People Business have provided me with HR support for over three years. In that time I have been extremely impressed with the quality of their team and the way they seek to understand our objectives and the culture of our business. This is not a simple ‘sheep-dip’ exercise, Natalie really cares and is always on hand to offer advice or challenge our thinking. The team at People Business have an enthusiasm and desire to work closely with their clients in order to really drive out the positive benefits that a strategic HR professional can bring. I have no hesitation in recommending People Business to any small or medium size business who want the benefits that HR can deliver but don’t have the budget to invest in their own broad and multi-skilled team. People Business bring this breadth and skillset in a very cost effective way.
Anthony Mayhead, CCO, Apposave
People Business are an invaluable resource for organisations such as the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust who need to outsource their HR services. Professional and knowledgeable with a team who ensure they remain at the forefront of their industry. I could not recommend them more highly.
Sonia Watson, Chief Executive, Blueprint for All
People Business provided a great outplacement programme for our employees as the programme was both personal and flexible. The employee feedback was very positive, and it’s a pleasure to hear that the support from People Business help provide the skills needed to secure alternative employment or different ventures.
Eve Balmer, Head of HR, Practical Action
As BLG’s business has grown from a small company to one with a turnover in excess of £10m, the range and complexity of HR requirements have changed. People Business provides us with a broad range of outsourced HR services on a part time basis in a timely professional manner. The main advantage for BLG for using People Business, as a small company, was that this could not have been provided by one hire.
With People Business we had a single point of contact in Natalie Chotai, who could leverage additional support from the People Business team when required.
Natalie is an experienced HR professional with a range of HR skills and experiences who has been able to support us in a professional and calm way as well as pass on tough messages when required. I would certainly recommend Natalie for her ability and knowledge to implement agreed HR objectives in a growing business.
Peter Wade, Chairman, BLG
Blueprint for All have been fortunate to benefit from Graeme’s expertise on a number of special projects – from writing our values to delivering bespoke training to our management team on organisation culture. The sessions were perfectly planned and executed with the right level of detail and questions. I’d highly recommend People Business!
Chelsea Way, Head of Operations, Blueprint for All
People Business support us on all our HR matters. They recognise that we have limited resource on our HR team and provide the necessary support and knowledge when we need it. They also challenge us into areas that we hadn’t even considered as needing attention. As a result we have a happier workforce, a better structured approach to HR and are striving to do better all the time. On urgent matters they have been super-responsive and their advice has been sound.
Judy Franz, BPM-D, Finance Direector
I have worked with People Business since its inception back in 2000 – despite the fact that I have had jobs in four different companies since that time. I have relied on them to turn my team’s performance around, develop, and motivate them. In each of my companies, the challenges and priorities were different and the people that needed development were incredibly varied. People Business delivered good results every time, and their work was stellar, relevant and fun. People Business, thank you for making me look good in front of my team, peers and bosses.
We have worked collaboratively with People Business to deliver integrated experiential learning programmes for our clients since 2002. Andrea is fantastic to work with – highly experienced and knowledgeable in her field, flexible and accommodating with a unique facilitation style that we feel gets the best out of our clients. When we work with People Business, we are able to brief in a piece of work, and have complete confidence at the outset that it will be designed and delivered to our exacting standards, that it will be well integrated with our experiential programme, and that the entire learning programme will be a success for our clients.
We first engaged the HR services of People Business several years ago to assist us through the process of redundancies. Since then, they have helped us put in place new contracts for all staff, developed a new company handbook and related policies, and offered advice and support around staff appraisals. I have always found People Business consultants to be of the highest possible standard. All of our queries have been dealt with promptly, professionally, and with a smile. I would certainly recommend People Business to anyone who is considering outsourcing this vital, organisational role.
As a small but growing retail business we recognised that we needed to invest in HR, and that our levels of expertise in all aspects of HR were not fit for purpose. People Business provided us with an overview of our HR practices and policies, and recommended a strategy to bring them up to modern day standards. On a personal level, I found this process very beneficial, and highlighted to me that with the right approach, most HR matters and issues can be resolved reasonably efficiently. People Business also provided our management training scheme, which proved very successful and was instrumental in achieving consistently high marks in our retail standards assessments. Finally, People Business provided us with an ongoing HR consultancy service, which we use on a needs basis; this, and their flexibility, was very useful in managing our budgets. As a small to medium size business such as ours, I would have no hesitation in recommending People Business for all matters regarding HR.
Sony, Sony Rep
The team at People Business have continuously shown outstanding knowledge and experience in the HR arena combined with a detailed understanding of our business, individual and training needs. They complement our business perfectly and we know we can always rely on them to give advice and support in a prompt, professional and personal manner. People Business provide us with an invaluable service which we would thoroughly recommend.
When we did a management buy out and set up our own company we were faced with the difficult task of taking colleagues out of a large corporate and creating a small company. We were really keen to make sure everyone got the same level of support and personal development they were used to. Natalie and People Business were the solution to this. They worked closely with us to set up HR best practice, a brand new employee handbook, company incentives and an appraisal system. They were integral to the development of both the company ethos and culture.
Martin Hurn, Managing Director, Futurebuild Events
Having worked with People Business over a number of years on a range of projects, but particularly focused on staff development, we approached the team to support us to draw up our Learning & Development strategy. The team really supported us with their expertise in this field to draw out what we were seeking to achieve, challenging us to consider timescales, budget, resource and longer term planning and finally presenting it in a format that worked for our business. The overall project was a success; the strategy was welcomed by the business and has enabled us to move forward on our L&D journey.