Agile People Management
for Growing Businesses

what we do

Promise In People provide agile people management solutions for SMEs. Through our tailored toolkit and three-stage approach, we partner with growing and changing businesses to build strong leaders and enhance organisational performance.

We’re experts in managing people and we want you to become experts too. Pragmatic and progressive, we really dislike bureaucracy and we design lean and authentic people strategies.

We equip you with the tools to achieve your objectives. We support you through periods of growth, change and development. And we do it in a way that works for you.

The fundamentals of HR play an essential role in any organisation, both in terms of motivating your team and optimising performance. But it’s not about restricting you, or bogging you down in unnecessary processes. For us, it’s about creating a simple framework to allow you to manage and nurture your people effectively. It’s about helping your business to become the very best it can be.

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who you are

You’re a young, innovative and creative company. You’ve built a great team and you’re ready to expand and take your business to the next level. Or perhaps you're going through change and want to redefine how your business operates.

Either way, you recognise the value of managing people and leading your team effectively. But you need to find the support you're looking for to change and grow in a cost effective, time saving way. A way that works for you, without compromising your organisational culture.

Finding that support is often a challenge. Do you recruit your own HR team? How much value does that add? Or is there an alternative?

At Promise In People we like to think so!

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our aim

Leadership and management training, talent and recruitment, employment relations, performance management and employment law in the creative sector

Whatever the shape or structure of your business, our aim is to make managing people work for you.

We equip you with the toolkit you need and lay the foundations for an effective people framework, without sacrificing your entrepreneurial spirit. Our agile approach will empower your business, not suffocate it.

Every organisation is different and there’s never a one-sized fits all solution. Our service is flexible and we help you develop bespoke strategies inline with your requirements. We’ll be involved as much or as little as you want us to be. Ultimately, you’re in charge.

Providing frank and authentic advice, we make sure you’re on the right track to optimise performance and drive your business forward.

how we do it

Our approach is flexible and tailored to your specific requirements. You might not need it all and that’s ok. We’ll work alongside you to identify the best options for you.

Ready to get started? Click on any stage below to find out more.

stage one

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finding our wings...

It’s important for us get a full understanding of your needs from the very start. Where have you come from? Where are you going? How do you want to get there? This will help us to build an accurate picture of your organisation and tailor our service to you.

We’ll look at what you’re doing well, what could be improved and opportunities for enhancing performance. We’ll report on our findings and suggest the best way forward together.

stage two

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learning to fly...

This stage is all about putting our advice into action.

We’ll create a range of bespoke tools that are geared towards your business needs, including:

You may choose not to implement the full range of options available. You may wish to take a break or introduce them gradually. It’s entirely up to you.

stage three

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up, up and away...

By now, we have established a great partnership and your people strategy is working for you. However, we understand that day to day, people management can still present challenges.

We’re happy to come back and keep an eye on things, making any tweaks and adjustments where necessary. We'll continue to work alongside you and provide expert advice.

Promise In People will keep you agile and performance-led, preparing you for growth and change and allowing your business to be the best it can be.

who we are

Dr Marie Bailey
Managing Director
The day we get HR in this place is the day I resign.

A Chief Operating Officer of a FTSE 250 business once said that to me. Bold words and ones that have stuck with me throughout my 15-year career in HR and organisational development. As both a practitioner and academic, I’ve worked across a range of platforms. From big hitters in pharmaceuticals and finance, to niche start-ups and Russell Group universities, I’ve seen a fair bit.

During this time, I have become increasingly frustrated by what people management claims to offer. Very few businesses can truly measure the impact of HR. It all comes down to strong leadership and organisational culture. Get that bit right and you’re onto a winner. The rest will look after itself. Yet often these strategies fail to help the people they are designed to assist.

So rather than run away to join the circus, I decided to launch Promise In People. It seemed high time I put my skills and experiences to good use and help respond to the issues faced by innovative businesses who don’t necessarily want to follow the crowd down the same HR route.

My main mission is to debunk the myths and rhetoric surrounding people management. And to demonstrate to entrepreneurs and rainmakers that they can have their cake and eat it. Managing your team effectively doesn’t have to mean getting in process-led structures and frameworks.

I’d say that I’m passionate about making my profession “speak” to the business, but that would sound clichéd and all too often HR falls into that trap. So I’ll just say that I’m really keen to take a different approach. One that is evidence based, pragmatic and will help you grow – not stifle - your business.

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