Kathryn engaged with us, The Swindon Therapy Centre for Multiple Sclerosis and Other Neurological Conditions, to assist in our search for a new Chief Executive Officer. From our first meeting it was clear that we had acquired an outstanding partner for this crucial project. Kathryn quickly learned about our charity, understood our needs and preferences for the type of candidate we needed to find and took charge of the process.
Her work ethic is incredibly strong and at all stages of the process, the quality and timeliness of her delivery on our behalf exceeded our expectation. Above all, though, we appreciated the blend of skills and intelligence that Kathryn brought to this project. Alongside clear transactional intelligence in regard to all ‘matters HR’, she is also emotionally intelligent to the point where she is able to add value, guide, advise and, when appropriate, take charge of the process in a way that brings everyone with her. A rare and special talent indeed.
In my long business career, with a major international insurance group, I encountered many excellent HR professionals. I cannot recall meeting anyone better than Kathryn.
The outcome of the work that she did on our behalf was the appointment of a candidate whom we could not have been more happy to recruit. I have no hesitation in recommending Kathryn and we will, undoubtedly, be using her services again in future.
CHAIR OF TRUSTEES AT SWINDON THERAPY CENTRE
I am just getting in touch to say a massive thank you!
I attended your workshop on ‘How to Have Difficult Conversations’, last year, I have read through my notes and the advice you gave at the time and now feel in a much stronger position to get this conversation on its way.
Did not know where to start until I remembered your training course and once I had read your notes I was able to put a plan together.
So, thank you very much, really appreciate it, well worth it.
MANAGING DIRECTOR, WORKPLACE WELLNESS
A massive thank you to Kathryn for delivering some excellent training to our team on how to handle and resolve conflict effectively. Our team learned some greatly beneficial techniques explored through roleplay and various exercises. We had a great day filled with learning, laughs, and valuable lessons. It was a pleasure!
COMPANY DIRECTOR, 24-7 STAFFING LTD.
Kathryn and the team have been a real help to me and my business. I was first recommended to them by an associate as I required HR support to create an employment contract and staff handbook.
Kathryn took the time to meet and properly understand my business and its complexities, before expertly drafting both documents well within the timeframe she initially suggested.
For a small business owner like myself, having access to professional HR support, like that provided by KR HR & Training Consultancy offers real peace of mind.
OWNER AT EAT PR & MARKETING
"Thank you so much for such an in-depth session yesterday and as their feedback testifies, the attendees all found it valuable. All scores were 5/5 for overall training; providing useful information and answering questions; helping in growing their businesses and that you were helpful, flexible and professional."
"Really insightful content, good to use in the workplace."
"Kathryn tailored the session to suit the attendees - excellent."
HR GOALS FOR GROWTH WORKSHOP
The PSP Group initially contacted KR HR to update our employment contracts and staff handbook. Kathryn’s expert HR knowledge produced quality documents and we were reassured to know the information provided incorporated all the latest employment law and regulation.
We have continued to approach Kathryn for advice; the service she provides is swift and comprehensive and has saved the PSP Group time and money. Thank you Kathryn for all your help in assisting us, we look forward to continuing this excellent relationship.
HR DIRECTOR AT PSP GROUP
As a small charity with very stretched resources in terms of time and capacity, Kathryn is our “go to” HR adviser on all issues large and small.
One of our trustees is a retired HR manager and consultant but it’s really important to have access to up to date information, particularly in relation to employment law.
For us, her own background in and understanding of the voluntary sector is especially helpful, as are her flexibility, patience and responsiveness.
CHAIR OF TRUSTEES AT BIG BREAKFAST PLUS
Safewell has been using the HR services of Kathryn for about 6 months or so, we really should have involved her sooner! Kathryn’s attention to detail and insightful knowledge of HR legislation and requirements has been invaluable to my management team.
We’ve used various services Kathryn offers including recruitment, disciplinary, policy writing and general support all wrapped up as part of a retained package. Every service and bit of advice has been beyond expectation and I can whole heartedly recommend her services to other local businesses. Thank you and I look forward to a continued working relationship.
MANAGING DIRECTOR AT SAFEWELL LTD
The work that you and Kirsteen have completed on our behalf has been of the highest quality and enabled us to make appointments of which we are confident both in terms of the process and the outcome.
