A look back at 2013

There have been exciting times for Roots HR during the last year so we thought we’d take the opportunity to quickly share some of our favourite moments with you:

January – Frances Morris and Alison Smith join the consultancy team. We carried out a free HR Healthcheck with Angling Unlimited – one of the many ways we use our trading surpluses to provide free HR services in the civil society sector.

February – We carried out free HR Healthchecks with Beverley Community Lift and Playright Media.

March – We carried out a free HR Healthcheck with Rhubarb Farm using our trading surpluses.

April – We carried out a free HR Healthcheck with Communities Empowerment Network and National Gulf Veterans and Families Association. Cathi Shovlin became a Director of Roots HR

May – We carried out a free HR Healthcheck with Ashley Down After School Club. Deirdre Myers became a Director of Roots HR. Louise Beasley became accredited to deliver Clarity4D personality profiles.

June – We were shortlisted for the Charity Times Consultancy of the Year award AND the CIPD Consultant of the Year award

July – Paige Hodge, our fourth work experience placement, joined us for the summer.

August – The Directors started a strategic review of Roots HR in the run up to our 5th anniversary in 2014. Our strategic plan will be published for the start of the new financial year.

September – Our 2012 intern, Charlotte Badger, was appointed to the new role of Office Administrator. We launched a new Employment Toolkit – perfect for start ups and very small organisations.

October – We celebrated our 150th client: St Richards Hospice. Jan Golding joined the Board of the WM School of Entrepreneurs.

November – We launched our new website (www.rootshr.org.uk, if you haven’t seen it yet). Jan Golding spoke at the inaugural Think Big Think Social conference in Birmingham.

December – We delivered our free webinar on the DBS changes and Safer recruitment practices, provided for through our trading surpluses, and we launched our updated COMPLY services.