Remember when you first started out in business? It was just you, doing what you do best. You maybe had a few
people to support you.
I remember my first time. I built a data-base using Microsoft Access to keep all the team’s details in one place.
Nothing fancy, but better than scraps of paper! Then we realised that legally we had to give everyone a contract, so I
drafted these, and kept the signed copies in a drawer.
Job descriptions? Well we didn’t need them as we all just mucked in to get the job done. All great stuff, till we
started doing things twice, or sometimes not at all. All because somebody would say no one’s doing that – so we all
piled in! Working remotely didn’t help either.
Sometimes we were so busy we forgot to speak to each other. A chat in the pub covered the need for appraisals and
reviews, so there were no records kept of what goals we agreed or timescales.
In my experience, this is how everyone starts off.
I’ve gone through the growing pains of developing a business more than once, and soon realised that one of the
most useful tools for all entrepreneurs is a place where all our HR resources can be gathered together. Where we
can easily share information and track what the team are doing.
I looked around for existing HR software options. These did exist, but at a price. Often you had to buy in different
modules to build up what you needed. They were often clunky and not always user friendly.
If you did want a more bespoke system that accurately reflected your business, the cost would sky rocket.
Even with the businesses I work with now, the options really haven’t changed very much.
What has changed is the technology. It became apparent that I could build what I was looking for myself. When I say
myself, I mean a rockstar developer took my vision and made the perfect HR system a reality.
Wendy Sneddon. Business coach, author and creator of GEMS
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My Great Employee Management System
A selection of modules designed to help you manage your HR needs and keep you on the right side of the law.
Three Steps to HR Heaven
All of this is available from one online portal. Set up is incredibly easy.
1. Tell us what you want. We personalise your system to match your needs.
2. Send us an Excel spreadsheet with your team’s data. We upload all this into your system and make sure it all
works as it should.
3. We do a day of training along with access to online training modules to dip into as you need them.
OUR HR CLUB
"I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member." We like to think Groucho Marx would make an
exception in our case!
We know that it can tough as an entrepreneur to deal with the daily challenges people bring to your business.
Having my GEMS will ensure you have everything you need to manage your team, we have set up Our HR Club to
provide you with support in putting your system into place and with all your people problems.
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I can't believe how much more organised I am now - I can set tasks and keep an eye on how the team is doing without being in the office.
Great support team and the system is so easy to use!
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Great Employee Management System
- Monthly fee
- Set up fee
- The GEMS modules tailored to your business needs
- Ongoing support
- Plus set up costs
- Monthly fee
- Plus set up fees
- Access to the Lodestone Lounge and forum
- The full GEMS suite of modules, tailor-made for your business HR needs
- Legal support and advice for all employee concerns