'I was very pleased with the remuneration benchmarking undertaken by Karl and the EBRS team. It was carried out in a highly professional and competent manner.
The written report was clear and concise and was supported by a good presentation from Karl at our remuneration committee meeting.
The work of EBRS fully met the objectives of the committee in carrying out the benchmarking exercise.'
Reward strategy support
'We have worked with EBRS over the last couple of years to build a foundation for our Reward Strategy, via the creation of our job level framework, benchmarking and matching process.
This has enabled the Group to undergo substantial change management in a fair, structured and transparent way.
Thanks for all your hard work Karl and team!'
Head of People Services, Longhurst Group
Reward strategy review
Midland Heart embarked on a huge project to review our total reward strategy and asked EBRS to support us.
Karl led the project, gaining buy in from executive directors and senior managers, alongside staff representatives. He supported our in-house reward adviser to embed policy and process changes.
Karl received excellent feedback from our senior team and from staff at all levels and we have been very pleased with the progress we have made. His work has been extremely influential in helping to determine and align our reward strategy with future growth strategy.’
Head of Organisational Development,
Reward strategy review
'As well as examining our reward practices, Karl and Alison spent time getting to know the business, meeting with senior managers and running focus groups with our staff.
They collated all of the information they gathered and provided a balanced report that summarised what works well, highlighting risk areas and recommending how we could further strengthen what we do. They presented the findings to our Remuneration Committee and we are now implementing their advice.
We have enjoyed working with Karl and Alison and felt that they were very collaborative in their approach and really listened to what we were hoping to achieve with this project.
We were kept up to date with progress throughout the project and everything was delivered within the agreed timescales.
We would have no hesitation in recommending the services of EBRS.'
Culture Director, Shepherds Friendly
Pay structure design
'EBRS worked with us during the course of this year to help us to develop a robust approach to managing grades and salaries. We were pleased with the work and impressed by their professionalism.
EBRS are totally reliable and created positive relationships with those people that they worked with here. They provide sound practical advice whilst drawing upon the considerable expertise that they have.
We will definitely work with them again when we need further help.'
Talent Specialist, Big Society Capital
Comprehensive reward support
'The HR Dept provide outsourced HR services for small businesses and sometimes need access to an external benchmarking service for our clients.
EBRS provide us with the ability to market test roles, check internal job relativities and undertake full pay and benefit audits across any public or private sector marketplace.
The service is professional, speedy and the resultant reports demonstrate the integrity and impartiality of the process, smoothing the path to change.'
Director, HR Dept
'We have worked with ERBS for a number of years to ensure the salaries we offer are competitive. This helps us attract the right calibre candidates during recruitment as well as paying our employees fairly.
The service we receive is professional, informative and timely. They are happy to explain results to us and talk through any queries that may arise during the process, providing us with a good level of customer service.'
HR Manager, bpha
Pay review support
'As an organisation which has been in transition, it has been invaluable to have a service where we can have such a comprehensive view of all the aspects of pay and benefits from a range of private and public sector markets.
EBRS provide a first class service and remove the guesswork from setting pay scales which allow us to recruit and keep the best staff.'
Managing Director, TEC
Supporting pay strategy
'EBRS brought a broader awareness that enabled VOSA to embed a more professional and consistent approach to our pay and reward strategy. Karl demonstrated a full understanding of the organisational context and was able to quickly interpret the controls and restrictions set by Central Government to minimise the overall impact on VOSA.
Karl provided innovative, yet pragmatic solutions whenever possible and helped to improve the overall credibility of the HR Directorate across the whole of the business. His work with the Trade Unions should not be underestimated, helping me in my wider objective of repositioning us to a more consultative approach during a period of significant political change.'
Executive Director for HR, VOSA
Pay structure review
'EBRS provided us with a professional and independent service which helped us ensure that we fairly implemented a new pay review and ongoing benchmarking system.
They were quick and knowledgeable, and gave our organisation the ability to make confident, informed decisions.'
Chief Executive, Buglife
'I have engaged EBRS on several assignments and Karl is fantastic to work with. His extensive knowledge of pay and reward, coupled with his bespoke benchmarking system ensures he is an expert in his field.
This included an extended reward manager assignment and also a pay structure review for a bespoke SME. The feedback from both has been fantastic.
I am always confident that when introducing Karl to a client that the service delivered will exceed expectations and so I have no hesitation in recommending his services to any organisation.'
Assistant Business Manager,
Reed Human Resources
Pay structure design
'We enjoyed working with Karl who was very responsive to the needs of our organisation during this period of rapid growth and development.
We now have a pay scale structure with the ability for our staff to progress without having to change job.
The work was delivered efficiently and the whole process made very easy for us.'
Joanna Hills, Operations Director,
Construction Youth Trust
Pay and benefits support
'We engaged EBRS to undertake a full review of our pay and benefits structure.
Karl established credibility very quickly with Board members, the executive team and the other employees involved, and understood what we were trying to achieve.
EBRS's professionalism and expertise has been demonstrated throughout and they continue to support our Remuneration Committee in its work on Executive pay. They present complex data to a variety of audiences in an informative way which makes it easy to understand.
Karl is reliable and always delivers what he promises, on time. It was a pleasure working with him and I would have no hesitation in recommending EBRS to others undertaking similar projects.'
Director of People and Performance, VAHT
'I found the report helpful and far more relevant than anything we had previously used for Executive benchmarking.'
Director of Finance and Corporate Services,
UK membership organisation