HR Services

HR Services North East

With combined experience of 30 years, working in a variety of HR roles our HR team have a comprehensive understanding of the people issues that face organisations, whatever the size or sector, and can provide pragmatic and cost effective solutions.

We offer tailored advice and support to ensure compliance with employment legislation plus clarity and confidence when dealing with staff issues.


Core can:

  • offer you professional personnel advice for a one off project
  • review and update your employment policies and procedures including induction
  • support an in house HR team during peak times
  • provide an outsourced HR function on a temporary or permanent basis
  • deliver training on essential HR skills such as conducting disciplinaries, absence management and recruitment.
HR Services North East

One of the most popular services we are asked for is a review of Contracts of Employment and HR Policies and Procedure to make sure they are lawful and fit for purpose. This service ensures that as an employer you are:

  • lawful and compliant
  • free from risk of claims around Contracts of Employment and HR Policies
  • giving your employees the rights they are entitled to
"I have worked with Lisa since last October running assessment centres for BSKYB in the Newcastle area. Lisa has played a major part in the successful running of these centres as Lead Assessor and also stepping in as an Assessor where necessary. Lisa is flexible, very professional, energetic, confident, always has a balanced opinion and very much in control when dealing with candidates and colleagues. I am pleased that Lisa is on my team and look forward to working with her again soon."
Dana Holmes, Hays Account Mgr/Recruitment Partner (on behalf of client BSKYB), North of England.

Contact us at for a consultation with one of our HR team of experts.


Thomas International

Our consultants are Thomas International and SHL accredited profilers so have plenty of experience in using profiling as a tool for recruitment, development, retention and succession planning.

Contact us to find out more about how these tools can maximise business performance, reduce time spent on out of date recruitment processes and help you to develop your workforce based on accurate data.


List of services:

Joining the Organisation

  • Role Profiling
  • Job Evaluation
  • Recruitment & Selection
  • Assessment Centres
  • Contracts of Employment
  • Induction

Managing and Maximising Performance

  • Development Centres
  • Appraisals and Development Plans
  • Occupational Testing
  • Profiling and Assessments
  • HR Policies
  • HR Handbooks
  • Staff Surveys
  • Managing Performance (Disciplinary, Grievance, Capability)
  • Investigations
  • Conflict in the Workplace
  • Absence Management
  • HR Advice

Leaving the Organisation

  • Exit Interviews
  • Managing Dismissals
  • Employment Tribunals
  • Compromise Agreements
  • Redundancy

The Bigger Picture

  • HR Strategy Planning and Development
  • Workforce Development Planning
  • Organisational Design
  • Embedding Values and Policy
  • Structure Reorganisation
  • Organisational Change
  • Culture Change
  • HR / People Planning
  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Recognition
  • Reward Strategy
  • Merger & Acquisition / TUPE

Core HR and Development Services can also design and deliver a tailor made assessment centre to meet your recruitment or development needs. Encompassing a range of innovative and effective exercises, occupational testing and personality profiling, our trained observers and assessors will run the session and provide you with robust and evidence based reports for you to develop your staff or find the ideal candidate.

"I worked with Lisa during 2012 when she was engaged to support a significant change project at Northumberland County Council. Lisa was very flexible in her approach to the assignment and I found her to be very pragmatic and understanding in her approach, offering effective and realistic solutions during challenging and emotional situations. Lisa immediately gained credibility across the whole organisation. She fostered excellent relationships with senior management, trade unions and work colleagues, and took time to fully understand the business and its requirements. Lisa quickly integrated into the team and was able to add value in other areas during her time with us. I was impressed with Lisa's standard of work and her work ethic, and was sorry to see her leave at the end of the contract. I would certainly recommend her to others."
Janice Barclay, Lead HR Business Partner, Transformation Group, Northumberland County Council.
"In 2009/2010, Lisa supported our HR and Payroll Service through a huge transformation programme including changing culture, changing processes and procedures and moving to a different HR/Payroll system. Due to Lisa's positive attitude and her years of experience I believe Lisa’s role was instrumental in moving the HR Service forward including the teams being more customer focused, improving performance and introducing more automated services. I would certainly recommend Lisa supporting your organisation."
Vicky Spoors, HR Service Lead, BT South Tyneside.
"Catherine has worked with us to produce new staff contracts and a staff handbook. She met with our staff over a number of weeks to ensure that they understood the documents and that the guidelines set out in the handbook reflect best practice and support our staff in providing an excellent standard of service to our customers."
Hunday Manor Hotel
Core Training & Consultancy Limited.
Telephone: 07791883212 | Email:

Registered in England & Wales. Company number: 6023332. VAT number: 114379716. Registered address: 87 Station Road, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 8RS.

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