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Over the last 15 years Purple House has built up an extensive network of HR Specialists in: Reward, Learning and development, acquisitions and TUPE to assessment and recruitment.

No matter what people challenges you are facing we are able to source highly recommended specialists to support you on a multitude of HR issues.

You may have a more complex issue and need a variety of specialists to support you. Due to our connections Purple House is able to put together project teams of individual specialists to resolve any people related challenges.

Detailed below are just some of the interim services we are able to provide to give you a flavour of the broader support we can offer you.

If you’d like to find out more or have a particular situation that you’d like to run past us please call Fiona or Tom on: 0117 957 4100

Assessment Services

  • Have you lost candidates during the recruitment process?
  • Do you wonder what message you’re giving candidates who don’t get offered roles?
  • Have you recruited the wrong people?

Purple House works with specialists who can support you in not only improving the candidate journey but also in creating relevant and rigorous assessment programmes. Our Assessment Specialists provide a consultative approach to gain a deep understanding of your company by carrying out a thorough job analysis to ensure that the role outline clearly represents the current skills your company requires.

Our Assessment Specialists use a variety of different exercises such as interviews, psychometric testing, presentations, case studies and role-play exercises. This creates a process where skills can be measured in an objective and consistent manner to determine the best candidate for the role, whilst providing a superb candidate journey.

Recruitment Health Check

  • Are you spending too much on recruitment?
  • Can’t attract the right calibre staff?
  • New joiners not working out?
  • Getting ready to expand your workforce?

The shift from administrative recruitment to strategic, reactive to proactive, has created a talent acquisition capability gap. Purple House is currently working with a specialist organisation which impartially assesses your recruitment strategy & activities to identify how your recruitment function compares to best-practice.

Our associate will undertake a discrete audit of your current recruitment activities. This includes a report identifying the current strengths & weaknesses of your recruitment model. Followed by a next-steps development plan, detailing recommendations to improve recruitment performance across the organisation. Then create a methodology & toolkit to help you design your own improvement strategies. They will work with you to design practical, effective Recruitment Transformation strategies and recruitment solutions aimed at reducing recruitment costs and improving the calibre of new recruits.

Exit Interviews

  • Are you experiencing high attrition?
  • No time to find out why people are leaving?
  • Perhaps an external person may obtain a more truthful insight?

Many organisations do Exit Interviews, but they don’t have the resources to do it well.

An Exit interview can reveal what doesn’t work and highlight hidden issues. Well managed exit interviews can promote engagement by letting employees know their views are important. It can also transform exiting employees into a more positive employer brand ambassadors for years to come.

If an Exit Interview is conducted by an employee, people exiting the organisation might not be fully open which may compromise the accuracy of results. We have specialists available to make your Exit Interview process work well, which enforces the positive values you are trying to promote.

Good Exit Interviews can be beneficial in driving forward positive change which help to make you more innovative, better and stronger.


Operational Day-to-Day ER Support

  • No internal HR Team?
  • Need some specialist support on a restructuring or TUPE project?
  • Your HR team snowed under?
  • Need maternity or absence Cover?

You may need help on a challenging one-off situation or just some support a couple of days a month? Purple House is happy to be working with a number of small consultancies and independents who provide practical support and advice to SMEs across the South West.

They are able to provide a comprehensive range of services tailored to meet your individual needs and are passionate about helping businesses look after and manage their most important assets: their people. Services range from supporting start-up companies with all the basic documentation required when employing people to a fully outsourced HR function.

So whether you are looking for occasional advice, support with a project or a ‘virtual’ HR manager our associates can provide you with a solution.

Compensation and Benefits Services

  • Is your reward offering attracting the right people?
  • Are you losing your high potentials to your competitors?
  • Want to make your reward offering more fair and consistent?

Purple House has supported companies with finding both interim and permanent Reward Specialists over many years and we’ve been fortunate to have worked with a number of highly skilled interim reward specialists over many years.

We work with small consultancies and independents who are experts on equal pay, pay structures, job evaluation schemes and many other aspects of pay and reward. Our contacts can help you develop & implement new fair and consistent pay structures and can help you understand where the risks are in your pay and reward offering.

Our specialist reward interims and associates can help you make your business more attractive to your current and future employees.

Learning and development, Change and Transformation

  • Looking to improve leadership capability and with it engagement?
  • Are your people’s communication skills up to the job?
  • Are people leaving due to a lack of development opportunities?

If you don’t have the capacity to have your own L&D team or you need someone to come in to undertake a specific transformation project, or even just need to cover absence or maternity then we can help.

We work with a number of L&D and change specialists who have a broad rages of skills.   These can be as diverse as project managing strategic change transformations to providing management training or day to day HR training.

We can source you specialists in NLP and behavioural training to help positively change the culture of your company. Whether you’re looking for a single course or a series of development programmes, we have the contacts to find the right person for you.

To find out more on any of the above services please call Tom or Fiona on: 0117 957 4100

Latest Vacancies

Internal Recruitment Advisor

£35,000 p.a.| Trowbridge, Wiltshire

Part Time – Internal Recruitment Advisor

c. £35,000 p.a.| West of Oxford - Edge of Cotswolds

Learning & Development Manager

£40-50,000 p.a. + Benefits| Bath, Somerset

Contact us

For further information or to talk to us about your enquiry please contact us either by email Fiona Vennbrook or Tom Mornement or give us a call on

0117 957 4100