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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.


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.

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Whatever your long term career goals, we’re here to support you. Through an open dialogue, we help our people to build the capabilities, experiences and networks they need to boost their careers.

HR Strategy Consulting

Ensuring your HR function delivers real long-term business benefits

A critical component of your business

Your HR strategy is one of the most powerful levers in achieving your business objectives, but the impact inevitably takes time to come through and the link is difficult to forge and keep strong. We can help you create that link – working closely with you to set a clear, succinct, owned and actionable HR strategy that really delivers long-term benefits for your business.

We work very closely with you on your HR strategy so you are really involved in and own the process and the outcomes. It’s about making sure you’re confident you have a strategy that will meet your goals and can move quickly and smoothly to implementing it. In short: the right strategy ready to go.

Unlike other consultancies, our people do strategy and delivery and critically, connect the two. We will make sure your strategy is not only firmly rooted in your business priorities and objectives but also clearly sets out the steps for making it happen. This is one of the key ways we can help you go further, faster, for less money.

So how do we help you develop the right deliverable HR strategy?

Answering the key HR questions

We start by gaining a clear understanding of your business strategy. This is the foundation for helping you answer the key HR questions – from what HR services your business needs to how you are going to operate these services to meet your business objectives.

Addressing the detail

We guide you through the detail – which HR services to focus on, how much to invest in each, what to keep in-house and what to outsource, what to centralise and what to decentralise, how you organise and lead HR.

Focusing on the future

We help you focus on the future, take the right decisions and hold the course. When, for example, your recruitment has such a big impact on your business success but that impact only comes through years down the line, you have to think and plan your HR strategy long-term.

Navigating the noise and nonsense

We help you navigate the noise and nonsense surrounding a lot of HR, so you can concentrate on what really works rather than following the herd and manage the many complexities and subtleties that are involved in doing it well. Interestingly, a lot of good HR is counter-intuitive. Better recruitment processes typically result in better candidates and lower cost, for example. And large bonuses typically reduce profitability rather than increase it. We can help you ensure the HR strategies you select are the ones that are proven to be effective.

With a strong and workable business-focused HR strategy you can increase your impact on the growth and profitability of your company.

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