“The team at Real People understand instantly what we are going through. We have been able to build a competency framework from scratch in 6 months and obtain buy-in and support from all the stakeholders - and all this has been a painless experience."
- Watford New Hope Trust
"I have been using Real People to assist with senior level investigations where we either do not have the capacity or where an independent external can add value. Real People are able to source excellent HR people who know their subject and who are skilled in creating positive outcomes. Indeed one of the reports produced was a real page turner and a gripping read. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Real People."
"We chose to work with Real People because of their experience, insight and understanding of the challenges we might face. helping us through a restructuring, they provided us not only sound technical advice but also personal and emotional support to me as they guided me through the demanding process."
"They gave me the confidence that what we were doing from an HR perspective was legally correct and demonstrated best practice. It was a very personalised service which was particular to our organisation. The training courses they delivered for us were of high quality and relevance and were both well-prepared and engaging.”
- Eileen Petrie, Former Customer
"The impact on us has been immense. If they weren’t around I’d miss being able to learn from them and I’d miss the specific, detailed conversations I have with clearly experienced and practical HR professionals. It’s reassuring to know that someone with robust knowledge, credibility and ability is behind you when you make decisions. Having Real People supporting us has helped our HR approach become more professional and more credible for all stakeholders and, at the same time, given me the reassurance that a situation is being managed professionally, credibly and legally.”
- Ashford Place
"Real People offers fantastic value. I know they’ll respond quickly to me when I seek advice – and that’s great to know. They go that extra mile in giving a personal undertaking; giving me the time to talk through a situation before offering a personalised solution rather than a generic answer. They give useful and serious advice but it's more than this as they then go on to give very real, practical and specific ways to implement including tailoring master templates. Their advice is more than just advice - it is practical support."
- Peasholme Charity
“Over time I have learned hugely from Real People to the extent that I now only need support for specific projects rather calling them almost monthly. They offer real value for money when we look at the time we have saved ourselves from talking through issues with them.”
“When researching the market to select an organisation to support us in our HR practice, it became clear that Real People we able to offer us the flexibility of support and payment options that we wanted as well as the option to meet up should we need to. Even though we were not necessarily looking to work with a social enterprise, it’s in total alignment with how we as an organisation like to operate.”
- Anonymous Private Sector Customer
The team at Real People are accessible and friendly – which is what you need when you have an issue you want to talk through – and they’re able to take what they know and adapt it to our situation: there’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach."
- Haringey Advisory Group on Alcohol
"Real People designed and delivered a training course for our staff to help our managers develop skills to recruit and select using our Competencies Framework. Their expertise and knowledge of the homelessness sector coupled with their training ability meant that the course was highly effective."
- DePaul UK
“I’m greatly impressed with everyone I meet from Real People. There seems to be a great integrity about them – how they talk and act. They are passionate about what they do and the value that they can bring to an organisation - a refreshing positivity. Customer care is important to me and, before I even became a customer, their willingness to share their knowledge and go the extra mile was outstanding."
- West London Mission