What Our Clients Say

We have had the opportunity to work on many varied and challenging projects.  Here are some of the things our Clients have said (independently posted by them through LinkedIn):

“Christina is by far the best investigator and mediator we have engaged to assist with a sensitive and difficult workplace issue. The professional, comprehensive and structured approach even challenged and caused us to reflect on the way we thought through these sensitive issues. Christina provided a report with a succinct executive summary which captured all the key elements for consideration and findings and then supported each in a structured and methodical way including representation of governing legislation. I would highly recommend Christina to anyone needing a first class investigator/mediator”.  Ian Hedges, General Manager People, Hanson Heidelberg Group

“Working with Christina was a delight. Practical and professional at all times – but also highly independent. Christina was able to manage a complex issue and help create a workable solution going forward”.  Steven Murphy, General Manager People & Culture, Tourism Australia

“I recently engaged Christina to carry out an internal investigation, which she conducted in a very professional and sensitive manner. Her report was well-written and very comprehensive. I would highly recommend Christina as an investigator”. Helen Fleming, University Secretary and General Counsel, University of Western Sydney

“We have engaged Christina on numerous occasions on behalf of a variety of clients, both as mediator and as investigator. She is thorough, extremely professional and always calm even in difficult and sensitive situations. She writes excellent reports, understands how to handle the subtlety of issues including legal privilege, and delivers in a timely fashion. I highly recommend Christina”.  Jacquie Seeman, Partner at Thomson Geer 

“We recently engaged Christina to assist in an investigation / mediation matter. Christina worked with us to develop a customised approach which aligned with the culture of our organisation and had the potential to get the best result. Christina delivered her services at a record pace, communicating with us at every step. Christina was responsive and professional and worked with us to get a positive outcome”. Kate Britt, Director, People & Culture, Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation

“Christina recently assisted with a sensitive matter. I found her to be highly professional, objective and skilled. She was a delight to work with”. Kate Gatti, Human Resources Manager Legal, Seven Network

“Christina recently completed an investigation for us – it was efficient, thorough and very professional. Both the complainant and respondent made similar remarks, which is strong praise, given the challenging circumstances”. Jenny Elliott, Director, Melanoma Institute Australia

“I recently used Christina for a sensitive mediation and she was absolutely terrific. She responded immediately to the difficult problem faced between senior employees, facilitated a good resolution and achieved a timely outcome. I would highly recommend her”. Simone Whetton, Special Counsel, Clayton Utz

“I worked with Christina in Mediation recently and I was impressed by her ability to create an excellent outcome in a limited amount of time. I would definitively recommend Christina in any difficult mediation as she will come out with a positive result in the most challenging of circumstances”. Paula Liverani Brooks, Head of Human Resources, Philips Australia

“Christina is an exceptionally skilled Mediator who demonstates abundant objectivity, insight, perserverence and integrity in her work”. Simon Willshire, Group General Manager Human Resources, Caltex Australia

“We used Christina to facilitate a number of sessions with a number of members of the team to establish clarity of purpose, expectation and personal goals with great result”. Russell Cuttler, Executive General Manager Operational Services, John Holland

“Christina recently provided valued assistance in conducting a mediation between two employees, resulting in a mutually beneficial outcome. The wellbeing of our employees is important to our organisation, and both parties commented favourably on Christina’s involvement and the mediation process.  We would have no reservation in engaging her for similar work in the future, or in recommending Christina’s services”.  Nicole Barclay, People & Culture, Insurance Australia Group (IAG) Limited

“Through her pragmatic and empathetic approach, Christina achieved an outstanding result for a sensitive and high-level Mediation. Both parties have chosen to continue with Christina’s support through one-on-one executive coaching, which is testament to the trust she was able to establish and the professionalism with which she undertook this challenging assignment. I would highly recommend Christina”. Peter Lim, Company Secretary & General Counsel, Caltex Australia Petroleum Pty Ltd 

“Christina is an astute, commercial and supportive consultant who helped my team out during an investigation. Christina was able to understand, analyse and investigate the facts very quickly, generating recommendations to improve our business processes. I was very impressed by Christina’s HR, investigation, consulting and continuous improvement capabilities and would be delighted to thoroughly recommend her services to any employer“. Jennifer Todd-Wilson, Human Resources Director at Xylem Inc

“We have engaged with Christina twice for 2 different and complex assignments, the most recent being for an interstate high-level facilitated discussion. The results exceeded our expectations and all parties were very pleased with the professional, friendly and expeditious manner in which these results were achieved“. Hena Jaiwaid, HR Business Partner (International) at Allscripts

“Christina consistently produces outstanding results. She somehow manages to bring about the best outcomes where others would fail. And in doing this, she always works well with all with whom she comes into contact, deservedly gaining their trust and admiration. Be it Mediation, Investigations, 360 degree reviews, or any form conflict resolution, I would recommend Christina without reservation!” Charles Christian, Investor c/o Credit Suisse

