Testimonials What Our Clients Say About Us
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Akyra Strategy & Development have been our human resource consultant now for seven years. They provide regular human resource and people management support and advice on both a regular and as-needs basis.
All of our employment related policies and directives have been developed in conjunction with Akyra’s advice. Prior to us engaging Akyra, we were deficient in a number of human resource and people management areas. These deficiencies found us and our employees at potential risk. These areas of risk are now managed and have helped to guide us towards being an employer/medical facility of choice. We experience a great sense of support in running Radius Medical Centre and highly recommend Akyra to other businesses.
Dr Warwick Sapsford, Managing Director
Radius Medical Centre
Our business engaged the services of Akyra Strategy and Development Pty Ltd to assist with our HR policies, procedures and all aspects of employment. We have been dealing with Margaret Goody from Akyra for more than seven years now and, during this time, we have always found her to be extremely professional with a wealth of knowledge within the human resource and people management field.
As a business owner who deals with Akyra, it is reassuring to know you will receive the right advice promptly when needed and having the professional services of Akyra available to our business at the touch of a button just gives us that extra peace of mind.We truly value Margaret’s wealth of experience and would thank Margaret and the team for their assistance over the years.
I would highly recommend Margaret Goody and the team at Akyra to any business that requires professional HR services.
Kelly Banks, Director
Pulse Power Equipment
Tenants Queensland accesses Akyra services to support the management and planning of all matters related to Human Resources (HR). This ranges from advice on emerging issues, review of position descriptions, support with recruitment, advice on our policies and procedures and team structures.Akyra is always professional, but in addition is very flexible and available when unexpected HR needs arise.
Having access to Akyra’s expertise gives comfort to TQ’s leaders by providing an opportunity to reflect with a professional when managing sensitive issues with our most valuable asset, our workforce.
The ability to access this support, sometimes at short notice, is of direct benefit to individuals and our team collectively. Akyra’s support delivers an added confidence to our leaders; supporting them to act fairly and assertively and allowing them to both plan effective strategies or step in quickly when HR issues arise.
Penny Carr, Chief Operations Officer
We have used Akyra right from the very beginning of our business. It has been incredibly comforting as a small business to have Margaret and her team in our corner supporting us with such an important part of our business. Akyra is extremely professional and responsive, providing reassurance every step along the way. I recommend Margaret Goody and the team at Akyra to everyone and anyone who is in business.
Thank you for all your help and assistance in developing our policies and employee handbook making this an easy process for us.
Margaret is an experienced Consultant who I can happily recommend to provide real and practical business advice. With a business of my own, she has proven to be an invaluable source of information / assistance across many areas including contract and policy development. Her integrity, professionalism and enthusiasm are something I have come to expect from Margaret.
Fiona Hackett, Principal
Margaret has a comprehensive understanding of HR issues as demonstrated in all deliverables; diligently followed up on any actions and quickly established excellent lines of communication.
Jodi Buckle, Senior Contracts Administrator
We are delighted to recommend Akyra. Margaret’s HR expertise was called on to establish and formalise HR policies and update employment agreements. Margaret worked closely with the managing partner and general manager. She took a thorough, independent and warm approach in getting to know staff, their respective roles and concerns. Margaret remains a reliable, trusted contact in relation to HR matters.
Francene Mulder, General Manager
Akyra has been our trusted and dedicated HR service provider for more than six years. The professionalism, promptness and knowledge of their HR Strategist, Margaret Goody, has greatly assisted Hornibrook Bus Lines with our HR support and compliance requirements for a range of people matters. I would highly recommend Akyra’s specialist HR services to any business looking for tailored people management solutions specific to their needs.
In her capacity as Principal Consultant, Talent Management, Margaret not only consistently demonstrated her depth of technical knowledge and project management skills, but also her ability to apply them as lead consultant on a major assignment. I have also had the pleasure of knowing and working with Margaret as an associate over a ten year period.
Hudson Global Resources
Keolis Downer’s relationship with AKYRA commenced in 2013 and is now an integral reference point for our business operations in Queensland with any matters relating to Human Resources. Over the years our team have personally worked closely with Margaret Goody from AKYRA on a number of matters of policy direction, developing and reviewing Human Resource manuals that are used within our daily operations, and staff recruitment when required.
I would have no hesitation in highly recommending AKYRA to any prospective client.
We recently worked with Akyra on a few HR and IR projects and would highly recommend their services for anyone in the community services space. Akyra were knowledgeable, personable, easy to work with, and delivered what was promised. We worked closely with Margaret who gave us pragmatic advice of where to make improvements for employees, and for MACS as the employer.
MACS is extremely grateful for the advice and assistance we have received from Akyra and will utilise their services again for future HR / IR needs.
