Jarred Consulting consultants not only took our brief, but delved into what was driving the request. From this, the delivery was substantial, in-depth and all-encompassing. Coming from a neutral point of view, they were able to provide us with current market trends, history and outstanding recommendations (both ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’). Our interaction with Jarred Consulting was nothing but positive. Needless to say, we’ll be contracting with them again in the future!
Director Of Resourcing / Deloitte
Since this review, Kerry and her team carry out all of our screening, which consists of in excess of 1500 applications a year, and I cannot fault the team in their reliability and efficiency. The team now also conduct telephone interviews, and again, their expertise and professionalism have been faultless. In essence, I would not have been able to deliver our recruitment objectives without Jarred Consulting’s continued support.
Graduate Recruitment Manager / Simmons & Simmons
Jarred Consulting have always proved a first class service to BLP across a wide range of different projects. In addition to understanding our needs they are also acutely aware of our culture and how best to marry their products, services and outputs so that they are aligned with our style and our strategic aims. They combine an innovative approach to problem solving with strong project management skills, which ensures an excellent product delivered on time.
HR Director / Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
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Kerry has been essential to delivering the Group Talent agenda at Morgan. Her ability to build Board-level relationships which subsequently allow her to influence and deliver results is a testament to her credibility, her style and her skill in getting beneath the skin of the business and building solutions that are aligned to the direction, culture and goals.
Kerry brings a unique balance of thought-leadership, industry connections and a delivery mind-set that would quickly become an asset to any organisation. I could not recommend her highly enough.
John Stuart King
Group HR Business Partner / Morgan
Kerry brings experience and a high level of professional insight into what is needed, and achieves a better outcome than you might of hoped for. You won’t need to spend too long explaining things, as she tunes in very quickly to the cultural context and how to engage people in a project or initiative. She helped to design and run some of our most important development programmes, and has worked extremely well with stakeholders and participants alike. This work is clearly important to her personally, and her commitment to high standards is noticed by those who work with her. If you are looking for ideas, she has them too….good ones.
Group HR Director / Morgan Advanced Materials plc
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Kerry’s expertise and advice have been an integral part of the successful introduction of our new assessment strategy. In particular, she has provided invaluable strategic support during the review of our assessment procedures. Most importantly she is able to quickly identify solutions that will suit the business together with tailored but cost effective implementation options.
Having worked with Jarred Consulting for a number of years we have very much come to consider Kerry and her associates as an extension of our team. Whether we require advise on a strategic project or to support in outsourcing elements of our select and assess process we have always experienced a great service that has exceeded our expectations every time’.
UK Head of Student Recruitment / Deloitte
Kerry demonstrates diligence, determination and has an appreciation of the wider commercial agenda. She took the time to understand the business drivers; putting in place fit for purpose processes and provided strategic support. This resulted in her adding value in a very real sense. She’s extremely organised, competent and reliable. Kerry is good at providing priorities for those around her and is focused on delivering results. I have no hesitation in recommending Kerry.
Head of HR (UK) / Simmons & Simmons LLP
Other clients say ....
Kerry is a highly motivated individual who puts her best into everything she undertakes. She is extremely capable, knows her market and is a great person to work with.
Co-founder / Talent Smoothie
Kerry immediately just ‘got on with the job’ and very quickly became my ‘right arm’, helping to lead a large team through a very challenging time of restructure.
Senior HR Manager, Graduate Recruitment / Big Four Professional Services
Jarred Consulting really understand my issues and can partner with me to get results which really work.
Head Of Resourcing / Leading International Financial Conglomerate
Kerry helped us to develop, lead and facilitate our IT Bootcamp. The objective is to develop a more commercially aware and broader thinking IT team. Led by the IT management team, Bootcamp is an immersive training programme – based around role play, challenging group norms and extensive 1-2-1 coaching – with the aim of developing stakeholder management and reinforcing the behaviours needed to make IT an effective partner to the business. Kerry brings an extra dimension to these events through her unique ability to observe a situation and then provide valuable and insightful feedback to those taking part. Kerry understands how an organisation like ours functions and so is comfortable playing the role of an IT director or FD; however, the real value comes from the way she is able to observe an individual’s behaviour and provide constructive feedback in a manner that can be received and acted on by that person. Bootcamp receives very positive feedback from delegates and it just wouldn’t be the same without Kerry.
