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Napthens launches HR service

North West law firm Napthens solicitors has launched a dedicated HR service, appointing two HR specialist staff as a result.

The service, known as HR3 OnSite, will provide on-site support for businesses with Napthens’ staff attending internal meetings and offering advice designed to alleviate the strain from busy management teams.

The new service has seen the appointment of two HR professionals, Nicola Mason and Katie Waddington, who both take up the role of HR consultants at Napthens – the first time the law firm has offered such a service.

Katie specialises in advising on an array of issues including complex employee relation matters, talent management, and employee engagement. She joins Napthens after working in the IT, retail and hospitality sectors.

Nicola, who has previously worked in the motor industry, recruitment, and professional services sectors, joins Katie to advise on a wide range of HR issues. Her background includes completing a complex TUPE arrangement across seven European countries from a major business in the oil and gas sector.

The new HR service has been launched to offer a range of support for businesses including holding and conducting investigations and investigatory meetings, holding and conducting disciplinary and grievance meetings, attendance at redundancy and TUPE consultation meetings, and on-site coaching and mentoring.

Chris Boyle, partner and head of Employment at Napthens, said: “We understand that dealing with internal meetings and conducting investigations can be time-consuming and stressful for managers.

“HR3 OnSite is intended to support businesses which might not have their own dedicated HR function, or to businesses who need extra resource during a time of high workload, providing a qualified consultant to carry out meetings, giving expertise in potentially difficult and complex situations taking the strain off a management team.”

HR3 - HR consultants - Katie Waddington, Nicola Mason, Chris Boyle