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Debbie is such a pleasure to work with and has made a transformational difference to our organisation. Her creative and commercial thinking has been a true help across every aspect of HR for us. With her keen eye for detail, she has particularly helped us with HR processes, management and development. She has done so by bringing her wealth of practical experience to so many areas where we knew there were opportunities to develop. She helped us to refine our recruitment process, she led workshops for the team and handled complex scenarios with care. Together we reviewed many of our documents and processes which hugely benefited from her expertise. Debbie really took the time to get to know our organisation and the people within it. Her advice was therefore precise, always encouraging, and always supportive. We wholeheartedly recommend her to any organisation looking for an HR expert.
Nathan Cagney, Digital Systems Specialist at YMCA North Tyneside
I found Debbie very thorough, personable and easy to converse with; she was professional and efficient. In following her advice and feedback on my CV and cover letter, I managed to progress easily to the interview stage. She also helped me prepare for an upcoming interview, providing feedback on my answers as well as my body language. In utilising her advice, I was offered the job shortly after my interview. I found Debbie very pleasant and greatly benefited from her services. I would recommend Debbie to any job seekers not making much progress or those seeking a career change and in need of extra support and guidance with their applications.
Melina Jenabi, MA International Trade and Commercial Law
"I approached Accentuate HR, following a recommendation, as I wanted advice on a work place grievance. From the off set Debbie clearly explained the processes, legal aspects and what was entailed in an understandable way. I could not have carried on with a 7 month grievance, followed by appeals without her support, professional working and knowledge. Debbie kept me on track and helped me find the determination to follow things through to the end particularly during times when things became very confusing and stressful. A positive outcome was achieved with upheld decisions and this was thanks to the services provided by Accentuate HR. Thank you again Debbie."
I have worked closely with Debbie over the last couple of years and she has always been responsive to the needs of our clients, carrying out objective, investigatory work in a timely manner as well as working alongside me on strategic matters.
Whilst Debbie’s knowledge and expertise in employment law and people management is excellent, the level of service she provides is second to none. An extremely conscientious and sincere individual, she never fails to go the extra mile and often provides additional guidance beyond what is expected. A steady pair of hands and an informal mentor, Debbie empowers me with a sense of confidence and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her at every available opportunity!
Claire Shaw, Head of HR Advisory, Capsticks Solicitors LLP
Debbie has proven herself to be an expert in her field and has been an invaluable resource to our organisation. She has supported us by implementing and overseeing new policies and procedures, as well as meeting with staff directly to resolve any issues and carry out reviews. All of which has proved invaluable in freeing up management time. We consider her to be a trusted partner and I would highly recommend Debbie and her firm.
Stephen Wylde, Director of Newcastle Lock Safes Ltd
I found Debbie very thorough, personable and easy to converse with; she was professional and efficient. In following her advice and feedback on my CV and cover letter, I managed to progress easily to the interview stage. She also helped me prepare for an upcoming interview, providing feedback on my answers as well as my body language. In utilising her advice, I was offered the job shortly after my interview.
I found Debbie very pleasant and greatly benefited from her services. I would recommend Debbie to any job seekers not making much progress or those seeking a career change and in need of extra support and guidance with their applications.
Melina Jenabi, MA International Trade and Commercial Law
Debbie provided high quality HR advice and assistance during a complex process of change in Children North East. Debbie is analytical which I found particularly helpful. She is also highly personable which enabled her to assist people who were struggling to deal with the changes with humanity.
Jeremy Cripps, Chief Executive, Children North East
Debbie is by far the best HR Consultant I've had the pleasure of working with. She's incredibly knowledgeable and has an excellent manner with her clients. She is also incredibly adept at coaching interviewees and helping them secure employment. I would highly recommend Debbie to everyone I know.
Anu Kaura, Head of HR & Group In House Lawyer at Malhotra Group PLC
Cottages in Northumberland is an expanding business based in Jesmond and as our company grew, it became increasingly important that we had the correct employment policies, procedures and staff incentives in place.
Accentuate HR took the time to listen to the needs of our company and developed excellent policies and procedures that not only fit in with our business model, but also gave us the peace of mind that we are in line with correct practice. Debbie’s approachable and calm manner, coupled with her knowledge, professionalism and impartial advice has helped ensure that we are structured in a way to support the people needs of our business and allow us to get on with the job in hand. We very much see Debbie as our HR partner and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her services.
Angela Mazingham, Director of Operations, Cottages in Northumberland
Debbie is a highly experienced and knowledgeable HR professional. Recommended to me by a friend, I was impressed by Debbie’s instant ability to communicate with staff at all levels and deal with issues in an empathetic way. From providing training and guidance, to reviewing our policies and procedures, Debbie has been invaluable in improving and supporting our business. Unlike larger consultancies, Debbie’s personal approach really made her stand out from the crowd. She took the trouble to understand our business from the outset, meaning that she could really tailor her approach to our needs. Debbie is a true role model for the HR industry and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her services.
Vicki Gilman, Director and owner of Social Return
I have had the pleasure of working with Debbie on a number of occasions when she has delivered HR workshops for me. Her professional approach to ensuring that the content of the workshop is exactly what is required is excellent. She engages brilliantly with her delegates ensuring that not only all aims and objectives are met but that the delegates have had a very enjoyable and memorable experience. Highly recommended.
Carol Groombridge, MBA, Healthcare Business Coach and Consultant
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