As soon as I first contacted The HR Dept I knew it was for me – it just felt right. Every day has been fantastic"
Ian Pilbeam – Edinburgh and The Lothians

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in your license?

Each license provides you with your own protected territory in your local area. As well as this, your IT setup, a range of marketing materials (including your website, email marketing and other platforms), additional training and access to our CRM system with a library of our branded template documents are all included in your license. We will work with you to establish your own Ltd. company and provide you with training opportunities to help you develop your business. Also, our dedicated central office and HR professional team are there to offer continuous support in all areas.

How long does it take to set up your business?

The quickest we have set up a new licensee is within 5 weeks from when they decided to join, however we usually set your business up within 6 to 8 weeks. If you need a longer setup period, due to notice periods or other commitments we will endeavour to provide flexibility .

How does our model work?

Our territory model means that you will have your own protected territory and you are the only Licensee permitted to work and market within this area. This supports our collaborative network, as it means no competition with other licensees.

What are the next steps?

When you initially contact us, we’ll send you through some information about the franchise opportunity as well as our brochure. If you would like to find out more, we would love to speak to you to learn a little more about you. Our partner relationships coordinator, Georgina Bryant, would then be in touch to arrange a call.

We also hold monthly no obligation discovery events which will be offered to you after your initial call. At this event, we will give you more information about the available territory/territories you may be interested in and provide you with all the information you need in order to fully consider joining The HR Dept. If you would like more detail on this event or next steps afterwards, please feel free to get in touch with us.

Do I need to prepare?

We would recommend doing some research into the franchise to be sure it will be a good fit for you. Look into the company culture, values, and what support you will receive as a licensee. Most of this can be found on our website or by scheduling an introductory call with us.

Who can become a franchisee?

As a franchise, equivalent experience to this. We look for HR professionals with senior, generalist HR experience and are happy to talk through this with you on an initial call. We also require our licensees to be CIPD level 7 qualified or above.

How can I finance my business?

If you are looking for support to finance your franchise, we have partnered with a provider who deliver a start-up-loan scheme to UK entrepreneurs. Get in touch and we will be able to assist you with your loan application. There are also a few other options to help in financing your license with us, so please get in touch if you would like to learn more.