HR Consultant in Harrogate

Rydings HR Ltd offers practical and reliable human resources management support and consultancy services to small and medium sized businesses across North and West Yorkshire. Operating from Harrogate we are ideally based to support businesses across the district including Harrogate, York, Leeds, Bradford and The Dales.


The management of ‘people’ plays a critical part in the creation and development of a successful business, and we focus on providing businesses with the professional HR support they need.


We offer a range of flexible and affordable HR service packages which provide levels of support according to client needs. Packages include template HR documents (e.g. contracts, policies, procedures & checklists), together with additional on and/or off-site consultant support, to help develop documents or processes, or with HR projects or employment issues such as disciplinary, grievance and absence management. Packages can be adapted to meet your business needs.

Jeremy Rydings

Rydings HR is led by Jeremy Rydings, who is a Chartered CIPD member (MCIPD), and has a B.A.(Hons) Business Studies Degree and Diploma in Management. He has a wide range of experience gained in HR roles as HR Business Partner, HR Manager and HR Consultant within blue chip businesses and SME’s, across a diverse range of industries and business sectors.


Jeremy is a commercially focussed HR Consultant with a strong track record of successful delivery of HR project management and support and in providing professional and reliable HR guidance to operational managers and their teams. He has also owned and operated his own business within the recruitment sector and understands the challenges of operating a business.


He will support you with all your HR needs and requirements, providing practical HR guidance and support to help your business achieve its operational and strategic goals.

Our Services

Rydings HR clients include new and established businesses, and particularly SME’s who don’t yet have their own in-house HR resource but require flexible HR support to assist them in implementing good HR practice and to provide guidance and advice when needed.


We support businesses as a trusted and reliable partner, working with them to manage all their Human Resource requirements. Our services cover a wide range of Human Resources support, from developing HR documentation including employee contracts, policies and procedures, through to HR planning, recruitment, absence management, performance management, disciplinary and grievance issues, job evaluation and salary benchmarking, or with specific HR related project work.


We have a practical ‘can do’ approach, and work as a business partner to help support our clients to manage their employees as their businesses grow and develop.


We have industry experience across a range of sectors including:

  • Engineering
  • Energy / Electricity supply
  • Mobile Telecoms
  • Retail
  • Agriculture / Farming
  • Customer Service / Contact Centres
  • Research
  • Charities / 3rd Sector

  • add_circle_outlineOperational HR & Project Support

    If you are an SME without in-house HR resource but requiring some flexible support and/or guidance with general HR issues or with a specific HR project, Rydings HR can provide HR support to address your requirements.


    Whether it is support with an HR project, recruitment and selection, preparing an employment contract, or advice and support with a disciplinary or grievance issue we can help.


    If you want to discuss an issue over the phone or meet face to face we are flexible to meet your requirements.

  • add_circle_outlineHR Planning

    As your business develops and grows you need to understand and plan for the impact this will have on your HR and people requirements in relation to the skills your business will require in the future, together with recruitment, development and training needs.


    Rydings HR can support the management team to develop an HR and workforce plan and to support you with it’s implementation to ensure your business is ‘fit’ to meet its goals and objectives.

  • add_circle_outlineDisciplinary & Grievance Management

    Successful businesses require employees who maintain high standards of conduct and performance in their jobs. However, there may be occasions when employees fail to meet these standards and when disciplinary action may be required. Employees may occasionally also have grievances relating to their employment which need to be resolved.


    Rydings HR will support your business to ensure that effective Disciplinary and Grievance Policies are in place, and support managers in their approach to managing issues. We also provide support and guidance with individual cases to help achieve a successful resolution.

  • add_circle_outlineAbsence Management

    Sickness Absence can be a major cost to any business and for small and medium sized businesses the impact can have significant consequences on the overall profitability of the business if not managed properly.


    Having a clear and professional approach to absence management is therefore essential, and we will help to develop and implement a professional approach to support both staff and managers, to help minimise your absence problems.

  • add_circle_outlineChange Management

    For businesses going through a period of change we can guide and support you through that change process as smoothly as possible, to minimise the operational impact on the business and to support the management team through the employee relations challenges.


    Whether it’s bringing in new employees to help grow the business, restructuring, a TUPE Transfer or a redundancy situation, Rydings HR can support the management team and staff through the change process.


    We support the ‘change’ planning process, coach and assist managers through the process, and provide support through the communication and consultative requirements.

  • add_circle_outlineHR Contracts, Policies, Procedures & Employee Handbook

    Rydings HR will discuss your needs and requirements to help develop or update your key HR documents to ensure they comply with legislative requirements and also reflect the culture of your organisation.


    This includes developing or updating employment contracts, policies and procedures, and the employee handbook for your business.


    We can prepare a wide range of HR policies and procedures including, for example:


    • Disciplinary & Grievance
    • Absence / Attendance Management Policy
    • Data Protection / GDPR
    • Maternity & Paternity
    • Flexible Working
    • Recruitment & Selection
    • Harassment
    • Diversity
    • Annual Leave and Time Off
  • add_circle_outlineRecruitment and Selection

    Rydings HR can support your business with planning and managing your recruitment.


    We will help you to identify your recruitment requirements, and the skills your business needs, through to preparing job outlines, planning recruitment campaigns, advertising and shortlisting candidates, supporting interviews, reference checking, right through to making the offer and preparing the contract of employment.


    Rydings HR can support you with recruitment of staff at all levels within your organisation, to assist you in the recruitment of staff with the right skills and experience to meet the needs of your business.

  • add_circle_outlineEmployee Development & Training

    Rydings HR will support your business with development and implementation of a training and development plan, including identifying training and development needs, designing, planning, and implementing training and development interventions, and reviewing and evaluating their effectiveness.

  • add_circle_outlineJob Evaluation and Reward

    Rydings HR can provide support with developing job descriptions for staff and supporting businesses with job evaluation and development of their pay and grading structure.


    We can evaluate jobs using a recognised system, analysing jobs against a range of factors at all levels from unskilled workers to senior managers operating in a wide range of business sectors. We can also assist businesses with salary benchmarking data to ensure salaries are competitive within the market, support pay policy decisions and reduce staff turnover.

Contact Rydings HR

If you would like to discuss further what Rydings HR can do for your business, don't hesitate to get in touch:

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am till 5:30pm

Closed Weekends & Bank Holidays

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