It has been an absolute pleasure working with Workplace Strategies. I found their calm approach, advice and professionalism very reassuring. Thanks to their assistance, I am confident in moving forward with my business knowing that all my staffing procedures are in order.
“WorkNow!, as a non-profit organisation, have benefited greatly from the labour law advice provided by Workplace Strategies. They have implemented employment contracts and offered advice on staffing issues. More recently we went through a disciplinary process and subsequent CCMA claim; this was carried out with courtesy, sensitivity and respect for both employee and employer. We would like to thank Workplace Strategies for offering a great service!
Workplace Strategies has consulted to Redshift since 2007 and in that time, have advised on a range of workplace issues and situations. Their wide experience, legal knowledge and always professional approach has helped greatly in some tricky situations and added reassurance when it was needed. I would recommend their services to any business without hesitation.
We have been working with Workplace Strategies, and Paul Cooley in particular, for almost four years. I am not sure what we would do without their service. Paul makes it easy to deal with human resource issues that arise and having him as an external party gives our staff an assurance that their issues are being dealt with professionally and objectively. Our staff know that their terms and conditions are regulated by up-to-date employment contracts and as a employer, we have a sense of comfort knowing that our labour law issues are being properly managed. We firmly believe that Paul’s service has contributed to a dynamic and happy workplace.
“Workplace Strategies have been managing our labour law and industrial relations issues for a number of years. Their expertise has helped us navigate around the many challenges associated with a large workforce and they have enabled us to avoid costly unfair dismissal payouts. I could not recommend their service more highly.
Some of our Cape Town staff recently had the privilege of attending an internal labour relations training program conducted by Workplace Strategies. The participants enjoyed the interactive, well structured training and gained invaluable knowledge from a field expert who has given them extra confidence in their ability to manage staff and initiate or chair a disciplinary hearing. The program was such a success that we have decided to roll it out nationwide.
We have worked with Workplace Strategies on a number of different employment law matters. We worked together on simplifying our workplace discipline process and, unfortunately, we then needed to use it. At this point we really appreciated Paul’s pragmatic and fair approach to a disciplinary process and how he understood our business realities and requirements while staying firmly committed to doing the right thing. Most recently, Paul has redrafted our employment contract in plain language and in a way that we can use it as a tool to welcome high calibre people into our organisation and build our brand. We look forward to working with Workplace Strategies for many years to come.
Workplace Strategies has been providing industrial relations and human resource advice to Ultra Liquors since 2010. They have also been conducting internal labour relations training programs for managers in each of our 35 stores. We have always received well-considered, sound and commercial advice from them. The training programs are interactive, well-structured and the participants have gained invaluable knowledge from a field expert who has given them extra confidence in their ability to manage employee issues.
We have been using the services of Workplace Strategies, and specifically Paul Cooley, since February 2011. Paul’s advice and assistance have been absolutely invaluable. He has assisted us with a range of issues including disciplinary hearings, grievances, mediation, training, labour law queries and general employee relations advice. Paul is very professional and he quickly grasps the intricacies of one’s business. He assesses sensitive issues in an objective manner and then offers advice that is pragmatic and easy to understand. I would highly recommend the services of Workplace Strategies.
In 2012 Workplace Strategies implemented a performance management program at Pernod Ricard South Africa. The company and its 270 were highly receptive to the solutions implemented and it redefined the way we manage and develop our people. The project was such a success that parts of it have been used by countries forming part of Pernod Ricard Europe, as well as Pernod Ricard Sub Sahara African countries.