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The HR Dept

The HR Dept Woking and Guildford helps small to medium sized businesses across Woking, Guildford and South Surrey by offering a wide range of employment law and outsourced HR services, tailor-made to meet your business objectives.  We understand that your workforce is your most valuable resource and recognise that as a smaller business you don’t need a permanent full-time HR professional on your payroll but still need the support.

***COVID-19 special**

HR Dept are offering a 3 month emergency HR support package for businesses with staff who want help to get through this crisis with legally compliant advice, guidance and documentation specifically relating to COVID-19.  It will be at a discounted rate for SHE Members.

At The HR Dept Woking & Guildford, we are working hard to bring clarity and information to local small businesses around their options and help them get through this. 

As a business owner, these are worrying times particularly if you employ staff. 

If you need expert advice to support your business, please get in touch with Martine Robins on 07392 311318 or martine.robins@hrdept.co.uk

HR Challenges

We understand the breadth of HR challenges that can present themselves and seem daunting.  We can provide a local, in-depth but comprehensive service to your business.  You can rely on receiving a pragmatic solution at an affordable rate more financially viable than the cost of in-house HR.  So, if you need a full outsourced HR service, a specific project undertaken or one-off activities such as an employee handbook – let us help you.

The HR Dept can provide support in the following areas:

  • Employment law
  • Business restructuring
  • People management
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Performance management
  • Disciplinary and grievance
  • Contracts of employment
  • Dismissal
  • Absence management
  • Appraisals
  • Employee surveys
  • Training and development

By working closely with you, we develop an understanding of your business and can support you by offering a personal, flexible and cost-effective service that meets your needs and minimises risk.

Let us make your life easier and let you focus on doing what you do best – developing your business.

If you would like to find out more about our comprehensive but affordable HR support, please contact Martine to discuss how we can help.  We also provide a free HR Audit or one hour of HR consultancy to help define your needs.  So for more information, please call 01483 603001 or 07392 311318 or email martine.robins@hrdept.co.uk


“I have lived and worked in the Woking area since 1986 and have developed a good understanding of electrical and electronic engineering before joining the building fraternity as a professional Approved electrician, registered with NICEIC.

I have owned my business since 2002 starting out as a sole trader, a one man band, bringing on an apprentice prior to making him and another employee business partners to create a Limited company. They both left the area in 2013 and so back to a one man band initially. A BNI accountant and her book keeper kept me on the right track and in 2016 I recruited two able youngsters. Back up to 3 again! I always envisaged an HR assistant would be my next stepping stone and fortunately Martine walked through the door at my local BNI chapter.

She is proving a stalwart with tremendous experience at her fingertips, which gives me confidence in progressing the business forwards with contented salaried employees, with water-tight contracts. As a professional electrician, I believe Martine offers my company priceless experience coupled with first class service on all levels of HR. Her advice seems to be available around the clock.

If you want a personal HR service that goes several miles longer than the competition, then the HR Dept. is the help and experience you must utilize to prevent any unnecessary stress or anxieties. I would highly recommend Martine Robins as your first port of call and I would urge you to make use of this fantastic asset that’s right on your doorstep.”
Many thanks Martine

Diana Christie and Rowland Belcher, Electronic Contractors, Bright Lights Solutions
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