Chief Technical Officer / Simmons & Simmons LLP
FRS worked with Jarred Consulting to advise on a strategic requirement we had. We were impressed from the start with Kerry’s plain speaking, yet clearly deep expertise in the relevant field. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Catherine whose highly organised, flexible and professional approach meant a seamless service from the outset. Working closely with core members of our senior team, she developed deep knowledge of our business and her commitment to the detail ensured a high quality result that will add value across our global business.
We were delighted to complete the project with a comprehensive toolkit. These are key to helping us align our resources and capabilities to our strategic plan and ensure we harness knowledge within our organisation.
We continue to seek advice from Jarred as we trust their judgment and expertise in the HR, talent and recruitment process fields. We would not hesitate to work with them again.
CEO / Fox Rodney Search Limited
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During the years I have worked with Kerry I have found her to be extremely professional, highly organised and dynamic. In addition, she possesses excellent interpersonal skills, and is a first class project and team manager. Her solutions are creative yet practical and pragmatic. She would be an excellent addition to any project or team.
Global HR Director / Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
We have worked with Jarred Consulting for a number of years with regards to our assessment centres, where they have helped us with telephone interviewing and writing new assessment centre material. They have always been very thorough, helpful and prompt with their interview feedback and the assessment material they created for our assessment centres has been very well received by the business and candidates.
Kerry has taken on several significant and high profile projects covering partner hiring, talent management and new office set up. All were delivered to an exceptionally high standard but what differentiated Kerry was her natural ability to work with senior leaders of the firm and instil a sense of confidence and trust.
HR Director / Simmons & Simmons LLP
We have been working with JCL for a number of years and are always thoroughly impressed with the value and service we receive. Application screening and responses to any queries are dealt with extremely quickly, and the quality of the screening notes that accompany each application form are concise and specific enabling us to have the option to provide feedback to candidates should the need arise. There is no doubt that JCL are very familiar with the legal sector, and that is reflected in the guidelines that we have developed collaboratively over the years. These guidelines also allow for a consistent and fair approach to the way we screen applications and I would have no hesitation in recommending JCL to anybody for their screening services.
I have worked closely with Kerry over a period of three years as my most trusted go-to adviser, sounding board and thinking partner on the people and cultural aspects of some major strategic projects. Kerry brings a brilliant and very rare combination of deep subject matter expertise and market knowledge, strategic thinking, a hands-on, efficient and pragmatic approach and an ability to listen well, pick up nuance and tailor her advice and input to suit the particular context.’
Director of People / Global Engineering company
Kerry (Jarred Consulting) has been working with Morgan for a number of years. She has been a real asset to the team, helping us to drive change across the global organisation within leadership development, performance and talent. Kerry’s approachable style means she is able to influence key stakeholders. Her experience has helped shape our approach and design and her second to none project management keeps us driving forward at pace.
Group Head of Talent / Morgan Advanced Materials
Kerry has managed our performance management change project. We are embedding leadership behaviours into our culture and performance process and rating for our senior laser population. Kerry has helped to define and create the approach, specific conversation guidance, leader engagement and briefing materials and the mechanics behind the process. She has supported engagement of the hr population throughout the project. This has involved group calls and communication as well as 1-1 support. Throughout the project Kerry has ensured all parties are kept up to date and driven the project forward in line with the plan.
Group Head of Talent / Leading engineering company
We have worked deeply and widely with the team at Jarred over the past three years to support us in a number of critical strategic and operational people-related projects. What I most value about Kerry and her team is how they bring exceptional market knowledge and expertise to bear, but wear it lightly – always prioritising the needs of our business, and its culture, and working alongside us in a nuanced, pragmatic and intelligent way to deliver great results.
Director of Business Strategy & Integration / CMS
The Jarred team worked with the team at CMS before, during and after our merger to provide operational and strategic support across a number of workstreams. The team provided support on the operational HR side – assisting with TUPE, benefits packages, headcount and salary modelling. They also provided invaluable support on our cultural integration – running workshops around the dynamics of change, and our emerging common culture.