“Christina has worked with King Furniture since October 2010. She is an expert in her field, highly motivated and very result focused. Her experience and communication skills are excellent. She is a great asset to our company and I hope to be working with Christina for many years”.  Renata Bayer-Volf, General Manager, King Furniture 

“I have hired Christina on 2 occasions. The first engagement was to undertake analysis of the services provided by STS regional offices and to recommend Change Management strategies to facilitate an expansion in services. The subsequent report was very comprehensive and insightful, and contained a number of recommended strategies which are currently being considered as part of a broader review of STS operations.  The second assignment was to conduct 360 Degree reviews of nominated Regional Managers. Christina did a great job with these reviews. All participants commented on her professionalism and highlighted that the experience had been positive. This was no small achievement given that performance review is not a feature of the existing culture. The Summary Report that I received from Christina has also proved useful for planning related development activities”. Chris Davis, State Training Services, NSW Department of Education and Communities

“Christina has been a great asset to our business and has helped us in many areas we were generally weak in. I highly recommend her”.  John Winning, CEO, The Winning’s Group

“Christina provided great assistance to our organisation displaying professionalism, integrity and a commitment to achieve positive outcomes in challenging circumstances”. Ian Jarman, Chief Operations Officer, Australian Water Association

“Christina recently conducted 360 degree reviews for Buel’s Executive Team both in Sydney and in Gladstone. I was very impressed with her delivery. This is the first review I have ever had in my life and most certainly the first 360. There were no surprises and ultimately it was a great opportunity to focus on areas of improvement. I have already recommended this type of review (and strongly suggested that Christina conduct them) to other Business Owners and Managers”. Stephen Ashworth, Managing Director, Buel Pty Ltd

“Christina is a highly professional and capable HR and change management specialist. She delivers practical solutions to a wide variety of people related issues in a down to earth way whilst fostering strong and warm relationships with everyone she comes in contact with. I can’t recommend her highly enough”.  David Pointon, Managing Director, Fast Meetings Co.

“There are three independent services that are critical to successfully managing any organisation. They are: Legal; Accounting/Financial; and Human Resources. As the Chief Executive Officer of a non-listed, public company, and a senior manager for various organisations, I have had the opportunity to work with a number of professionals providing the above services. It is without reservation that I give this testimonial for Christina Grover, Managing Director, HR Spectrum. Christina has been involved with two specific human resource issues for this organisation. Both have been handled professionally and expeditiously”. Michael Maas, CEO, Campus Central

“Christina has had at least three contracting assignments with our HR team and is great to come in and deliver an HR project, working directly with senior managers, or delivery of training style workshops. Chris is someone we would always consider for future opportunities”.  Geoff Martin, Director – WIB People team, Westpac Institutional Bank

“Christina is a thoroughly professional operator in the HR space. Her skill set ranges from identifying gaps in legal compliance to assisting employers develop an improved workplace culture and correctly releasing employees who cannot manage to meld into the businesses’ operating ethos. Clients appreciate her skill and dedication in meeting their goals”.  Warwick Ryan, Partner (Employment Law), Swaab Attorneys

“Every client I’ve referred Christina to has raved about her approach, flexibility and attitude. Christina is a skilled HR practitioner who is a pleasure to recommend”.  Emma Walsh, Director, Changing Places HR Services

“Christina has a very broad range of knowledge in a wide variety of HR topics. This allowed her to understand our situation and to recommend and then implement appropriate programs. The results were immediate and our staff retention and engagement improved.  Alex Baburin, Head R&D, Integrated Research Ltd

“Recently we hired Christina Grover at HR Spectrum to review our employment documentation. Christina provided us with excellent suggestions whilst ensuring our compliance with the new legislation. I can highly recommend Christina to any SME business”. Rick Polito, Managing Director, AXSAPT Pty Ltd

“Christina added immense value to my Marketing team at a crucial time. Appliances Online was growing at warp speed and we needed structure and experience in our HR strategy. Christina provided this and more. Over and above this, Christina worked with a genuine smile and was able to gel with key personal quickly. I would recommend Christina to any organisation that needs strategic advice in the area of HR. I would engage her without hesitation.”  James Fleet, Marketing Director, Appliances Online

“Chris, the candidate rang back today and accepted the position – thank you for all your assistance, it was really a load off having your help throughout the recruitment process. I would still like your assistance in on-boarding this new candidate. Please call me to discuss the next steps”.  Alex Cope, Director, Magellan Company 

“Christina and I have worked closely together to implement a number of key projects at The Winnings Group (a client of Swaab Attorneys) . The HR function at Winnings runs smoothly and efficiently under Christina’s watch. Her professional and pragmatic approach is an asset to Winnings”. Brendan Taylor, Solicitor, Swaab Attorneys 

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