I love working with Streetwise; they offer friendly, pragmatic advice on the range of diverse issues we have in our industry. I feel supported, part of a bigger team and have full confidence in the advice I am given. I know I am not on my own and have someone to talk things through with at the end of a phone!
Julie Gosling, HR at Group Momentum Ltd
Group Momentum had been using another HR company for their People’s Park support that didn’t seem to fulfil their needs – their resources were too rigid, too standardised and too impersonal. Because Group Momentum manages multiple sites – each with their own micromanagement – they need their HR support to be incredibly flexible. When Streetwise HR were recommended to them by two business associates, they gave them a shot and in October 2017 Streetwise HR became part of the family.
As a small company, Group Momentum employs a fantastic HR-come-admin professional, Julie Gosling, who singlehandedly is responsible for the 22 salons, 3 training academies and 235 employees they have on their books. As you can imagine, this is no mean feat, and the support and advice from a director-level HR sounding board like Streetwise HR is integral to the company’s day-to-day people management. And hairdressing is definitely a people based business.
Julie’s go-to HR professionals, are available week in, week out to support her on all aspects of employee relations, from highly sensitive situations to everyday advice. Julie regularly calls Kimberlie Walker, HR Guru, for ad hoc advice and will get more in-depth guidance on the more sensitive aspects of performance management, grievances, and disciplinaries to avoid expensive tribunal claims. They advise on aspects of contract changes and how to manage in the rare times a job is made redundant.