HR advice and support

Because people are at the heart of a successful co‑operative business, we offer a specialist HR service designed specifically for co‑ops.



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Support Packages

  • Our HR package, aimed at co‑operatives with upwards of 10 employees, enables co‑ops to benefit from high quality services, expert advice on employment law and cost savings on market-leading HR resources.
  • Co‑ops can access more ad-hoc HR advice through our unique Contact Package. For only £200 you can access the best expert advice on issues ranging from governance, to finance, HR to membership up to 10 times in a year.


HR healthchecks

  • Have you got the right people, with the right skills, in the right roles? We can provide you with an audit of your organisational design, whether you need us to concentrate on a specific part of the business or undertake a full review.
  • You will receive a full and independent report outlining strengths, weaknesses and recommendations. 


Tailored HR advice

  • Problems and conflicts can arise in any business. Our mediation service provides support through times of friction and change. Taking an independent role, we will work with you to resolve critical issues, whether these are at management or board level.
  • Our services include settlement discussions, representation and facilitation.



  • We have a series of ready made training courses designed specifically for co‑operatives, which we can deliver as open one-day sessions, or in-house at your co‑operative.
  • We can also develop more bespoke training, depending on your needs.


Unsure? Get in touch to discuss your needs and we can advise you of the best options for your co‑op

Why use Co‑operatives UK's advice services?

Resources and links

  • HR news and guidance. You can find information here on the latest HR news and developments to look out for, as well as some advice and guidance around some of the more common issues that employers face everyday.
  • HR guidance documents. A selection of documents giving advice and guidance around topical HR issues.
  • HR training videos. A range of short training videos covering some of the common issues faced by HR professionals.

Other advice available