Catherine Sherwood has been our Business Advisor since early April 2018. Our group of companies consists of 11 stores and 4 brands. Her breadth of experience as a business owner as well as her years of experience with the China markets made our decision to engage with her easier. Over the course of our engagement Catherine has worked to assist my staff in leadership and development, built our Digital Footprint and Customer Engagement, followed through on compliance matters, established sales pipelines for the business and worked on development of strategic partnerships for growth. I regard Catherine as a partner in my business, someone I can share confidential information with, trust to deliver areas within our business with our best interest and know she enjoys seeing our success. We look forward to our continued partnership with Catherine.
i-Recruit & HR have been heavily involved with all HR and Recruitment related matters within our business. Vicky and her team have always delivered great support and results, whether it be resolving HR matters or sourcing a great new member for our team. I recommend Vicky and i-Recruit & HR for all your HR and recruiting needs.
Easy Social have been a godsend to Spaceworks Design Group. We have a number of businesses as part of our portfolio and we take our social media incredibly seriously – so we were looking for a partner to collaborate with who would take the pressure off. Easy Social swooped in and took the reins across four accounts and they’ve done a sterling job right from the get go. We can leave them to their own devises so we’re able to concentrate on what we do best – designing commercial spaces and running businesses.
Thank you so much for an interesting presentation to the team last week. It was interesting, entertaining, relevant and I think we could have all listened to you for a lot longer than an hour. Looking forward to tracking the teams health scores over the next few weeks and working together in the future.
Vicky was a great help with constructing our company handbook and guiding us through the process of issuing new staff contracts. Her response to our questions was prompt and professional which enabled us to efficiently put employment contracts in place that meet the current legislative requirements. I have no hesitation in recommending Vicky and I-Recruit and HR for any Human Resource requirements.
From our initial consultation to the completion of our website, The Web Co. has provided us with a personal and dedicated service that’s been frankly invaluable to the success of our site. Every single one of our questions (and we had plenty) were answered by the incredible team who helped create the site of our dreams. We look forward to a long and fruitful future with The Web Co. as we continue to make improvements.
We engaged Rich to complete a health and fitness presentation to each of our 3 offices and then we launched the 3 month long B-Inshape programme for all our agents to take part in, to help lose weight and/or get fitter.
Richard took care of all the detail and kept in contact with our agents. Each month Richard presented back the results to the group in an entertaining and informative manner. He pushed us hard at the boot camps and we received educational newsletters on nutrition and fitness on a weekly basis. The monthly winner received a personal training session with Richard to help spur them on.
The programme was well received by all employees who valued the investment in their health by the company and also the great team spirit and camaraderie and fun that resulted from the programme.
I would recommend Richard to any company looking to make an investment in their people that will bring a return.
We are a Building Company which has been operating for many years and now are in an expanding mode building Container Homes. Catherine Sherwood has made her mark on our business in so many ways as our business advisor, with her expertise and knowledge in every aspect. She has set us up with contacts from her large networking data base, which has saved us a lot of money and heartache, also her invaluable experience in marketing, which in turn has enabled the business to move forward in so many ways. We have recognised that Catherine’s continual support has been exactly what we needed and realise that we would be floundering without her. It’s very comforting that we have her behind us, and value her friendship. Anyone considering using Catherine’s services would surely benefit in so many ways, highly recommended.
There was a problem – we relied on one person to extract and manipulate all this data in Excel, and he was about to leave. Now, apart from the considerable time saved from creating reports in error prone Excel spreadsheets, the information we need is now available right away, which means the staff can work more efficiently and effectively.
Vicki is a rare find. Honest, trustworthy, knowledgeable and genuine are just some of the words that sum up working with Vicki. i-Recruit and HR has been an absolute godsend for me as a SME with an increasing workforce. I really like that Vicki not only works with the employer but also looks at each situation with the employee in mind too.”
Partnering with REB has been one of the best business decisions we have made to date. They are professional, reliable, honest, and with their personalised care, they have removed the worry and stress out of the accounting side of what we do, thereby allowing us to focus on what is important to us, our business
What was your biggest fear before hiring me? Did it come true, and if not, what happened instead?
As this was a specific IT role I was concerned if you would be able to get the right technical person when interviewing. No you came back with some amazing candidates and found the right person for us.
What, specifically, was your favourite part of the Recruitment process, and why?
Very easy and accommodating to work with. You made sure that you understood the details of the role to assist you in finding the right person.
If you were to recommend us to your best friend, what would you say?
Vicky is a very methodical and friendly recruiter who is brilliant at working out the details for the role. Then once she has located potential candidates she works through a detailed process to get the information to the hiring staff member to ensure that you have more information when you start interviewing that candidate. In short Vicky made the process very smooth and easy. I would highly recommend to use her.
GutterFoam has enjoyed a business relationship with REB Group for more than 7 years. The export advice, mentor support and personalised service provided by all the directors and staff is greatly appreciated. I have no doubt that the REB team are playing a part in GutterFoam’s continued growth by always being available for advice and support, no matter how small the query from me may be
I am very grateful to you for your time, knowing full well that despite being very busy, you gave me a lot more time during our meeting than we had planned for. I was very impressed with your expertise, breadth & depth of knowledge, insight, thoroughness, preparedness, supportive & professional tools and a tailored, consultative approach that worked incredibly well for me. I admit that I walked away from the meeting feeling positive, energised, eager to tackle the next step in my career development, and confident that the process will provide me with numerous crucial considerations that I would not have come up on my own, that will definitely position me more optimally going forward.
Vicky O’Connor, iRecruit & HR Staffing Solutions, was my representative for an employment dispute. I had had no previous experience with employment disputes and Vicky, from my very first contact with her, provided quick, informative, highly experienced and helpful advice. She worked tirelessly with me throughout the entire process, negotiating with my employer to achieve a very favourable outcome for me. Vicky worked consistently on my case, keeping me well informed in every step of the process. She was always available for my calls and responded quickly to my emails. Not only is Vicky extremely professional, knowledgeable and an expert in employment relations, during what was a very stressful and emotional journey for me, Vicky was a constant source of support with her patience and understanding. I have no hesitation in highly recommending her.
We engaged the services of Rich at Fit 4 Life to work with us on a health programme that saw us setting goals, working out as a team, receiving follow up and support emails, and had articles and team challenges delivered to us. There was even access to rehab programmes for us. Rich managed to deliver group information but also kept the interests and goals of the individuals in the group on track.
I would recommend Rich if you are thinking of running a similar programme, in fact the team enjoyed it so much we extended the programme.
Weekly sessions with Rich from Fit 4 Life over a 3 month period helped reinforce the importance of a balanced approach to life and health in our business. The benefits to FPNZ and the team for what was a very reasonable spend have to be seen to be believed and totally reinforce our ‘Live it Love it Protect it’ ethos.
Vicky is worth her weight in gold. She has helped me make the transition from being a sole practicing business owner, to a director and manager of 3 staff (and growing!). Her advice is always structured and positive, while still being able to point out possible difficulties that may occur in the future and a plan to counter these. I would highly recommend Vicky’s services for any business, small or large.