Access to talented workers capable of supporting innovation is a key factor driving competitiveness in manufacturing companies. Often valued above more traditional factors typically associated with success, such as labour, materials, and energy.
As manufacturers have moved up the value chain they have tended to become leaner. While thousands of jobs were lost due to the recession, firms in the West have been downsizing their operations for several decades. As a result productivity has improved markedly as fewer workers have produced higher value-added goods.
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Our team combines legal expertise with practical and commercial acumen to provide your business with innovative and flexible HR solutions across the full range of employment issues, including employment contracts; business immigration; TUPE; disciplinary; grievance; discrimination and equal opportunities; disputes and tribunal; equal pay; health and safety; policy and procedures; redundancy and reorganisation; restrictive covenants and retirement.
Each year brings yet more employment legislation but savvy employers can adopt HR strategies, procedures and terms that help them develop their people at the same time as reducing risk. Working closely with you, we are experienced in dealing with the employee-related issues that arise in acquisitions, mergers and other legal situations.