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We are People Matters because your people matter

People Matters HR is a flexible team of HR outsourcing (HRO) specialists and HR consultants. From Bury, we work predominantly in the SME and start-up market. And we also support businesses in Greater Manchester, Lancashire, and throughout the UK.

Call us on 0161 738 1808

Founded in 2011 by Niel Cope, an HR Director with 20 years’ experience to provide companies of all sizes, with a cost effective and superior outsourced human resources model. Over the years we have been able to deliver Director level HR consultancy services at a fraction of the cost, and pride ourselves on becoming an extension of your team, allowing you to create strong leaders, engaged employees and a better business.

We are People Matters because your people matter – and that is central to the entire ethos of our agency.

Businesses succeed through the people they employ, which is why we are passionate about personal growth. Our focus includes leadership and organisational development, people management training, and overall compliance. With a knowledgeable, adaptable and reliable in-house team, we have skills to help you succeed.

Good HR consultants shouldn’t simply sit in the background like an insurance policy. We are a proactive, professional team of experts who are with you every step of the way, providing advice, problem solving, and ensuring everyone is pulling in the right direction to improve your firm’s performance.

Our team is used to working with company boards, Chief Execs and MDs. We are in constant touch with clients and are fully aware of what’s going on in their business. It is this personal touch that sets People Matters HR apart from other human resources companies.

​People Matters HR is a flexible team of HR outsourcing (HRO) specialists and HR consultants. From Bury, we work predominantly in the SME and start-up market. And we also support businesses in Greater Manchester, Lancashire, and throughout the UK.

Founded in 2011 by Niel Cope, an HR Director with 20 years of experience to provide companies of all sizes. Together with a cost-effective and superior outsourced human resources model. Over the years we have been able to deliver Director level HR consultancy services at a fraction of the cost, and pride ourselves on becoming an extension of your team, allowing you to create strong leaders, engaged employees and a better business.

We are People Matters because your people matter. In short, that is central to the entire ethos of our agency.

Businesses succeed through the people they employ, which is why we are passionate about personal growth. Our focus includes leadership and organisational development, people management training, and overall compliance. With a knowledgeable, adaptable and reliable in-house team, we have the skills to help you succeed.

Good HR consultants shouldn’t simply sit in the background like an insurance policy. We are a proactive, professional team of experts who are with you every step of the way, providing advice, problem-solving, and ensuring everyone are pulling in the right direction to improve your firm’s performance.

Our team is also particularly comfortable working with company boards, Chief Executives and MDs. Accordingly, we’re in constant touch with clients and are fully aware of what’s going on in their business. As a result of our dedication to this personal touch, People Matters HR stands apart from other human resources companies.

Call us on 0161 738 1808

HR Packages

Entrepreneur HR Package with People Matters HR

Entrepreneur

Our Entrepreneur package is ideal if you run a start up business or your business is in the early years. You may have your first employees or apprentices and just want support and guidance from trusted HR advisors to help you navigate the complicated minefield of being a new employer. This package provides you with contracts of employment for your staff and a really useful time saving HR system as well as access to the People Matters Team.

Established HR Package from People Matters HR

Established

Typically companies with 5 employees and over employees engage with our Established Business Package. You recognise that as your business is growing you need more support and structure for your company your people. For the fraction the cost of an in house HR administrator you get your own HR department. We provide a full framework of policies written for you, a staff handbook, job descriptions and we event personally write all your HR correspondence. Our team will meet with you on a regular basis to get to know you and your business and you can call us for HR advice any time and this is all supported by the BreatheHR software.

Exceptional HR Package from People Matters HR

Exceptional

The Exceptional Business Package is for those businesses who have a growing need to ensure that everyone in the company is working together to achieve business objectives. Our MD works with your Directors to identify and write your People Management strategy and performance framework to ensure that everyone is working at peak performance, staff are engaged and leaders are fully trained to do their jobs properly. We also spend time in house on a regular basis delivering HR surgeries. Imagine your own HR Director and HR team, working in house with you but more cost effective than an HR administrator, it even come comes complete with self service HR software and is fully insurance backed by AXA!

Health and Safety Packages

More about the Entrepreneur HR Package from People Matters HR

Entrepreneur

  • Annual visit to your premises to carry out an inspection and provide advice
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Telephone support by our consultant.
More about the Established HR Package from People Matters HR

Established

  • Annual visit to your premises to carry out an inspection and provide advice
  • Health and Safety Policy and arrangements
  • Telephone support by our consultant.
  • One additional consultancy day per year, which can be used for risk assessments, reviews etc.
More about the Exceptional HR Package from People Matters HR

Exceptional

  • Annual visit to your premises to carry out an inspection and provide advice
  • Health and Safety Policy and arrangements
  • Telephone support by our consultant.
  • One additional consultancy day per year, which can be used for risk assessments, reviews etc.
  • Bespoke elements to meet your requirements, for example additional days to spend more time on site, write additional documentation if you are a higher risk business and to act as your official H&S Competent person.

