Alison established Bespoke HR in 2005. Celebrating 15 years in business in 2020, Bespoke HR now works with over 100 SMEs to provide outsourced HR support and consultancy.
Tell us about Bespoke HR, what prompted you to set up the business?
What is your aim for the business?
What are you most proud of?
The team, and how the business has grown, and how many clients have grown with us over the years. Once clients engage with us we build strong long-lasting relationships and become an extension of their business.
What are the typical HR issues clients face?
The ‘normal’ problems are employee relations issues and recruitment issues, such as attracting and retaining the right people. These are things that we can really help with and turn around for a business.
Why should small businesses consider outsourcing?
Any HR matter from recruitment through to documentation can take up a lot of time and can be costly if not done correctly. Companies should focus on what they are good at and outsource their HR helping them to run more efficiently and not fall foul of any issues.
What advice would you give a small business owner employing staff without any HR support?
What have been your biggest learns in running your own business?
To practice what I preach – not trying to do something myself that I’m no expert in which is not a good use of my time or skill set.
What is the one piece of advice you would offer anyone managing a team?