“The templates are super helpful and it’s the right level of information”

“I’ve already used some of the templates”

“It will save us time creating the tools and make us more efficient in the recruitment process”

“The information and forms are straightforward and easy to understand and implement”

“We are a tiny organisation with no access to HR, so the templates are invaluable and will help us look more professional”

“The templates are really helpful, and having the webinars to share with colleagues has been great too. Thanks RootsHR!”

Feedback from social sector employers who have received one or more of Roots HR’s free Toolkits. 

“The advice was super helpful and as a very small charity new to all this HR stuff, we really appreciated the free hour!”

Jaqui Cotton

“Roots HR is amazing! Their free factsheets are so useful. And I would be totally stuck without the Comply service – their friendly advisers have helped me with all of my startup’s HR issues, at a rate that’s affordable for smaller organisations. I love that they are a social enterprise themselves, too. I’ve been telling every social enterprise I know about them!”

Lucy Elkin

Director, myworkhive

“As a fledgling micro-business and social enterprise it is often a struggle to get the correct and relevant information/support exactly when you need it.

I am continually grateful for the consistent, expert advice and support I have been lucky enough to receive from Roots HR- and all for free!

With so much cynicism and scandal around the 3rd sector, Roots HR are a beacon of light in murky waters. They offer genuine support to ‘little fish’ like myself.  I am amazed by their generosity in sharing of relevant resources and time.

Importantly, I have peace of mind that their advice is absolutely up to date and totally accurate.

I have spoken with several consultants on various issues and they manage to dovetail friendly-professionalism and expertise effortlessly.

One of the barriers to accessing help is whether or not you can ‘shoehorn’ yourself into the infinite qualifying criteria that is so often required by an organisation or its funders – no such problem with Roots HR – if you need the help it is there – and it is truly appreciated by me.

I would also like to mention Charlotte specifically, in that she has this ‘nothing is too much trouble’ demeanour which is so calming when the peaks and troughs of running a small business get tricky.

I am inspired to run my own social enterprise as Roots HR do.”

Gazala Aslam
Managing Director, Equanimity Education

“I would like to send a massive thank you to the Roots HR team for your professionalism and for treating me with respect.

I have spent the last 6 months applying for countless jobs and you are the ONLY company that has shown any courtesy (I have even been through 2nd interview stage to not receive a yes or no response after the process).

Please keep doing what you are doing!”
Sue Rawlings
Applicant for a recruitment campaign delivered by Roots HR

“I found Upload very easy to use and 100% focussed on my needs, making it an effective and efficient method of learning.  Ideal for developing existing knowledge or for a subject which is new to you, I recommend it as a clear alternative to traditional methods.”

Nicola Green
Director of Human Resources, EDP Drug and Alcohol Services

“Many thanks for your help with this process – which has been a bit of a trial! It has been incredibly reassuring for us to have your help and input and your approach has been thoughtful, helpful and sensitive. It’s really great to know we have this kind of support, so a massive thank you!”
Ed Bracher
Chief Executive, Riding for the Disabled Association

“Roots HR have been really helpful with the development of our Family Leave policy. Their staff are extremely knowledgeable and were very supportive throughout the process. It was also great to be able to work with a fellow social enterprise. We will definitely come to you again for future support.”
Mel Tucker
Director, Iridescent Ideas CIC 

“I am very happy to recommend Roots HR to my clients. Organisations that I feel confident will always do a good and professional job are rare and wonderful things. So far I have only heard good things about Roots – and I have heard from a lot of people.”
Rob Buckman
Buckman Finance Associates Ltd

“Looking back at the recent advice provided to us, I just wanted to express the considerable gratitude of Colebridge Trust for the substantial help and support which you gave us. Without your guiding hands, we might easily have ended up in a sticky situation. Your responsiveness, expertise and professionalism has been very much appreciated.”
Dave Pinwell
CEO, Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN

“As we grow, we need high quality professional advice and in this regard Roots HR has been exemplary. We have a long term relationship with Roots and over the years they have provided a variety of HR, training & development advice and services. As important is that their values as a social enterprise accord with ours.  The team is knowledgeable, helpful and professional and they always deliver!”
Afzal Hussain
Chief Officer, Witton Lodge Community Association

“Louise’s help was invaluable, she helped me find the missing pieces to the jigsaw and tools to future success.”
Robert Templeton
Coaching client, Well Street Better Care and Health

“I have personally been working with Roots HR for over a year now in my position at SPEAR and I have found their advice and information priceless for the Charity. I have learnt so much from Roots and found them approachable, knowledgeable and flexible. As a small charity, we aim to deliver the best we can for our clients and our staff and knowing we have a strong external HR point of contact to help us with everything from queries to larger projects has been invaluable. We are looking forward to continuing to strengthen our relationship with Roots HR moving forward and working with them in 2015.”
Laura Lowe
Resources Manager, SPEAR

“Energize (as one of a network of County Sports Partnerships that cover all of England) have recently been involved in an efficiency and effectiveness review by the network which included looking at back office costs. One of the things we were delighted with was that Roots HR are rated as one of the best value services in terms of HR support. This confirms our personal experience with the company and we are really pleased to renew our retainer with Roots for 2014.”
Chris Child
Chief Executive, Energize Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin

“Just a quick note to say thanks for your help and support on this one, it’s much appreciated. Fast, efficient and effective!! Great all round!”
Carlo Ropos
Deputy Chief Executive, Jericho Foundation

“Just wanted to thank you and let you know your sessions on Monday really have helped me out. I applied for a job yesterday morning. I was then called in the afternoon for an interview this morning. Anyway, without getting into too much detail I got the job straight after the interview – they were that impressed. One of the most useful concepts I took from your sessions was showing how much I want a job. And this is the feedback they gave me – that I seemed very keen and had loads of passion. And that’s what made them hire me instead of another very strong candidate who was just confident.”
Melba Gunura
Audience Engagement Assistant – Audiences Central


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