Updated: May 14
The team at Robinson Grace HR Consultancy
A SWINDON-BASED HR consultancy has bucked the national trend by expanding to meet the needs of clients as they tackle the challenges of the pandemic.
Robinson Grace owner Louise Skittrall has recruited two new team members to create a brand new health and safety division at her company.
The new recruits are health and safety expert Andrew Wilkinson and recruitment and induction specialist Hayley White.
They will be joining the team to help clients adopt the Kickstart work placement scheme for 16-to-24 year olds who are claiming universal credit.
Plus, their expertise will be put to good use by helping firms adapt to the extra safety measures and restrictions introduced because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Andrew has been working with clients which are requesting support to help make their business premises Covid-secure and ensure that staff who are working from home for the first time meet all the home working health and safety requirements.
Meanwhile, Hayley has been working with other clients which are keen to recruit funded Kickstart employees for a six-month work placement paid for by the government via the consultancy’s government gateway link.
Louise Skittrall said: “Like many small businesses, Robinson Grace HR Consultancy found their clients needing a different range of services during lockdown. This prompted them to join many local businesses who have needed to change how they operate in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.“
“The HR consultancy has added two new team members to keep up with demand from clients dealing with the changing guidance on furlough, flexi furlough and operating in the tier system, alongside those looking at restructuring and pivoting their services to remain open during the pandemic.“
“I know that many businesses are struggling in these unprecedented times. Pivoting my business in a slightly different direction by adding a health and safety division to our HR services has led to real growth while enabling us to offer essential services to our clients at a time when they most need our support.”
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