Support For Larger Companies

Coles HR Ltd and its professional HR staff have many years experience working in and with the public sector, including for Government Departments, County Councils, Borough Councils, Police Authorities, Fire & Rescue Services, Regional Fire & Rescue Control Centre Companies, Probation Service, Adult Education establishments and Training & Enterprise Councils.

The public sector has some very specific challenges, which Coles HR Ltd is particularly accustomed to, for example:

  • The way in which employment tribunals expect public sector organisations to embody best practice in a way which private companies of the same size might not have to;
  • How the public sector, as an ‘emanation of the state’ is directly subject to European Employment Law rather than just to national law;
  • The often prescriptive nature of terms and conditions of employment in public sector organisations, based upon national negotiations with powerful representative bodies;
  • The frequently highly unionised environment;
  • Financial constraints leading to frequent reorganisations in order to make efficiency savings, and to difficulties with staff morale;
  • Demands that the public sector behave like the private sector – but bound by far more regulation and higher expectations.

Areas where Coles HR could help you include:


Policy Matters

Selection & Assessment


Learning & Development


Coles HR | Support For Larger Companies