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Tom Doherty

Tom Doherty

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Tom was able to quickly establish a rapport with all parties by courteously and efficiently taking positive steps to resolve the matter in hand. I would not hesitate to recommend Tom for anything HR related as he is an extremely professional and approachable person.
Matthew Smith FPFS FCSI LLB (Hons), Chartered Financial Planner & Chartered Wealth Manager
I wanted to write to thank you for your help in arranging all the employment contracts for Reku Coatings. We have a variety of staff from full-time directors to part-time labourers. When we were looking for contracts I did not know where to start other than seeking your advice and support.
Your expertise in this area coupled with your experience meant the entire process was very quick and straight forward. After an initial consultation and a few emails we had draft contracts ready to be approved and put into use.
I would not hesitate to recommend Tom Doherty of the HR Dept to any of my clients or associates if they are seeking advice or support when dealing with employees.
Andrew Larkin, Director, Reku Coatings
Tom and his team are professional and helpful. I initially needed help with an employee hand books and contracts, which was handled excellently and I am very happy with the results. Their wealth of knowledge is so deep. Not only were areas highlighted that I hadn't thought of but during the consultation there was so much valuable advice, I left feeling 'that was real value for money'. Knowing this quality advice is only a phone call/email away now gives me the confidence it is like I have my own HR department.
Giles Tomlinson,Director, Reflections Environmental
Tom has been incredibly helpful with a range of issues we have faced in our business, including TUPE, maternity and a business purchase. He held our hand all the way through each process and was always available when we needed to speak. Thank you Tom.
Toby Evans, Director, Sparkling Stars Pre-School
I’m so glad I was given Tom’s details by a customer of mine. I had no clue when it came to contracts of employment, but Tom made the whole thing painless and in no time at all I had the contracts in place and my mind at ease. He is on hand to assist
Dan Griggs, Director, The Funky Peach
We contacted Tom at HR Dept after being recommended as our business had grown and grown over the years and having been busy with an every growing business the contracts got put to that back of the list but after meeting with Tom personally he explained the importance of having contracts for our employees and sub-contractors. Tom was very helpful in understanding our business and what we needed as a business contracts wise by taking notes and asking questions. Once the contracts were briefed I read through them and requested a few things to be changed if possible and Tom and his team where more than happy to amend and help out. Another thing with Tom is once the contracts had been written out he does not go missing as if you have disputes within the work place we know we have Tom is only a phone call away for any help and advice.
I would not in hesitating Tom and his team (and I already have) to anyone who is needing contracts written up or help with their HR within their business
Kieran Graham Company, Director, KSG Painting and Decorating
We engaged The HR Dept services following a recommendation to deal with an initial employee issue, which was resolved professionally and pragmatically. Since then we have used The HR Dept to update our contracts of employment, handbook and performance management systems. Any advice given by Tom has always been clear and commercially focussed.” I would highly recommend Tom and the HR Dept services'.
Lesley Simmons, Director, Digital Storm
Having hit a few potentially scary stumbling blocks at work with employees and contracts, and very quickly realising my lack of expertise in HR, I was kindly recommended Tom at The HR Dept by a friend. Thankfully Tom very quickly identified exactly what I needed help with, and more importantly what I didn’t need help with. He very quickly put together a comprehensive package of employee contracts and HR documents tailor made to our business and staff that will ensure I don’t waste unnecessary time and worry going forward. I have learnt that you should stick to what you do best and leave the rest to the professionals! I would highly recommend Tom and won’t hesitate to contact him for any further HR help.
Katy Jones, Finance Director, Uberbus
Having expanded the workforce over the past few years, it has become apparent that the previous "copy and paste" style of putting together the paperwork for a new employees was no longer viable. We therefore called The HR Dept in to review everything we currently have in place, as well as recommend changes where applicable, and update documents accordingly.
Tom from The HR Dept has note only proved that his knowledge is not only second to none in the HR world, with the way he walked us through and completed his unenviable task, but also proved that he has a sympathetic understanding of the employment world from a business point of view.
Luke Piper, Partner, BKB Accountants
The service that The HR Dept provide is exceptional. The level of personalised support offered to customers is of the highest quality. Whatever the issue, big or small, professional support is available to provide solutions to any problem. The HR Dept provides affordable, up-to-date knowledge on employee or human resource issues and acts like an extension of our own business. In today’s ever changing work environment, it’s essential to be able to access expert advice when needed and that’s where The HR Dept come in. Tom provides invaluable help and support to solve our problems in a quick and accurate way – we would not want to be without him!
Abid Naser, Managing Director, Smart Survey
I would like to thank you for recently helping my practice manager finalise the staff handbook for the practice. This has been a 'back burner' job and your input and expert knowledge in the HR field has made the task considerably easier. You demonstrated your in-depth and up-to-the-minute knowledge in HR and your advice was spot on.
Peter Willy, Owner, Hoburne Dental Practice
We found Tom at The HR Dept to be a great source of valuable advice in the complex area of TUPE. He provided advice and documentation to reflect the significant changes in business status.
We would definitely recommend him for his attention to detail and knowledgeable responses.
Julie Smith, Managing Director, Payroll Perfection Ltd
Tom has been engaged by the International Dance Teachers’ Association to speak at seminars and major dance conferences regularly over the years we have worked with the HR Dept. Tom is able to offer great advice and guidance to our delegates, whether in large groups or on a one to one basis, on complex HR issues and changes in employment law. It is always a pleasure to work with Tom and we look forward to working with him again in the near future

Keith Holmes, Chief Executive Director, International Dance Teachers Association