About us

Our Consultants are approachable and knowledgeable and have all held senior management positions in Human Resource functions. They have worked across many areas including the Care Sector; both Child and Adult Services including extensive Safeguarding experience, Hospitality, Healthcare, Retail, Charity, Media, Education, Engineering and  Public Sector.


Hartley Laird – Providing Practical & Timely HR Solutions

Our Expertise

Hartley Laird can advise you regarding sickness absence, capability or conduct issues, to name a few.  We are at the end of a phone and we can meet with you face to face if required.  We can help you resolve the issues within legal guidelines.

  • Evening and weekend consultations available
  • Safeguarding experience for both adult and child services, HR representation at safeguarding panels
  • Committed to empowering Managers to resolve own employee relations issues.
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Our Services

We can provide a full outsourced HR service or you can simply contact us to provide you with a template letter.
We provide a flexible service dependant on your size and requirements.

Employee Relations

Contact us for expert advice on:

  • Disciplinaries
  • Grievances
  • Competency Issues
  • Conduct Issues
  • Sickness absence management
  • Recruitment
Policy, Procedure and Templates

Contact us for expert advice on:

  • Policies & Procedures
  • Template Letters
  • Contracts
  • Flexible working requests
  • Subject Access Requests
Training, Coaching and Mediation

Contact us for expert advice on:

  • Management training for employee relations issues
  • Employee Training
  • Staff Supervision
  • Audits

What Our Clients Say

  • Hartley Laird has made a significant different to our business. We’ve seen a dramatic decrease in sickness absence and an increase in standards. Karen also coached and trained the Management to give them the skills and the confidence to continue day to day management of employee relations issues.

  • As a small business who has never used a HR consultant we were cautious to work with a consultant initially, but Hartley Laird was highly recommended by another Care provider. They really understood the business and the challenge’s that we faced and gave clear, consistent and practical advice that enabled us to bring about the changes we required in our business.

Case Studies

At Hartley Laird we have plenty of experience dealing with a variety of issues within the workplace. We appreciate all cases differ and pride ourselves on treating each case on its own merits, however there are some examples of case studies below, just click the relevant case for further information. If you would like an example of an issue that isn’t mentioned here, please contact us and I am sure we could provide you with an anonymised example of a relevant case.