Nynas South Africa Pty Ltd has engaged the services of HR Synthesis since March 2014. Nicole Ramjee has been our dedicated B-BBEE Consultant who manages our Skills Development and Employment Equity (compiles and submits our annual EEA2 and EEA4 reports ) portfolio as well. As our Skill Development Facilitator (SDF), Nicole has implemented our first learnership programme which included the recruitment of learners, sourcing the training provider and lodging all documentation with the Seta. The B-BBEE services provided include providing fit for purpose B-BBEE solutions, whilst ensuring that all documentation for the B-BBEE audit is in place. She has been working with the Nynas team to track and monitor our progress on BEE, across all pillars of the scorecard. She also assists us with B-BBEE scenario planning and baseline assessments.
HR Synthesis understands our environment and provides solutions that are tailored made for our operations providing good value. Nicole is knowledgeable, reliable and efficient and we are delighted with her quality of work.
Area General Manager (Turkey, Eastern Europe, Russia & Africa)
Nynas South Africa Pty Ltd
HR Synthesis is an integral partner to Lexmark International SA Pty Ltd in terms of Transformation, B-BBEE, Compliance and HR. The B-BBEE solutions that were provided and implemented in 2019 enabled our business to optimize our B-BBEE rating. HR Synthesis designed our 2020 B-BBEE Strategy and is assisting us with the implementation of the outlined solutions. As our Skills Development Facilitator, Nicole Ramjee works closely with the leadership team to provide PIVOTAL skills solutions as well as submits the annual WSP/ATR. She manages our Employment Equity programme, designed our EE Plan and submits our EE report. She has been responsible for job architecture and supported the changing organizational structure. Nicole Ramjee has partnered with our business and provides a hands on, personalized service to the leadership team and employees alike. Nicole has been coaching, empowering and enabling individuals and teams to increase their effectiveness and performance. She works very well with all team members across the organization and partners closely with our global HR Manager. She can be relied upon to get the job done and more. Nicole has been a trusted advisor to the Country Manager and myself.
Lexmark International SA Pty Ltd
HR Synthesis, represented by Nicole Ramjee regularly provides Human Resources consulting services to the MLC Group, with specific reference to Industrial Relations. Nicole has the ability to swiftly determine the root of the problem and deals with it expeditiously. She has the confidence to communicate with and influence stakeholders at all levels, from support staff members to top end executives. Her personalised, yet objective approach allows one to count on her for insightful guidance and forthright, though not offensive, advise. Nicole has extensive knowledge of all aspects of Human Resources management as well as the regulatory environment it operates in. She has implemented a governance structure in terms of Health and Safety for our organization. Her recommendations are always extremely practical and combined with the step by step support offered she makes it easy to implement. Nicole is a pleasure to work with and the professional consultancy services offered by HR Synthesis are highly recommended.
Group Corporate Administrator (Associate)
I started working with the company and Nicole almost 2 years ago.
Nicole has always been available to assist my team with all our HR needs and requirements. All our calls, email messages are answered in a professional manner, and she provides us with her expert advice and the best possible way to approach HR matters. Nicole comes to the office for meetings and Disciplinary hearings with the employees when needed.
She helped us a lot in explaining the right process, provided us with the relevant documents and followed up with us until the matter was resolved.
I feel we are in good hands that can protect and support us. I have recommended her services to several of my colleagues and friends.
I can highly recommend the services of Nicole. She can definitely add value to any company.
Blonde Brick (Upbeat Media)
Nicole Ramjee from HR Synthesis has been assisting our company for the past 5 years. Moves for Life is a middle sized NPO in the education field obtaining CSI funding to work in schools and communities to make an impact. Nicole played a big role in the establishing of our organisational design, recruitment and company policies. Our Human Resources department consulted her with regards to Industrial relations where she advised and gave trusted guidance with labour disputes, employees, disciplinary matters and retrenchments.
Our experience of Nicole is that she has a wealth of HR knowledge and knows how to advise a company/organisation in order to handle difficult situations with ease. Her assistance and advice are sound and easy to implement. She was very patient with us as a growing new organisation and that gave us the needed stability to build and grow. Her role in our development was of great value and we would not have been able to establish ourselves without her role and help. We have a very good working relationship with her. She is reliable and efficient. She spent personal time with every staff member – from top management to the staff in the field, and coached us all. She assisted with many issues on various levels. She also facilitated group sessions with good control and her presentations were practical. We are using it in our day to day running of the organisation. Nicole is very professional in her actions and engagement. I recommend her with the greatest confidence as a service provider.
Amanda Fourie - General Manager
Moves for Life
I worked with Nicole for 3 years at the South African Institute of International Affairs, Nicole has been an exceptional mentor to me. Her kindness, willingness to share her own experiences and wisdom while listening closely, are all qualities that I’ve learned from. Beyond that, she has always tried to help me become a better version of myself. Her constant support even after we no longer work together has been invaluable. The best moments we have had are when she shared her personal and professional life struggles and that made me realize how we were similar in so many ways. Our regular conversations helped me grow, immensely both personally and professionally. On a professional level HR Synthesis set up the entire HR function in 2010 providing a sound governance and compliance platform whilst providing ongoing HR consulting support. Nicole was responsible for the HR Strategy, managed organizational design and change management projects, implemented a leadership development programme, but more importantly was a trusted advisor to the Directors and a pillar of strength to the employees. Nicole is extremely professional and is always willing to go above and beyond what is required, I would highly recommend others to make use of HR Synthesis.
The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)