HR firm forecasts 50% growth

Birmingham-based human resources specialists Clover HR is forecasting 50% growth in the latest financial year after appointing eight new members of staff and securing 10 new clients on retained deals in the last six months.

Having formed in 2017 Clover HR has grown to 32 staff, based at offices in London, Manchester, Cardiff, Worcester and its St Paul’s Square Birmingham headquarters, and it recently appointed Jenny Riley as its new director of service delivery and compliance. Its projections are formed after delivering more support to business that seek expertise in working through the current economic uncertainty.

Michael Doolin, managing director of Clover HR, said: “Now, more than ever, we are seeing employers reach out to learn how they can best prepare for the uncertainty that exists within our economy.

“It’s a worrying time for businesses, and their employees with concerns over interest rates, energy bills and inflation being headlined regularly. However, many SMEs still do not realise the transformation that an effective HR function can make in supporting staff wellbeing and helping the workforce thrive.

“Since forming in 2017, Clover HR has worked with 150 SMEs and we pride ourselves on giving employers quick and easy access to our industry experts that can drive effective change.”

In addition to its consultancy, Clover HR has doubled its recruitment division in the opening six months of the year.

“Instability within the economy has given many second thoughts about changing roles,” added Doolin.

“The hunt for talent has become tougher for employers and, in turn, we have seen this drive up the value of a new recruit as people want greater reassurances before taking on a new role. Whilst there may be apprehension, it’s arguably a good place for talented, hard-working professionals to be.”