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
'The Executive Pay Survey that EBRS conducts provides us with a reliable and objective view on how we compare with the market.'
Stuart Tinkler, HR Manager
Saffron Housing Trust
'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.'
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
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
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, Midland Heart
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
'The job evaluation and pay benchmarking work conducted by EBRS has ensured that staff salaries are aligned with the market. The speed of delivery was excellent and the work very professional.'
HR Manager, AudioGo
'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 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