Human Resources

Our HR services are bespoke, practical, creative and effective. Timely HR advice can be provided by a member of Davidson HR 365 days per year due to our super effective associate structure. You will deal with a HR consultant you know and trust, and who will always treat your issues with urgency and respect. We undertake that you will NEVER wait longer than 24hours for a response on any matter.

Targeted at small and medium sized businesses who don’t have the own HR person or team but want to access the benefits of having a specialist HR professional on board.

From ad hoc dip in and out services to select retained support (from half a day upwards per month) we support you with all aspects of your people decisions.

  • Terms and conditions (contracts) – drafting and legal compliance as well as helping you to make changes to your contracts of employment when your business needs change.
  • Policies procedures and handbooks – making it work for you
  • Attendance Management – approaches and strategies to manage long term sickness, short term sickness and intermittent absence including meeting scripts and letters (and offering you support at meetings if you would like it)
  • Performance Management – supporting your people to work to their full potential via strategies and approaches to get them reaching for the stars or back on track
  • Discipline and grievance – support at any level during all stages of either employee complaints or performance issues relating to conduct and capability
  • Recruitment – all areas of recruitment including selection, offer of employment packs and induction paperwork
  • Exits – supportive and successful exit strategies with managed risk
  • All HR queries – dealing proactively with employee queries and employment issues, from maternity and paternity to holidays and statutory rights
  • TUPE – selling or bought a business, support with the transition and following

If you are a new start up we can assist you with

  • Making employment relationships work for you from the start
  • Fixed term, self employed or subcontractors
  • Recruiting the right team
  • Deciding pay
  • Structuring pay
  • Changing terms and conditions of employment
  • TUPE
  • Support with restructuring, redundancy and building economies of scale with your teams


“Davidson HR Associates provide us with an incredibly professional yet personable service. Debbie and her team have been responsive to the needs of my business, producing high quality documents in a timely manner. Most importantly Debbie is open and understanding. Taking me step-by-step through my rights and responsibilities as an employer, offering clear and informative face-to-face as well as written guidance. Despite her extensive professional experience Debbie does not pre-judge any situation, extending her confidence to everyone here at Connexions providing them with wrap-around support in our growing businesses. I can and will continue to recommend Davidson HR Associates at every available opportunity!”

Mathew Wright, Managing Director , Connexions Group Ltd

“We have been working with Debbie for several years in relation to our own employment matters as well as in relation to client work at HR level.

At Wragg Mark-Bell we are confident that we and our clients receive professional, effective and practical employment advice from Debbie.  She is a thorough, polite and utterly reliable individual.  She deals with both business and private clients in a consistent, knowledgeable and credible manner.

We would not hesitate to recommend her to you for her professional ability and skills.”

Nick Kennon, Director , Wragg Mark-Bell Solicitors

“I have worked with Davidson HR Associates for the past five years, and can only say good things about them. Debbie Davidson has provided a full-service HR function to my organisation, including a full audit of our policies and recruitment processes, allowing us to navigate the ever-changing legislation in relation to employment.

Moreover, Debbie has personally assisted us when things have gone wrong with staffing, including managing a “protected conversation” process from beginning to successful conclusion…I would never have contemplated entering into this process without her knowledge, experience and support.  Always responsive and happy to answer complex and simple questions, my colleagues and I feel better informed and confident in managing our people. Would not hesitate to recommend….”

Dr Angela Roberts, Chief Executive, Alcohol and Drugs Support South West Scotland

“Debbie joined the BAE Systems Global Combat Systems HR team at senior level to support the rationalisation at our manufacturing facility at Newcastle. Debbie is both a professional and credible HR operator, who completed the project extremely competently and in line with the statutory and legal requirements associated with a redundancy situation. Her contribution to the process was key and ensured that managers were appropriately supported and employees effected by the redundancies handled with dignity and respect. She was a real asset to the HR team.”

David Payne, HR Director , BAE Global Combat Systems