Don’t Chance UK Employment Law

UK employment law is complex and confusing. We can act simply as an advisor to your in-house HR resource, locally or internationally, or provide you with a fully outsourced HR department.

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Get It Right From
The Start

It is easy to make costly mistakes at the outset. Each country has its own cultural approach to employment contracts, rights and obligations, and knowing the practical solutions to transposing business practice from one country to another is our specialty. Our HR team will spend time to understand your requirements, whilst using their knowledge of UK employment law to provide a solution that works for your business and your employees.

Our Network Has
Everything You Need

Goodwille is underpinned by a larger international network of advisers, many of whom bring real value to our People Management department, supporting with benefits, recruitment & secondments.

Through our in-house financial advisory arm, HFS Goodwille, we can provide you with independent advice covering the setting up of company pension schemes and a full suite of employee benefits.

Let Us Review, So You
Have Peace Of Mind

If you have employees in the UK already, either employed through your already established UK company or employed through your international company, then you may wish for the specialists at Goodwille to review the way in which you operate.

The Goodwille HR team are happy to review your existing contracts, policies and procedures, before suggesting ways to improve and protect you in case of future disputes.

Don’t Just Take Our
Word For It

“Goodwille is iZettle’s safe pair of hands in the UK when it comes to People Management & Payroll, bridging the knowledge gap between UK and HQ in Sweden. Goodwille’s support is a great solution for iZettle’s UK operation, letting us focus on developing our business whilst having specialists take care of our local HR and Payroll requirements.”

Madeleine Flensburg, iZettle AB

Personnel Issues

Personnel Issues

No matter where in the world you operate, you will need to follow local employment laws regarding disciplinaries, redundancies, and performance reviews. Following your home market’s process may be against the law.

Training & Coaching

Training & Coaching

Training, coaching, learning and development are all essential to human resources, without a fully developed workforce, you may struggle.

Performance & Reward

Performance & Reward

Reward packages are an addition to basic pay and remuneration. Thinking ahead about the kind of rewards you can offer your employees whilst creating a cohesive working place is essential. 

Absence Management

Absence Management

Absence management is an essential strategy to HR departments across the globe as it can outline how absence is dealt with in a productive, empathetic and helpful way.

Secondments & Sponsorships

Secondments & Sponsorships

Seconding an employee to a subsidiary branch overseas is a great experience for their personal and professional development, or maybe it’s necessary for the business operation. Managing it successfully across multiple nations is essential to a successful operation.

Employee Benefits

Employee Benefits

Not all rewards and benefits are legal requirements in the UK. Having a benefits package in addition to an employee’s remuneration can make all the difference.

Pension Schemes

Pension Schemes

Pensions are a legal requirement to fulfil in the UK, being opt-out rather than opt-in. There are different kinds of scheme, and the benefits slightly differ depending on what you choose, for both the company and the employee.

Policies & Procedures

Policies & Procedures

HR policies and procedures are essential in the work that you do to protect both you as the employer and your employees. This is especially important when you’re working trans-nationally across multiple countries. 

Employment Contracts & Staff Handbooks

Employment Contracts & Staff Handbooks

Employment contracts differ from country to country, so ensuring that yours are in line with UK law is essential when moving business overseas.

Recruitment Packages

Recruitment Packages

Getting the right HR solution for your businesses UK arm of its operation is essential. It ensures that your business runs as successfully as possible, adhering to UK employment law, whilst finding the right human resource. See how our full recruitment package could help your business.

Clients We Have Helped With HR & People Management

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    iZettle
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    A leading player in FinTech, the Swedish company iZettle, was always aiming for global success. With the UK being a priority market for many tech startups, iZettle decided to enter one of Europe’s biggest markets in 2012 – so they asked Goodwille for help.
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  • Virtolife white logo overlayed baby's feet and parents hand to show loveheart sign
    Vitrolife
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    A Swedish company marketing fertility products in 100 countries and listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. Goodwille provides financial administration, payroll, company secretarial and local tax expertise . Good organic growth!
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  • Widespace technology logo overlayed a number of iPhones displaying their clients
    Widespace
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    Europe’s market leader in mobile advertising, Widespace are growing faster than their market niche. First place in Swedens “Technology Fast 50” by Deloitte. Want to read how this tech powerhouse arrived in the UK? There’s some very good growth.
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Human Resources FAQ’s

Can I transfer an employee to the UK?

Temporary transfer of an employee to another position or country in the same organisation is called a secondment. Goodwille can help organise secondments into all countries.

What is auto-enrolment?

By October 2018, all employees must be enrolled onto a workplace pension and all employers must offer a pension scheme. Through our partner, HFS Goodwille, we can help set up and administer a compliant pension scheme.

What benefits must I offer employees in the UK?

Other than a workplace pension, there are no requirements to offer additional employee benefits. There may be an expectation from some employees for benefits, so Goodwille can help you with benchmarking if required.

How much holiday should I offer my UK employee?

For someone working a five day week, the minimum holiday entitlement is 5.6 weeks paid annual leave (28 days). You may wish to offer your employee a more attractive holiday package, so ask us for HR support and benchmarking.

Can I use my foreign employment contract in the UK?

Employees are employed under the law in the country they work, even if they are employed by an international company. We therefore highly recommend that you use local employment contracts to protect you and the employee. Goodwille can review your existing template or provide you with a UK compliant employment contract.

Meet Our
HR Manager

Jacqui Brown
As our HR Manager, Jacqui provides high quality and compliant HR advice across the full spectrum of HR services for a portfolio of Goodwille clients. She offers pragmatic advice on technical matters relating to HR issues including employee relations, organisation design, policies and procedures, implementation of new contracts and staff handbooks, benefits and salary levels, recruitment and training solutions.

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