" PBNI has used Headstogether on a number of occasions as a supplement to our own HR department. We have had several of Headstogether's HR consultants working with PBNI over a period of approximately 6 years, working on strategic and tactical issues.
All of the consultants have been knowledgeable, professional and helpful, always working to provide an outcome that is well thought through, considering all risks and benefits. All at Headstogether have furthermore been able to come into PBNI and tune into the culture of the organisation, as well as the specific organisational issue.
I would recommend Headstogether as a company that can be trusted to deliver to a quality standard and with professionalism. "
“I’ve had a very positive experience with HeadsTogether, it is genuinely excellent. The service started following a tender and in my first year as Chief Executive I couldn’t be without the support when dealing with tricky HR issues.”
" HR is inherently difficult and is a quagmire of byzantine structures, human emotions and complicated legislation, particularly in a dual-jurisdiction context. Headstogether's skill is to make sense out of this complexity and deliver simple, smart and flexible solutions that are appropriate to the size of the business.
Could not recommend highly enough. "
" Headstogether have been our Human Resources partners for more than 5 years. They've always provided clear, effective, efficient, trustworthy and unambiguous advice to us. Their service is cost effective, and our consultant is a professional and experienced practitioner who's earned the trust and respect of my team.
I am reassured to have clear and concise one to one HR advice on hand. "
" Headstogether helped us with a restructuring programme at a senior level, to very challenging deadlines. They quickly got to grips with the way things work here and were able to hit the ground running, delivering the project with minimal input from us. That really took the pressure off my team. "
" The dedicated staff at Headstogether have put a lot of time and effort into understanding our business and the expectations of the company. This has crossed a variety of areas including recruitment, training, dealing with unforeseen issues and advising us on our legal obligations as employers.
In a small business with limited resources, overcoming HR related issues can become challenging. When something does occur, knowing Headstogether are only a phone call away has made the process a lot less stressful. Professional advice and guidance from friendly approachable staff has been key to overcoming these obstacles. "
" Joanne Kane acted as the Interim HR Director at Choice over the period January 2016 to July 2016. Joanne joined the organisation at relatively short notice due to a member of the senior management team opting to take voluntary severance.
Choice was formed from the merger of 4 previously stand alone Housing Associations; Oaklee, Trinity, Ulidia and Open Door.
During the time Joanne worked with us we were undergoing a period of significant change including a restructuring of the senior management team, a major job evaluation, a renegotiation of existing terms and conditions and a significant project in relation to the delivery of services in our Tenant and Client Services Directorate.
I was extremely impressed by Joanne’s ability to hit the ground running and also the quality and depth of the experience and expertise that she brought to the role.
Further to the recruitment of a permanent HR Director, we have gone on to work with Joanne’s organisation Headstogether on a number of other assignments including the introduction of a performance appraisal system and a training and development programme for middle managers. "
" The Board is the oversight body for the PSNI, an organisation with over 9,500 staff and a budget of £835 million. Access to limited internal resources sometimes requires the Board to seek specialist, external expertise. In their work with us on people related issues, the consultants from Headstogether have always impressed us with their ability to strike exactly the right balance between professionalism, and understanding and respect for individuals. "
" Headstogether provide NICIE with the professional reassurance that we need to ensure all our HR decisions are well thought through. The consultants are very accessible and courteous and really take the time to understand how things work here. They gently challenge us to ensure compliance with policy and legislation. "
" Headstogether were a great choice to do our organisational review, and the programme of changes that followed. The team had the complete range of specialist skills and experience we needed, which saved us a lot of time, disruption and cost. "
" Since 1862 W&G Baird have been providing the highest quality print solutions for clients across Ireland and the UK. We are the largest commercial printer in Ireland employing over 100 staff. We are market leaders in terms of technologically advanced equipment, which enables us to export over 50% of what we produce outside Northern Ireland.
We engaged the services of Headstogether as we did not have any professional HR experience internally at the time. Headstogether came out to our site to conduct an HR Audit and provided us with a comprehensive report which clearly outlined areas for our attention.
We have built a strong working relationship with Headstogether over the past 12 months and they have provided advice and guidance in a timely and easy to understand manner when required.
Headstogether have also designed and delivered a bespoke suite of training workshops to my line managers to help develop their confidence and capability when managing their teams.
I can tangibly see the difference that having quality HR advice and guidance brings to my business and Headstogether are currently supporting me in recruiting an HR Manager for W&G Baird who will be a key member of the Senior Management Team. "
" Headstogether are the retained HR agency for MXB shopper marketing agency. We appointed them to support us with HR advice as we went about growing our team. What we got was so much more. An invaluable extension to our team, Headstogether have worked with us to develop and implement a leadership model to nurture and instil the attitudes and behaviours we expect from our people. This has proven to be a real asset to our team as we grow together.
Our senior management team are undergoing a comprehensive training programme developed and led by Headstogether, which will equip them into the future as exceptional people managers. The contribution from Headstogether into our Performance Management Programme will help us to develop all of our people into the leaders we know they can be. They are a true partner. "
" Agrihealth is a medium-sized business, with offices in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Our business has doubled in size over the last 6-7 years and we now employ over 100 people, giving an increased demand for HR advice.
Headstogether became our HR consultants a number of years ago.
This company is a good hands-on HR company, with HR advice covering both jurisdictions. They provide staff training and coaching and their advice is invaluable in HR situations, always keeping us in line with legislation and our handbook. We always get a quick response and they have a common sense approach to finding solutions. "
“ It had been quite some time since our school had conducted job evaluations and we had a sense that some of our roles may have grown in size and scale over time. We therefore looked for an HR consultancy to come in and conduct independent job evaluations for us and Headstogether were recommended to us by another organisation.
In late Autumn 2017 two consultants from the firm came into the school and evaluated 18 non teaching roles. They provided us with the results from the process within the tight timeframe we required.
We found Headstogether to be knowledgeable about the educational sector and we were very happy with the standard of their work.
Having Headstogether come in and assess our roles independently, gave us the reassurance that jobs were being evaluated in a professional and systematic way. The fact that they were independent of our organisation also gave both management and staff assurance that the roles were being evaluated transparently and fairly.
We found Headstogether very easy to work with and we would not hesitate to recommend them.“
" Headstogether have been our outsourced business partner since July 2017.
At the outset, we had a meeting with their team and they took the time to understand our processes and the culture of our company. This meeting also gave us an opportunity to outline the level of support we required.
All the staff are professional and courteous and they are knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of HR. Work is completed in line with agreed timelines and to a good standard. I would recommend Headstogether to any organisation moving to an outsourced model. "