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Solve Employee Challenges

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Keep Compliant

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Develop Your Workforce

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Recruit The Best Talent

We know that any business is only as good as its people. Even with the best products, systems or services around, your reputation can be made or shattered by the strengths and limitations of your people. Human Resource management is about creating, sustaining and growing successful businesses through the acquisition, deployment and development of people. Next Steps can work with you to ensure you’ve got the right people, with the right skills, in the right roles, at the right time, at the right price. We support companies of all sizes from the Dentist around the corner to multi-national organisations. We know that every client has a personal list of requirements and a specific budget. We get to know you, understand your business and ensure your individual needs are met in a timely and cost effective way. Take a look at all the summary of services we offer below to give you the complete picture.

HR Management

Effective HR practices enable organisations to create value through their people. Let us help you do just that. The HR professionals at Next Steps have worked at every level, both operational and strategic, in a vast array of industries and are qualified members of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. We have the expertise to guide you through the minefield of employment legislation and help you make the right recruitment, retention, development, restructuring and dismissal decisions whilst adhering to current best practice and remaining compliant yet competitive.

HR Management


Good people are in great demand and harder to find than ever. Whether you need to fill vacancies as a result of natural staff turnover, promotions, retirement, relocation of premises, or growth and expansion, we can help. With many years of experience in search and selection at all levels, in many different sectors, we can provide a recruitment and selection service which is cost effective and tailored to the needs of your business whether you’re recruiting 1 or 100+ people. Poor recruitment decisions can be costly, time consuming and have a detrimental impact on staff morale and wellbeing. Let us work together and get it right first time, every time.


Training & Development

Businesses who invest in their people are invariably more successful than those who don’t. Employees who have the appropriate skills, knowledge and ability are more productive, more effective, more successful and more satisfied than those who don’t. Research shows that one of the top 5 reasons employees choose to remain with or leave their employer is their commitment to the organisation. Employees who are valued and developed are infinitely more committed and loyal and therefore stay longer, work harder and return the investment made in them many times over.

At Next Steps, we firmly believe that great people achieve great results. We also understand that training and development can be expensive which is why we have developed an extensive portfolio of learning and development packages to suit businesses of all sizes and all budgets. Whatever your requirements, we can meet them.

From a variety of training courses, one to one and team coaching, to internationally acclaimed leadership development programmes, we can make sure your people have exactly the right knowledge, skills and ability to ensure both their personal and your commercial success both now and in the future.

Training & Development


Having worked at very senior levels in a number of national and international organisations, we have experienced first-hand what it takes to start, develop and sustain a career in today’s challenging, fast paced commercial world. Have you started a new job and need help adjusting in your first three months? Are you preparing for a promotion panel or assessment centre? Are you concerned that you’re not keeping pace in your current role? Are you a leader who wants to enable their team to understand each other’s strengths and all pull in the same direction? Coaching is key. We can work with you one to one or in a team to redefine your goals, identify and overcome the obstacles and limiting beliefs, increase productivity, define and execute strategy and improve bottom line profitability. We have the experience and commercial acumen needed to ensure success.


‘When we both worked for the Halifax’s Estate Agency division, I quickly made Neena part of my senior team....

Miles Shipside, Commercial Director, Rightmove

‘Amanda quickly grasped the complexity of the task and was offered numerous suggestions and thoughts within a very short...

John Hyde, Managing Director

‘I had the privilege of meeting Pamela when I received my training as a mediator in Thessaloniki in December...

Stelios Asproftas, Advocate/Accredited Mediator

‘I have attended a mediation training course provided by Pam. Found her to be an excellent trainer, clearly an...

Bernard Clayton, Owner, Crompton Halliwell

‘Amanda is a dedicated individual who is fully committed to providing practical advice and effective solutions to HR issues...

Lee Brockhurst, Senior Manager

‘Amanda has a natural ability to fully grasp our business needs, remaining commercial as well as professional. Bubbly and...

Gary Brockway, Director

‘Carol is a bubbly, energetic, highly experienced learning & development professional, with bags of ideas and a pragmatic approach.’

Lesley Wilson, Learning & Development Director, Pearl Onion Training

‘Carol balances the challenge of training key business strategies combined with energy, enthusiasm and pragmatism extremely well. She has...

Beverley Markland, HR Manager, Notts County Football Club

‘Carol has been inspiring, not to mention extremely supportive and generally amazing. It’s not often in adult life that...

Jonathan Atkin, East Midlands Ambulance Service

‘Neena offers practical, workable HR solutions which demonstrate her complete understanding of today’s commercial challenges.

John Fisher, Head of Solution Development, E.ON

‘I have known Neena for over 20 years and remember vividly when I was a fledgling trainee manager, she...

Denise Hodgkinson, Operations Manager

“Intuitive and a great listener. An ability to get the right resolution in place even if it goes against...

Neil Wedge, Senior Operational Manager, Lloyds Banking Group

‘It is enlightening to see Dave working with people and observe his ability to coach and lead people through...

Neil A, IT Director. Middlesbrough

‘Dave was a fantastic mentor and coach to me when entering a new role. By sharing his experience and...

Michael, Legal Counsel, Nottingham

‘Pam’s experience and professionalism enables her to display a calm engaging manner when faced with the challenges businesses face....

Mandy Smith, HR Consultant, Synseal Extrusions Ltd

‘I have found that Pam is credible and creates trust with the people she works with, she is clear...

Jo Rose, Head of Employee Relations and Policy UK & Ireland, Experian

‘I have called upon Neena’s coaching skills several times in my career. She was invaluable in helping me return...

Helen C, Senior Manager, Accountancy

‘I have recently had the pleasure of working with Neena as her coachee. She was unbelievably professional, supportive, competent...

Sue S.

‘Sanjiv is one of those people with whom you love to work. He is serious yet with a great...

Ken Schwenke, President, Philadelphia

‘Having worked with Sanjiv in an industry going through consumer, regulatory and technological transformation, it’s clear he possesses the...

James Richardson, CFO, London

‘Sanjiv’s leadership and ability to build a culture of trust was essential in developing a strong team environment. Focussing...

Scott Hannah, Vice President, Virginia

‘Thanks to Sanjiv, I have the confidence to do my role to the best of my ability. Sanjiv is...

Sally Mapletoft, Operations Manager, Nottingham

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