Judges praise local HR company’s morale-boosting strategy

A Suffolk HR company is in the running for a nationwide award for the second time in two years – being praised by judges for boosting client morale by up to 80 per cent.

Nacton-based PS Human Resources is one of six companies up for the title of Best HR company for learning and development by industry body the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Judges said: “PS Human Resources Limited pulled its client around after a period of stagnation. Significant changes in sick leave and morale was very positive boosting productivity and revenue with morale improving by 40 per cent to 80 per cent.”

Emma Sheppard MCIPD, who started the company with Paula Phelan FCIPD in 2013, said: “During the current Covid-19 crisis we have been working incredibly hard to meet the HR requirements of our clients. We are thrilled to be recognised for everything we have done.”

The pair, which has more than 35 years’ HR experience between them, started the company to meet small to medium-sized enterprises’ need to outsource HR in a cost-effective way. Ms Sheppard continued: “Our entry detailed how we were able to change the culture for the better for one of our clients. While the award was based on one case study, we have the same strategy for all our clients.”

Other companies taking part in the People Management Awards include Sainsbury’s, Bupa UK and the London Stock Exchange.

In 2019 PS Human Resources was shortlisted for the ‘Consultancy of the Year’ awarded by Personnel Today.

Following a Zoom presentation, the results will be announced at the CIPD’s first digital awards ceremony on September 28-29, for which PSHR has already been asked to record an acceptance speech.

Photo shows Paula Phelan FCIPD (left) and Emma Sheppard MCIPD (right), co-founders of PS Human Resources.

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