Apart from IQ which we subscribe to, you are the HR services with the Human touch for us. I feel an advertising slogan coming on. I can never forget your superb input and direction during our 2 major HR issues.
I have worked with Lorraine on numerous projects while she was the HR Partner for our business. The quality of her work and professionalism are of a high level.
I have been particularly impressed with the manner by which Lorraine is able to balance support for business growth with managing risk. It is rare to find a HR professional that can operate equally effectively in both commercial and risk mode, to the ultimate benefit of the overall business.
Lorraine has recently reviewed all of our HR documents and procedures and advised and implemented the necessary changes to comply with current legislation. She has also guided us through the actions needed to bring to resolution a difficult situation with an employee on long term sick leave which has enabled our Company to move forward. I would have no hesitation in recommending the services of HR4Business.
Whilst we only have a small number of staff, the nature of our business demands a varied set of working conditions. Lorraine has proved both knowledgeable and professional in helping us to simplify our existing contracts, whilst ensuring they not only meet the needs of the employees and legislation, but as employers. Lorraine’s friendly and efficient manner has been much appreciated. We shall certainly look forward to working with Lorraine on an ongoing basis.
Our company employed HR4Business to provide HR advice and support through a redundancy process. As I have worked previously for large blue chip companies with full HR departments to support previous redundancy processes the task was daunting as we did not have a HR team. The office visits, assistance with criteria, creation of documentation, employment law advice and overall support has been second to none and of a higher quality than I had experienced due to the speed of responses, commitment out of hours and ability to adapt to change.
I would like to personally thank Lorraine for being so approachable, professional and supportive which made the whole redundancy process manageable. I would have no hesitation in enlisting HR4Business services again as the quality of the service was outstanding.
We commissioned Lorraine from HR4Business to help us design and run a graduate recruitment centre which was a new venture for us. She spent time getting to understand our business and as such was able to work with us to produce something that was really “us” rather than just an off the shelf solution. She is extremely professional and was confident and able to challenge our thinking and approach and added real value to the process. When it came to running the assessment centre she seamlessly worked with our in house people and was exceptionally flexible and responsive to deal with all the last minute changes that come from managing this kind of scheme. I thoroughly recommend Lorraine.
HR4Business developed a bespoke investigation workshop event for all our line managers. The workshop was based around a case study and was therefore very interactive enabling managers to be able to put the learning into practice. Once developed the HR4Business team travelled around our 45 locations to deliver this. The training has had fantastic feedback and has been delivered professionally and within our very tight timescales.
I have known Lorraine for a number of years and have used her HR support service both within my own business and by way of referring her to my clients when they have had HR issues.
I have always found Lorraine to be both knowledgeable and practical with regard to her advice and on each occasion that I have referred her to a client, they have been extremely happy with the advice and assistance that she has provided.
In both HR and recruitment areas, I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Lorraine and her team.
Lorraine introduced a recruitment strategy to Eduserv that revolutionised how the organisation recruits its staff. The strategy, once implemented, exceeded our expectations for delivering recruitment cost savings, sourcing talented people, and building Eduserv’s employer brand. Eduserv has gone from an employer with little or no employer brand, to an employer with a strong following on sites such as linked in and Glassdoor, and an organisation that is frequently approached by talented individuals seeking new and exciting challenges.
We are extremely grateful to Lorraine for transforming how we source Eduserv’s most important assets, its people.
Lorraine is an expert in the field of developing people in SME’s and I had no hesitation in asking her to create a leadership development program for my recently appointed senior team. Lorraine quickly understood the business and the plan and in a matter of weeks provided a clear and concise assessment of the leadership teams strengths and weaknesses. This evolved into a leadership development strategy which Lorraine delivered over the course of the next 12 months producing measurable improvements in performance.
Lorraine has a rare talent in human resources – a high degree of commercial focus – and this enable her and her team to design and deliver programs which really meet the business needs.