All this can lead to an expensive, fragmented and inefficient way of working.
Busy HR professionals required a solution that brought specialist employment law expertise and ER technology together, so they could spend less time firefighting operational HR headaches and more time prioritising projects to drive meaningful change.
A new-model employment law firm and ER technology business, we provide integrated support services including a dedicated legal advisory team, online HR resources, learning and development tools and access to market-leading ER case management software – all for a fixed annual subscription fee.
Today, we are one of the UK’s first Alternative Business Structure (ABS) employment law firms built around people, processes and technology and have assisted over 700 UK businesses.
The story so far...
esphr is founded in Albury, Surrey, by Pete Byrne.
With 50 customers on our books, and another two employees added, our modern business model and swift growth starts to get noticed more within the HR marketplace.
To mark our 10th anniversary, our whole team is taken on an all-inclusive trip to Marrakesh!
This month we launched our latest free guide: ‘7 employee relations (ER) priorities an HR leader must focus on in their first 90 days’. This downloadable document includes an array of industry insight and guest contributions from esteemed HR professionals, for HR professionals moving into a new leadership role.
We teamed up with our customer Epping Forest District Council for a detailed case study about its People Team’s success. Read how esphr helped improve its in-house ER capability and prioritise employee welfare via rich data and legal expertise.
CEO Pete Byrne put pen to paper to draft a thought leadership feature for theHRDirector. For this particular piece, Pete writes about the importance of having a data-driven culture, and why he believed it would be one of the biggest HR trends in 2022.
At the end of February, we said a fond farewell to CEO and founder Pete Byrne, following 17 years at the helm. Following the successful acquisition by Marlowe plc, Pete knew the time was right to step aside and hand the reins over to the next-generation management team at WorkNest.
Just before Pete exited, he left with the news that he had been shortlisted in the Legal Week Innovation Awards in the ‘Lifetime Contributor to Innovation (Supplier)’ category. Not long after, esphr was also announced as a Modern Law Awards finalist in the ‘Client Care’ section following our long-established work with Entain.