Specialist HR support for SMEs
It ain’t what we do – it’s the way that we do it
Being able to tap into the skills and experience of others to get the support you need will make all the difference to how successful your business is. But we’re well aware that what we do isn’t necessarily different…but how we do things certainly is.
Creating long term partnerships is at the heart of our service – partnerships that deliver specialist HR support at every stage of the recruitment process…all of which will future proof your business, be that growth, consolidation or sale.
It actually matters to us that our clients and their employees get the best out of each other because, as we know ourselves only too well, the relationship between employer and employee is critical to the business and its success. So, when it comes to helping our clients to build great teams, our 50+ combined years of experience means that we really do know what we’re doing so make sure you talk to us first!
Helping you grow your business through your PEOPLE
- We get real results, measuring the impact to demonstrate ROI.
- Our 360° approach offers the strategic insight and practical support needed to streamline your HR operations and set you up for greater success.
- We are experienced professionals with a rather unusual blend of business skills and are direct, honest and always do what we say we will do.
- We like to keep things simple so we use practical and workable methods that you can relate to.
- We challenge when we believe that current or proposed practices are not in your best interests.
- We are transparent in all that we do – from our initial approach to the costing of projects, to the open and straightforward way in which we communicate.
Meet the team
As a bunch of approachable and experienced recruitment and HR professionals, we have been around a few years…or several! And during this time we have learnt a thing or two about what works and, as importantly, what doesn’t, in recruitment, HR and people development.
Our knowledge and expertise is founded on working for others and for ourselves. We’ve become experts in recruiting the right talent for our clients and helping them manage and develop that talent effectively because, after all, your people matter if every piece of the business jigsaw puzzle is to fit together .
As an SME owner and employer of many years, Kirsty is someone who knows all about the importance of having the right people in the right place doing the right things at the right time.Read More
Kirsty qualified as a professional recruiter in 1995 and as business mentor and coach in 2015. She is a director of TEAM UK, a national organisation of independent recruiters operating across all sectors of recruitment, which gives her access to almost any skill a company could need.
Rachel has a degree in Psychology and then pursued a successful career as a qualified recruiter, add to that 15 years of commercial experience with Director level expertise in leading and managing teams to success.Read More
A qualified trainer, LifO assessor and ILM Level 7 Executive and Leadership coach, she believes that guiding individuals and teams to developing their potential will deliver increased success for every business.
Rachel works directly with our clients, analysing their current HR practices, delivering high calibre recruitment solutions and supporting the training and development of people and their business.
Clarity7 is her baby…a range of Management Masterclasses, its creation is as a result of recognising that people leave managers not jobs. Making the move into management can be a business risk unless people managers equipped with the right skill set and empowered from the beginning.
Kay began working in the recruitment industry over 15 years ago, where she worked alongside Kirsty for over a decade. Since then, she has continued a career in recruitment, working within various agency environments.Read More
In October 2018, she joined Kirsty Craig Associates as Business Support Administrator. Kay recognises the importance of thorough recruitment processes and high standard development schemes.
Her role involves producing training presentations and HR documents, as well as advertising jobs and events across various mediums.
Bringing 15 years’ experience as a successful Recruiter and Resourcer with her, Becky loves what she does and is particularly brilliant at building and managing client relationships. She is very skilled in sourcing managing and attracting the very best talent and has a proven track record of success in doing this very well for her clients. Read More
Currently studying towards her Psychology Masters at the University of Chester, Becky will be supporting the team with all resourcing needs, ensuring that every client brief is met with a dedicated focus and an exceptional level of service – something that Kirsty Craig Associates is known for.
Our Expert Associates
Because we can’t be brilliant at everything any more than our clients can, we have formed strategic alliances with a select number of experts in their fields, whose values, ethos and attitude are in tune with our own.
Our HR associates are all members of the CIPD – the professional body for HR and people development and our training associates are well qualified both formally and by experienced in their particular area of expertise.
Our combined years of experience mean we and our associates can help in many areas, including:
- Performance management
- Employee relations
- Employment law
- Job analysis and competency development
- Managing disciplinaries and grievances
- HR strategy
- Culture change programmes
Training & Development…
- Training for new and existing managers
- Leadership development
- Business improvement
- Personality profiling
- Employee engagement
- Recruitment skills
- Coaching and mentoring