Boyd HR was established in 1999

The vision was very simple. Having worked for large American Multinationals in different business sectors & enjoying the luxury of exposure to ‘leading-edge thinking & best practice’, Michael wanted that small businesses, initially in Donegal & the North West, would also benefit.

Mindful that 90% of all people employed in the North West work in organisations of less than ten staff, he realised that most Clients could not justify having a dedicated HR Specialist. Today, Boyd HR bring ‘leading-edge thinking & best practice in people management’ to our Clients on an outsourced basis. We are their HR Department.

We effectively partner with our Clients in ensuring their business success.

Our Team Members

Michael Boyd

Managing Director

Sabrina Price

Account Manager

Nicola Gallagher

Account Manager

Noel Heavey

HR Administrator

What Clients Say About Us!

The rules, regulations and laws of employment are an ever-evolving sector of industry with which all employers must acquaint themselves, keep up to date and adhere to. As a business owner and employer in residential care, having the time required to do so can be onerous and take me away from concentrating my skill and expertise in the operational areas in which I’m most qualified and prefer to spend my time, which is caring for my residents, Michael and his partners at Boyd HR in Letterkenny have enabled me to do this and given me the confidence to know that I and, importantly, my employees are receiving up to date, qualified and professional advice. Boyd HR has advised me on many personnel matters from Employment Law, contracts of employment, mediation and, disciplinary issues. Senior members of my staff have also gained invaluable knowledge and benefits from attending their leadership courses over recent years. I thank and highly recommend Boyd HR for their support to me and my business.

Anne Gallagher Proprietor of Hillcrest House and Lodge, Letterkenny

Michael at Boyd HR has played an invaluable role in building my 2 businesses so successfully over the past 22 years (EMSC Montessori Ltd Letterkenny Co Donegal & Benbulben Creche Ltd Sligo). The excellent support, guidance, empathy, reassurance, professionalism and customer care that I have received from Boyd HR has made operating my businesses so enjoyable, meaningful and successful. Michael has a great calm way of connecting with people and has always advised me with good clear guidance, positivity, reassurance, resulting in great outcomes. Michael’s practical approach gives you great peace of mind. Running a business can be a lonely place but with Boyd HR’s support, you are never on your own. I would strongly recommend Boyd Hr and I can assure you they will be with you all the way.

Maureen Walsh Managing Director, Errigal Montessori School and Creche, Letterkenny

Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce has worked with Boyd HR for a number of years. Recently, they worked with us closely on a complicated personnel matter. They were thorough, efficient, provided us with expert advice and stepped us through a detailed process meticulously. Boyd HR is an expert in their field, offers advice and support but more importantly, works with Clients each step of the way. I would highly recommend Boyd & Associates for their integrity, expertise and efficient approach.

Toni Forrester CEO, Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce

Boyd HR provide an objective and experienced view point and have the capacity to listen to and challenge my thinking in a very constructive way. They have helped us in the repositioning of the business and have supported us through a major change programme. They have a very down to earth and practical approach and the results delivered by Boyd HR exceeded our expectations.

Sean McDermott Managing Director, Kirchhoff Ireland Ltd

When it comes to HR there are lots of companies that talk a good service, but Boyd HR are truly genuine and ‘walk the walk’ with practical feet. Although located up in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, I have immediate access to a dedicated Account Executive who is on hand to enable us to resolve any staffing issues with confidence. Having Boyd HR ‘mind my back’, I can concentrate on running my pharmacy business with confidence. Engaging Boyd HR has proved to be a great business decision for me.

Martin Murphy Kinsella’s Medical Hall, Edenderry

Engaging Boyd HR gives us peace of mind by ensuring that we have all the policies and procedures in place to be compliant with employment legislation. It is also a comfort to know that they are at the end of the phone whenever we need any help or guidance with our HR issues.

Andy Basset Director, Accubook Ltd, Donegal Town

Capture I worked with Michael on a Business Development Programme for a Client of Michael’s. Michael displayed a tremendous capacity to understand the issues facing Owner/Managers, to help them face the issues and to work with them to deliver and implement practical improvement plans.

Jim Cahill Principal, Cahill & Associates, Galway

I have been working in the area of tax and accountancy for over twenty years and during that time business clients have always, without exception, confided details of the difficulties they experience in relation to the management and performance of their staff. As an employer myself, I too have often found the area of human resources and employment legislation quite daunting and somewhat difficult to manage. It is a complex area and it is essential for the protection of your business that you have the correct systems and procedures in place. My decision to engage the services of Boyd HR to assist me in this area has certainly proved to a worthwhile investment towards to development and growth of my business. In addition, assisting our firm in ensuring that the appropriate safeguards are in place for dealing the with the recruitment of staff, Michael Boyd and his team have provided me with some extremely valuable advice in relation to how to effectively deal with challenging issues that sometimes arise within a workplace environment. Michael always provides the right level of guidance that allows me to reach positive outcomes but at the same time ensuring that I take responsibility as the business owner. I have no hesitation in recommending Michael and his team with absolute confidence that the advice and services that Boyd HR provide to business owners will be in their best interests. It is with sincere gratitude that I wish Michael Boyd and his team at Boyd HR, every success in the future development of his business.

Edwin Foley Principal Partner, Edwin Foley & Co. Chartered Accountants, Letterkenny

I am a local pharmacist based in Donegal town for over 40 years and in Mountcharles for over seven years. In February 2015, after contacting you for advice on a staffing issue, you came to our home (a private venue) and were able to advise in a factual, concise, point by point basis that enabled me to approach the staff member in question with confidence knowing I am versing my concerns in the correct way that will not cause offence yet they are able to understand what I want going forward. I was so impressed by your expertise, I knew I needed for my organisation, a full review of my staff employment contracts. Again, you visited our home to discuss, confidentially, our staff on a case by case basis in relation to hours worked, rate of pay, holidays due, what to do in case of bank holidays and lots more. To finish, we met again in your office in Letterkenny to finally get everything exact. What was produced were excellent staffing contracts, a staff handbook, and for me, a confidence that as an employer I am doing everything by the letter of law. I had a very recent staff incident that on your verbal advice (at 10.15 pm) followed up by written advice the following morning at 8.45 am, I was able to approach the staff member in question on opening at 9.15 am and solve the incident knowing what and what not to say. Michael, I have used your professional advice and Human Resource service for years now and I am extremely satisfied with your services. I would class Boyd HR as an emergency service that you do not appreciate until you need it, and thus with confidence that I can recommend Boyd HR to fellow employers. Wishing you and the team at Boyd HR the much-deserved success going forward.

Joe Britton Managing Director, Britton’s Pharmacy, Donegal Town

I had the unfortunate experience of dealing with a dishonest employee which led to a dismissal and eventually to a court case. During the case it was noted that the fair and equitable manner in which we carried out the investigation in accordance to advice and support from Boyd HR was to be commended and that due to the diligence and professionalism the facts of the case were irrefutable. I would like to thank Michael and his team for their support and advice during this issue.

Tom Murray Owner, Murray’s Pharmacies, Donegal

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