Law firm Napthens launches new HR portal

Chris Boyle, Napthens

North West law firm Napthens has launched a new HR service aimed at giving clients instant access to specialist employment support.

The People Portal, created and developed over the last 12 months, is an online service that facilitates better collaboration between clients and the Napthens’ employment team.

It provides direct access to its experts, a range of tools and resources that are essential for people management and seamless file sharing between Napthens and clients.

Currently, the portal offers two modules with a further two to be added in the coming months.

The first HR module is a knowledge and admin module, that gives HR teams access to a suite of templates, precedents and guidance notes on recent updates, as well as added value content such as videos, podcasts and Q&A sessions, allowing businesses to easily stay up to date with changes and ensure they’re always following best practice.

Also available is the health & safety (H&S) module. This allows Napthens H&S team to integrate seamlessly with clients.

The team is able to complete risk assessments and site inspections, then upload them directly to the portal while on site, as well as assigning ongoing tasks to clients to ensure they continue to follow H&S best practice.

Napthens will be adding an employee relations module and a sickness/absence module which employees can access, giving businesses one central HR hub shared with their legal counsel.

The portal also offers an ‘Ask the team’ section where users can directly liaise with Napthens’ HR, employment and health and safety experts to support with navigating ongoing changes and answering specific queries.

Chris Boyle, partner and head of employment at Napthens, said: “We pride ourselves on having strong relationships with every client and understanding their needs, and it became clear that a service that allows the businesses we work with to get immediate advice, outsource case work to us and share access to internal documents would alleviate many pain points.

“We’ve already received plenty of positive feedback from clients about the People Portal and moving forward we’ll continue to listen to and work with them to develop ways of working that will best suit their needs – we look forward to launching the employee relations and sickness absence modules soon.”