We work with you so that the service we provide fits your specific business needs. We listen to you and do much more than simply tell you what the “rule book” says.
We keep ahead of the game so you can too! We combine up to date employment law knowledge with current insights into human psychology and behaviour so that our approach is fresh and innovative.
We pride ourselves on a creative yet pragmatic approach to solving whatever problem you face. We know that small businesses have unique challenges and we make sure our solutions really meet those.
We are on your side! We help you have confidence that you are doing things right, we’ll reduce your stress and we’ll free up your time to focus on the things in your business you are brilliant at.
About vivoHR & Training
Headed up by the straight talking, highly approachable Sam Swinstead, we have been helping businesses for over a decade with every aspect of HR.
We have developed the vivoHR People Plan to help you create a people strategy that helps your business really grow.
Whether it’s a troublesome employee that needs re-directing , new hires that need inducting or a growing workforce that is now
just too big to be well managed and developed by you the business owner, we are there every step of the way for you.
It can feel overwhelming managing the nuances and constant updates to employment law these days; we are here to smooth your path as an employer and make it that much easier.
Give us a call to discuss!
With a background that combines a Masters in Organisational Psychology with nearly 20 years’ experience in HR and Training, Sam has a wealth of HR skills and knowledge to share and has been working with clients in a multitude of industry sectors and ranging in size from Start Ups to Blue Chip brands. Her pragmatic approach to dealing with employee matters has helped clients deal with everything from redundancy, disciplinary and grievance situations to equality audits and customer service protocol creation. Sam’s work has saved a number of businesses in excess of £10,000 by enabling them to avoid costly tribunal claims.
With an interest in supporting organisations committed to developing a culture of fair treatment, inclusion and respect for individuals, Sam offers a ‘joined up’ best practice strategic approach to helping clients manage their people. She gets excited about providing complete HR solutions that can be deployed in ‘real life’ – practically and simply. To this end she has developed the vivoHR People Plan
Sam says: Whatever I do in a company, my clients tell me that they feel like I am on their side, that my passion and energy are infectious and my determination to get the right outcome gives business owners the confidence to be a great employer!
Rachel joined vivoHR as our HR Administrator in 2013 having previously provided business support for over 18 years to companies including DERA, Logica and BT. Rachel has an eye for detail and a highly logical outlook.
Whether she is working on a client’s reporting tool or updating HR processes, they are always ‘just right’ and in safe hands with Rachel. Her efficiency and organisation skills mean our clients can trust that she’ll manage holiday records, obtain new employee references, organise personnel files, and co-ordinate training requirements, amongst a host of other HR Administrative tasks. She is our resident expert in setting up and maintaining cloud based Human Resource Management Systems for some of our clients, who are already commenting on the time saving and ease with which they can use these tools.
Rachel is keen to continue developing her HR knowledge and is studying for her CIPD qualifications.
Rachel says: “It’s my job to help our clients manage their day-to-day employment operations as easily as possible so that they can focus on successfully running their business”
Clair joined vivoHR as an HR Consultant in January 2018, having previously worked in HR Departments for a software solutions company, in the recruitment sector and in catering. She started her career as a trainer for Eurostar On Board Services.
Clair is qualified to CIPD Level 5 and has a wealth of knowledge to share with our clients.
As a dedicated and highly effective business advisor, Clair has strong experience as a HR Generalist allowing her to advise all her clients on all aspects of HR. She is also commercially and strategically focused keeping the business needs of her clients at the forefront.
Clair also has many years’ experience in management which gives her the upper hand in understanding many operational issues our clients face and balancing these with HR compliance. She treats each client as important as the next one no matter how big or small or what the job is and like Sam she likes not to over complicate HR solutions but keep them simple.
Clair says: “People are my passion and what make me tick, which is why I work in HR as I love the interaction of helping our clients get the results they need in a seamless manner. I am told that I am very personable and provide fair, grounded advice delivered with a gravitas you know you can trust!”