The HR Dept Eastern Suburbs Sydney provides human resources support to small and medium sized businesses just like yours. By choosing to work with us, you’ll have access to expert HR advice and support from Director Esther Colman, an HR professional with over 20 years’ experience across a wide range of industries.
What makes us different?
We’re not a call centre, we’re a small business based in the Eastern Suburbs; local to you and passionate about helping SME’s thrive through offering pragmatic and personal advice to you and your business. We’re here to support local businesses with the everyday people problems that they face.
Esther has over 20 years’ HR generalist experience, holding senior HR roles in both Australia and the UK. She holds a B.Sc. Management Studies degree and a Diploma in HR Management. Esther has worked at a senior management level gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience in areas such as employee relations, performance management, recruitment, training, change management and HR policy and procedure writing. Her experience has given her a solid all-round knowledge of the critical HR generalist issues that businesses face.
A local comprehensive service tailored to your business
Our local and comprehensive HR service comes at a fraction of the cost of hiring an in-house HR professional often employed by larger businesses. Our approach is simple; we’ll really get to really know and understand your business to enable us to find the best and most cost-effective solution. We are passionate about small businesses, and helping them to navigate through complex employment legislation, rules and regulations. We believe that by outsourcing your HR, you’re in a better position to do what you do best and grow your business.
Our core offering is a pay monthly, all-inclusive HR Solutions+ service for businesses wanting an ongoing retained service. As a user of this service you’ll have access to unlimited telephone and email advice. This comes as standard with our Employers Indemnity Insurance; covering costs of any Fair Work proceedings if you’ve followed our advice from the outset.
How can we help?
Our services cover everything to do with employing people and will help you prevent people problems or resolve problems when they do occur. The HR Dept Eastern Suburbs Sydney can assist you with:
• Award interpretation
• Employee letters
• Team / Staff Handbook
• Employment Law
• Employment Agreements (contracts)
• Policies and Procedures
• Training and Development
• Leadership and Management Development
• Performance Management
• Disciplinary and Grievances
• Workplace Investigations
• Remuneration and Employee Benefits
• Deed of Releases
• Restructuring and Redundancy
• Employee Engagement
• Organisational Change Management
• Absence management
• Performance Appraisals
Whether you need regular day-to-day advice, support for a one-off project or you feel your company would benefit for a free no-obligation HR health check, please do get in touch on 0423 326 774 or 02 8052 3355
FURTHER GROWTH FOR THE HR DEPT AS FOUR FRANCHISEES LAUNCH IN PERTH AND SYDNEY
Outsourced human resources specialist The HR Dept has announced the launch of two new franchisees in Sydney as part of its expansion in Australia.
In Sydney, Esther Colman has started in the Eastern Suburbs, while Mhairi Holway is now based in the Northern Beaches area. They join Brad Adams who set up in Lower North Shore when The HR Dept launched in Australia in the autumn of 2017.
Each of the experts will provide high quality expertise for the benefit of local SMEs in their territories which are looking to develop their people strategies, backed by many years of experience working with large and smaller businesses.
The HR Dept, which provides HR advice and support on a personal, local basis to small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) now has nine franchisees operating across Australia.
The growing company is based on the success of a British model which started franchising in 2005 and now has 75 franchisees serving more than 6,000 SMEs in over 100 territories worldwide.
Many of The HR Dept’s franchisees come from a corporate background, choosing to make the change to working in their local business community and run their own operations, offering a personal service.
Esther Colman, who will be working from an office in Randwick, has come from a 20 year career including roles in food, retail and transport.
She said: “I was quite happy in my previous job but, having been in corporate HR roles for 20 years, I was keen to take on a new challenge and get out of my comfort zone.
“Running my own business appeals to me as I will have autonomy to manage my own diary which will provide more flexibility.
“I am quite an extrovert and like building networks, connecting people and helping businesses. The HR Dept franchise ticks all those boxes.
“I want to continue to learn and grow; and in particular understand a lot more about small business owners, what their unique HR issues are and how I can provide practical solutions.
“Having lived in my territory for 18 years, I am very excited about giving back and servicing the community that I know and love. I’m keen to share my knowledge, raise awareness and educate small business owners on how to get the best from their people and turn strategic business goals into people plans.
“I feel a combination of excitement and nerves, which is only natural with any major change. I know I will need to work hard but I am driven to achieve the goals I will set for myself.
“I really like the fact that I will not be entirely on my own and have the support and backing of the franchisor as well as a supportive and growing network of franchisees.”
Gemma Tumelty, Managing Director of The HR Dept Australia, said: “It’s challenging setting up a new business but we have enjoyed significant success over the past 18 months and are delighted to welcome these new franchisees into The HR Dept family.
“We believe our success so far is because there’s nothing else like this in the marketplace. There are off-the-shelf HR options for small businesses but nothing which compares to The HR Dept’s offering of highly expert outsourced advice and support at a price which even a start-up can afford.
“Part of the strength of The HR Dept’s model is that franchisees, while running their own independent businesses, are part of a support network through which they can tap into each other’s knowledge and experience.
“So the more franchisees we take on, the greater our ability to tackle any employment-related situation. It’s great news for the many thousands of SME businesses across Australia and I am confident that each franchise will be a great success.”
And she said that changing working cultures make The HR Dept’s offering all the more relevant for modern businesses: “There are a number of human resources issues impacting modern businesses, from HR technology to gender equality and legislation regarding work practices.
“So in the current economic environment and the society we live in today, having good people processes in place is critical, to ensure employment legislation is adhered to and businesses retain highly skilled employees.”
Notes to editors:
1. