I have worked with Sheila for a number of years now as a HR Partner. Throughout this time, she has proven to provide us with a consistent first class service, from setting up HR systems, recruitment, and assisting the company establish salary scales, to help with managing our grievance and disciplinary processes, as well as redundancy outplacement
The HR Dept provides a cost effective service, built around the needs of the business. Sheila's knowledge and professionalism are without question, and this is reflected in the accuracy of the work she has done for us. Sheila possesses a great sense of integrity, and I trust her without question.
I would not hesitate to continue to use her services
Peter T Nevitt, Director, Victory Leisure Homes Limited
We have been fortunate to employ the services of Sheila to attend to our wide and varied range of HR needs and activities.
Sheila brings a level of professionalism to the position that we could not have reached without her input, managing our HR issues and giving employment advice that is timely and meaningful.
It is refreshing to be able to have Sheila to unfold the complexity of legislation into policies and procedures that are conducive to our business.
The service that Sheila provides is cost effective and efficient, and takes into account the needs of the business.
I would strongly recommend Sheila and the HR Dept
Rodney Newton, Director, Cottingham Joinery Company Limited
My company engaged the services of Sheila Hudson of HR Dept initially to deal with a single personnel issue that was causing a harmful effect upon my team and organisation. Suffice to say this matter was dealt with in an intelligent, empathetic and fair way through the strong guidance and considerable professional knowledge of Sheila and HR Dept. I felt empowered and ‘in-control' throughout the process and I was particularly impressed by Sheila's ability to remain conscious of my company's values, style and ethos. Sheila is a true professional in her approach and is entirely trustworthy. My company has engaged with HR Dept now on an ongoing basis and I look forward to working with her, hopefully for many years to come
Colin Wilson, Managing Director, Jenko Limited
It gives me enormous pleasure to be able to write a testimonial for Sheila whom I have worked with since 2011 when we first engaged through Networking.
I quickly found cause to use her services and whilst, at first reluctant, (as I wasn’t sure if an outsourced HR Department could honestly grasp the values of our company) she quickly proved herself an invaluable member of our team. I say part of our team because even though she works for herself, the partnership we have formed means that is what she is; we simply need her expertise in the business to ensure that we focus on our customers.
Sheila’s measured, professional and consistent advice ensures that the wide and varied HR issues received within our business are always dealt with in a timely, professional, excellent manner with everyone having a complete and thorough understanding of any outcome without feeling “badly done to.”
Sheila is clearly an expert in her field, a consummate professional and represents her trade with integrity and honesty. It is a relief to be able to completely trust her judgement and advice and feel confident that the outcome of anything she has dealt with is safe. Over the years Sheila has become a friend and even her personal advice through some very traumatic times in business has been the same helpful, measured, kind and selfless approach as with everything she does. Thank you for everything Sheila.
I would highly recommend the services of Sheila Hudson of HR Dept.
Deborah Stock, Director, Direct Carers Limited
Our business has grown from scratch to almost 60 employees over the last 10 years. Sheila has been an invaluable advisor almost from the outset and is amongst the very best HR professionals I have ever worked with. Although she deals with a variety of companies, when she is dealing with you she is completely focused on only your company. She is able to bring complex personnel issues to a rapid conclusion. Additionally we use Sheila to advise on HR procedures and policies, to keep up to date on best employment practice, and to ensure that we are at all times legally compliant. Sheila’s knowledge and experience is far reaching, including TUPE, management of change and business restructuring.
Sheila is incredible value for money, our business would not be so successful without her.
Mike Hoskins, Managing Director, H&R Healthcare Limited
Kirk Ella Investments Ltd has worked with Sheila for a number of years now, and during this time we have been very impressed with the speed and accuracy of response whenever we have had a HR issue. One of the key strengths of working with Sheila is that she provides us with choices; providing advice on our options, whilst ensuring business continuity. Sheila has a sensible, down to earth approach, and works hard to ensure that solutions are designed with the company's needs in mind. We know that we can turn to Sheila on any HR issue; that she will help to protect the company from any legal issues; take the complexity of legislation away from us; this, in turn, allows us to concentrate on running the business
Shane Beardsley, Director, Kirk Ella Investments Ltd
Halltech Group UK works within the construction and property development sectors. Our labour and staffing requirements has fluctuated significantly over the years in accordance with the economic downturn.
Since we established in 2003 there have been a number of occasions were we have had to deal with human resource issues. Sheila Hudson came recommended to me in 2006 and I have utilised the HR Dept services on a number of occasions since then.
The first times we worked together were daunting as generally I would only contact Sheila to overcome significant problems. It became evident that Sheila’s guidance and direction has prevented me from handling sensitive matters in the wrong way and therefore ensuring we do not create further issues both for the business and personally.
Through Sheila’s support we have become a more legally compliant and professional employer and are much more aware of our obligations and will continue to work with Sheila for any human resource issues the Halltech Group experience.
I have recommended Sheila to other business associates who have experienced the same level of high quality advice and service.
I feel that Sheila is very professional, responsive and fair in the way all matters are dealt with.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Sheila both professionally and personally. Sheila is a great representative of the HR Dept.
Alex Hall, CEO, Halltech Group UK
I have nothing but praise for the HR service Shelia provides. It is beyond helpful to have her on the end of the phone for quick queries as well as the ability to bring her in for more detailed projects.
We started working with Shelia during a challenging time for the theatre where we needed advice on a restructure to fundamentally change the organisation moving forward. Throughout this process Sheila was a calm and caring advisor ensuring both the company and its employees were fully supported and legally compliant.
I am pleased to say we now work together on building the success of the organisation through supporting our main asset, the theatre’s hard working and dedicated team. Her skills are varied and vast: she has helped improve policies and procedures, contracting and pay scales and developed bespoke learning opportunities.
Throughout all our work together, Shelia informs best practise whilst also ensuring it meets the company’s needs. She is straightforward and pragmatic and always put all parties at ease.
Janthi Mills-Ward, Executive Director, Hull Truck Theatre
Horton Education and Care initially employed the services of HR Dept, specifically Sheila Hudson, to resolve a very difficult and time-consuming case; from that moment on, I have never looked back! Over the past few years my company has grown and developed to which I am certain this would not have been achieved without the support and advice from Sheila Hudson. The guidance and support given is always centered around the specific needs, challenges and nature of the business. Sheila is an extremely experienced, professional, and dedicated lady who is continuously available to offer advice. I cannot recommend the HR Dept highly enough in terms of value for money and I welcome the opportunity to voice my appreciation of the support given on very complex and challenging issues. I look forward to continuing my work with Sheila for many years to come.
Andrea Kissenisky, Director, Horton Establishments Ltd