Derek Burn's recommendations.

Laura Jones, Pay audit, Head of HR, NCHA

Derek has provided NCHA with really great support on market data, job evalution and pay structure issues over the last 10 years. He has a flexible and pragmatic approach to the work and consistently comes in on time and to budget.
5

Luke Hopkin, Job Evaluation, Senior HR Business Partner - Pay, Policy Development & HRM, Skills Development Scotland (SDS)

I welcome the opportunity to recommend Derek and confirm my appreciation of the support he has provided to SDS and to myself personally during our time working together. SDS is a NDPB employing approximately 1200 people across all areas of Scotland. Derek has provided consultancy advice to us over a number of years in relation to Job Evaluation. This has included the design and implementation of a bespoke factor comparison based job evaluation system covering over 200 unique job roles. Derek has subsequently continued to provide advice on the embedding of our job evaluation approach within the organisation and how it can be utilised to promote good practice in organisational design. Derek has a deep knowledge and expertise in his field and has demonstrated himself as a credible partner to a number of internal audiences including trade union partners and senior leaders within the organisation. Nonetheless what I personally appreciate more is Derek's willingness to consider the practical implications of his advice and to relate it to how business outcomes can be achieved, helping us identify and take opportunities. It is this quality in particular which allows me to recommend him to others with assurance.
5

Chris Welford, Chief Executive, Entrust

In line with best management practice, we wished to undertake a review of the remuneration package that we offer to all of our staff to ensure that it reflected current market rates. We therefore considered it was appropriate to appoint a professional independent organisation to carry out this work. Having received tenders from a number of Companies, we decided to appoint Pay Auditor to carry out this work on their basis of their professional knowledge, their understanding of our business and the value for money they offered compared to other organisations. Having been awarded this assignment, Pay Auditor quickly got to grips with this task and as part of the process they offered and held consultation meeting with our staff to ensure they were fully engaged in this process. Having completed the consultation phase of this exercise, we were subsequently received a high quality report, which met all of our requirements
5

Robert Farmer, Chief Executive, Jefferys Education Trust

Derek worked with us on a number of projects including job pay evaluations for key staff and skills audits. I found that he quickly understood our requirements in relation to our structures and outcomes. Derek delivered the results on budget and within the desired timescales. I would have no hesitation in recommending Derek or in using him again.
5

Tina Holmes, HR Manager, Djanogly Learning Trust

Derek worked with us on a particularly tricky job evaluation process. Derek's help was invaluable in ensuring we came out the other side with a system that worked for us and was accepted as robust and fair by the majority of the staff - there will always be some who do not like the outcome. Derek was extremely knowledgeable and as a result we also used him to help with a couple of other areas. I would recommend Derek especially if you are looking for someone who has the patience and diplomacy to deal with difficult clients
5

Sue Carvell, HR Manager, Dulas Limited

With Derek's guidance and support we are now in a position whereby we are sufficiently prepared and confident to consult with the Company on pay and reward. Derek is extremely personable, non judgmental and has empathy with the challenging pay and reward issues that organisations face. Derek delivered on time and to budget and has been very conscientious in ensuring that the best possible job was done.
5

David Williams, Jones Sheridan

Jones Sheridan have had dealings with Derek during the course of 2012 . We’ve found him excellent in all that he does & he helped us to resolve quite an emotive Board issue (directors remuneration & shareholding issues – it doesn’t get any trickier). I’d recommend his services whole heartedly. We’d utilise his services without hesitation.
5