Human Resources

HR Audit: What Is It?

Human resource audits can help your company avoid personnel issues and achieve greater performance.

An HR audit is a thorough analysis of the HR practises, policies, and processes of your company. The purpose is to seek for problems and/or find areas for improvement. You could direct your HR department to conduct an internal audit or you can hire an outside organisation to do the audit. The ben Key areas of policy could include:

What Areas Do HR Audits Examine?

Why Are HR Audits Important?

These are the only way to thoroughly analyse if your HR processes and policies are benefiting or harming your whole organisation is to conduct an HR audit. Your company will suffer if your HR systems are inefficient. Improve in those areas, and your chances of success will improve.

Policies and Procedures Advice. How We Can Help

We provide a variety of essential HR policies and procedures guidance for many types of organisations, and we’d be delighted to assist you in achieving best practise.

Your HR Business Consultant specialist will analyse your present rules and either update or produce a bespoke employee handbook, along with supporting paperwork, from start.

From dress requirements to internet usage, we’ll collaborate with you to develop regulations that best suit what you do and how you work.

Key policy areas could include:


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We can provide the assistance and back-up that can help you ensure you are well prepared for doing business in today’s challenging business environment.

Recruitment & Selection

Our consultants can provide valuable support to companies in the areas of recruitment and selection by offering the following services:

1. Job Analysis: Business consultants can help companies identify the skills, knowledge, and abilities required for a specific job role. We can also help create job descriptions and specifications to ensure that the company attracts the right candidates.

2. Recruitment Strategy: Business consultants can help companies develop an effective recruitment strategy by identifying the most appropriate recruitment channels, creating compelling job advertisements, and using technology to automate the recruitment process.

3. Screening and Shortlisting: Business consultants can help companies screen and shortlist candidates based on their qualifications, skills, and experience. We can also assist in creating candidate shortlists based on criteria such as cultural fit, experience, and personality traits.

4. Interviewing: Business consultants can help companies conduct effective interviews by designing interview questions, providing interview training to hiring managers, and conducting mock interviews to prepare candidates for the actual interview.

5. Reference Checks: Business consultants can assist companies in conducting reference checks to verify the information provided by candidates and to gain insight into their work ethics and performance.

6. Selection Criteria: Business consultants can help companies develop selection criteria to ensure that the most suitable candidates are selected for the job. We can also assist in creating an assessment centre to objectively evaluate candidates’ skills, knowledge, and abilities.

7. Onboarding: Business consultants can help companies develop an effective onboarding process to ensure that new hires are successfully integrated into the organisation.

Overall, we in Cairbre Consulting can help companies to streamline their recruitment and selection processes, identify the best candidates for the job, and reduce the risk of making bad hiring decisions.

Psychometric Assessments

We can work with companies to use psychometric assessments in the recruitment of staff. Psychometric assessments are standardised tests that are used to measure an individual’s mental abilities, personality traits, and other characteristics relevant to job performance.

Using psychometric assessments in recruitment can help companies to make more informed decisions when hiring new employees. By administering these tests, companies can gather information about candidates that may not be apparent from their resumes or interviews. This information can include cognitive abilities, personality traits, values, and work styles.

Business consultants can assist companies in selecting appropriate psychometric assessments based on the job requirements and the specific needs of the company. We can also help with administering and interpreting the assessments, and providing feedback to candidates.

However, it’s important to note that psychometric assessments should not be the sole basis for hiring decisions. We should be used in conjunction with other methods of assessment, such as interviews and reference checks, to ensure that the company is making well-informed hiring decisions. Additionally, it’s important to ensure that the assessments used are reliable, valid, and unbiased to avoid any legal issues or discrimination claims.

Cairbre can assist employers to draw up job descriptions for recruitment processes. Job descriptions are important documents that outline the duties and responsibilities of a specific role within the company. We serve as a crucial tool in attracting and retaining the right talent, setting clear expectations, and ensuring compliance with labor laws.

