We develop strong working relationships to understand your business to add greatest value. Our team has a strong track record of providing a wide range of professional, challenging, creative, and responsive people management and related services.
When trying to recruit good candidates, understanding the market and being able to effectively target the right people is crucial. Forest HR has proved to be an invaluable partner in this regard, having undertaken a variety of assignments to help us figure out the market we operate in and how we can best find our future people. This recently led to a successful search for a key senior role within the organisation that had remained vacant despite several Red Kite recruitment campaigns spanning 18 months. The efforts of the search team were admirable, as they went the extra mile in trying to find the right person that met the skills set and values of the organisation.
Sue and Virginia have advised and supported Greenfields on pay and reward strategies, senior recruitment and strategic HR matters for a number of years and provide extremely valuable and practical guidance and support – they certainly help us to make out the wood from the trees…
Sue Manning and her team worked with me recently to successfully recruit two new Directors. She had to work within a very tight timeframe. I found Sue and her team to be efficient, thorough, “on time” and very professional. Will certainly be using ForestHR Consulting again.
Forest HR provide us with professional, timely HR advice and excellent benchmarking data to allow us to manage our organisation more effectively and efficiently.
I engaged Sue Manning from Forest HR to give advice and to assist with a fundamental restructure of the organisation. Sue helped in coordinating all the consultation documents and new role profiles; giving advice to staff in preparing for interviews (many had not undertaken an interview for several years); assisting with the recruitment; attending the Director interviews; overseeing the assessment centres and providing feedback to candidates. At the same time, Sue undertook a market review of our salaries to ensure that new roles were advertised at the appropriate level. A report was also commissioned on the payment for board members. Through-out, Sue and her team delivered on time, anticipated next steps, advised where we could do work ourselves and save money – we also had fun! I would recommend Forest HR –indeed we have also commissioned the team to look at terms and conditions for us.
Having worked with Sue previously when we were in the process of restructuring our HR team we were delighted to hear that she had set up ForestHR and we had no concerns in commissioning them to be our HR lead. We know that we have made the best use of our HR budget in commissioning ForestHR, getting the breadth of their knowledge, skills, experience and contacts to ensure that we have a high quality HR department. Sue and Virginia work closely with our HR Advisor, Senior Management Team and myself to ensure that we meet the HR needs of the organisation. We have been supported through policy development, grievances, right to work issues and most recently the review and updating of our Performance Management Framework. We look forward to building on the first 12 months of our working relationship.
Forest HR have provided Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust with expert HR support during recent a restructure. They were responsive to our business requirements, tailoring their support and finding solutions – a welcome change from an ” off the shelf” approach. Forest supported the recruitment of senior managers including a new post of Head of Employee Engagement, which enabled us to find a strong candidate with commercial acumen as well as a passion for creating a positive and vibrant workplace culture. They also have skilled and experienced interim HR management, who were able to hit the ground running and quickly integrate themselves into the business, as well as adding value at a competitive cost.
Sue recently worked with our Board to facilitate a comprehensive approach to their annual appraisal process. Using her extensive knowledge of the housing sector and professional personal development, she was able to provide challenge, guidance and support in the review of individual and collective performance. This has provided a valuable and crucial platform from which to keep driving continuous improvement in governance.
“ateb has had a long and successful relationship with Forest HR, most recently Sue and her team undertook our 3 yearly salary market testing review across our three companies. All timelines were met and our Remuneration Committee were particularly complimentary of Forest HR’s professional approach, sector knowledge and transparency when they had their 1:1 session. We looking forward to working with Forest HR on future projects”
I have worked with Sue for many years, spanning a full range of HR services, including recruitment and independent employee support services. Forest HR are our “go to” consultants for researching and benchmarking salaries and terms and conditions.
Sue and her team are professional, responsive and thorough, always meet the agreed timetable and provide a high quality product, which is statistically sound.
I have always found Sue to be aware of the environment in which she works, ensuring that she is able to offer an alternative perspective to the “norm”. She challenges ideas as well as offering support to both me and the organisation.
I would highly recommend Sue and her team at Forest HR.
“Forest HR were very responsive to our needs when we needed a company who could understand our unique business model and pressures when reviewing our employment conditions and undertaking salary benchmarking. Sue Manning’s support in presenting and fielding issues raised with our Board was invaluable. An excellent job.”
Westward Housing have been engaging Forest HR to undertake salary benchmarking exercises and Executive pay reviews for the past 2 years. Sue Manning provides insightful and pragmatic advice on job profiles in order for us to attract the right people for Westward whilst ensuring we have a fair and attractive salary which is commensurate with the market.
Sue has also worked closely with our Executive team on our pay and reward plans and assisted us in reviewing our competency framework.
Forest HR have always provided a timely service with no job being too big or small. We have always received sound professional and practical advice from Sue, she is a pleasure to work with.
We have no hesitation is recommending Forest HR for all your consultancy needs in HR, pay and reward.
Longhurst Group commissioned Forest HR to complete an executive pay and benefits review. The quality of their work and expertise was exceptional. They had an engaging, flexible approach and were always on hand to respond to queries throughout the project. They worked skilfully with our Board, bringing a wealth of experience and insight to inform discussions. We were so impressed with their work and approach that we’ve just commissioned Forest HR to complete a review of our broader employment offer looking at terms and conditions and pay and reward across our whole Group. Virginia and Sue were great to work with, brought lots of added value and I can’t recommend them enough.
At CCHA, we have used the HR consultancy services of Sue Manning for at least 7 years now. We have found her to be extremely effective at attracting the right people to key roles within the organisation. She is well known in our sector and makes it her business to know who is looking for their next challenge. She keeps up to date with the market and has been very honest with us in the past about our expectations and salary levels to attract the right caliber of candidates which has led to some very good appointments. We have found her recruitment processes efficient and her pricing competitive. She is always professional and friendly and we would have no hesitation commissioning work from Forest HR in the future.
Golding Homes has been utilising the People Management services provided by Sue and the team at Forest HR for over 5 years. Whether it be Executive or Board remuneration reviews, recruitment or organisational structures their timely service delivery, quality of professional advice and innovation is second to none. Always a pleasure to work with a consultancy that genuinely provides tailored-solutions to meet our individual business challenges.