The proof of the pudding is in the eating, so they say, or in this case, the proof is in the results …

CASE STUDIES

HR OUTSOURCE

UNDER 1 ROOF – an ‘urban oasis’ for children; housing a combination of activities and services in one London location. As well as a nursery school, this varied facility holds classes, provides party spaces, offers café and dining options, plus hairdressing and shops.

What was the challenge?

When Under 1 Roof grew rapidly, business partners and directors Laura Sydonie and Anne-Marie Martin needed a variety of HR services and support to help them manage the diverse range of staff within this broad-spectrum business model.

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SALARY BENCHMARKING

WESSANEN – a pioneer in natural and organic food, distributing household brands such as Clipper, Kallo, Whole Earth, Almond Breeze and Mrs Crimble’s.

What was the challenge?

Wessanen UK’s HR Director was struggling without the resource and expertise required to manage a proper salary benchmarking exercise in-house, so the forward-thinking company reached out to Reality HR. The key objective was to conduct comprehensive pay benchmarking to inform Wessanen UK’s appraisal process and facilitate salary reviews.

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HR OUTSOURCE

RW ARMSTRONG – based in Hampshire providing high quality construction services across the South East of England.

What was the challenge?

When the internal HR Manager left the business, RW Armstrong found themselves in urgent need of external HR support to keep their prestigious business operating as usual.

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HR OUTSOURCE

BV DAIRY – Dorset-based manufacturer of fresh dairy products for the food industry. Suppliers of milk and cream for retail.

What was the challenge?

“You hear so much about employment law and companies getting it wrong, that at one time I imagined HR would be an impediment to the business,” says Jim Highnam, Managing Director at BV Dairy.

“Our experience over the last eight years has proved the exact opposite.”

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HR OUTSOURCE

SQUAB GROUP – Warwickshire based business specialising in removals and storage for commercial and domestic markets.

What was the challenge?

Squab was very reactive and there was little cohesion between the different activities in the group. Staff skills were not being utilised …

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MANAGEMENT TRAINING & COACHING

READY STEADY STORE – providers of a range of self-storage solutions across the business and consumer markets nationwide.

What was the challenge?

Following a restructure, this expanding company needed coaching for managers. The requirement was partly initiated by the new shape the business was taking, but also by an important, broader need to develop key members of staff in leadership positions, such as national and regional sales managers,  operations managers and the head of the call centre.

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MANAGEMENT TRAINING & COACHING

Unbloc Drainage Engineers Ltd – One of London’s only independently-owned drainage services. Founded in 1979 as a family business, they pride themselves on providing a personal approach to customer service

What was the challenge?

Over the last two years, Unbloc has enjoyed swift business growth and the number of staff has increased from 22 people to 82. Managing Director of Unbloc, Paul Marshall, has always known that a business is built on its staff and he wanted to see the family business ethic reflected in their approach to HR.

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MANAGEMENT TRAINING

OPTIMUS PATENTS – a rapidly growing patents business, with offices throughout the south of England.

What was the challenge?

The team has grown significantly and taken on different responsibilities to meet the needs of the business. Identifying who handled each task and therefore managing …

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RECRUITMENT SUPPORT

GALLAGHER SHILLING  – blends insight, strategy, creativity, innovation and technology to help world leading businesses such as Nike, Experian and Maersk deliver effective employee engagement campaigns relating to areas such as benefits and values & behaviours.

What was the challenge?

Due to healthy growth, a requirement arose for a new General Manager to sit on the Senior Management Team. When their in-house HR department was unable to provide resource for this recruitment process, Managing Director Ben Reynolds knew who to call to provide the additional support the company needed: Reality HR.

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RECRUITMENT SUPPORT

ALIFABS – design and manufacturing company specialising in the creation of complex product ranges for the construction, aviation and telecommunications industries.

What was the challenge?

The business wanted a new Operations Director. They had never recruited at such a senior level before and knew it was vital to get the right person in such a key role …

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HR STRATEGY & SUCCESSION PLANNING

RIDGEWAY BIOLOGICALS – a leading supplier of emergency vaccines for the control of infectious diseases in animals.

What was the challenge?

The growth of the company was accelerating at a pace, but the capacity to service that growth was being hindered by the structure …

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ORGANISATION DESIGN

Flackwell Heath Golf Club is a private members club situated in South Buckinghamshire, offering golf facilities as well as serving as a venue for functions such as weddings, wakes, and corporate events.

What was the challenge?

President of the club, Bill King, saw increasing evidence to suggest that a lack of HR processes was having a negative impact on how the business was functioning as a whole.

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ORGANISATION DESIGN

CYAN SOLUTIONS –  A leading provider of first-class management IT services that is steadily growing and starting to take on new staff.

What was the challenge?

Prior to engaging with Reality HR, the greatest strengths of the senior team were not being fully-realised as their time was displaced on other tasks. This had created a ripple effect of under-achievement of objectives across the business

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ORGANISATION DESIGN

CASPIAN ONE –  Caspian One is a recruitment business specialising in banking and broadcasting.

What was the challenge ?

The relationship has gone from strength to strength, and when the team appointed a financial controller, it became obvious to the owners that the whole back office needed an organisation design. It was natural to engage Reality HR specialists to carry out this very specific piece of work.

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INTERNATIONAL HR

MET GROUP – a derivatives trader with a growing global presence including significant operations in Hungary and Switzerland.

What was the challenge?

MET wanted to set up an operation in the UK, but had no experience of the UK employment market or employment law…

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MANAGING PERFORMANCE

CASPIAN ONE –  Caspian One is a recruitment business specialising in banking and broadcasting.

What was the challenge?

Caspian one experienced a period of dramatic growth during which the owners, Lee Barnett and Marcus Graziano, found themselves grappling with a number of painful problems such as absence, disciplinary and capability issues.

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COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK

MERCONA – specialises in Own Label products from concept to launch and throughout the product lifecycle. It works with brands offering sun care, hair colour, hair care and skin & body care products. Whilst its head office is in Germany, its sales & marketing operation is UK-based.

What was the challenge?

When Sally Woods took over as General Manager, she inherited a number of people issues and knew she needed expert HR support to help engage and motivate the team. We met to discuss the most effective solution.

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COMPLIANCE

SHIELD SECURITY – a security business offering static & mobile guarding, CCTV monitoring and security consultancy across England.

What was the challenge?

Shield Security did not have HR expertise in house and so the MD maintained contracts and keep up with legislation.The MD wanted reassurance that everything was fit for purpose …

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