Thank you Akyra for your assistance with our Workforce Planning project. As a result of collaborating with Akyra, we have developed a Workforce Plan that will support our Strategic Plan and ensure we have a flexible and capable workforce that can meet our future service requirements. Specific outcomes of the project included forecasting future workforce requirements for the next 3 years, identifying critical workforce barriers and gaps, and developing a plan to address priority workforce needs. In fact, all recommendations proposed by Akyra were endorsed by our Executive Leadership Team and incorporated into the implementation plan.
Lastly, I’d like to acknowledge the support that Margaret gave me throughout the project. Margaret was very professional and consultative. Her approach was structured and planned and everything I requested was followed up and delivered. I truly valued Margaret’s wealth of knowledge and experience.
Maxine Milburn, HR Manager
I recommend Margaret as I have been working with her for over 5 years. We originally went to Margaret when we were going through a generational transition of our family business. We had a desire to keep the company’s culture while making some steady progress on changes for the future longevity of the business. This involved exploring our vision and mission statements and bringing more rigorous processes to our HR systems. Margaret took on the project which engaged all our staff, and enabled our future strategies. She continues to be a support to discuss and work through strategic and HR support matters.
Akyra demonstrated a strong and sound knowledge of the strategic and tactical human resource and recruitment practices (including legislative and practical application). They utilised their research skills to source relevant and contemporary information to support the development of policy, procedures and benchmarking against the marketplace resulting in high quality, accurate and contemporary products.
Kristyna Meehan, Manager, Personnel Contracts and Communication
Australia Pacific LNG Project
Akyra has been efficient and proactive in working with us to review our senior position descriptions and benchmarking those roles against the marketplace. They strike just the right balance between being flexible and easy to deal with yet have the key strengths, attributes and rigour necessary to support an organisation on an exponential growth trajectory.
Kristyna Dillon, General Manager – People Development
Margaret is a innovator, an expert in her field and exceptional partner and resource to any organisation. I worked with Margaret for several years in developing our business and HR professional resources to change our business. Her knowledge and expertise helped us not only establish best practice policy, procedures and guidelines to improve, but drove the changes in our culture that has lead to significant improvements and successful outcomes for our people, our customers and our business.
Lyn Davies, Managing Director
Tunstall Healthcare Australasia
And thanks for your continued prompt and professional response to each aspect of the project. You make it very easy to get things done!
Akyra Strategy and Development (Akyra) has been our corner-stone partner to design and implement a strategic approach to transform our small association into a leader in our field. Pine Rivers Catchment Association Inc (PRCA) has partnered with Akyra to overhaul our governance and people management systems to develop and implement all the necessary organisational process and practices to be an employer and a volunteer host of choice. Our members, community and stakeholders have benefitted greatly from Akyra SD excellent and competent service and we are thrilled to continue to build our relationship and partnership into the foreseeable future.
Aurelia Nolan, General Manager
Pine Rivers Catchment Association
Akyra brought a professional, inclusive and focussed drive to the whole Organisational Change platform which effected much sought after corporate and managerial enhancements. I have no hesitation in recommending Akyra as an effective enabler of core business change in needing entities.
Dr Gary Bacon, Grand Master
United Grand Lodge of Queensland
Tenants Queensland accesses Akyra services to support the management and planning of all matters related to Human Resources (HR). This ranges from advice on emerging issues, review of Position Descriptions, support with recruitment, advice on our policies and procedures and team structures. Akyra is always professional, but in addition is very flexible and available when unexpected HR needs arise.
Having access to Akyra’s expertise gives comfort to TQ’s leaders by providing an opportunity to reflect with a professional when managing sensitive issues with our most valuable asset, our workforce.The ability to access this support, sometimes at short notice, is of direct benefit to individuals and our team collectively.
Akyra’s support delivers an added confidence to our leaders, it’s supports them to act fairly and assertively, allowing them to both plan effective strategies or step in quickly when HR issues arise.
Akyra has been providing FPD Composites with focused HR services for just over 2 years, and during that time we have completely reviewed and renewed our employee management systems. The biggest impact has been in how we communicate with both new and long-term employees, improving our HR compliance and our employee relationships.
Over this time, we have also been supported through the difficult decisions of downsizing and redundancies, and then on the upswing of new hiring and onboarding. As a manufacturing SME with a small management team, Margaret and the Akyra team have been able to tailor their program to meet our specific industry needs.
The personal and in-house delivery has provided us, as business owners, the peace of mind of knowing we are applying a comprehensive HR program for our business.
Leona Reif, Director
Embrace Life has worked with Akyra as a retained client for the past seven years. During this time, the Akyra team have supported the HR functions for our small business, provided advice and worked with our management team to recruit and manage our employees. Keeping up to date with Award requirements and HR laws is easy when you have an expert on the end of the phone. We value the advice and knowledge we have receive from Margaret and her team.
Sharon Armstrong, Director
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