As a small business owner, I always thought that the level of service HR:4UK offer would be beyond my budget, but I was wrong and surprised at just how affordable their services actually are, which is why we have been with them for 16 years.
From our very first meeting, we have found HR:4UK to be friendly, easy to engage with and most importantly, easy to understand.
The quality of their service is second to none. At the beginning of 2020 we had a major issue with two staff members. Vanessa was assigned to our case and right from the start she was an invaluable asset. Vanessa quickly got a grasp of the situation immediately giving us confidence, which was very important to us at the time. We were kept informed every step of the way, all correspondence was double checked and Vanessa always got back to us when promised. As a result the outcome was a complete success, which was totally down to Vanessa’s hard work and professionalism.
During the recent coronavirus crisis, once again we relied heavily on HR:4UK’s services, as we needed a lot of help quickly, especially when it came to the furlough scheme. HR:4UK, and Vanessa in particular, did not disappoint. Yet again, they came to our rescue providing timely advice and guidance, always updating us as soon as anything changed.
I would not hesitate to recommend HR:4UK to anybody. They are highly knowledgeable, professional, excellent value and very friendly.
Graham & Rebecca Green | Owners | Just Displays Ltd
“It goes without saying, that as clients for over 30 years, we are very happy with HR:4UK’s support which we feel is a good service at a good price.”
This service has been particularly invaluable to us during the recent crisis, when the government updates were coming out on almost a daily basis. Both the helpline and email communications kept me regularly informed and correctly clarified the current situation. They interpreted these rapid changes in legislation and furlough scheme revisions, so I could digest them at a glance, helping me to form a clearer action plan for the business and ensure we were following the latest government guidelines.
With high student to teacher ratios, one of the largest overheads for our business are staff costs. Since the government opened the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, a number of staff were furloughed using HR:4UK’s furlough agreement forms and letters. We will continue to rely heavily on HR:4UK’s advice in the future, when it becomes clearer how government funding for early years interacts with furlough and the impact this will have on our business."
"The professional advice, communications and free forms have all played an important role in continuing to support my business throughout this national crisis and I can highly recommend their services.
Henry King | School Business Manager | Young England Kindergarten
"As clients for over 15 years, during the national crisis HR:4UK’s daily bulletins and social updates have been fantastic."
They’ve helped to make the government guidance a lot clearer so we could fully understand how to follow this correctly, which was especially important to us as we decided to furlough staff very early on.
Although our business has continued to operate throughout the crisis, the economic challenges have prompted us to keep overheads lower by furloughing a number of our 15 strong workforce. Supported by HR:4UK’s helpline, we used their free furlough agreement forms and letters for our employees, confident in the knowledge that these were legally compliant. Our plans for the future will be to bring staff back on a phased return to work and here again we will be relying on HR:4UK for advice.
For businesses needing support, I have always recommended HR:4UK to anybody who has HR issues.
Rob Fowkes | Managing Director | Sealco International Ltd
“I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else for HR”
Rajinder Gohlar | Postmaster | Spring Corner Post Office
Just wanted to say how impressed I have been with my interaction with Vanessa. She is a credit to your organisation.
She took on our meeting at very short notice and approached with vigour and professionalism.
Vanessa helped steer what potentially could have been a very toxic meeting. It turned out to be very positive and all the subsequent work has been amazing. I can’t recommend her enough.
Rebecca Jenkins | Chairperson | West Bromwich BID
We have been using HR:4UK for 6 months now and have been delighted with the service and great value they provide.
We would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone who requires their services.
Director | Accident Repair Centre and Classic Car Restorer
I’m just sending you a quick note to say a huge thanks you to you and your staff at HR4UK.You have been an absolute rock when I’ve requested assistance and I’d appreciate it if you could pass on my sincere gratitude to your staff and Nita in particular.
Managing Director | Tailored Building Solutions
The VP group of companies started in 2001 and we have grown into a leading provider of high quality nurses and support workers. We operate to the highest levels of clinical and care support.
These are the exact same standards we are looking for in all our business partners and I will have to say that HR:4UK excel in providing high quality responsive HR services.
They have, over the years, dealt with a number of complex and sensitive issues on our behalf and have always provided clear and practical advice, explaining in detail all the steps that we need to follow to manage any HR issue. If you are looking to appoint an HR partner, you need to look no further and I would thoroughly recommend them as a supplier of choice.
Managing Director | Nationwide Health and Social Care Providers
I would like to say a very big thank you to HR:4UK for all the assistance and guidance they have provided to me when dealing with HR matters.
They're HR help and support is always very meticulous and this has helped me tremendously to effectively and efficiently manage our HR issues.
