At The HR Dept we work with a wide range of SME businesses, just like yours. From recruitment to redundancy and everything in between, we can provide you with HR and employment law support every step of the way.
See what some of our clients have to say about working with us.
We are new to the HR Dept, after running our HR on our own internally for a number of years. Our business is growing, and as a result, we need an HR team that we can call on. It’s reassuring to know that we have a dedicated person to contact anytime (Vili) and the wider team know of us and our set-up too. Very happy with the service we’ve received so far and have no doubt will continue to enjoy.
Two members of staff were very happy with the excellent First Aid training they completed last week. They found it very informative especially with the latest information about defibrillators. Thank you HR dept.
The support we have received from Four Square and, in particular, from Steph has been excellent. She responds very quickly, provides sensible and clear advice and has a great manner. As a medium sized organisation with around 100 staff we have a variety of HR matters to manage. It is great to have available high quality HR services with a range of skills that we could not afford to have in-house. HR Dept are providing this for us and doing it very well.
Fantastic company who are extremely professional and a delight to work with. Lovely team of people who are always on hand to support us in any way we need. I would highly recommend any company working with the HR Dept.
One of the most professional and diligent companies I’ve ever worked with. Every question and every HR related situation is dealt with the upmost professionalism and speed. Would recommend The HR Dept without hesitation.
I have been working with HR Dept for the last few years. They are friendly and offer the most helpful advice. Recently attended the First Aid course which was really informative and useful. Would highly recommend.
Safe Building Scheme
Alan Sanderson, Operations Director of Safe Building Scheme explains the benefits of the HR Dept.’s retained Health & Safety service, “Working as a director in a small business you need to wear many hats, and you end up becoming a jack of all trades. However, with all the complicated legislation surrounding health & safety, it’s hard to master, and so important to get it right. So, when we started looking at health and safety, it was clear we needed support & advice and we turned to the HR Dept’s H&S Service. They spent time learning about our business while completing a full audit of our health and safety systems, from this they came back with a package containing all our required documentation which was tailored to our business. The health and safety department then spent time ensuring we were aware of our obligations and helped mould our processes to ensure all health and safety aspects were considered. The process from start to finish was very smooth and really gives you peace of mind that everything has been done right, and you have done all possible to keep your staff and business safe.”
Did the service deliver peace of mind?
“When questions arise around health and safety, it’s comforting to know I have an expert on hand to help, I don’t have to go and research for the answer or take a guess, I simply pick up the phone and get the answers from the professionals, as the health and safety department are always available and always respond rapidly with tailored advice and support.”
Day-to-day benefits the HR Dept’s H&S service brought?
The HR Dept deliver real benefits to business owners ensuring they can focus on the business and running the organisation: “Health & Safety can be painful for any business, letting the HR Dept take pain away with regards to our H&S obligations has been one of the best decisions we have made, as I am free to get on and run my business without having to put much thought into health and safety.”
Full Circle Graphics
David is the Director and Business Owner of Full Circle Graphics, a specialist graphic design and web development agency based in Edinburgh. We spoke to David about his experience using The HR Dept and how our local expert Ciara McGovern, from HR Dept Edinburgh and the Lothians, has supported his business.
Getting in Touch
Back in December 2018, David had an urgent HR issue so quickly needed to get some HR help. His first port of call was to contact the West Lothian Chamber of Commerce, who recommended that he speak with his local HR Dept.
As soon as he got in touch, Ciara was able to give David peace of mind as they discussed the best solution for dealing with the HR issue at hand.
David was particularly impressed with the speed of response and how Ciara took the time to understand his business, in order to find him the best resolution. Once the initial issue had been dealt with, David decided that he wanted to continue the relationship with The HR Dept. Managing a small business of six, it made sense for David that The HR Dept become Full Circle Graphics’ outsourced HR Department.
The HR Dept team now work with David on a pay monthly basis, which provides him with an insured advice line for unlimited HR and employment law advice. The HR Dept have also supported David and his team by providing new employee contracts and updating company policies.
We asked David if he would recommend The HR Dept to other SMEs.
‘Wholeheartedly’ David said.’ I would have no hesitation in recommending The HR Dept. In fact, I have already recommended them to around 20 other businesses. It really feels like they are an extension of our team’
David Tod – Director, Full Circle Graphics
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