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Helping them to create a high performance & development culture with their employees through effective Performance Management programmes, hear their stories…

A game changer for me and my businesses

Having been self employed since 2001 and had my own in-house HR departments in different businesses, I took the decision back in 2017 to outsource all my HR requirements. Enter Damien McCarthy & Killarney HR (now HR Buddy).

This decision was, and has been, a game changer for me and my business in a positive manner. Damien and his professionalism has taken a weight, and work load, off my shoulders. This has allowed me to focus more on the day to day operations of the business, focus on growing the business, and has given me an opportunity to improve my time management.

I now have more time to spend with staff, front of house and customers – which is what hospitality is all about after all.

The services of staff contracts, and less office based hours for me was a huge relief. No more so now than ever – in these strange & uncertain times is staff welfare so vitally important.

The new monthly subscription Micro Package available with HR Buddy gives me full access to my own HR department – in a back office setting and so any initial queries I or my staff may have I have instant access to. It is also a very cost effective system for all SMEs to have as a handy tool.

Having a professional structure like Damien’s HR Buddy on board is a great piece of mind for and my businesses. I could not recommend Damien, HR Buddy and his services highly enough, and look forward to growing the relationship further.

Ollie Favier, Hospitality Consultant
The Shire Café & Bar
Killarney, Co. Kerry

A small company with less than 10 employees...

We are a small company with less than ten employees and we knew we needed help and advice for our HR requirements and we were highly recommended Damien McCarthy of HR Buddy.

We are absolutely delighted with the attention to detail and professional work he under took with our company for the overhaul of our Employee Contracts and our company requirements, it gives us great peace of mind and we are now confident that our contracts and employer requirements are updated and we have the peace of mind that we know that we are compliant.

Our experience from start to finish of dealing with Damien was one I highly recommend and his knowledge of employment law and his calm approach whilst making himself available to answer any questions made our whole experience very worthwhile, I have spoken to a number of companies who have dealt with Damien and they all have similar experiences.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Damien McCarthy and cannot speak highly enough of his professionalism.

Yours sincerely
Mary B Teahan MD
Irish Drain Services
4 Park Business Centre, Farranfore, Co. Kerry

Taken the stress of HR and all related matters away...

Our Company outsourced our HR requirements to Damien McCarthy of Killarney HR & Payroll just over 18 months ago.
During this past 18 months Damien has provided an excellent service to our Company. He has taken the stress of HR and all related matters away from the Company Director and myself which has allowed us to put more time and energy into growing our business which thankfully we have done during the period of our partnership with Damien.

Damien prepares all of our contracts of employment, has undertaken an extensive review of our staff handbook and regularly reviews our employees HR files to ensure full compliance at all times with employment legislation.
Damien has introduced Performance Development to our Company where employee’s performance and training / development needs are now reviewed on a quarterly basis with their line manager. This also allows employees to have their input into the direction that their progression in the company will take and into the direction of the Company as an overall. We have found this process to be most beneficial.

Damien has been on our interview panel for Management positions within the Company and his input in this regard has been invaluable in identifying strong people managers from a pool of prospective candidates.

Damien’s approachability and our regular interactions over the phone or onsite are of great assistance to us and in numerous occasions we have been able to deal with HR issues or prospective HR issues quickly before matters have escalated.
We have found Damien to be very knowledgeable, organised and efficient and he has provided an invaluable service to our Company over the past 18 months.

Shane O’Callaghan ACCA
Financial Controller
Corcoran’s Furniture & Carpets Ltd
Cork Rd, Ballycasheen, Killarney, Co. Kerry



Going far beyond his HR & Payroll brief...

Damien McCarthy is a client of mine in Asentiv Global.

Damien is consistently up skilling himself to provide an even better service to his clients.

He goes far beyond his HR & Payroll brief; His overall desire is to work smarter and also helping his clients to work smarter. I would have no hesitation in recommending Damien for these very important services in the business sector.

Dan O’Donoghue
Asentiv Ireland