Independents conducts unbiased enquiries into workplace allegations. Increasingly, senior management are faced with an environment where they have to decide whether or not someone has stepped out of line. Failing to follow a rigorous process could result in a wronged party taking out a Personal Grievance.

Independents is focused on being objective by reaching conclusions which are logically derived from facts we can corroborate. We step in where emotions can be running high and people feel vulnerable. Our approach helps foster a feeling of fairness towards both the process and its outcome; especially important where management wish to be seen to be unbiased.

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Freedom HR

Often companies need face-to-face HR support. If you need this and you are based on the West Coast, we refer clients to Freedom HR. Freedom HR provides professional HR support to businesses in the West Coast region, as well as bringing their unique approach to company needs.

As well as HR advice, Freedom HR also offers businesses HR workshops and coaching to help business owners and managers understand employment legislation, processes and best practice.

Freedom HR can be your HR department "so your business can focus on improving performance and celebrating success together!"

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We often have clients who need a system to help with their payroll or accounting or business processes. We will generally refer them to Equation.

Equation was established to help businesses improve productivity through technology, from online accounting, stock management and job management systems. Today, they’re proud to provide systems solutions, software advisory and system checks to clients in New Zealand and throughout the world.

They take the time to understand your organisation and its specific requirements. They get to know you, your teams and how you like to work so they can advise on the most effective solutions to help your business succeed. Above all, they operate with honesty, integrity and discretion. They don't sell any products, instead, they immerse ourselves in your company as if it was their own, to enable them to provide recommendations that will lead to the best outcomes.

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Take5 / OSH Consultants

A significant need for all companies is addressing health and safety, and this is one HR area that Essential HR does not do itself. For smaller businesses we often find Take5 has an ideal solution.

Take5 support businesses in finding suitable Health and Safety solutions including, but not limited to; training, documentation, systems and incident investigations.

With consultants available New Zealand wide, Take5 are a great contact to have for all of your specialist Health and Safety needs.

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Need help managing staff?

Essential HR has a wealth of experience advising on every aspect of the employer-employee relationship. We can give you per-phone guidance or work along side you to make things happen.

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