Its been an amazing two years for KD Recruitment and we are now pleased to announce that we have teamed up with JD HR Consultancy to be able to offer our clients bespoke HR Advice and Guidance as well as supporting them with their training needs.

Joanna Dodds, MCIPD has been working as a HR professional for over 20 years, and more recently has been the HR Director for a growing organisation based locally in the Scarborough area. She set up JD HR over 10 years ago and has successfully supported businesses of all sizes across both the public and private sector within the region.

During her extensive career, Joanna has been involved in a number of HR initiatives including:

  • Improving Working Lives and implementing National Pay Banding reviews
  • Developing and implementing HR Policies and Procedures to meet the needs of the business.
  • Joanna was part of a team who developed a nationally recognised sickness absence management policy which resulted in an overall reduction of sickness absence rates
  • Numerous TUPE transfer and redeployment situations

JD HR are looking to work with our clients and offer support on a range of HR issues; from developing and reviewing HR policies and procedures, contractual changes and staff handbooks; to dealing with any investigations, grievances and disciplinaries as well as developing HR strategies to be able to deal with the ever-changing demands of a business. They can also provide support with any training and development needs.

Joanna has said “I’m really excited to be working alongside Kelly at KD recruitment. Together we can support businesses in effective recruitment right through to ensuring robust HR processes and training are in place. Both Kelly and myself have the same ethos and are focused on providing a personal and responsive professional service that is bespoke to a business’s individual needs”.

If you would like any further information on how JD HR may be able to support your business then please contact our office on 01723 313505 or email Kelly (