You have made a great contribution to our development and helped us manage our growth successfully. Our team has grown from 9 to 21 in a matter of months and you and Kirsteen have played a major part in this successful expansion.
Many thanks and I look forward to continuing our working partnership.
CEO AT SWINDON & WILTSHIRE LOCAL ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP
I wanted to write to express sincere thanks on behalf of the SWLEP team. The recruitment support from yourself and Kirsteen over the last two months or so has been first class in every way. From receiving an oral brief through to shortlisting, to interview support and scoring and to dealing with all references and contracts; seamless and very much appreciated by all.
During our early conversations I was clear that passion, energy and commitment was just as important to us as competency, experience and drive as the work can be demanding and there are some challenging times ahead of us. The team mix feels incredibly strong. Thank you for the careful assessment of candidates and through great interview questions we were able to probe around their suitability, personality and fit.
It has been my absolute pleasure working with you again Kathryn and please do pass our thanks to Kirsteen, she is a great asset to your business.
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMES AT SWINDON & WILTSHIRE LOCAL ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP
Thank you so much for all your help and support through what has been a rollercoaster of a year. I don't think we would have believed that 2022 would be tougher than 2021, but with an ever more complicated business and the other curve balls, it has been a very taxing year.
I can't say how much I've appreciated your unstinting assistance. I'm not sure how we could have coped without your amazing professionalism and sensible, calm advice. More than anything else, is the fact I can 100% rely on you to just get stuff done!
People make an organisation and with the help of your team, we have formed some very solid foundations to take us forwards into an exciting 2023!
Tom de Lange
CEO AT DYMAG GROUP LTD
Congratulations on your five year anniversary!
We would just like to say what a valuable contribution you have made to our business since we became one of your clients. Your amazing support keeps us up to date with legislation and best practice and gives us peace of mind when dealing with challenging HR issues.
You have also been a great help in developing our staff handbooks and other materials for our staff. As a relatively small business, your help is a cost effective way for us to have an HR service and your knowledge of our business and staff is extremely beneficial. You are always prompt to respond to our queries and are very professional in your approach.
We wish you many more years of success and highly recommend your services.
DIRECTOR AT BUTTERFLY CARE
Thank you for the changes to our employment contract – it was well overdue for an update. Also thanks for the comprehensive Health Check - what an excellent document and I like the coloured feedback. It gives me peace of mind and a plan going forward.
MANAGER AT DS&A RISK ANALYTICS
Kathryn really helped me to start seeing how training sessions work best past the 'PowerPoint and pens' approach! She's great at breaking down your ideas for delivery and helping you to see what matters most and how learners’ individual needs should be and can be catered for.
What I've learnt from Kathryn has really helped to develop my workshop offering...
FOUNDER AT NATURALLY SOCIAL
Kathryn’s expert help in reviewing our draft contract of employment was most helpful. She was prompt, thorough and her comments were set out in a most helpful fashion. She was a pleasure to work with.
BUSINESS MANAGER AT EMMAUS SCHOOL
We have been using KR HR & Training Consultancy for years on an ad hoc basis. Any questions, no matter how small or possibly daft, have always been answered professionally and with an understandable explanation
DIRECTOR AT THE FIRE ALARM CONSULTANCY LTD
Kathryn is a dedicated HR professional. I would have no hesitation in recommending her for HR projects, especially when an eye for detail, and good knowledge of HR best practice is required.
FOUNDER AT A HEAD FOR WORK
Kathryn helped me a great deal by tutoring/supporting me whilst I was undertaking the Certificate in Recruitment Practice, she was always at the end of the phone to answer any questions I had. Without her help and expertise and her brilliant people skills, I'm not sure I would have passed, but I did.
LEARNER FROM STARING POINT
Thank you so much for completing the employment contracts, great job! Thank you again for your services, you made it so easy for me!
OWNER AT MG PHOTOGRAPHY
Kathryn is lovely to work with. Friendly and professional, with a great eye for detail. She provided the HR expertise we needed to create a range of HR guides for our business clients.
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PROJECT MANAGER AT WORKING FOR CARERS
Thank you for drafting the employment contract and accompanying policies for us. My secretary and I have read through it and we recognise it to be an impressive piece of work. We can understand why you were recommended to us.