Tree firm values chamber HR service

Salcey Group, a company that specialises in residential and commercial tree care and vegetation management, has praised the Chamber HR service for the quality of its advice and excellent customer service.

The Silverstone-based company, which has been operating for more than 30 years, joined the Chamber in 2010 with the intention of raising the profile of the business through networking events but quickly found the Chamber HR service - which is free to all Northamptonshire Chamber members - invaluable.

Jayne Farquharson, marketing and events manager at Salcey Group, called the Chamber HR advice line for guidance on paternity leave and to find out more about sickness, injury, absence and other employment issues and legislation.

Jayne said: “We cannot fault the service that we have received from Chamber HR. The phone line service has been extremely valuable and feels like you have your own HR department! Whenever I have contacted them, I have received a speedy reply from staff who are polite and take the time to explain information clearly. This has been particularly beneficial on more complicated HR matters. We have also accessed the downloadable documents from the Chamber HR website, which make useful templates.

“Having Chamber HR has given us immediate access to specialist advice on the subject of employment and the delicate issues that go with it. It means that the company and our employees are protected by following the right legislation, principles and guidelines that govern this.”

Chamber HR is a complete human resource service staffed by experts, which provides members of Northamptonshire Chamber with access to up to date compliant documentation and a telephone helpline. The Chamber HR website contains more than 250 downloadable documents, which can be used to put together an Employee Handbook, Contract of Employment or update internal policies. It also contains useful articles relating to specific HR issues and the facility to carry out an online health check.

Jayne went on to say that: “Without the Chamber HR service we would either incur the cost of employing a HR specialist or signing up to some sort of paid for consultancy service. I would recommend the Chamber HR service to any company looking for speedy, cost effective and accurate HR advice.”

If you want to find out more about the Chamber HR service call the Chamber Membership Team on 01604 490490 or click here.