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The Back Office
Type of Business
HR Consultancy, Staff Handbooks, Recruitment Support, Outplacement & CV Writing
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Tell Us About Your Business
We provide:
- HR Support & Advice to Small Businesses. Any size company with one or more employees: Employee documentation, Staff Policies & Procedures and general HR Support & Advice.
- Recruitment & Selection Support
- Outplacement (Redundancy) Support, CV Writing and Interview Skills Coaching/Advice.

With over 10 years experience in HR Management and a wealth of business experience in general, we're well tuned to the issues that small businesses face, and we try to work within their limitations and budget.

Approachable, flexible and willing to support to as great or little extent as required.
What Type Of Networking Events Are You Interested In?
Breakfasts, Conferences, Evening, Free, Informal, Lunch, Seminars, Speed Networking, Women Only, Workshops
Which Local Towns Are You Interested In Attending Events Within?
Bourne End, Chalfont St. Giles, Chalfont St. Peter, Chalvey, Farnham Royal, Fulmer, Gerrards Cross, High Wycombe, Loudwater, Marlow, Slough, Stoke Poges
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We take the headache out of HR helping employers to keep it legal and get it right.

Barbara Patrick's Blog

Data Protection: Using Employee Photos and Personal Details Online and in Marketing Materials

We increasingly see photographs and personal information about directors and employees both on websites and in marketing materials. This could also include company Facebook pages and other social networking sites.

A word of caution...

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, photos, names and work histories of employees are considered to be "personal data".  This information can only be used for the…


Posted on April 27, 2012 at 14:26

I'm back! I've missed you...

I've been very remiss lately and I haven't been networking much this year - online or offline.  But now I'm back, and I'm looking forward to hearing what everyone is up to.

But I haven't been hibernating... far from it!  I've restructured my business, and The Back Office is now focussing primarily on HR.  We have a lovely new website - …


Posted on March 16, 2012 at 18:30

Inappropriate use of Facebook! Do you have a Social Media Policy?

I attended a Mock Employment Tribunal earlier this week. The grounds of the claim were age discrimination, victimisation and harassment.  The claimant was claiming against his employer AND against his line manager personally.

Ultimately, the claimant failed in some elements of his claim but won in one, with an award against his employer and - surprisingly - against his line manager personally.  That would…


Posted on March 16, 2012 at 18:00

Yet more parental policies for employers to get to grips with....

Having just got to grips with the recent parental policies (in fact I've just produced a full set of parental policies for a client of mine), the Government has issued a further consultation document seeking to change the rules, yet again. 


Not all of it's bad, but it's another layer of changes and confusion for employers to unravel.…


Posted on May 24, 2011 at 12:30

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At 12:55 on December 14, 2010, Keith Grover said…

Hi Barbara

Thanks for joining us, and welcome to the Networking in Bucks community.

Great to see you here as well as on the Networking in Surrey site.

Best regards


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