Our Testimonials

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Bambrick Media

I would highly recommend Margaret from Akyra for specialist HR strategies and advice. Akyra assisted Bambrick with formulating a strategic framework that we successfully implemented to simplify the complexities of the JobKeeper program and re-thinking our workforce.

Thanks to following Akyra’s expert advice and recommended processes, Bambrick was compliant when faced with an unforeseen Fair Work claim.

I would highly recommend Akyra’s specialist HR services with regards to navigating the complexities of the JobKeeper program, any internal restructuring or HR legal advice. We have been working with Akyra for over 5 years on a variety of HR projects,  Margaret’s specialist advice, professionalism and reliability is an invaluable contribution to our business.

Tim Bambrick
Managing Director
Bambrick Media

Aspley Uniting Church

Thank you to Margaret from Akyra for the magnificent effort in continuing to support the Aspley Uniting Church to manage some of its human resource projects. Margaret's expertise and professionalism shines through with every step, for which we will be forever in her debt.  We highly recommend her services to any business in need of HR services.
Greg Early, APM, BA, FAIM, 
Chairman of the Aspley Uniting Church Council and
Former Assistant Commissioner Queensland Police Service

Australia Pacific LNG Project

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

Bench On

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.

Katie Walmsley
BenchOn

Cutuli Electrical

Thank you for all your help and assistance in developing our policies and employee handbook making this an easy process for us.

Tyrone Cutuli
Cutuli Electrical

Datec

Datec engaged Margaret Goody as our HR Consultant for PNG market for a year from mid-2017.  She came on board when the HR business unit was performing poorly.  She was instrumental in the search, transition and coaching of our new HR Manager. Margaret is an experienced, practical HR professional who listened to our diverse team of people, identified deep-rooted problems and provided sensible recommendations to address many HR-related issues. Margaret is always cheerful, candid and wonderful to work with. Would recommend her any organisation which require professional HR services.

Stanley, CEO
Datec 

 

Electus Recruiting

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
Electus Recruiting

Embrace Life

We have been working with Margaret Goody from Akyra for almost 2 years now and I find the relationship invaluable. As a small business that has grown into a medium size business, we have faced many challenges getting our HR strategies, policies and procedures right. We have the Akyra services on monthly retainer and have utilised their policy and procedure manuals to ensure we meet industry and fair work standards. Margaret has worked closely with our practice manager and knowing we have her to gleam information from whenever we need it is really reassuring. Not sure what we would do without her now!

Sharon Armstrong, Director
Embrace Life

Hickey Lawyers

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
Hickey Lawyers

Hornibrook Bus Lines

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.

Tim Coach, Qld Operations Manager,
Hornibrook Bus Lines

 

Hudson Global Resources

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.

David Williams, Principal Consultant, Talent Management
Hudson Global Resources

Keolis Downer

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.       

Rolf Mitchell, State Manager Business Qld
Keolis Downer

MACS

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.

 Alison Herring, General Manager
MACS

MS Queensland

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
MS Queensland

 

Open Minds

And thanks for your continued prompt and professional response to each aspect of the project. You make it very easy to get things done!

Kris Sargeant, CEO
Open Minds

Origin Energy

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
Origin Energy

Queensland Gaskets

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.

 

Carl Quarterman, Business Owner and Manager
Queensland Gaskets

Regional Development Australia Moreton Bay

Akyra Strategy & Development provided an exceptional level of advice and guidance to Regional Development Australia Moreton Bay to manage the revision of the organisation's HR policies and procedures. This included the provision of strategies and templates to support the implementation and management of the organisation's HR responsibilities, by non-HR professionals!

Andrew Quain, Executive Officer
Regional Development Australia Moreton Bay
 

Safe Places

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
Safe Places

 

 

 

Stanwell Corporation

Akyra always provides high quality service - taking time to understand the needs of the business and then delivering.

Brett Smith, HR Manager
Stanwell Corporation

Tunstall Healthcare

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

United Grand Lodge of Queensland

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

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