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Our Customer Stories

Case studies and what some of our customers say about us

How HR Influence saved this growing consultancy 75% in recruitment fees in 18 months: Link


How HR Influence helped this SAAS business build a positive people culture and expand through effective HR strategy, efficient management and improved people performance aligned to the Company's aims: Link

Susan Glenholme - Managing Partner, Debenhams Ottaway LLP (Law firm)

“My firm has worked with Gesa for a few years and more recently I have worked closely with her in my role as Managing Partner. Gesa is always very calm, supportive and reassuring. She is able to grasp the issues quickly and provide support in providing a solution that works for all concerned. Gesa has also helped our firm in mentoring and nurturing senior members of staff as well as assisting in our appraisal process and providing support and guidance with people issues and restructuring. Gesa has always been reliable, discreet and extremely professional as well as friendly and approachable. I would not hesitate in recommending Gesa to anyone looking for a practical, supportive and effective HR service”

Kim Pearson - Finance Director, Green Caterpillar Consulting / Dwellant Ltd (Portal provider to the Property industry)

"HR Influence has been a significant partner to Dwellant for more than 3 years. It has played a critical role in the company’s evolution and growth. Gesa has skilfully sourced and on-boarded high calibre candidates, when it is not always easy for a small business to attract such talent. She has reduced recruitment costs by thousands of pounds and increased employee retention through a culture where employees are valued, supported and developed. The return on our investment in HR influence can be very clearly seen.

Beyond excellence in recruitment, Gesa has brought an experienced voice to our boardroom, kept a careful eye on employment related compliance issues, ensured our contracts and policies are legally sound and introduced new initiatives such as staff reviews and cost-effective benefits.

In all dealings Gesa has been mindful of our business objectives and culture and always offers advice that is both tailored and sensitive to that.

I highly recommend Gesa and HR Influence."

Warren Lowe, Infrastructure & Resilience Manager, Krescendo Ltd (Software Company delivering custom business applications)

“In the past 12-18 months Krescendo have been through a number of organisational changes, a shift in company strategy for new business, and have been hiring. For many years we used the same contact for recruitment. They served us well for a long time, but we felt like their processes started to lack innovation, and as such it was taking much longer to find the right candidate. We then started working with a much larger recruitment agency, who definitely had access to more resources but this came at a higher cost. The higher cost being agency fees, and the time required to filter through the higher volume of CVs that came our way.

Along came Gesa from HR Influence. We were introduced to Gesa via a recommendation from one of our advisory contacts. The recommendation was originally for HR consultancy, but we were told Gesa also provided recruitment services.

After a brief introduction via email, Gesa was immediately asking all the right questions. After a few tweaks we had a job description ready to attract the right candidates. Gesa’s service is much more personal, which really worked for us. Instead of the usual production line like process, Gesa goes out of her way to really understand the business needs. She does a great job of screening and interviewing candidates to ensure they’re a good fit. The descriptive profile summaries after screening and interviewing were a nice touch, and really helped us with our interview selection process. It was important that the candidates we selected had the right skills to get through the interview process. The end to end experience with Gesa and HR Influence was great, as were the candidates that were put forward.

Gesa has helped us recruit 3 strong graduate full stack developers so far, each with their own qualities and characteristics, which was very important to us and company culture. We will soon be kicking off an HR review project with Gesa, which was the original reason for reaching out in the first place. Thanks Gesa!”

David Smith - HR Manager,  Quai Administration Services 

(Portal provider to the Finance Industry)

“Gesa and HR Influence offered guidance on how Quai can achieve HR compliance and improve our employee support. Gesa used the HR Influence diagnostic tool to assess our HR strategy, risk management, employee contracts, HR policies, processes and systems regarding our hiring, performance management, employee engagement, learning, reward, benefits and company culture. She took time to understand our business and translated our answers into a comprehensive and structured report offering guidance and pragmatic solutions in all areas of HR. Gesa is commercial, easy to deal with and quickly understood our company and industry. I can recommend HR Influence and their diagnostic tool to help any small to medium-sized business achieve HR compliance, reduce people issues & risk and retain employees in line with their budget.”

Evan Phillips, Formerly CEO of Amsphere (Knowledge Management Consultancy and Independent Software Testing provider) 

“I have been working with Gesa of HR Influence since I joined the business as CEO at the end of 2016. Over the last six months she has been a trusted advisor providing confidential advice and guidance whenever needed. Gesa gains a quick understanding of the business challenges and partners efficiently with the management team to provide all-round HR Consultancy support for all our HR needs. Gesa maintains a balanced approach, ensuring staff are protected, whilst working with the business to provide solutions for complex HR and people challenges. She shows positive influence and energy, and builds strong relationships with the management team and staff, due to her personable and approachable manner. It has been a pleasure working with her and I could not recommend her highly enough, if anyone is looking for HR Consultancy support she would be a fantastic choice.”

Rupert Honywood, Founder & CEO of Business Growth Bureau - Strategic partner and supplier of business growth services (supplier to Amsphere)

“I have had the great pleasure of working with Gesa for 12 months now in our respective companies and I am particularly impressed by her professionalism, her desire to help her clients and to make a massive difference. She has an in-depth knowledge of HR and is able to assist companies both large and small, not only in making sure that they follow best practice, but making sure their documentation and processes are legally compliant plus she has years of experience in dealing with legal challenges or issues. Highly recommended.” 

Charles McLachlan, Managing Director, Amsphere Consulting Ltd (Software Disputes and IT Consulting Firm) 

"I have huge respect for Gesa for the contribution she has made at Amsphere and the work we have done together. Gesa offers strategic insight into the power of HR to bring value to a growing company but she is also immensely practical in implementing fit for purpose systems and processes as the business evolves."

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