Director of Business Strategy & Integration / CMS
Kerry was our acting head of HR to cover a maternity leave during perhaps the most eventful 12 month period in the firm’s recent history. She supported on all the groundwork in advance of our merger, in particular implementing a new recruitment and onboarding process and a new approach to benefits. Kerry was immediately credible, had a phenomenal bandwidth and was comfortable both with her sleeves rolled up ploughing through spreadsheets and presenting concepts and ideas to board members.
Director of People / CMS
Rachel Ward and the team from Jarred took a lead role in helping us to develop, model, implement and integrate a new secretarial model for the firm. This was a complicated and highly emotive change projects against the backdrop of a huge merger and the team delivered an excellent result with consummate handling throughout of lots of difficult stakeholder dynamics.
Director of Business Strategy & Integration / CMS
I have been working closely with Kerry as my ‘go-to’ adviser for the past 18 months on a number of people and change projects. During this time I have really valued her refreshingly straight forward approach, within what has been a highly nuanced, complex and ground shifting time for the firm. She is able to cut through complex cultural dynamics and offer pragmatic, practical advice; whilst not losing sight of; or empathy for, the degree of challenge those in the firm are facing to drive the cultural change we desire. I highly value Kerry’s input and insight and her strategic HR and talent management expertise is second to none. She is also great fun to work with and not at all afraid of rolling up her sleeves to get things done!
HR Director / CMS
Kerry and her team have been supporting CMS in developing our people proposition for our newly merged firm. This has involved both strategic advice, team facilitated sessions, design and delivery of training sessions and programme and project management. We have found that Kerry and her colleagues have quickly become part of our team, always committed to really understanding our firm, it’s people and of course where we want to get to as a business. They can be totally relied upon to provide a high quality service, and are both resourceful and pragmatic in their approach. We really appreciate their expertise and deep level of professionalism; especially where the Jarred team have navigated complex and sensitive conversations, during what is essentially a culture change programme. I would highly recommend the Jarred team to any business looking for a strategic HR and Talent adviser who can also ensure you deliver upon your intentions.
HR Director / CMS
We worked with Jarred Consulting to help us develop a series of technical competency frameworks for our organisation. It was a complex exercise, which required understanding of multiple international departments and differing stakeholder perceptions and our consultant, Sarah, guided us effectively through the process and helped to ensure robust design, development and calibration of the frameworks. Sarah was extremely responsive in answering our questions and provided valuable support for our HR team. I would not hesitate to recommend Jarred Consulting to any organisation undertaking a similar activity.
/ Mindray UK Ltd
I could not recommend Sarah from Jarred Consulting more highly. Having worked with many Learning & Development people over the last 22 years, I think I have found ‘The One’ with Sarah.
We have worked with Sarah for the last three years. A partnership, which began with Sarah designing and delivering our ‘How we talk about Pay’ workshop. This was a new workshop, I wanted to introduce for all our people managers, to aid them in the often difficult conversations about salary reviews. Over the last three years, through the delivery of this workshop, she has supported over 90 Managers to have far more effective and consistent salary review conversations. In the last two years, I have been able to measure the effectiveness of the training having seen an improvement in scores in our People survey relating to reward conversations.
Sarah has a great talent for bringing together the theoretical with real life practical guidance. Our Mangers, come away from her sessions, not only saying how easy she is to get along with but how practical the support has provided to them is. She does not back away from supporting people with some more challenging scenarios, she is straight talking but not blunt.
In addition to our Pay workshops, Sarah designed and delivered workshops to support our Mangers through Coronavirus with a series of workshops called ‘ How we lead through a crisis’. In addition to these she facilitated a one day workshop with the Leadership team (CEO & Direct reports). Sarah, combined her crafts to lead an emotionally challenging session and draw all that was discussed to a conclusion with actions. Not an easy task.
Without a doubt, Sarah cares about what she has designed and how she delivers it. She also listens and applies what she has heard to what is needed. I have never felt we are getting a standard PowerPoint deck, to the challenge set. I look forward to working with Sarah on a number of other development initiatives.
Head of People and Development / Rightmove
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