Dawn’s approach to queries has always been friendly and professional resulting in supplying suitable and precise solutions.

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Dawn Cross

face2faceHR Huntingdon and St Neots is managed by Dawn Cross, an accomplished HR professional with over 20 years management and HR experience in the private sector.

Dawn is a member of the CIPD and has broad experience across various sectors including manufacturing, hospitality, catering, healthcare, cleaning and farming. As well as her HR expertise, Dawn has extensive operational management experience, giving her valuable practical insight into the challenges faced by small business owners and managers. Dawn has also managed a wide range of projects.

Dawn’s approach is to add value to the business by being adaptable and hands-on, offering advice, support and bespoke solutions to fit the organisational requirements. She is passionate about people and experienced in providing leadership, coaching and training to improve efficiencies and performance.

Dawns specialist knowledge of our industry sector combined with the in depth knowledge of all HR angles made her the perfect fit to work with our business.

She was able to work quickly and precisely in order to assist our business to streamline its HR function, be informed as to latest legislation and be efficient in all related aspects.

It has benefitted all parts of the business and has saved the company time & resources.

We continue to work with Dawn on an ongoing basis to maintain an efficient HR function.

Paul Warner, Whites Group, Bury St Edmunds

I would like to take this opportunity to say that the quality of service offered by Dawn when she first came to Allpress was first rate. I was really impressed with the level of customer service that Dawn provided.

Before Dawn came to the business our HR support was very shaky. Dawn managed to get all HR related documents in order very efficiently and was able to communicate policies and procedures throughout all levels of the business. This has allowed the company to feel very confident that it is in the right position to succeed in the future. Thanks Dawn for all your help and support.

Patrick Allpress, Director, Allpress Farms Limited

Dawn has been a driving force in bringing our current HR needs up to date. She is energetic, enthusiastic and has a great willingness to understand how our business works in order to provide the best advice. Dawn is very hands on and likes to visit the office to discuss how the changes are working out and what requires tweaking. One of the biggest changes Dawn implemented this year was an overhaul of our staff Performance & Personal Development Reviews, this is now so much better than the old antiquated and lengthy process we had before. I would not hesitate to recommend Dawn for your HR needs.

Steve Davies, Emtrol UK Ltd

Dawn has been an invaluable resource to our business. We recently started operating in the UK and have in a short time built a team of nearly 100. Dawn has been on hand throughout the process, from new contract and policy documentation, to day to day management of a large and diverse team. Dawn’s experience means she is not only able to advise on legalities and processes, but she also fully understands the commercial and logistical demands of our operation and provides sound, practical suggestions and solutions. Dawn conveys a real passion for her work and shows a genuine interest in the business and the people in it – she is friendly, professional and extremely easy to work with. It has been a great comfort to everyone to have Dawn’s support.

Hayley Butts, Director, Airport Retail Services

I have worked with Dawn on a number of projects. She uses her wide range of skills and experience to offer practical and workable solutions to any HR issue. Her tenacity ensures that the solution is implemented and maintained. I have no hesitation in seeking her advice knowing that it will be spot on for the job in hand.

Jayne Garner, Social Compliance Advisor

We have used face2faceHR for our HR needs for many years but since Dawn came on the scene last year she has been like a breath of fresh air. She is very proactive and approachable and comes with a wealth of HR experience.

Alan Brown (Chairman) Cygnus Associates

Dawn has provided our charity with excellent HR advice and support in a recent appointment. Dawn undertook the task in a highly professional manner and made three lasting impressions. Firstly, Dawn spent time listening to and understanding the organisation’s needs and those of the member of staff concerned. Secondly, having established the main issues, Dawn didn’t give us an off the shelf solution, she took time to work out and propose tailored solutions and used them to provide a bespoke contract of employment and job description. Thirdly, Dawn made the process all the more effective as she established a warm rapport with everyone concerned. Lastly, Dawn is a highly professional and dedicated HR professional and I wouldn’t hesitate recommending her to other organisations.

Simon Smith, Board Member, Railworld, Peterborough

I have known Dawn for more than 5 years as an HR professional and have enjoyed working in partnership with her. Dawns approach to queries has always been friendly and professional resulting in supplying suitable and precise solutions. We think of her as an extended asset of our team.

Nik Pagan, Branch Manager, Quest Employment

Dawn Cross, HR services in Huntingdon and St Neots

How can I help?

Serving the Huntingdon and St Neots area, Dawn Cross offers a free HRCheckup service and HR advice for small businesses without internal HR resources.

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