Keeping HR Simple was born from frustration. Frustration that good employers can get taken for a ride. Frustration that employers can feel afraid to take the right actions in their own businesses. And most of all, frustration with the lack of simplicity when it comes to contracts of employment and HR policies and procedures.
After all, who really wants to read a load of “herewiths” and “hereunders” and “whofores and whyfores” – what we really want is to keep it simple!
We set the Company up in 2009 at a point when we were ready to do something different in our careers. I’d been responsible for HR and recruitment in a reasonably-sized business and my husband Jason had been working in training, sales, business development and management for a number of years, both in corporate and in small businesses. Although no longer directly involved in the business, Jason now provides strategic direction and support.
As a business, we have always had a “keep it simple” ethos at heart. Whether that’s in the documentation we provide, in the way we explain things to our clients, in the training we provide or in the webinars we offer. It’s all about keeping it simple and straightforward. After all, HR doesn’t have to be complicated!
Since we set the business up, there isn’t much we haven’t dealt with or experienced along the way. From redundancies to sickness absences, from difficult employees to supporting managers on engaging with their teams, we’ve been there and seen that!
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Jason and Katherine Duff in 2009