Berkhamsted Golf Club is home to a challenging course in the Bulbourne Valley of Hertfordshire, hosting amateur and professional golfers alike, including household such as Lee Westwood, Luke Donald, Nick Faldo and Justin Rose during their years on the amateur circuit.
With such illustrious company gracing their greens, it is therefore no surprise that the Berkhamsted Golf Club management require the very highest standards across the board, and have chosen to work with Golf HR for all of their HR needs.
“I’d be on the phone straight away for their advice. They’re very approachable, they give you a very friendly and cheerful response, they’re very helpful.
“Previously we were using the consultant services provided to us by the golf club managers association for anything related to HR legislation.
“With Golf HR I get to speak to somebody very quickly and my question or query or issue is dealt with same day, which I find extremely useful.
“They came and gave a presentation to the GCMA regional meeting. They gave me the impression, which I still have, that they were geared specifically towards golf clubs and were familiar with how things worked with our particular type of business.
“The first thing they did was update all our staff employment contracts. It has certainly made me and the other members of staff more comfortable knowing that we have a reliable and accurate up-to-date contract of employment.
“I’m very happy indeed, the on-going relationship is good, queries and questions are dealt with very quickly. The benefit is knowing that there is always somebody there at the end of the phone should I have an issue.
“Even the simplest of questions which might appear to a HR specialist to be blindingly obvious, aren’t necessarily so to those of us in golf club management. They deal with even the smallest and most seemingly insignificant things very quickly and efficiently. If my question can be dealt with a two minute telephone call they will do that, and that’s fine.
Steve Derbyshire is the Manager at Berkhamsted’s historic and illustrious course, and is certainly hoping to continue his club’s fruitful partnership with Carolyne and the team at Golf HR.
“Future relationship? I rather hope it doesn’t change, we’re very pleased with the way it is at the moment. I’d be happy to recommend Golf HR.