The Words Of Our Elders: Samuel Ajayi Crowther (1807-1891)

After many years’ experience, I have found that the Bible, the sword of the Spirit, must fight its own battle, by the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

~ Samuel Ajayi Crowther

The words of our elders, are words of wisdom.

Profile Of The Day: Michelle Raymond

Michelle Raymond_Profile Pix3 Golden minutes with Michelle Raymond, Founder and Director of The People’s Partner Ltd

Hello Michelle! I hear you’ve been doing exploits in the field of Human Resources…

So, what’s the name of your organisation?

The People’s Partner Ltd

Please describe it to our readers

The People’s Partner is Human Resources(HR) consultancy. We provide HR support, employment law advice, and mediation services, to small and medium-sized businesses. Our services ranges from writing and reviewing contracts of employment, to managing and advising on redundancies. Our focus is to maintain the working equilibrium of an organisation and its employees, to this end we advise on employee relation issues like disciplinary, grievances, discrimination, bullying and harassment, equal opportunities, and talent management. Also, workplace mediation, career management, and outplacement forms key features of our business.

Wow! I now see why you’ve not been able to attend any of our events to date. How long has it been in operation?

We are pretty new. The People’s Partner was formed in February 2014, but previous to that I was had been offering my services to a few clients. In February the name was registered and that’s when the real hard work, and adventure began.

What inspired you to step out?

We all have gifts and talents. It could be painting, dancing, being good with figures, or even singing. I’m good with people and employment law, so I feel really privileged to be able to use these gifts in helping people and small and medium-sized businesses. Especially businesses that cannot afford to hire a full-time HR staff. They now benefit from a consultant that understands their vision, needs, potentials; with the knowledge to keep them on the right side of law.

Tell us three things/areas you pride your organisation with?

  • We are bespoke.
  • We are genuine.
  • We are great value for money.

What has been your greatest challenge or challenges so far?

Winning business!! Everyone wants your service for free, and yes I do sometimes give my advice, support and expertise for free, especially when I hear stories of employees that have been mistreated or unfairly treated. Also, keeping the social media drive on full throttle can be challenging. Tasks like maintaining, updating – keeping the fire burning! But no matter how late I have to stay up writing a policy, or re-wording a consultation/proposal, or editing CVs; it’s a job that I love, so I do it with a smile.

I love that! What advice would you give to someone thinking of starting up?

  • Before going it alone, you need to be honest with yourself. Do you have the willpower, determination and drive to do this?
  • Can you manage your time knowing that the social life, the eating out, the television watching will have to be put on hold because of your assignment?
  • Your biggest question should be WHY?
    • Why are you doing this?
    • Why do you choose to forgo sleep and put in the hours into your business?
  • If your WHY is big enough, you’ll achieve your dreams.

What are your plans for the next 3 years?

  • Leave my current employment and work on The People’s Partner on a full-time basis
  • Employ two members of staff to assist with consultancy
  • Win a contract with an umbrella company to do all the HR for their organisations

Great! Thanks for your time.

Friends, for further information on Michelle Raymond and The People’s Partner:

Web address: www.thepeoplespartner.co.uk

Email address: michelle@thepeoplespartner.co,uk

Social media contacts:

Phone number: 020 8488 0132 / 07956 417479 Office Address: Suite 1, 226 Court Farm Road, London SE9 4JZ

*To have your profile featured on this page, send an email to clem@healingsprings.org.uk with the subject: Profile of The Day 

The Words Of Our Elders: Adam Smith (1723-1790)

To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature.
~ Adam Smith

The words of our elders, are words of wisdom.

The Words Of Our Elders: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.
– Abraham Lincoln

The words of our elders, are words of wisdom.

Healingsprings fellowship’s Big Sunday Celebration!

Big Sunday Celebration can be best described as a community Christian festival. So in the spirit of thanksgiving, together we: sing, pray, give, celebrate life, discuss current affairs, present thoughts from Biblical themes, and encourage one another; like one big family!

bexleyheath_Academy(6:00 – 7:30)pm on Sundays

Bexleyheath Academy,

Woolwich Road,

Bexleyheath,

Kent DA6 7D

There are free parking spaces directly in front of the school and on adjacent streets

This week, we delve into part two of our vision experience series, where we have been exploring themes around mission, vision, and values. Today’s workshop will be centred around our place within: the local church, our community, and the world at large.

“You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.”~ Yogi Berra

(an American former Major League Baseball catcher, outfielder, and manager)

Why not drop-in and see for yourself? This 90mins might be an experience of a life time.