Case Study from the Franchise Sector

Now Actually specialises in supporting Franchisors with their HR structure.

Now Actually specialises in supporting franchisors with their HR structure.

The Challenge

  • High staff turnover, resistant to change, wrong people in positions, behaviours not aligned to company values and culture are just some of the many HR challenges businesses find everyday especially in the franchise sector.
  • Franchisors have many obligations under the Franchise Code of Conduct but generally their Franchisees have little knowledge of employment law and their obligations as a business owner managing staff therefore the Franchisor is exposed by not following their obligations under the Code.
  • Independent business owners, some with multiple entities unsure of their legal requirements to staff.
  • Minimal succession planning and lack of structure for progression creates poor staff motivation.

The Solution

  • We provided tailored support to Head Office and Franchisees which supports the strategic direction of the Franchise. This involves assistance with hiring, remuneration strategies, staff benefits, performance development, change management, managing current staff matters and ensuring compliance and best practice is delivered.
  • Our focus was on implementation of structured processes to create standardisation of HR across the franchise network alongside challenging the way of the current thought process while keeping the strategic plan in mind.

The Impact

  • Identification of current structure to support the network
  • Uniform employment contracts and documents, complete library of HR documents now available to wider network
  • Readily available resources to discuss issues and ideas from a people perspective
  • More educated franchisees
  • Adherence to compliance obligations
  • Establishment of Trusted Advisors for HR Matters
  • Restructures of teams and positions to promote stability and growth

“I’ve been delighted to have the opportunity to work closely with Now Actually. Even though they are independent consultants and specialists with other clients on their books they act as if they are part of KX and that our people really matter to them. Now Actually have helped us to navigate the complex employment landscape and challenge the way we operate to ensure we deliver fair opportunities for those employed in the KX network. Now Actually provide a great solution for both KX and our franchisees as we can share the resource so that it is financially viable. I can’t imagine operating a business in 2020 without having an HR and I couldn’t recommend Now Actually more highly.

Selina Bridge, CEO – KX Pilates
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