"Our Parish Council engaged the services of Keeping HR Simple to help with a very difficult staffing matter and to make our policy documents more robust so as to help prevent a similar situation in the future. Katherine was extremely helpful and responses to our emails were very prompt, sometimes just a matter of minutes and even out of normal office hours. She dealt with the situation in a very calm and professional manner. Having a friendly, approachable person with the vast knowledge to navigate through complex HR issues at the end of a phone or email proved invaluable."
Andy Pelling, Deeping St James Parish Council
"Dear Jason and Katherine
I know we have only being using your services for 2 months now, but I would like to say how happy we are to have you as our HR Consultants, the decision we made to change from our existing providers to yourselves was definitely the right decision!
In such a short space of time you have developed bespoke appraisal and interview training for us, implemented the training to our managers and have been there at the end of a phone call to offer advice whenever I have needed it. I was especially grateful recently when Katherine gave up her time on such short notice (a day before the interviews!) to assist me in recruiting new staff. Thank you so much for doing that for us.
I would have no hesitation in recommending your services, it is a pleasure working with you both and this is a feeling shared between myself and all the managers here.
Thanks once again"
Pasqualina Iaciofano, Compliance and HR Manager, the Lifesure Group Ltd
"Being a small company the subject of maternity leave wasn't something I was used to dealing with daily. Trying to establish what needs to be discussed and what is required from the employee was very confusing. In seek of help, I approached Keeping HR Simple, who outlined Maternity Leave in simple terms which I could understand and rely back to the employee without confusion. I was given a easy to read guide on the steps to Maternity leave, which made my life easier, as I could refer back to it after each step of the process. It also helped me prepare for the meetings with the employee, so they felt they were being treated fairly. The maternity guide came personalised, which shows that Keeping HR Simple want to be a part of your company, not just a voice over the phone. As a manager, I finally feel supported in the area of HR. Thank you!"
Michelle Allen, General Manager, 360 Coms
“My second recommendation for Katherine's work in support of our recruitment activities.
Working with Katherine is very straightforward. She knows her stuff when it comes to HR and leads the process in a way that makes it very easy for anyone engaging her.
We jointly developed a job spec for our latest hire and several candidates remarked that it was the best job spec. they'd seen for that type of role - this was largely Katherine's work.
Katherine also goes above and beyond the basic work offering advice and support on related matters - very valuable to HR neophytes such as myself.
I look forward to working with Katherine again and have again recommended her to other business contacts.”
Mark Dalgarno, Director, Software Acumen
“I would highly recommend Katherine and Keeping HR Simple. Katherine works incredibly quickly and effectively and makes the whole process really easy - she really 'got' our organisation, our culture and our challenges straight away, and that was so important in ending up with a great piece of work that really will deliver for us.She's also lovely to work with which helps!”
Claire Rintoul, Chief Executive of Peterborough & Fenland Mind
“Katherine is a true professional whose help and advice was invaluable to us. We enjoyed working with her and would thoroughly recommend her services.”
Ann Pinn, Delta Consultants
“Katherine is someone that I trust implicitly. Her integrity and knowledge are second to none and I would always trust her judgement and intuition. Couple her industry knowledge with an incredible sense of humour, it makes her a joy to deal with!”
Jamie Forster, owner Motley.co.uk
“Katherine's approach to HR is refreshingly clear, transparent & simple, at the same time not being over cautious, but realistic, based purely on the facts and the possible outcomes. I have searched for quite a while to find someone in HR with this attitude. Katherine's business reflects this attitude and I regularly refer Katherine to my clients. As you would expect Katherine is very professional & I enjoy working with her. The service Katherine provides would improve any business that wants to progress whilst at the same time enhancing that business's reputation."
Stephen Smith. CMIOSH. Registered Consultant, Sphere Risk Health Safety Management
"Efficient, fast and knowledgeable - . You won't often come across a business with such a relevant name, they really did keep HR simple."
Dwain Reid, Giggles Childcare Services.
"Keeping HR Simple were fantastic and did exactly as their name says. We had an urgent requirement for some contracts to be produced. After an initial conversation with the team to lay out my requirements, one of their specialists was immediately in touch. They were incredibly efficient and not only got our contracts produced in time but also recommended a few additional documents that will be of great use for us as a business. I would highly recommend Keeping HR Simple and will be using them again when required."
Charlie Bryant, Sunweb Holidays
"We first came across Keeping HR Simple on Twitter! Following a recommendation we contacted them and can't praise them enough for their help, expertise and speed in setting up contracts and handbooks for all our staff. If you want to do business with people who are professional but human too, contact Keeping HR Simple. They do what it says on the tin!"
Deb and Rachel, Nutty Tarts Gifts and Goodies
"Thanks very much for your help and support in updating our staff handbook. As a small charity it can be very difficult to keep up to date with changes in the law and current procedures, so your services have been extremely appreciated by all staff and executive members at PREC."