Often I have rung them at short notice, particularly during formal meetings with staff, and having access to immediate, clear and concise advice is invaluable.
I am very grateful for the high quality and professional HR and employment services they provide to our Company.
HR Business Partner | Aluminium Windows and Doors Fabricator
Once again Vanessa, I couldn’t have done that on my own. Your sensitivity to the facts of the situation and complete professionalism throughout the process was very much appreciated.
Managing Director | Optical Solutions Company
We have been working with HR:4UK since we started the business in 1999 when we had just one employee. The business has steadily grown since then and we now have 11 employees.
I can honestly say that without HR:4UK, I do not think the business would have grown as rapidly as it has.
What I really value about HR:4UK is that they always provide me with straightforward advice and gently guide me through every stage of the process. This means that I can deal with HR issues with confidence and I have the reassurance that I can call them at any time, if I need further support. They provide an amazing level of advice and support and I cannot praise them enough.
Director | Telecomms Business Services
As an award winning coach provider with an unrivalled reputation for providing quality transport and great service, we need to ensure that all our business partners operate to the same high levels of service.
As a rapidly expanding company we need a business partner who understands our industry and individual business needs.
We find that HR:4UK provide an exceptional level of support to the Company and everyone that we deal with is highly experienced, friendly and approachable.
They go out of their way to ensure that we are able to effectively manage all of our HR issues by providing advice that is clear, concise and tailored to our specific needs.
General Manager | Major Coach Operator
As a home based HR Manager, HR:4UK is invaluable to me as an essential resource and ensures that I am always in a position to provide the highest levels of HR support and guidance to the Directors and employees at Kelsey.
Although an experienced HR Manager, I find that I can always use HR:4UK as a sounding board to ensure that we stay within the law and follow best practice.
No problem is ever too small for them and I cannot imagine being without them.
HR Manager | Kelsey
We needed our staff handbooks and contracts to incorporate a variety of company policies that are unique to Holliss’s Filling Stations. Incorporating a BP filling station, Spar store, Post Office local counter, Subway and Costa Express it was equally as importantly to ensure our house rules and policies were immediately accessible to our variety of staff.
The HR:4UK ‘cloud-based’ employment Handbook gives us all of this and more. Our terms and conditions can be accessed by all staff and at all times from any device. They are dynamic and branded to match our colours and logo which provides a more professional and valued feeling for our employees old and new. Best of all, our t’s & c’s are never going to be out of date because HR:4UK keep on top of all the necessary changes.
When we’ve needed advice so far, HR:4UK are always on hand. Their employment team explain things in plain English and it is also reassuring to know that we are even protected by their legal guarantee if we are ever faced with an employment tribunal, which we haven’t before and hopefully now never will.
I have no hesitation in recommending HR:4UK for any business looking for a reliable, dependable and affordable HR solution.
Director | Petrol Station and Grocery Retail Outlet
Just a quick email thanking you and the team at HR4UK for dealing with our H.R needs for the last few days and more recently helping us with setting up the Workplace Pension requirements.
Each time we have called your offices for help, the team have always been very supportive and more importantly very knowledgeable too. Thank you for your help and support.
Co. Director | Independent Insurance Broker
I always have the complete reassurance that should HR issues ever arise that I can totally rely on HR:4UK to provide us with the help and support that we need to manage such issues.
The one thing that sets them apart from other HR providers is that they are always there to help however complex the issue. The Advisors are always extremely knowledgeable and helpful. For me it is like having our own HR department within the business, I cannot praise them enough.
Company Secretary | UK's Leading IT and Networking Organisation
We have been using HR:4UK for over 8 years, the Company started with 4 employees and we now have over 40. They have fully supported us through this period of business growth and I have found their advice and support invaluable in a number of business critical and sensitive situations. I would not hesitate in recommending them.
Director | Online Trading Services Provider of Spread Betting, CFD's and Forex
For the purpose of employee contracts and legal compliance, I engaged the services of HR4UK when I became a sub postmaster in April 2015.
During that time my employee contracts were formed with consideration to TUPE and regularly updated to reflect legislation. I have received advice on numerous occasions on both legal process and comprehensive employment advice.
I have received updates on best employment practice. I have received representation on a significant employee matter which was expertly dealt with and resolved in our favour at an early stage.
I have been instructed on a step-by-step fashion when conducting several investigative and disciplinary matters in a constructive proper process. My regular contact with HR4UK has been friendly, swift, clear and concise.
They have been invaluable to me and have always been approachable and patient.
I continue to rely on their support and advice. I have no hesitation in recommending HR4UK to any other sub postmaster or indeed any other business owner/manager for their essential services.
Jim McCafferty | SubPostmaster | Kennedy Centre Post Office | Belfast