Testimonials

Kav Group
People Matters will continue to provide HR expertise to our Group into the future as a highly professional, knowledgable and business focussed HR Consultancy. Noreens strong business sense and strategic ability combined with core HR and people development skills provide a holisitic approach to driving business performance through employee resources.

Noel Kavanagh, Managing Director, Kavanagh Group

Kav GroupNoreen worked as Head of HR for the Kavanagh Group for eight years over which time she embedded a culture of excellent service, professionalism and engagement through training, HR best practice and an absolute commitment to maximising business performance.

Her knowledge and understanding of business strategy, maximising efficiency and how people contribute best to the success of the business has ensured the Kavanagh Group is aligned to meet the current economic challenges.

Noel Kavanagh, Managing Director, Kavanagh Group

the WyattBest practice HR can be more challenging with the working hours and seasonal nature of the hotel business and Noreen has provided us with first class HR expertise in all aspects of employment law, guiding us through NERA audits and resolving employee related challenges in a practical, flexible way

Barney Clarke, General Manager, Wyatt Hotel

MchalePeople Matters devised and facilitated a specific Health & Safety Awareness programme across the organisation in a short time frame which was a huge help to us. Noreen has been a great resource with HR queries, in preparing training and is always there when needed.

Brian Moran, Finance Director, McHale Engineering

mayo ros hospiceNoreen has been invaluable to us in Hospice with her professional and common sense advice on the running and setting up of new Hospice shops throughout counties Mayo and Roscommon. Her breath of knowledge and experience in the employment area is wide ranging and I would have no hesitation in recommending her as a HR specialist.

Cynthia Clampett, CEO, Mayo Roscommon Hospice

mayo ros hospiceI first came to know Noreen through her management of the Kavanagh SuperValu fundraising initiative for Hospice which raised €160k in two years.  I witnessed first-hand Noreen’s leadership skills and the great level of engagement and buy-in she achieved from all the Kavanagh staff. Noreen’s professionalism, excellent people skills and positive approach helped to ensure the project was an outstanding success.

Cynthia Clampett, CEO, Mayo Roscommon Hospice

BreaffyHousePeople Matters facilitated a highly engaging Team building session for our Management team which provided a better understanding of all roles, enhanced communication and enabled greater teamwork towards a common goal.

HR Manager, Breaffy House Resort

Musgrave logoNoreen has developed a strong suite of HR policies and structures to ensure Store Managers and owners are fully compliant with all relevant legislation and best practice, which is vital for any retail business. But where Noreen really excels is in engaging with people working in all levels of retail to ensure business plans are achieved and indeed exceeded.

I would recommend Noreen’s approach to any retailer who is serious about developing a customer-focussed culture in their business

Richard Lennon, Regional Manager, Musgrave Group

Griffin Logo Noreen has the ability to roll out the business strategy throughout the organisation in a constructive and positive way through the use of a variety of engagement tools and techniques such as job maps and balanced scorecards, culminating in staff at all levels within the organisation having a greater sense of purpose and direction, which in turn will ultimately drive bottom line performance.

Paddy Reynolds, Finance Director, Griffin Retail Group

supervaluNoreen’s knowledge and expertise in HR has helped us implement a really effective "Performance Management" process in our store. This has empowered our department supervisors and managers with the skills to coach and develop their teams to perform at the highest levels.

This doesn't happen by accident; Noreen gave us the tools and the training to make this work for ourselves. This process has, over the years resulted in good people progressing up through the ranks to become great leaders.

John Page, Manager, Supervalu, Castlebar