Leadership Development and People Management Training

Leadership Development motivates and engages your leaders and their people, improves your culture and aids retention. We have years of experience working with senior members of organisations and people who have been promoted into more senior levels, because they are good at their existing jobs. Being a leader is a different role, with more responsibility and successful organisations develop their people into their new positions by giving them the tools to do their jobs. We run short courses designed to have minimal impact on the workplace, up skilling managers encouraging them time to think, share their views and explore practical leadership concepts issues in a safe environment. We develop their skills in managing people, within the law and best practice so that they are equipped to lead their staff professionally, with a better understanding of your HR policies and procedures.

Leadership Development and People Management Training

Leadership Development and People Management Training

Leadership Development motivates and engages your leaders and their people, improves your culture and aids retention. We have years of experience working with senior members of organisations and people who have been promoted into more senior levels, because they are good at their existing jobs. Being a leader is a different role, with more responsibility and successful organisations develop their people into their new positions by giving them the tools to do their jobs. We run short courses designed to have minimal impact on the workplace, up skilling managers encouraging them time to think, share their views and explore practical leadership concepts issues in a safe environment. We develop their skills in managing people, within the law and best practice so that they are equipped to lead their staff professionally, with a better understanding of your HR policies and procedures.

Learning & Development

Everyone in your organisation deserves to be training to do their job to the best of their ability, whether that is sales, health & safety, first aid, communication, recruitment and selection or even time management. People Matters HR and our partners have the experience of writing and delivering bespoke training which meets your people’s needs. It is always designed to addresses their skills gaps and ultimately improves individual and company performance, customer experience and staff retention.

Organisational Development

Do you know what your organisation is there to do? Do the people in your organisation know this? Have you ever spent time thinking through where your company is going, what you are there for, what your values are and how all this helps to drive your organisations performance? Probably not!

People Matters HR are experts in this Organisational Development and Performance Management. We have years of experience working with organisations from 12 to 12,000 doing just this. It is a fact that when everyone in your company is engaged and understands clearly what they are there to do and why, and knows exactly how to achieve this,  motivation, satisfaction and performance improves massively. We don’t just come in and write you an expensive report, we work closely with you building, implementing and supporting your Organisational Development to ensure success.

Organisational Development and People Management Training
Organisational Development and People Management Training

Organisational Development

Do you know what your organisation is there to do? Do the people in your organisation know this? Have you ever spent time thinking through where your company is going, what you are there for, what your values are and how all this helps to drive your organisations performance? Probably not!

People Matters HR are experts in this Organisational Development and Performance Management. We have years of experience working with organisations from 12 to 12,000 doing just this. It is a fact that when everyone in your company is engaged and understands clearly what they are there to do and why, and knows exactly how to achieve this,  motivation, satisfaction and performance improves massively. We don’t just come in and write you an expensive report, we work closely with you building, implementing and supporting your Organisational Development to ensure success.

Change Management Training

Change Management

A certain fact of every day life is that change is a constant. We work with organisations to manage and implement change. This involves, planning, communicating and consulting as well as practical knowledge of Employment Law and best practice. We have worked with businesses who are growing and making aquisitons with TUPE transfers, downsizing and making redundancies, changing by merging departments and managing culture change.

Occupational Health training

Occupational Health

In some circumstance’s employers need Occupational Health, whether that is during recruitment, screening for certain jobs or if you need medical advice to help you to support an employee who has an illness or a disability. People Matters will provide this service and support you with the issue ensuring that you are meeting your responsibilities as a good employer under the Health and Safety at Work Act and The Equalities Act.

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Can’t thank Niel and his team at People Matters HR enough. They provide excellent advice, coupled with superb value for money HR package for small design agency like ourselves. Even better we are now GDPR safe with our HR aspects of the business and have up to date company handbooks, policies and a smashing online portal for all of this with Breath HR. Have recommended to several of my clients without hesitation.

Paul G

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Can’t thank Niel and his team at People Matters HR enough. They provide excellent advice, coupled with superb value for money HR package for small design agency like ourselves. Even better we are now GDPR safe with our HR aspects of the business and have up to date company handbooks, policies and a smashing online portal for all of this with Breath HR. Have recommended to several of my clients without hesitation.

Paul G