Hummingbird HR
Friendly, Hands-On HR Support
Outsourced HR
HR Software
Management is getting people to do what you want. Leadership is getting them to want to.
About Us
A full range of HR Support
From employee number one to the founder and executive team, Hummingbird HR can help support and develop your business.
Whether you're a new or established business needing advice or needing an understanding of best practices in HR and employment law, you can count on Hummingbird HR.
Hummingbird HR offer a full range of HR and people Mangement services. This
could include anything from up to date and compliant Employment Contracts,
assistance with the correct procedures for carrying out Disciplinary or Grievance
issues through to corporate restructuring.

We offer training for non HR managers to enable them to carry out people
management accross a range of areas and can also work with you to streamline
the recruitment process and ensure compliance. All of this can be underpinned
by a software to enable you to get the most out of your team and develop your
We aim to offer excellence in support to our clients. We offer ultimate peace of mind, are passionate about our client care and add value to businesses we work with in a way that will benefit them the most. We offer friendly, hands-on support to companies of all sizes and we are flexible in our approach – one size never fits all.
Our Services
Outsourced HR Support in the South West
         Outsourced HR

We assist with a range of things such as:
  • Employment Contracts
  • Staff handbooks
  • Appraisals and Competency Matrix
  • Training Plans
  • Disciplinary and Grievance
  • Absenteeism
  • Employee Engagement
  • Redundancy and TUPE
Outsourced HR in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset

We offer a range of training courses for non HR employees including:
  • HR Nuts and Bolts
  • Effective Recruitment
  • Handling Absenteeism and Performance
  • Appraisals and Staff Development
  • Dealing with Conflict in the Workplace
HR Training in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset
        Recruitment Management

We offer a recruitment management service that assist you with:
  • Job Descriptions
  • Advertising
  • CV Sifting, Scoring and Shortlisting
  • Interviews / Assesment Centres
  • Job Offers and Reference Checks
  • Induction Processes
Recruitment Management in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset
       HR Software

We offer HR software to enable you to get the most out of your team and develop the business. The online software includes:
  • Employee Information and Paperwork
         in one place
  • Holiday Booking and Allowance
  • Sickness Records
  • Setting Reviews and Objectives
HR Software in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset
Happy Customers
  1. besley and copp
    besley and copp have been delighted by the service received from Helen and Peter at Hummingbird. It has been a breath of fresh air to deal with real people and to avoid the faceless national giants in HR Shane Tout - Operations Director
  2. Pebbles of Salcombe
    Hummingbird HR was carefully selected to provide the advice and administration that we at Pebbles need in order to grow our enterprise with integrity. In 2014 our team consists 35 permanent and 80 seasonal employees. The service we receive from Hummingbird HR is efficient, effective and personable. The values exuded by Hummingbird HR seem to align with our own, that is to say being professional – knowledgeable and dependable, and making the time to care about the people involved. We’ve used alternative HR organisations in the past, including a national service. The knowledge Hummingbird HR has of the local area and culture, is a particularly positive differentiator. Since partnering with Hummingbird HR, we have not looked back. James Spencer - Managing Director
  3. Farms for City Children
    Hummingbird HR has provided timely and useful advice to our charity, always delivered in a professional manner, but with a human touch. Helen Chaloner - Chief Executive
  4. Dart Harbour
    Dart Harbour has recently appointed Hummingbird HR, to support the Authority with staffing matters. They will be helping us with appraisals, contracts, staff handbook, annual leave, disciplinary and grievance matters, if required, and other general human resources advice and expertise. So far we have found Helen completely approachable, easy to understand and professional in all she has delivered so far. We are looking forward to working with Hummingbird HR in the future. Rob Giles – Harbour Master and Chief Executive
  5. pulse8
    We have been working with Hummingbird HR since 2011 and their professionalism and expertise in Human Resources has proved invaluable. Helen and Peter are always on hand for me with clear and precise answers to any HR questions I pose, allowing me to quickly respond to staff in an effective and professional manner. Recently Peter has assisted me with staff appraisals, sitting in on each to ensure the conversation remains focussed and objective. Feedback from the team on these recent appraisals has been excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending Hummingbird HR to any business Matt Salter – Managing Director
  6. SQL Workshop
    Hummingbird have been supporting us with many aspects of HR for the last year or so. They’ve helped in lots of different areas such as appraisals, staff engagement surveys and recruitment. We’ve always found them to be helpful, flexible and professional in their approach. It is a great relief to have them on board. I would not hesitate in recommending their services. Amanda and Simon Walker - Directors
  7. Riviera International Conference Centre
    Hummingbird HR have been providing HR support to myself and the Team of Managers at the Riviera International Centre for the last 18 months, and I’m pleased to say that we have recently extended our contract with them. In the past I had worked with Helen from hummingbird as a Line Manager and the support and advice I received was always first class, and any queries were always dealt with swiftly. Since becoming General Manager I have jumped onto a steeper learning curve with more difficult and challenging responsibilities, Helen’s attitude, professionalism and knowledge has made the journey a lot more comfortable. Simon Jolly – General Manager
  8. Bush & Co Accountants
    The partners of Bush & Co have worked with Helen from Hummingbird HR on several personnel issues. We have found her to be professional and approachable. Having assessed the situation, her advice is sound and very practical. Sunny Truran - Partner
  9. Mouldtech Solutions
    We decided to engage Hummingbird HR to support us with the HR requirements for our business. We are a small business, but we wanted to make sure that we had all of the necessary paperwork and processes in place to support our business now and in the future. Since using Hummingbird HR, we now have employment contracts and a Staff Handbook in place which we know are up-to-date and easy to understand. We also know that we can give Hummingbird HR a call at any time to talk through issues and check that we are handling things in the right way. I am happy to recommend their services. Andy Wills – MD, Mouldtech Solutions
  10. Hayley's Services
    Hummingbird works very closely with us on all our HR requirements They have proven to be an asset to our company and always deliver a very professional and prompt service Colin and Marie Hayley - Owners
  11. Dennis King Accountants
    We used Hummingbird HR when we were looking for support with recruitment of two positions within our business. They helped us to draft interview questions and scoring criteria and then assisted us with interviewing the candidates. Their help and support throughout this entire process was invaluable. They were extremely professional yet put both the candidates and myself at complete ease. I would not hesitate to use Hummingbird HR again and would strongly recommend them to anyone seeking HR support Simon Lukies – Director
  12. South West Equine Protection
    Great service provided with clear explanations on all aspects of HR. Hummingbird HR achieved our initial request of getting the charity on a good HR footing and the day to day support was fantastic. Adele Cassidy - Charity Manager
  13. Pearn Almhouses Trust
    Hummingbird has been very helpful to the Trustees of the Pearn Almshouses Trust. Helen has provided timely and expert advice to the Trust. Her guidance has been much appreciated. Alan Westall - Chairman of Trustees
  14. BCA Associates
    Helen, through her company Hummingbird, provided HR support and was a great asset to the Riviera international Centre. She worked closely and effectively with the Managers. Hummingbird HR saw us through a challenging HR issue and showed herself to be thorough, knowledgable and effective. It was also a real pleasure to work with her. In addition to HR support we also asked Hummingbird to assist with our training requirements and support Managers in our annual round of Business Plans. Helen was a real find and we highly recommend her. Barry Cole – BCA Associates and former MD Riviera Centre
  15. Sales Through Service
    Helen is that rare person who combines huge amounts of knowledge with a caring and ‘no nonsense’ attitude. She treats people brilliantly, focuses on getting results (rather then making life difficult , which is what HR people can sometimes do!) and she makes sure she gets them. I’d recommend her 100% Guy Arnold