Two Basingstoke-based HR firms – HR Solutions and Peritus HR – have merged and rebranded as Reality HR. The joining of forces creates a HR consultancy and outsourcing firm with just under fifteen employees.
Laura Davis, Managing Director of HR Solutions, explains: “We know Peritus HR well as it is owned and run by Cara Shadbolt, who has worked with us in the past. Her client base operates in similar sectors to our own and Cara has some fantastic skills both in HR and as a Director to support us in our growth plans. It made eminent sense for our companies to merge.”
Davis founded HR Solutions in 2004 – the firm this year celebrates its 10th anniversary – and has built the company up to a 12-strong team of HR specialists providing an outsourced HR function to more than 60 companies across the south. Cara Shadbolt established Peritus HR in 2011, after more than fifteen years in a range of HR (management) roles, including serving as HR Manager at Eli Lilly.
The new name, Reality HR, was chosen by Davis and Shadbolt because everything the new advisory firm will do will be “based on reality – not HR theory!”. Davis adds: “Whilst we will always operate within HR legislation, we refuse to be constrained by that – we believe a healthy dose of realism is essential! We continue to be driven by the desire to deliver the best results for our clients, based on their business needs and helping them to achieve their goals. Our new strapline, ‘Business driven | People focused’ really sums up our approach.”
Reality HR’s service portfolio includes offerings such as HR strategy, employment legislation, performance management, recruitment, HR outsourcing and interim management. The firm is based in Basingstoke’s The Manor House, located at Lutyens Close.