Clients & Testimonials
Most of our clients have been serviced by PCS team members for most of the last decade. This reflects the critical importance PCS places on fulfilling and mutually-rewarding business partnerships.
Workplace relations lawyers and advisers do not need to specialise their attention on any specific industry as similar issues arise in people management across a range of industries.
Our clients range from large multinational businesses, Commonwealth and State government agencies and statutory-owned corporations, professional service firms, labour hire companies, and small-medium sized enterprises. We also have an Executive & Talent practice that assists executives, senior employees and media personalities in negotiating their contracts and also advising them on their rights and obligations when their employment comes to an end.
Our innovative approach to billing and costs allows us to formulate a service package for you that ensures you are getting genuine value.
We are happy to provide specific referees from existing clients upon request in addition to the testimonials available on our website.
We have worked with Joydeep Hor (and the team at People + Culture Strategies) on a variety of workplace relations projects and legal issues including in relation to the complex area of employment contracts and restraints as well as the development and rollout of a national policy and training program for workplace behaviour.Joydeep has a practical and commercial approach.
As a presenter, Joydeep is particularly effective in creating a staff training environment for senior and junior staff where the message gets through.
Joydeep provides more than legal advice – he is a partner in HR strategy – and we highly recommend Joydeep and his firm as a leader in contemporary workplace relations in Australia.
Graeme Fowler, Managing Director
Integrated Legal Holdings Ltd
I’m loving the Legal Basics for Emerging HR Professionals 4 Part series. It’s a brilliant refresher with access to real experts in their field in a smaller group setting that allows plenty of time for individual questions. This course is a great way to pick up the latest nuances and changes in law and practice.
Gateway Community Health is a small not-for-profit Company. We do not have the resources to employ specific IR/Legal personnel. We have used the services of People + Culture Strategies to assist us in managing sensitive industrial issues. The advice, assistance and expertise provided has been invaluable in leading us through the complexity of the IR/legal arena. The advice we received was timely, considered and sound. I feel very confident that our company’s interests are protected by People + Culture Strategies.
Leonard Peady, Chief Executive Officer
Gateway Community Health
Schenker has been partnering with Joydeep and other members of the PCS team for nearly a decade on its workplace relations legal matters. In addition to representing us nationally in various courts and tribunals he has conducted numerous training programs for our business (particularly with a view to improving our line management capability). He is well-respected (and trusted) by our CEO and senior managers and has added enormous value to me personally as a sounding-board on often complex and sensitive employment issues.
Yvonne Villinger, GM Human Resources
Employment law is a complicated area, regularly changing and with multiple overlays at the many different layers of government. Joydeep has the wonderful gift of being able to distill this complex regulatory environment into a language that we can all access. Joydeep has set a new standard for us in the quality of interactions we look for in a legal firm. He is not just ‘the lawyer’, he is a partner for our business.
Catherine Pemberton, Corporate Affairs Director Pacific Region
The Wrigley Company
Joydeep Hor has provided wise counsel to our firm and our clients for several years.
Joydeep has an excellent understanding of business and human capital trends. He
delivers timely and cost-effective results. A great adviser to have on your side!
Luke Heath, CEO
Chandler Heath Recruitment
I have worked with Joydeep Hor since 2001 and have taken his services with me across two companies. I continue to benefit from his on-going legal support, advice and training. His communications skills with all levels of the business are exceptional and his sessions always attract positive feedback. I strongly recommend Joydeep’s input to add value to your entire team/Company and moreover, to help resolve issues when you need that extra assistance.
Director, Broadcast TV Services & HR
Premier Media Group, (FOX SPORTS)
I have worked with Joydeep Hor on various projects and complex legal disputes over a period of 4 years and can understand why he is considered one of the leaders in his field.
As General Counsel of an international blue chip organisation, I need fast, efficient advice and most importantly, I need it to be right.
One of the most impressive qualities of working with someone like Joydeep is his varied experience and knowledge, which enables him to approach each issue with a commonsense and commercial approach so as to minimise risk and ensure a commercially viable outcome each time.
As clients, we sometimes need firm counsel to focus us and ensure we are approaching matters commercially rather than emotively, and Joydeep, although always respectful of the client relationship, is also strong enough to ensure he is providing you with what you need to hear as apposed to what you want to hear.
We have also used Joydeep to rollout various large national and transnational projects including workplace behaviour and performance management systems.
Amongst other facets of these projects preparation and delivery of tailored training programs is definately one of Joydeep’s greatest strengths.
He is by far the most effective presenter I have ever worked with, making his presentations interesting, on point and impactful.
Our staff always enjoyed his training sessions and they seem to always “get it.”
Above all, Joydeep is actually a really down to earth and nice person which makes working with him even easier.
I have great confidence in Joydeep’s counsel and highly recommend him to anyone wanting an experienced, highly competent lawyer which will always ensure the best commercial outcome in the circumstances every time.
Maria Zoras-Christo, General Counsel
Virgin Active has been working with Joydeep for the last three years having moved our work to him from another firm based on his assistance to us in rethinking our approach to regulation of our workforce. Since that time we have worked closely with Joydeep and Nichola as we have continued to grow in Australia. Both Joydeep and Nichola have consistently demonstrated and respected the uniqueness of our brand and our approach to people management. They have combined an awareness of the relevant legislative framework with acutely commercial advice.
Nerida Wolfers, Head of HR
I have known and worked with Joydeep since his time at Freehills. During my 5yrs with Wolters Kluwer we were moving through some pretty big cultural and structural changes that required a business partner rather than just a solicitor. Joydeep always managed to provide me with expert legal counsel but understood that it always had to be focussed on delivering the best outcome for the business. I valued his judgement and input into the decisions that were made for our business. I would recommend his services to any company that is looking for a business partner in managing the risks of running a business as opposed to just another lawyer providing you with legal advice.
Rani Hammond, Vice President Human Resources
I have had a long and rewarding association with Joydeep for many years. I have always been impressed with his integrity, ethics, ability to see issues from different directions and his outstanding ability to understand the culture of the organisation he is being engaged by. These are attributes that are critical for long standing and mutually beneficial business partnerships. Joydeep brings originality to the table when an organisation is looking to explore various options. Joydeep is not a lawyer that tells you why you can’t do things – he is a lawyer and business partner that advises on culture and strategy that will actually assist the organistion to achieve its objectives.
Brian Peters, Principal
Human Capital Dimensions
To be honest, as an HR professional, who has been in the game a long time, I would not use anyone else here in Sydney. I have the utmost faith in Joydeep and his team of experienced Industrial Relations Specialists, Solicitors and Lawyers.