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Independent HR Solutions (IHRS) is an independent HR Consultancy providing professional, pragmatic and practical HR solutions to SME’s. Covering Hampshire and its surrounding counties and the south coast, IHRS offers a bespoke and personalised HR service either remotely or on your premises as required.

IHRS was formed in 2015 by Sharon Nineham a qualified HR professional with over 20 years’ experience in senior HR roles across the public, private and corporate sectors. Sharon has a degree along with being a Chartered member of the Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Getting your HR set up correctly gives your business the best foundation for growth which we can build on as we work together to enhance your business.

You decide how involved or distant you need us to be and if you don’t know where to start, we can help you identify the issues and priorities that are having the biggest impact on your business operations.

We bring a wealth of public, private and corporate sector knowledge to our clients and you can be sure we will always have your businesses best interests at heart. As well as being professional and knowledgeable, we are passionate about our work and take great pride in helping you get results and achieve your objectives.

    Independent HR Solutions:

  • Takes the HR worries away from the day to day operational work

  • Works with businesses to ensure they have everything they need to run their business and manage their staff with the assurance they will be legally compliant and able to focus on their core business knowing all HR related matters are taken care of

  • Prides ourselves on getting to know each individual business we work with to be able to provide them with practical solutions tailored to their individual requirements at affordable prices

  • Has significant experience in operational and strategic HR including employee relations and employment law

Free up your time and get access to qualified, experienced HR professionals without the associated costs of employing an HR team!

Providing Professional, Practical and Pragmatic
HR support services to businesses


Our Services

Monthly Retained HR service
  • For a monthly fee you will get access to qualified and experienced individuals who will be able to provide legally compliant advice based on your business needs either by phone or email.

  • Initially an HR health check will be undertaken in order to review your policies, procedures and practices, look at the types of issues you are dealing with and to understand where your business is heading in order to be able to support you with this.

  • Meetings/phone calls or emails (depending on your preference) can be arranged in order to remain up to speed with what is happening in your business and to ensure all advice and documentation provided is relevant to where your business is heading. A quarterly review is included in the retainer fee. More regular reviews or changes brought about due to significant business changes (e.g. Mergers and Acquisitions) and supporting meetings with staff will be subject to an additional fee.

  • Provision of employment law and case law updates that may affect your business.

  • You will have access to templates to support you with a variety of situations such as letters and policy and procedure updates.

  • You will receive a quarterly newsletter which will provide updates on employment law and case law changes as well as some general hints and tips on the latest topics related to HR.
Full HR service
  • Review of current practices, processes and procedures and requirements.

  • Access to advice and support via phone or email.

  • Employees have access to advice and support via phone or email.

  • Provision of all documentation i.e. contracts, staff handbooks, letters, updating of policies, Terms & conditions and issue to employees.

  • Attendance at meetings i.e. disciplinary, sickness absence, appraisals, interviews.

  • Provision of quarterly newsletter and employment law updates.
Ad-hoc advice

    This service provides HR advice and guidance as and when required on a pay as you go basis. The type of work could range from a phone call for some advice through to being present at staff meetings such as disciplinary’s and grievances or supporting the recruitment process.
    What you will get:

  • IHRS will work alongside you to ensure your business needs are met with whatever the HR service is that you require.

  • You can call or email to receive advice, support and documentation based on your business needs.

  • Provision of employment law and case law updates that may affect your business.

  • Agreement of the cost following a quote will be sought by IHRS before any advice is given or work undertaken. This will enable you to budget for the work.
Annual HR Health Check

    What you will get:

  • This service provides a review of all HR policies, procedures and practices, to ensure they are up to date and legally compliant.

  • IHRS will provide any updates and documentation required as well as providing advice based on your business needs.

  • Provision of employment law and case law updates that may affect your business on an annual basis.

    Project work includes one off pieces of work such as reviewing/writing staff handbooks, producing contracts of employment, providing an exit interview service, supporting with a piece of recruitment or training, drafting letters and producing contracts, policies and procedures.
    What you will get:

  • A meeting or phone call to discuss your requirements.

  • Provision of work required to complete/support the project.

  • Regular updates on project progress.

  • Provision of employment law and case law updates that may affect your business.

  • Access to qualified and experienced individuals who will be able to provide legally compliant advice based on your business needs.

  • An all in cost or agreed day rate, depending on the project.

IHRS can design and deliver training that is tailored to your organisation and the audience receiving the training. This includes Employment law, GDPR, interview and selection, performance management and how to manage sickness absence or specific training related to your organisation. This work is undertaken as a project and will be priced taking into account your retainer fee (if you have purchased a retained service) and based on your requirements at the time.

Employee/HR Documentation

We can produce documentation such as Employee Handbooks, Employment Contracts, Policies, new starter packs and any other documentation you may require. All documentation is bespoke and tailored to your organisation’s requirements.


Packages can be tailored to suit individual requirements, please get in touch to discuss in more detail.

Providing Professional, Practical and Pragmatic
HR support services to businesses

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Providing Professional, Practical and Pragmatic
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Being a small family run business with zero HR training myself, I have called on Sharon / IHRS on a number of occasions. On every occasion Sharon has taken the time to understand our business needs, as well as being prompt and efficient to action our requests. Sharon always explains everything without using lots of HR jargon. Her pricing is very reasonable, with no hidden costs. Sharon has been a wonderful resource for our business and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone needing HR support.

Becki - THT Plumbing & Home Improvements Ltd

Sharon has always provided us with excellent HR assistance. When we started our business back in 2013, we needed help with employment contracts, policies and procedures and with Sharon's excellent knowledge and professional documentation, we now have in place what we need. Since helping us with the paperwork side, Sharon has been instrumental in assisting us with various ad hoc HR issues and we will continue to rely on her services as our business grows!

Carolyn - C-Line Marine Services Limited

Sharon is an invaluable source of information and support in the increasingly complex and broadening area of employment matters. She always responds promptly and thoroughly on points raised and has the ability to give help as needed in a professional and human way. Sharon has assisted me on a number of occasions and I would have no hesitation using her services in the future or recommending her to others.

James Percy - Director - General Estates Park Homes


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Independent HR Solutions Ltd.

Company No: 11257958
Registered Office:
CCA Suite,
1 Morgans Yard,
Shepherds Road,
SO40 2LH