lawrence is now working regularly with Carolyne and the team at Golf HR to tailor his handbook to Wildernesse Golf Club’s specific needs.
“I’m trying to insert a few extra bits here and there; they’ve given me the belt and braces of legal requirements so I’m just trying to titivate it, to add a few bits and a few niceties. Now I know I am working from a document that regarding employment law is up to date, whereas the previous one I had was over four years old. We’ve got an annual cover on a set number of hours and I’ve used them for a number of things. The good news is no major issues!”
We take every problem seriously, whether large or small, so your employees and superiors can be confident that whatever the issue, Golf HR are here to help find a solution.
“Certainly the board members who are involved and are ultimately responsible…it gives them peace of mind to know they’re not relying on me to make judgement calls for them, so if any issue comes up it is dealt with in a professional way and we’re not going to get ourselves in any trouble”.