I need HR to Scale Successfully
Congratulations! You have a profitable business and you’re looking to grow and expand. This is an exciting time but there’s a lot riding on your decision and you need to make sure that this growth strategy succeeds.
What can you help with?
Often a growth strategy will fail when a company isn’t ready to expand and without a strong foundation of HR and people practices, expansion is simply a gamble.
Over the years of working with many small and medium businesses, I have developed a set of processes and systems which are proven to help you grow your business and maintain your great workplace culture.
Who is it for?
The ‘Scale for Success’ programme is for business owners who want to grow their team and their business, but they don’t know how. They fear losing control and spoiling the great culture that they have in place as their team gets bigger.
How can you help?
Over a number of years, I’ve identified that small businesses run by entrepreneurial visionaries like you, are at risk of growing too quickly. The main culprit being hiring in a panic and not considering essential team fit elements – leaving you with a toxic workplace culture.
The second main culprit being a lack of structure and effective processes in the business.
Here’s how it looks; most small businesses begin their journey of growth with a great core team of around five people …They all work incredibly well together, they’re a family – business blooms and the company owner panics about not being able to fulfil all the new work. So, they ‘distress recruit’ and settle for a ‘bum on a seat’. The new recruit isn’t properly embedded as everyone is so busy … the existing processes aren’t well explained and the person is thrown in at the deep end and expected to perform.
The team grows, client work gets done but cracks start to appear at the heart of the business, so the owner begins to try and take control. The team don’t really know what’s expected of them, the company processes aren’t written down. The core team members are unhappy being micro-managed and don’t enjoy their new working relationships or the general company dynamics. That great team vibe has disappeared. What happened?
Firstly, the wrong people were recruited – no one checked they had the right culture and company values fit. There was no framework in place to ensure they were onboarded effectively.
Secondly, without written expectations and ‘how we do things’, the team have no guidance and therefore the leader feels they have to police every thing that’s done in the business. The business has become directionless and the leader is running around controlling everything and running themselves into the ground with the long hours they’re working and the stress.
“You don’t build a business, you build people, then people build the business.” – Zig Ziglar
My ‘Scale for Success’ programme keeps your culture, mission, vision and values at the very centre of your business. You preserve everything that makes your business great and you build a clear framework for your staff, letting you scale and grow without turning your culture toxic.
Ready to go ahead and scale your business today? Click here or call and we’ll discuss your needs and get a quote to you.
This programme is designed around your unique business challenges, usually takes 9 months and costs from £899 a month but can be fast tracked for some businesses. You must have a strong, positive workplace culture in place to take advantage of this programme.
Not sure you want to grow or expand your business just yet? You probably need to focus on creating a great culture here
From the start, it was clear that Natalie has a clear, broad and in depth understanding of HR practices. She provided completely reliable and sound services in the standard areas. She demonstrated a real understanding of my business and the people within it, and how the combination of the two needed to work to meet the business needs….. I increasingly turn to her for use as a sounding board and general advice, and it is always delivered in a positive, down to earth manner that is extremely refreshing. Her judgement is exceptional and I have come to have a high degree of trust and respect for her.
Natalie is innovative, accurate and compassionate; having worked with Natalie on a couple of projects now I have been thankful of her professional approach which is not only reliable but highly effective. Her ability to discern the facts of the situation combined with her creative capacity provides solutions that are successful and in-keeping with her company name – Dynamic. On the human side Natalie shows good empathy which really allows her skills to be received with excellent communication skills that make an individual feel really valued.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Natalie upon a number of key HR challenges we faced as a business, from effective contracts to employee management, disciplinary advice and more. I’ve always found her to be truthful, honest and spot on with her advice. Very friendly and welcoming character and only wants what is best for you. I’d have no hesitation in recommending Natalie or her HR Services to anyone needing top quality advice.
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