Northern Enterprise Awards 2021

72 | Northern Enterprise Awards 2021 Recently, Altum was rewarded for its hard work and diligence with the prestigious title of Nationwide HR Support Provider of the Year 2021 in the SME News’ Northern Enterprise Awards. Now, business for Altum is on the up and the firm is experiencing continued growth with the majority of clients coming through recommendation. Contact: Mark Broadstock Company: Altum HR Web Address: As a high-quality HR outsourcing solutions firm, Altum HR specialises in all aspects of HR, employee development, employment law and payroll, all with a refined legal focus. Working with a handpicked team of HR and legal experts, the company provides a host of comprehensive HR packages. With a mission to provide businesses with market leading HR support that not only engages the workforce but promotes efficiencies and productivity, Altum HR (Altum) works with a range of businesses from local eateries to multinational corporates with more than 600 employees. It is passionate in the work that it does and strives to make a difference. “We believe in making a difference in the community,” explains a spokesperson from the firm. “Having a corporate and social responsibility is a vital part of any business and we thoroughly promote this ethic within our workforce.” All of the team at Altum are Mental Health First Aid trained as mental health in the workplace is very important to the business, and it supports all of its clients with support for their employees. It unique selling point is that it truly cares and offers its clients the right level of advice at the right time is vital to the success of a business. It doesn’t simply see its clients as a revenue opportunity, it sees them as part of its business, and this helps it to understand the businesses that it works with. Teamwork is key in Altum’s business and with a range of separate skillsets it is imperative that the team works together to achieve outcomes for its clients. Over the last couple of years, the industry has had to be very dynamic to move with the challenges that Covid-19 and the international lockdowns have posed. Companies such as Altum worked round the clock to support its clients at the start of the lockdown as many businesses were worried for their survival and considered redundancies. The Altum team responded in a calm manner and saved many jobs by encouraging business owners to await further government guidance and offering advice to clients on the furlough process once it was announced. Nationwide HR Support Provider of the Year 2021 Post-pandemic, the UK is seeing its businesses really pushing on and trying to make headway however there is a massive skills shortage which has been evident with the lack of HGV drivers and farm workers available which is being felt across a range of sectors. As recruitment of skilled workers is becoming a problem this means that staff retention is key and offering a rewarding and supportive working environment is essential. “What the Covid pandemic has identified is that it is vital that all businesses have a Disaster Recovery Plan in place,” the spokesperson continues. “We never know when the next global pandemic may happen, but we can be prepared for it.” Nov21205