The Caxton Foundation
One of the very positive aspects of working with Capital is that the service is very personal: you are given a dedicated consultant to work with, who understands your organisation in detail. I value their pragmatic approach, always taking into account what is likely to be the best fit for your particular organisation.
Jan Barlow, Chief Executive – The Caxton Foundation
Alliance Homes Group
We’ve worked with Capital for a number of years in respect of benchmarking salaries against the market rate. The service provided is very thorough, demonstrating a detailed knowledge of the sector.
Amanda Strange, Assistant Director (HR) – Alliance Homes Group
Coastal Housing Group
We were looking to undertake a strategic review of our approach to reward and chose Capital People based on their experience in the sector. We partnered with Sarah Peters for this project and found her approach to be thorough and pragmatic. Sarah took time to understand our organisation and what we were trying to achieve in order to deliver a ‘fit for purpose’ reward model. I really liked the way Sarah engaged with members of our senior management team and supported us in helping ‘position’ the project as a strategic imperative. Capital People would definitely be my partner of choice for future work.
Samantha Morgan, Head of HR & Corporate Services – Coastal Housing Group
Spectrum Housing Group
Capital People carried out a full equal pay audit for Spectrum Housing in late 2014. We had been let down by a previous consultant and needed to get the work done fast to meet deadlines agreed with our Board. Following a telephone call to them Capital People agreed to meet with us the next day and following the meeting drew up a very comprehensive specification to carry out the work. We agreed a timetable and the price given was competitive. The work was of an extremely high standard and the consultants were very collaborative throughout the process. They kept us informed at every stage and produced the report when they said they would. The work involved a lot of detailed analysis but this was done without fuss.
The content was not all good news for us but the report produced was easy to understand, balanced and factual and included an action plan which we were able to discuss and agree with Capital People. They also produced an additional shorter paper for the Board and were available to present it.
I would not hesitate to use Capital People again – they were very professional and Sarah certainly knows her subject. If a client wants something similar or general remuneration consultancy I would highly recommend.
Anne Wildeman, Group Director of HR and Business Services – Spectrum Housing Group
Notting Hill Housing
As part of a review of our sales and marketing team, I asked Capital People to work with us to develop a proposal for a tailored reward model that incorporated the complexities of our business. Sarah worked extremely efficiently and was very thorough in understanding our business model and culture to put forward a range of proposals for consideration that would work in practice. I was very impressed with the way that Sarah worked and she turned the report around for us very quickly to meet our tight deadlines. The work Capital has done for us has enabled us to put an implementable solution forward for performance related pay. I would happily recommend them.
Katie Bond, Director of Notting Hill Home Ownership – Notting Hill Housing
Viridor had an urgent need for a fundamental review of our bonus and incentive schemes after a period of rapid expansion and acquisitive growth. We turned to Capital People as a recognised industry specialist with direct knowledge of the comp and benefits space. We have found their approach both thorough and effective and they have successfully blended extensive experience with focused business understanding. They very quickly got to know our culture and processes and by taking regular temperature checks, ensured their delivery matched our expectations. The quality in the resultant report and recommendations was of the highest quality and we are currently working through their proposals. Capital People are a great example of an effective business partnership approach
Simon Catford, HR and Regulatory Director – Viridor