We love what we do…
Which is a good place to start… our team has many decades of successful experience in managing, organising and restructuring businesses.
We are not fluffy, we are a business HR orientated team that will seek to provide you with best practice advice for a one-off situation, work with you on a retained basis to ensure that you have the best international business HR team on your side or work on specific projects within your company.
If you have an issue within your business but you don’t want your existing team to lose their focus on the day to day activity or, quite simply, they do not have the capacity, then The People Factor can help.
We can integrate with your team, work remotely or provide strategic assistance at board level. The People Factor have the skills and the flexibility to provide a range of services that fit your needs.
How we do it…
The People Factor is, we believe, the only HR consultancy that is focused on supporting management teams, executive boards in venture capital or private equity investment, or privately owned companies, as well as SMEs.
We can help a business shape itself for growth, for sale and for enhanced profitability, for example; by restructuring to meet the business needs, designing talent programmes, coaching, creating the right resourcing plans, writing legal policies and procedures, handling TUPE requirements and ensuring employment legislation pitfalls are avoided. Quite simply, we can become your whole HR team on a short or long term basis.
In essence, we cover:
- Organisational Design
- HR Planning
- Employee Relations
- Employment Law
- Talent Management
- Right to Work Compliance
- Recruitment & Retention
- Due Diligence & TUPE
- Training Design & Delivery
Where we do it…
We are where you are.
Where your head office is and where your outlets, sites or retail units might be.
We are based here, there and everywhere. We can talk or meet face to face for a cuppa and see what your needs are and how we will be able to help you.
- Hospitality Industry
- Retail Sector
- Corporate Industries
- Construction & Building
- Marketing & PR
- Much more…
Why people like us…
“I cannot recommend Karen highly enough. She is a superb HR director and I would employ her full time if I could. Her advice is always sound, commercial and logical. She is a great sounding board and a wonderful business friend”
“As a HR professional Karen is great to work with, you get good advice based on years of experience, pragmatic application and guaranteed delivery to agreed timelines. Karen is able to cut through the noise and helps bring clarity to Executive thinking ensuring an organisation certainty of its desired outcome”
“I’ve worked with Karen during a period of significant change within CDG, integrating two new businesses and a number of key projects. Karen is a great person to work with, having extensive knowledge from within the industry, a really robust network and professional expertise across all disciplines within HR. Coupled with a flexible and ‘can do’ approach – critical for success in an ever changing and fast moving environment”
“Karen’s blend of expertise, ‘can do’ attitude, flexibility and engaging personal style have been a real asset during our integration programme. It’s times like this when deep expertise, broad experience and well developed stakeholder management skills are essential to make things happen. Karen has helped us feel that 'we can do it’ without relying on having formal power or authority to influence us. She’s also been attentive to the little details which make all the difference between making a smooth change and starting a riot. Overall, a great person to be part of the team”
“I have worked with Karen on number of projects. (TUPE, Apprenticeship,Princes Trust, Graduate Development) Karen is an incredibly professional individual who immerses herself into the business she's supporting,delivering exceptional results seamlessly. Karen is not only a great commercial HR professional but also a pleasure to work with”
"I’ve had the pleasure of working with & for Karen on three different occasions, the first a million years ago when I ran pubs & she was newly qualified, the second at Novus Leisure where she was my HR Director, and the third in a support & mentoring capacity, Karen was definitely doing the supporting & mentoring. Karen has a lovely way about her, she is professional yet approachable, firm but fair (sorry, the cliché of all cliché’s) a good person to be around, but above all else, and bloody good at her job… I would have no hesitation in recommending Karen for any people related project. Simple as that!"
“Karen is a thoroughly professional HR expert, who is a delight to work with. She has a very engaging, flexible approach and never says no to any challenge or task. I would employ her as an HR Director tomorrow, or engage The People Factor anytime”
"Karen has the balance of detailed technical expertise, contacts with value for money professionals where required, and a desire to make sure that that the whole HR process is end to end with no hiccups.She combines this with a firm but caring attitude and her results speak for themselves. Five stars!"
"I worked with Karen during my time in the retail sector and was always impressed with her balanced, strategic and 'no nonsense' professional approach . Now I have my own company, as soon as I was aware that Karen now worked in a senior consultative role, it made absolute sense to engage with Karen and utilise her huge experience in helping us set up our people and business strategy. nationally and internationally. We operate in the advanced design and engineering sector, however I know The value The People Factor can bring to a business in any sector. Karen and The People Factor were well positioned as we launched our business support offer PESBusiness and is part of the team to help support other organisations. I am pleased we are able to continue to work with Karen, as the business evolves, and would not hesitate to recommend her to any business owner or business investor "
"The People Factor coaching is the best investment you can make in your future. Get access to a lifetime of experience in your lunch hour!"