PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

We can assist your organisation in managing performance effectively to get the most out of your staff and help to achieve your objectives. More »

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS

We can advise, assist and support you in implementing strategies for effective employee relations, and in improving employee communication and feed back. More »

HR ADVICE LINE

You do not need to pay any monthly or annual fees to access our services - buy an hour, day or number of days\' consultancy and call or email us with any issues More »

HR SUPPORT

To ensure we can properly support businesses, and to back up the services we offer, we can offer customised helpline support for your organisation More »

 

HR-asap Ltd is a professional consultancy offering a wide range of Human Resource services and support to organisations of all sizes. We can offer bespoke solutions to fit the needs of YOUR organisation and its greatest asset and biggest resource – your people.

We advise and support businesses to deal with people issues with respect and integrity

We are always happy to discuss your specific requirements on a no-obligation basis. Please call or email us for further information or to arrange a visit.

Client and Colleague Testimonials
“I worked with Carol between 2002 and 2009, and would wholeheartedly recommend her skills. I found her to be an extremely knowledgeable, supportive and helpful manager, who always did her best for others in sometimes quite difficult circumstances. Staff found her approachable and trustworthy, and never hesitated to seek her advice.” Manager at Carol’s formal workplace.
“Carol has a vast knowledge base across HR policies and practices and I have had first hand experience of her support on a number of HR issues during my 2 years of working alongside her. She has an excellent manner which comes across as firm but fair in all that she does. She is able to get underneath issues and concerns raised by managers or individual staff quickly and efficiently and has the experience, knowledge and commitment to work out the right resolution to the situation she is faced with. Anything Carol takes on is effectively managed and processed to full resolution. She is a highly supportive individual that promotes confidence and trust and I would fully endorse Carol’s work and wish her well in her venture of providing focused HR solutions.” Senior manager at Carol’s former workplace.
“Last year I was the respondent to an industrial tribunal case involving a candidate I interviewed who felt I had discriminated on the grounds of his age, which I strongly denied. I needed an expert to help me fight the case and engaged Carol. Due to her comprehensive knowledge, considerable expertise and long experience of dealing with Tribunals, the matter did not go to Tribunal. I am sure she is good in most other areas of HR matters having spent time with her on my own case but as far as Tribunal defence is concerned there can be no better in the business.” Small business client of Carol’s.
“Working alongside Carol Ashby has always been a pleasurable experience! Carol has excellent communication skills, in depth knowledge of HR and is very effective in project management. I can highly recommend Carol.” Director of a Hertfordshire Recruitment Company.
“I would like to highly recommend Carol for her expert knowledge in all areas of HR management. She undertook an assignment for me at Great Yarmouth College and produced high quality work. She has excellent communication skills and achieved all aspects of the project.” Head of HR & Professional Development who engaged HR-asap’s consultancy services.
“Carol is a highly skilled HR Consultant with several years' experience in the HR Director sphere. I have used Carol for a number of clients over the years and she provides high quality HR consultancy services cheaply and in a timeous manner. I would have no hesitation in recommending Carol to any of my contacts.” Employment Law Solicitor, Partner in a firm with branches in London and the South East.
“Carol Ashby is a highly trusted Director of Human Resources and Employee Relations at NHC. She has been a college employee for over ten years and during that period she has dealt with every aspect of employee relations in the most professional manner possible.  The senior team, in particular, have consistently looked to Carol for legal advice, systems development and conflict resolution. Carol is exceptionally experienced in the management of college restructuring programmes and she is largely responsible for the very good relationship enjoyed with College Union personnel at times of challenge in the College’s operations. Carol’s written skills are first class and her ability to accurately summarise the content of key meetings with personnel is of high quality. As a Director Carol has worked effectively as a member of a cross College Director team and she has also managed a small team of HR specialists and administrator over the entire period as a College employee. Carol copes very well in pressurised environments and she is seen as highly reliable in challenging environments.  She is values driven and sees integrity, openness and accountability as values that consistently underpin her work and the work of her team.  Her experience as a negotiator has served NHC extremely well and the College has already contracted her new service organisation to undertake some of the key one to one negotiations that will attach to areas of capability, competence and redundancy in the years ahead.  It is rare to find a HR specialist with a proven track record in further education and we value the experience and skills attached to this. Carol has a quiet disposition and a great sense of humour. She is systematic in her approach and pays real attention to detail.  She is universally liked and respected by colleagues and stakeholders.  I am pleased and confident to commend Carol to any employer or operations company seeking to engage consultancy or interim management in the fields of HR and employee relations.  Anyone engaging Carol can have total confidence in the confidentiality of her approach and the quality of her application.”