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We provide pragmatic and cost effective outsourced HR and Health and Safety solutions to businesses of any size around the Bristol, Bath and North Somerset areas.

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The HR Dept is a great resource for our business, and the team there is always willing and able to provide us with a fantastic level of service. We rely on them for all kinds of employee relations advice & guidance, and it’s comforting to know that our site managers, based in locations all across the UK, can pick up the phone at any time and have instant access to a professional opinion. Come rain or shine, there is always someone available at any time of the day or night – even on Boxing Day!”

Employee numbers: 349
Stuart Vivian, Everyman Cinema Group
Key Solutions have been working closely with the HR team over the last 12 months. As a business that has been significantly growing during this time, it has been great to have the help and advise of the HR team. They have supported us thoughout this period of strategic growth, getting to know how our business works and the employment demands that this creates. Since formulating our partnership, the HR dept have been instrumental in producing our bespoke company handbook, they have helped us to rewrite our employment contacts and are always on hand to offer up to the minute advice on any employment matters that are relative to our business. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend the HR dept to any company that is serious about developing its team, their employment processes and most importantly their success in running a profitable business.

Employee numbers: 19
Marcus Lifton Director, Key Solutions Mortgages Ltd
Excellent service, very knowledgeable, methodical, friendly. Would highly recommend.

Employee numbers: 13
Janusz Stabik Managing Director, Mayfly Media Employee
Always at the other end of a phone/email when we need advice on anything we're unsure about. So helpful and reassuring when there's no in-house professional HR expertise.

Employee numbers: 29
Catherine Freda Manager, St. George’s Concert Hall
We have used the HR Dept now for several years and they have maintained a fantastic level of service throughout! We couldn't run our business without them!

Employee numbers: 16
Claire Fraser Manager, Crossover Technologies
We all know that the red tape you have to deal with in all sorts of Business life - HR being one of the most difficult. If you get it wrong it can be very costly indeed! Unfortunately for most of us it's generally a lost tribunal that makes you turn to an outside resource such as The HR Dept for help. Thankfully this wasn't the case with us. The help and advice we get is clear and "sensible." We used another company in the past and they made difficult employment scenarios even more difficult. Not so with The HR Dept - always on the ball and very practical with an understanding side to things too. I would highly recommend them to others and have done so already.

Employee numbers: 5
Paul Ivory Director, Avonvale Carpets
The HR Department is full of friendly, knowledgeable people who listen to the issue carefully and offer sensible advice and guidance. They support us superbly.

Employee Numbers: 44
Kathy Hayes Office Manager, Chorus IT
We have always found the HR Dept really helpful whether it’s on the phone or in face to face meetings. Really wouldn't hesitate to recommend them as a company.

Employee Numbers: 27
Jenny Bryer Manager, P J Bryer
Having the HR Dept's support is fantastic, all of the staff listen to your problem or issue and offer same day support and/or advice. The contact you have really takes time to understand your business and your needs and this is so valuable.

Employee Numbers: 6
Jenny Bright Manager, Green Community Travel
Having worked with HR Dept now for 3 ½ years I have nothing but praise for their professionalism, first class service and pragmatic approach to achieve a desired outcome. All the staff are very knowledgeable and a delight to deal with; with nothing being too much trouble. They are on hand 24/7 to give help, support and advice and will always provide a very personal touch to each individual case discussed.

Employee numbers: 100
Vanessa Scaife HR Manager, Clifton Asset Management
I always get a personalised approach and accurate advice.

Employee Numbers: 3
Lisa Wiles Office Manager, Courtyard Clinic
They’re very responsive and have great knowledge. I feel protected and on our side.

Employee numbers: 11
Kate Ploughman Director, Kate's Kitchen Catering
The HR Dept offer clear, concise and helpful responses from quality professionals.

Employee numbers: 25
Carolyn Dean Office Administrator, Sogeclair Aerospace
The HR Dept Bristol provide a personal, professional service.

Employee Numbers: 54
Robert Slee Technical Director, Palm Equipment International Ltd
I have peace of mind knowing that great support is only a phone call away.

Employee Numbers: 10
Clive Shipway Managing Director, Flexifill Ltd
We have been delighted by the wonderful support that The HR Dept has given us in both day-to-day and extroadinary (and stressful) circumstances.

Employee numbers: 8

Jo Reid Managing Director, Calvium Ltd
We have been working with The HR Dept for 10 years. During this time they have supported with all our HR needs and with their support we have got a sound team in place to enable us to grow and expand our business. From supporting us with performance issues, to training, to completely re-writing employment contracts and policies. The HR Dept bring a fresh and commercial approach to managing employee related issues and employment and we would never need to look elsewhere for HR advice and expertise.

Employee numbers: 16
Peter Allen Managing Director, Sarah Kenny Residential Lettings
As one of the 1000 most inspiring Companies Arthur David Ltd has continued to expand and grow its business through very difficult economic times. Throughout this growth period we have been supported by The HR Dept. Since engaging the services of the team in 2004 we have grown our employee numbers to 280 people and have used them to help us with all aspects of today’s modern HR procedures. From training us and supporting in matters such as disciplinaries & grievances, to managing long term sickness to completely re-writing employment contracts, the friendly efficient members of The HR Dept work tirelessly to ensure we are kept up to date with new legislation and stay on track at all times. If you are looking to expand your business and need professional, friendly and informative help then look no further than The HR Dept.

Employee numbers: 280
Jon Evans Managing Director, Arthur David Ltd
Thank you and all your staff for everything you have done to help and advise on this matter. You have all been a breath of fresh air to us.

Employee numbers: 70
Henry Berkeley, The Berkeley and Spetchley Estate
I wanted to thank you for the wonderful help and support you have provided to us. It is extremely comforting to know that there are professional HR advisers at The HR Dept on the end of the phone to talk things through when staff matters don’t exactly go to plan! Your calm objectivity and often much more sensible suggestions to achieve the same result has saved our sanity on more than one occasion! The help and expertise you provided in the acquisition of our other company and steering us through the TUPE minefield was superb. I will continue to recommend you to anyone I meet who needs a professional, cost effective out-sourced HR company.
Mark Yates Director, Scan Film or Store Ltd
I would absolutely recommend the HR Dept to anyone looking for HR advice and support. They provide an invaluable service to us and have done for many years!

Employee numbers: 16
Claire Fraser, Manager, Crossover Technology
We have always received very clear, timely and useful help and advice from our friends at the HR Department. They understand the needs of our business very well and have been reliable in their support.

Employee numbers: 136
Jeremy McCullough, Headteacher, Colston's Collegiate School
The support and peace of mind delivered by the HR Dept is great. They get to know and understand your business and tailor advice to your needs. As a part time HR Manager they are able to step in and support the team in my absence, which is invaluable.

I can highly recommend their services!

Employee numbers: 142
Sara Langford, HR Manager, Langford Veterinary Services