The HR Dept have always provided us with excellent HR advice and guidance which has helped us navigate the sometimes stormy waters of employment law! As a fast-growing training company, we have relied on them to keep us in line with the latest legislation and ensure that we follow best practise in all our HR processes. They have been invaluable.
Phil Young, Director, Stimulus Consulting
VQ has worked with The HR Dept following a recommendation from an existing customer of theirs. During our time with the team, they have helped our rapidly growing company align our legal responsibilities and our business ethics to ensure we have a comprehensive and complete HR service to our staff. They have been responsive to enquiries, and always delivered more than asked, I highly recommend them.
Giles Adams, Director, VQ Communications
Veritas began working with HR Dept a few years ago and we have been delighted with their service levels. They are a fantastic HR company and we cannot sing their praises enough.
Unlike previous suppliers HR Dept have been there to answer any questions we put to them on employment law and their speed of response, accuracy and overall professionalism have impressed us no end.
Pete and his team have become an integral part of our business and we look forward to continuing our work with them.
Florence Earle, Operations Director, Veritas Property Management Ltd
We’ve worked with the HR Dept on a variety of different projects over the years. Knowing that we have an HR expert at the end of the phone who can answer any of our concerns is extremely reassuring and allows me to concentrate on running my business. With HR regulations constantly changing I am surprised that more SME’s don’t consider outsourcing their HR requirements to the HR Dept.
Peter Bowen, CEO, Access Displays Ltd
We engaged The HR Dept to handle some of our formal HR requirements of our growing company and have found them to be collaborative and very responsive to our needs.
We have no hesitation in recommending them to others. We have been very pleased with the service
Sharon Murray, Commercial Director, Adstral Fulfillment Ltd
I found the HR Dept very informative and supportive during a very difficult redundancy. They were completely up to date with employment law and I would not hesitate to recommend them.
Alison Astill-Smith, Director, Metabolics Ltd
We have been using the HR Dept since 2007. Whilst fortunately we do not have to call on their services too often when we have they have always been very helpful, professional and efficient in guiding us through procedures. The difference in using Peter and his colleagues as opposed to a big national company is that they know and understand your business. They will personally visit you and get a full understanding of how your company works, then produce employment contracts and handbooks which are bespoke to your business rather than a standard contract. The same applies to the advice line, you speak to a member of a team who knows you and the advice given is completely relevant to your situation, rather than a large call centre reading a standard response from a screen. I would have no hesitation in recommending Peter and his colleagues.
Carole Gould, Director, Home Inspirations Ltd
As a growing business, The HR Dept have helped us navigate the pitfalls of hiring staff and putting in places key policies and procedures. The team have been very responsive to our needs, exceeding our expectations. If you are a growing business without an in-house HR team, you need to speak with Peter.
Steven Frost, Managing Director, Smith + Henderson
We find The HR Dept approachable, professional, knowledgeable and great value for money. We value their supportive, no-nonsense advice.The temptation is for small businesses to tackle HR in-house but we have discovered a new confidence from having a dedicated professional like Peter Jones supporting and advising us in staff and strategic issues. He and his team are always prompt and practical with their advice, enabling us to manage situations quickly and considerately as soon as they arise. I have the upmost respect for the service they provide and would not hesitate to recommend them.
Natalie Lock, Practice Manager, GCP Consulting
We have been working with the HR for five years and value the excellent service they provide to us. It is great having a company who understands our business on our doorstep. Previously we received employment law and HR support from a national provider. However it’s reassuring to know we can visit the HR Dept offices to discuss complex people issues with them face to face. We are delighted with the service and highly recommend them to other companies looking for HR or employment Law support.
Ian Harris, Managing Director, Greenmeadow Commercial Services Ltd
We started using The HR Dept. in April 2013. From the first, Peter Jones and his team have been very helpful and practical - we always feel made welcome when we contact them. Their fees are reasonable and much cheaper than setting up an in-house team – and safer! They have always given us good advice and helped us to resolve issues, large and small. They are speedy and efficient and we rely on them for all HR updates. They also provide a really good admin system. Thank you HR Dept!
Barbara French MCIPD, Partner, AMS Accountancy Ltd
We have worked with the HR Dept for over two years and in that time they have become part of the team. The responsibility of dealing with most employee relations issues used to fall upon me, however now with the team always on hand to help and guide our Managers it frees up a lot of my time. We are particularly impressed with the HR Dept's guidance on strategic as well as the usual employee relations issues. In 2014 they made a TUPE transfer extremely painless and comfortable for both the existing and new team. We would not hesitate to recommend them.
Raimon Hartley, Director, Box and Seal Ltd
We have used The HR Dept for support on HR matters at Thamesdown for over 4 years and we’ve been delighted with the service they provide. We receive prompt attention to our queries and the team has always been happy to come over to see us for face-to-face discussions when needed, or to provide practical support for our management team when they are dealing with sensitive HR issues.
Paul Jenkins, Managing Director, Thamesdown Transport Ltd
The HR Dept are always there on hand to discuss and handle any of our HR issues. This has enabled us to operate professionally at all times with our customers and candidates.
The helpline service alone allows a sigh of relief knowing that you have highly skilled, knowledgeable people that you can talk to and gain advice from. That, combined with the time taken by the staff to understand our business needs, has proved to be a valuable addition to the services that we provide.
If you do not have a HR professional working for your company I would highly recommend a conversation with The HR Dept to understand the services that they can provide to your company.
I am without doubt that they have enabled us to save thousands of pounds just by following the correct procedures when handling any HR issue.
Jeff Tucker, Operations Director, Trak Employment Solutions Ltd
For the last 23 years we had quite happily dealt with all our HR requirements in house, but with all the changes to legislation it became a real headache. I therefore looked around for someone to take the stress out of it and found The HR Dept. I can honestly say we should have done it years ago as they have already proved their worth to us. We can carry on running our own HR in house, but with the cushion behind us of experienced, up to date, knowledgeable people looking out for our interests as employers in what has become a minefield.
Lyn Atwell, Company Secretary, Atwell Martin Estate Agents