“Fran has a rare gift of being able to combine strong and clear HR advice while being sensitive to the particular nature of our business despite only being here a small portion of the working week. She has also implemented change in many areas from the information we provide to our staff about the company, to overhauling our recruitment, training and performance management systems. As a small business we can only afford a certain amount of HR resource and Fran makes her time count very fully. She also has a good humour and caring personality which wins her the trust of both employees and management.”
“Fran Ryba Consultancy was recommended to us by another Music Publisher and we would highly recommend her services without hesitation to anyone looking to outsource their HR function. She understands our business and its creative culture which is important to us. We have worked with Fran for several years now and our dealings with her have always been professional and efficient. She has provided us with straightforward advice and guided us through several restructures of our business making potentially contentious processes much easier to deal with.”
“We have an excellent relationship with Fran Ryba Consultancy built on trust and understanding. The advice provided has always been excellent and they are an invaluable external resource.”
“We have been working with Fran Ryba for over ten years and during that time she has provided us with sound advice and guidance on handling a number of difficult staffing issues which have all resulted in a positive outcome. Recently she designed a job evaluation scheme and conducted a salary survey on our behalf that has resulted in us having an equitable and transparent pay process. As a charity our resources are limited and we have made cost savings by using Fran‘s employment law expertise rather than an employment lawyer. We have no hesitation in highly recommending her.”
“We have benefitted significantly from using the outsourced services of Fran Ryba Consultancy. We are a unionised, medium sized company and her advice and guidance on collective and general HR issues has been invaluable. Fran created our employment contracts, a comprehensive staff handbook and a recognition agreement for us three years ago which is regularly updated, so we are reassured that we are complying with our legal and contractual responsibilities. She has a wealth of employment knowledge and offers ongoing sound advice and guidance whenever we need it. All our dealings with her have been efficient, supportive and professional.”
“From the moment Fran Ryba attended our board meeting she impressed us by demonstrating her employment knowledge and expertise. She suggested a number of creative solutions to some challenging personnel issues we were facing at that time. Since working with Fran she has also helped us implement several changes which have vastly improved the way we approach our people management issues and we are now compliant with our legal requirements. Fran is a pleasure to deal with and she continues to provide our Board members with valuable HR support and advice on an ongoing basis.”
“Two years ago we asked Fran Ryba to help us update our employment contracts and policies. We are delighted with the work she has done for us on that project, and with the help and advice she has subsequently given us on employment, health and safety and other related issues since then some of which have been contentious. Fran is knowledgeable, sensible and efficient. Her advice is helpful and pragmatic and always swiftly and professionally presented. It is a pleasure to work with her and we highly recommend her.”
“For over 5 years, we have worked with Fran Ryba on numerous HR projects including the design of a new staff handbook, creating employment contracts and policies, assisting with staff disciplinary meetings and dismissals, health and safety issues and finally with a difficult redundancy programme. On every occasion, she was worth her weight in gold! Her advice is very clear and fair, always swiftly given and professionally presented. We continue to work with her and are more than happy to recommend her to any company.”
“Fran has been nothing short of amazing. Her expert advice helped me transform my cv, my LinkedIn profile and my job application letters, and she coaxed me into being much more proactive about things that I'm naturally rather timid about, like approaching managing directors of companies on spec and convincing them to see me.
On a personal level, Fran was lovely to work with. Her empathy and her air of quiet confidence really helped me cope with all the stresses of being made redundant and the worry about what the consequences might be for my family.
I think the fact that I've managed to find a new job in a reasonable amount of time is very much down Fran.
Sincere thanks to Egmont for providing this invaluable service. I'd recommend it without hesitation to anyone in the same position.”