For employers who care about their people

Multi award-winning HR practice that actually does HR for business owners who care about their people, makes the workplace a better place to be AND saves employers time, money & stress.

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But we’re a little bit different…

You’re probably sitting there thinking, ‘Yeah, how different can HR be, it’s all the same old boring stuff’, and don’t worry – we get it.

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The HR Club

Welcome to the HR REVOLUTION! A completely new way for small businesses to access high quality, personalised HR support.

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Whether you are looking for HR administration or senior expertise, we work with you as an extension of your management team.

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This is all about one-off pieces of work: a contract of employment, a policy, a whole handbook or help with disciplinaries and grievances.

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Live Monthly Training

Every month, there is a live online training on a specific HR topic. Check out the schedule. It’s free to attend, but you do need to register.

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HR Audit

Want to know how your current HR policies and practices stack up? We carry out quick health checks and full audits.

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Recruitment with a difference. We are not a recruitment agency, but we bring expertise to your team and support line managers with recruitment.

Frank the HR club

Are you an employer?
Do you need help hiring, managing, inspiring and firing your staff?

Meet Frank, the Elephant in the room!

Nigel BotterillNigel Botterill
21:01 06 Jun 24
What I love most about Donna and the team is that they are P-R-A-C-T-I-C-A-L HR specialists. They always find me solutions – unlike so many HR companies!! They’re very responsive as well. Highly recommendedread more
Joanne RobertsJoanne Roberts
09:22 01 May 24
Laura was very helpful and extremely accommodating. I didn’t feel like anything was too much to ask for. Would highly recommend! Thank you again for your assistance!read more
Robin HaynesRobin Haynes
21:31 23 Apr 24
DOHR provide both a consultative approach on HR framework, and an on-demand service for the unexpected difficulties that can be encountered by a business. We highly recommend the team, who provide seamless support between more
Jude HabibJude Habib
21:30 17 Mar 24
I have worked with the team at DOHR for several years. As a small charity having trusted external HR support has been vital. They are knowledgable, their staff have been supportive, empathetic and go above and beyond in how they’ve provided the advice needed in the organisation. I highly recommend more
lewis collinsonlewis collinson
09:52 26 Feb 24
Could not work without you GuysIn a nutshell excellent . Thanks for all you do .
Sarina JesudasonSarina Jesudason
11:05 16 Feb 24
Donna and her team (especially the amazing Kim) have helped us out when were in a tight spot. We were down on resource and had lots of recruitment coming up – DOHR stepped in and provided a proactive and passionate service resulting in us placing a record amount of candidates in such a short time. Donna has also supported on other employee issues, always very more
Rose and Laura incredibly helpful and attentive throughout our recent disciplinary action. Both provided clear guidance and support ensuring that everything was handled smoothly and efficiently with the least amount of disruption necessary. I was most impressed with their professionalism and communication and should we require DOHR’s services in the future it will be without trepidation. Thank more
Graham SmithGraham Smith
19:46 09 Jan 24
Very thorough and professional throughout. Looking forward to working more closely as we expand even further.
Jeff BotterillJeff Botterill
19:38 17 Dec 23
Laura and Rose at DOHR have provided excellent advice promptly and clearly when needed. Top notch service.
Anya GardinerAnya Gardiner
13:59 15 Dec 23
We have worked with DOHR for years and have always found them to be a top rated HR agency, always on hand to support and assist. They have a wealth of experience and as a result we have always been on the right track with our employees, thank more
Rick ParmarRick Parmar
23:34 08 Dec 23
Great work by Laura for all our HR requirements. DOHR are the perfect HR company for SME’s who need help with everything HR for their business. Super fast and super effective service delivered by super friendly more
Peter LuriePeter Lurie
14:21 27 Oct 23
When it comes to HR there is really only one place we go. Donna and her team are exceptional. They virtually wrote the handbook for the employer. Very happy to endorse and recommend. Keep up the great more
Jane KaushalJane Kaushal
06:36 17 Sep 23
I am a sole trader employing someone for the first time and Laura has been very helpful hand-holding me through the process of putting a contract together. She is skilled, patient and generous with her time. Thank more
Chantalle CoombesChantalle Coombes
20:37 31 Jul 23
I absolutely love te team at DOHR. It’s nice to know you have a team of HR experts who aren’t afraid to give you scenario specific advice, contracts and guidance for managing staffing issues. I’ve used DOHR for advice over the years and now subscribed to the annual support. What are you waiting for?read more
Ben HillierBen Hillier
11:31 12 Jul 23
Excellent company, very informative and massively helpful. Highly recommend!
Georges VerdisGeorges Verdis
22:18 30 Jun 23
I had the opportunity of working with Rose from DOHR. She was able to support us and advise us on how to handle an employee due to poor performance and how to carry out effectively a disciplinary hearing. Without Rose’s support we will not be in this great place where we are today. Thank you for helping us to protect our business. You did an amazing job. Highly more

Where we’ve come from

DOHR was established in 2007 by managing director Donna Obstfeld. Donna has over 25 years of experience in HR and management and has worked with a variety of small and medium businesses as well as large companies like TK Maxx, Hewitt Associates and Securicor.

After a career in the corporate world, Donna realised that although there were plenty of ‘HR consultancies’ out there; precious few of them actually listened to what their clients’ businesses needed and built bespoke solutions to meet those needs. So she decided to do just that.

Where we’re going

We’re on a mission. A mission to make the lives of our clients more stress free and enjoyable. It’s a weighty task, but we’re fully committed to it.

From the moment you pick up the phone to us, to the minute we finish completing a task for you, our mantra will always be the same – we’ll be trying to make your workplace a better place to be.

How we do what we do

Your business is our priority, so we allocate an HR advisor who gets to know your business and your managers. In most cases you will speak to your HR advisor for all your day to day queries. If they are not available, one of the team will be able to help.

In addition, we are able to resource projects or assignments based on the best person for the task. If you need an HR administrator – you’ve got it! If you need a heavy hitter – you’ve got it! You want some training – we give you a trainer! You want some recruitment – we give you a recruiter.

Who we do it for

We support employers; people who care about their people.

Employers who want to do the right thing, but need some help doing it. Employment legislation is the same regardless of your sector or company size, but it is what you do from there which makes you different. It is your culture, your ethos, your values and your leadership which makes your business different and special and enables you to attract, recruit and retain the talent your business needs.

We help you to become and remain compliant, but we also help you to become an employer of choice.

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Contact us or complete our quote request form to find out how we can make your life that little bit easier.

Lets stay in touch

The short answer to this is if you employ staff, you need some sort of HR. How you get that support will vary based on your experience,capacity and budget.