"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!"
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."
Audience Engagement Assistant – Audiences Central
"We felt very confident in following your guidance which was very much tailored to the size and type of organization we are, so much so that we are now looking at the possibility of an ongoing COMPLY subscription with you. We have been very grateful for the help you have given us ..."
Director – Red Ochre
"Thank you very much for completing the initial phase of our review of our current reward levels, structure, policy and processes and for the analysis and recommendations you provided as an outcome of this ... The work included research, reports and presentations, all of which were completed on time, in a professional manner and were highly relevant to and aligned with our business ... The research also informed the service delivery and costings for the three tenders we recently submitted. We were successful in two of these, winning contracts to the value of £3m in a cost-driven arena where innovation was key. We attribute much of this success to the information provided by your work."
Chief Executive – Aquarius
"You ... took the role of my critical friend in the matter, undertaking a thorough and sensitive investigation before presenting me with options for a way forward and an assessment of the risk associated with each. In the final stages of the matter, your clear advice and your interpersonal and negotiating skills were key to the successful outcome. Throughout the process, your availability and your communication, both verbally and written, were excellent."
Hilton Dawson, Chief Executive, British Association of Social Workers
"I’ve known Jan since 2005 when she was Director of HR and Support Services at EDP and I became Chair of the Board of Trustees. Jan’s work at EDP required her to work for me directly on a number of occasions on some strategic HR issues. The quality of Jan’s advice was outstanding – she made clear recommendations which were underpinned by a sound appraisal of risk. Jan also played a critical role in ensuring that EDP is a professional organisation with policies and procedures that are fit for purpose and embed equal opportunities. This professionalisation was a key factor in EDP being recognised in the Sunday Times 'Best Small Companies to Work For'.
"I have continued to do business with Jan after she left EDP to set up her social enterprise, Roots HR. I have also engaged Jan's services to provide executive coaching. Jan in an effective coach, challenging but supportive. Under her leadership, Roots HR is an extremely successful organisation.
"I have no hesitation in recommending Jan and Roots HR."
Judith Davey MSc
Head of Organisational Development – Devon County Council
Chair of the Board of Trustees – EDP Drug and Alcohol Services
"Overall we have found a remarkable difference in this restructuring exercise compared to the previous one, and we recognise unreservedly the valuable and comprehensive contribution of Roots HR and particularly Martin.
"We would have no hesitation in using Roots HR again and are happy to recommend your services to other organisations."
Cathy Shovlin, Head of Resources, Royal National College for the Blind, Hereford
"EDP Drug and Alcohol Services retained Jan Golding to work with me as a mentor in my first 3 months in the Chief Executive role where I became in effect the organisation's strategic HR lead without a previous HR background. Jan is an excellent coach and she helped me to formulate a useful framework to clarify my thinking for the strategic development of HR in the organisation. I was also able us use these sessions to check out, in a confidential setting, my understanding of the HR implications of various challenges facing the organisation.
"Jan and I worked together mostly by phone and email and occasionally face to face; the support for me in those early days was very helpful. I particularly value Jan's clarity of thinking and her vast knowledge of HR. Jan's experience of working in the voluntary sector is helpful as she has a familiarity with common issues which agencies such as EDP often have to deal with."
Lucie Hartley, Chief Executive, EDP Drug and Alcohol Services, 11th December '08
"Confidentiality was paramount and although the case was complex, we had complete faith in Jan's advice, approach and professionalism ... The matter was resolved to our satisfaction; using Jan's consultancy for this work represented excellent value for money."
Audiences Central Board, West Midlands 24th November '08
"We would have had great difficulty knowing how to proceed with this case in terms of ensuring compliance with employment law and the Disability Discrimination Act. Jan was able to give us very clear advice regarding all of this ... Her extensive experience and extremely flexible approach to working with us gave us great confidence in what we were doing and we are delighted with the outcome."
Client A, Manager in a South West housing support charity
"It is very telling that the Union representative accompanying employee to the appeal told us that he had tried to pick holes in the process and decision we had made but had been unable to find any whatsoever. We attribute the comfort and confidence we felt around this whole matter to the fact that we engaged you to guide us through it."
Pauline Cousins, Chair, Exeter Women's Aid, 14th October '08
"Your input has given us a detailed plan of action and a documented process to follow. This was a large area of concern which you have now removed. Based on your prompt service and clear advice on this occasion we have no hesitation in engaging your services again and are happy to recommend you to other organisations."
Lee Burkitt, Managing Director, Revolution Property Management Ltd, 5th October '07