About-Berkeley

About Berkeley

We’re about being there for our clients when it really matters. When it absolutely has to be right. Doing the right thing is both our ethos and sweet spot. And it’s why clients turn to us again and again

 

Careers

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I graduated from Liverpool University with a degree in Geography in 1999, and seeking variety while I decided what I wanted to do long term with my career, I began my management consultancy career at ...

Kirsty Nethersell, Partner

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The people

It's the people that make Berkeley different to other consultancies. Bright, friendly, down-to-earth people who are both thinkers and doers. Working by your side, as consultants and colleagues, to get the right results.

HR Transformation

Helping you transform your HR for long-term business success

Making all the difference in complex HR environments

In highly complex HR environments, where causes can be nuanced and effects long-term, successful transformation is all the more difficult to achieve. The complexities are multiplied by the many different ways HR affects every aspect of your business. Yet it can deliver great value too – from reducing inefficiencies and costs through to focusing your workforce more effectively on improving the performance of your business.

You cannot afford to miss out on the opportunities or get the task wrong. Drawing on our deep experience of major HR transformations, we can help.

We help our clients across three main areas of HR transformation: setting HR strategy, driving through business change in HR, and delivering systems and process changes.

Tackling high value, complex HR challenges

We tend to concentrate on high value, complex HR challenges - for example, larger systems-driven change in back office processing, or smaller but equally complex projects in specialist areas such as talent and resourcing.

Working with you

You might be doing a number of projects at once, creating a big coordination challenge across business areas and an important storytelling and stakeholder management requirement. Or maybe you want to make a substantial change in one area, for example overhauling your learning and development across your business around the world. Either way, we can help – from working with you to set strategy through to planning and helping to lead the transformation.

Setting direction and selling it in

We bring critical skills and experience to help you set direction and define and sell in change across the business. Our independent outside perspective and our skills in analysing, codifying and telling the story can make a big difference for you. With our help for example, you can not just describe a transformation but connect it in strong and positive ways to your business.

Mobilising and driving change

We will work closely with you to mobilise and implement change, applying our deep understanding of the particular nuances and complexities of HR transformation.

We are well aware, for example, of the challenges of driving through business change from within the HR function, where persuasion is everything.

Combining empathy with rigour

Our real understanding of the function - its characteristics, role, issues, trends and developments - means we talk the language of HR. At the same time, we bring our core project management rigour and skills to bear in a way that fits in with your particular HR environment. We also apply intellectual sharpness to help shape and tell the story, and critical stakeholder management skills - so the right people across HR and the wider business are properly engaged and support the transformation.

Critical, Complex, Lasting Change

Case Study

Working together to create a clear and comprehensive HR IT strategy and roadmap

How we helped a leading Global Consumer Packaged Goods company to build a robust, scalable HR...

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Combining our deep programme leadership skills with our real understanding of HR and how to connect it to the business, we will work closely with you to ensure your HR transformation succeeds

Hadley Baldwin

Hadley Baldwin
Partner

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