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Independent Fire Engineering and Distributors Association introduces free bespoke HR advice and assistance service for members

Published on 3 November 2011
The Independent Fire Engineering and Distributors Association introduced a free bespoke HR advice and assistance service
The service is designed to assist IFEDA member companies with their HR queries

IFEDA, the Independent Fire Engineering and Distributors Association, recognising the need to offer additional benefits of membership that add tangible value to its many members, has introduced a free bespoke HR advice and assistance service.

The service, provided by Fitzpatrick Wilkes & Co, is designed to assist member companies, many of whom employ staff but don’t always have the access to specialist in house HR expertise, with their HR queries. Fitzpatrick Wilkes specialises in assisting small and medium businesses with their HR requirements; Pauline Wilkes from Fitzpatrick Wilkes says: “With our expertise and knowledge of the HR issues affecting small businesses we are delighted to be working with IFEDA to provide bespoke advice to members on their specific HR queries.”

The HR service comprises an HR audit, which enables Fitzpatrick Wilkes to assess the policies and procedures currently in place, and identify any areas which may be lacking, or require very specific policies. This audit ensures that any subsequent advice provided is bespoke to the member, and completely fits their business needs and requirements. The initial audit, which can be conducted via the telephone or in person, can then be followed up with 3 free phone calls which are included as part of this benefit.

Graham Ferris, general manager at IFEDA commented: “Offering a personalised service to our members is an added benefit of membership that provides real value. Many members have HR queries from time to time, and to be able to tailor a package that answers their very specific needs, rather than a general answer, is a real bonus. We’re delighted to be working with Fitzpatrick Wilkes on this collaboration.”

IFEDA, as an independent trade association, promotes quality standards and procedures within the fire safety industry.

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