Jennie Elmore, Racial Equality Support Officer, Peterborough Racial Equality Council
“We are a small business with only 16 members of staff but with Employment Law changing as quickly as it has we found we were in need of some expert help and advice. Katherine and Jason have provided that service. They have supported the Company and its Employees and “as it says on the tin” have kept HR and Employment Law simple. We are delighted with the professionalism of their work and the relationship they have built with our Employees to date and hope to continue to have a long-term working relationship with them”.
Rob Newcombe, Engineering Director, Hydromarque Limited
"It has been a pleasure to work with Jason & Katherine. Our need was to put in place the various elements of standard practice and legal compliance as our company had grown from startup to around 10 employees. Keeping HR Simple helped us will all our requirements either directly or through their partner companies Sphere RHSM and Extinguishire. All work was coordinated by Keeping HR Simple very efficiently and the content highly focussed on our requirements. I look forward to an ongoing relationship with them as we build our company and have no hesitation in providing a reccommendation to others."
Nick Hill, Managing Director, SureFlap Ltd
"Jason and Katherine have now done the following for our business:- advert design and placing, employment contracts, handbooks for staff and subcontracts, job descriptions, talking to my staff on HR issues and most importantly being there for me when an HR issue arises. The great thing as well it’s all been delivered with a smile at extremely competitive rates by Jason and Katherine. I can therefore fully recommend Keeping HR Simple for helping you de-stress and do that important thing of delegating to others."
Chris Jones, Dream Doors Peterborough
‘We decided to work with ‘keeping HR simple’ when our business circumstances changed and we needed to take on a sales/kitchen designer. I can safely say I don’t know what we would have done without them. Katherine the Managing Director, helped us with all the relevant documents we needed from contracts to confidentiality clauses and she kept us up to date with any changes in employment. She is always at the end of a phone, at any time of the day answering any concerns we have.
Setting up a new business is stressful and time consuming, but ‘Keeping HR simple’ definitely made my HR problems simple, at a very reasonable cost. I would definitely recommend them."
Jan Airey, Dream Doors Stockport
"Having not used a HR Company before as I thought I was up to speed on all employment regulations. I realised when I saw Katherine from Keeping HR Simple that we would need to ask them to review our employment contracts to make sure we gave our employees the correct information, to safeguard us as a business. Katherine has reviewed our contract and provided us with a Staff Handbook which gives me piece of mind that I have now issued all staff with the same and correct information by law. Katherine has also helped us with an employee issue. The service we have received has been efficient and friendly, we would certainly recommend Keeping HR Simple to guide you in the right direction from the start or for reviews of your current contracts."
Shelley Stewart, Dream Doors Dorset
"I worked with Keeping HR Simple on the recruitment of an Events and Marketing Co-Ordinator for Software Acumen. Throughout this work it was clear that we had engaged a knowledgeable, helpful and professional company to help us. Keeping HR Simple explained the whole recruitment process to us and managed every aspect to a very high standard. We’re happy to say that we’ve found our new employee in a very short space of time with their help."
Mark Dalgarno, Director, Software Acumen Ltd
"The service that has been provided by Keeping HR Simple has been incredibly helpful. Both Katherine and Jason have gone out of their way to support us in ways that go beyond the HR considerations. They’ve put their own time and effort in really getting to know and understand our business and it really feels like they are part of the team. As far as the HR is concerned they do keep it simple and to the point and it’s good to know that I can trust that the information provided is accurate and up-to-date. We’re delighted that we found them and look forward to a very long-term working relationship."
Helen J Philip, Operations Director, Anvil Mobile Limited
"Keeping HR Simple.
They do exactly what it says on the tin – they keep it simple. There’s no need to employ expensive HR people – you are kept up to date with legislation and whenever you ask a question, they come back to you with the RIGHT answer (it may not be the one you want – but at least you know where you stand).
Having tried a number of companies over the years I’d have no hesitation in recommending Katherine and her team."
Markus Hankinson, Ex Managing Director CBS Communications Ltd, Cambridge
"Working with Katherine and Jason has been simple. They make themselves available, for even the smallest of queries, and provide first class support and assistance in the, rather confusing at times, world of HR. Given the fact that HR can be confusing, they’ve honoured their Company name by making it understandable, using plain English and a common-sense approach. I’ve enjoyed the flexibility they offer, not just in helping to get the job done but also, in going ‘above and beyond’ their contractual obligations.
In a relatively short space of time, delayed and hindered only by myself, we’ve generated a coherent, concise and comprehensive approach to employment with emphasis on contracts and staff handbooks.
I’m looking forward to working with them both in the future."
Steve Wild, Director, A4 Plus Drawing Services Ltd