As consultants who specialise in SME’s we can bring valuable insights and experience to the process of crafting job descriptions. Our professionals can work with key stakeholders within the organisation to identify the critical skills, qualifications, and experience required for a given role, as well as the specific goals and outcomes that the position is expected to achieve.

We like to ensure that we have a clear understanding of your organisation’s culture, mission, and values. This will help us create job descriptions that accurately reflect your company’s needs and attract candidates who are a good fit for your culture.

The decision to utilise consultants to draw up job descriptions can be a wise investment, particularly if your organisation lacks in-house expertise or needs to streamline its recruitment processes. It can help you create clear, concise, and effective job descriptions that attract top talent and set your organisation up for success.

Job Descriptions

Employment Contracts


Employee appraisals are an essential part of any organisation’s performance management process, and we can provide valuable insights into employee performance, strengths, and areas for improvement. HR consultants have expertise in designing, implementing, and managing performance appraisal systems that are effective and fair.

Cairbre Consulting can help organisations to:

1. Develop performance appraisal systems that are aligned with the organisation’s goals and objectives.
2. Design performance appraisal forms that are easy to use and provide relevant information.
3. Train managers and employees on how to conduct effective performance appraisals.
4. Provide guidance and support to managers during the appraisal process.
5. Analyse appraisal data and provide recommendations for improving performance.

By working with Cairbre, companies can ensure that their performance appraisal systems are objective, fair, and consistent. We can also help organisations to identify training and development needs, which can lead to improved employee performance and increased productivity. Our consultants can provide valuable assistance with employee appraisals and help organisations to achieve their performance management goals.

When a company is preparing for redundancies, an external consultant can play a significant role in providing guidance and support throughout the process. Here are some ways in which Cairbre Consulting can help:

1. Legal compliance: An external consultant can provide advice on legal requirements and obligations related to redundancies. We can help the company to ensure that we comply with relevant laws and regulations and minimise the risk of legal action.

2. Planning and strategy: An external consultant can assist with the development of a redundancy strategy and plan, including identifying areas for cost-cutting and the selection criteria for redundancies. Cairbre can also help to determine the appropriate timelines and communication strategies for informing employees about the redundancies.

3. Communication: Our consultants can help the company to develop effective communication strategies for employees, including how to deliver the news, what information to provide, and how to handle questions and concerns. We can also assist with managing the emotional impact of redundancies on employees and minimising the risk of negative publicity.

4. Outplacement services: We have professionals, with considerable experience in this field, who can help to provide outplacement services for employees who are being made redundant, including career coaching, resume writing, and job search support. This can help to ease the transition for employees and maintain positive relationships with the company.

5. Monitoring and evaluation: Cairbre Consulting can help the company to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the redundancy process, including employee satisfaction, productivity, and financial outcomes. This can help the company to identify areas for improvement and make adjustments as needed.

We can provide valuable expertise and support to a company preparing for redundancies, helping to ensure a smooth and effective process that minimises negative impact on both the company and employees.


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Retirement Planning

With the increased statutory requirement for employers to provide access to information on preparation for retirement and pensions, now more than ever, it is vital that companies and organisations can access the best possible services to provide accurate and up-to-date information to their staff.

Our consultants offer retirement planning services to companies to help executives and staff plan for their retirement. Retirement planning is a critical aspect of financial planning, and it is important for individuals to have a solid retirement plan in place to ensure that we can maintain their standard of living during retirement.

Retirement planning consultants typically work with companies to develop retirement plans which can include setting up pensions, or other retirement savings vehicles. We are also able tooffer educational programmes and resources to help employees understand their retirement options and make informed decisions about their savings.

In addition to working with companies to help employees plan for retirement, consultants also provide individual retirement planning services. We may offer advice on retirement savings strategies, investment options, and retirement income planning to help individuals meet their retirement goals.

Overall, retirement planning is an important area of expertise for consultants who work with companies and individuals to help them prepare for their financial future.