MEET THE TEAM – 5 MINUTES WITH KATHERINE

Katherine Duff

Katherine Duff

Director

Start Date: Um, January 2010 I think

Fun Fact: Cake Connoisseur

INTERVIEW

What is your favourite book?

KD: The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton

What is your favourite film?​

KD: Smokey and the Bandit (the first one!)

Tell us what your job is in 20 words or less

KD: Support clients, support our team in their roles and generally work with Jason to keep the show on the road

Which aspect of your job do you particularly enjoy?

KD: I love finding the right person for the job and I love the feeling that comes from knowing that someone started out with a tough situation and our advice and guidance has made it better for them

Chinese or Indian?

KD: Indian all day long

What is the best meal you have ever eaten?

 KD: Hard to pick the best one but generally, anything Jason has cooked for me

What is the single best piece of advice you would give to an employer?

KD: Don’t take it personally (it almost never is a personal thing)

What is your favourite cake?

KD: Ah man. That’s like picking a favourite child. Probably a chocolate cake if you’re going to make me choose. But I do love a Victoria sponge too.

What is your favourite cocktail?

KD: Oooh another tough one. A woo woo. Or sex on the beach. Um, no, a woo woo.

Which was your favourite holiday?

KD: A holiday in Spain with Jason in 2007

If you could only play one more album what would it be?

KD: Anything by JJ Grey and Mofro

Are you a biscuit dunker?

KD: Hell to the no. That’s so disgusting.

BUSINESSES LOVE KEEPING HR SIMPLE

Trusted Advisor

I have worked with Katherine for the last two years. She has acted on matters that I was unable to, and I am confident that she provides astute knowledge and a practical approach to all clients.

Wendy Davidson
Butcher Andrews

Motivational maps were a real eye opener

We have used keeping HR Simple for the past 3 years after they were recommended to us. The team are approachable and reliable. They always go the extra mile in finding the solution you need, offering their services above and beyond your initial query to ensure the best customer service they can offer, delivering the best possible results. The team can always demonstrate their knowledge from past experience. Jason and Kathryn have genuine care for their clients and passion for not only HR, but the wellbeing of the business too.

Rebecca Allbones - Studio Manager
Studio 11 Architecture

Incredibly easy and painless process…

Thank you so much for revolutionising our HR systems. Until I met you I thought the HR was something that massive PLCs had to worry about so was deeply concerned when I realised that we had to take it far more seriously! You made the whole process incredibly easy and painless for me though and we now have systems in place for every possible scenario. The communication between me and my team is also vastly better as a result. The contracts and handbook are superb and cost far less than

Ed Williams, Director & Solo Channel Swimmer
Elite Swimming Academy