How did you get started?
We [Emma and Paula] worked together in a previous employed role and recognised that we shared the same values and goals for the future. We both knew we wanted to run our own businesses and whilst we have the same work ethics and similar experience, our strengths are very different, which is why PSHR works.
The planning stage was relatively swift once we made a decision and PS Human Resources was born! For some time, we worked out of our home offices while we were getting established and growing our client base. Our goal has always been to scale up our business and to be covering work nationally (and even internationally!).
Both Emma and Paula bring their knowledge and experience in working with growing SME’s, helping them to navigate policy and procedure without the culture of the businesses being lost in translation. By being involved at a senior level, our Directors are able to lead on how to develop and grow the employees with the business aims in mind.
What have you been doing over the past 5 years?
We would not be where we are without our clients…
During our five years in business we have been lucky to work with some amazing organisations and have successfully carried out various projects which includes succession planning, business growth, training, team days, job evaluations, talent management and restructures to name a few. See what our clients say about us!
Two years ago, we moved into our offices at Camilla Court in Nacton village. Camilla Court is easily accessible from the A14/A12 and has ample parking for our visitors. Having our own premises has given us the professional image we needed, and we’re able to meet with our clients and their employees away from their own place of work.
We’ve launched our cloud-based HR software, PSHR Online which is available to all our clients. PSHR Online offers a flexible, secure and reliable way to manage, advocate for, and communicate with your employees. It’s the perfect solution for keeping on top of the day-to-day, and for maximising employee engagement. The user-friendly visibility dashboards, comprehensive analytics and extensive reporting facilities make sure your business is operationally efficient.
Our new Office Manager, Carla Brown, started with us in October – look out for more from her soon!
We believe in young people and want to play our part in developing the youth of today. We are proud to announce that The Mix, Stowmarket, is our chosen charity partner. The Mix offers support and guidance to young people to enable and empower them to take control of their lives.
What are you doing to mark the occasion?
We have a fresh new look!
We’ve launched a brand new website which outlines our main services and gives our followers more information about us as a business and how we operate. Our logo has also been updated, although it is a small change – we wanted to keep our brand recognisable.
This year, we gave a lot of thought to what our Company aims are and how we operate on a day to day basis. We created the following values which we live by:
We find SOLUTIONS
We break through the jargon and SIMPLIFY the complex
We always have the BUSINESS AIMS in mind
We build INTEGRITY and FAIRNESS into our working day
Together WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE
What’s next for PSHR?
We want to grow our business so we will need further administration support and will be looking for an Apprentice in the new year to work closely with our new Office Manager, Carla Brown. We believe in investing in people and want to help kick-start someone’s career in HR and grow our skilled team at the same time.
We are exhibiting at the Great British Business Exhibition at the ExCel, London, on 14th and 15th November which attracts over 25,000 businesses. Please do come along if you can!
We continue to develop ourselves as qualified HR professionals and we are proud to be Gold Partners and have certified accreditation with BreatheHR.
We will be further developing our recruitment services for our clients through assessment, personal profiling and management of applicants. The world of technology has impacted on the way we recruit hugely, however the process still requires that human element ensuring that the individual is the right ‘fit’ for your team. As recruiters we look for relevant work experience and what impact the individual has had during their working career, such as proven performance and successful projects they have led or been a part of.
We are serious about our professional development and strive to grow our own HR knowledge and expertise, whether this is through our networking and attendance on employment law updates or more formal training programmes. We are certified accredited assessors for DISC profiling and have experience of personality and psychometric tests and reporting.
We would like to thank all our clients, suppliers, friends and families for their support over the last five years and look forward to the next five!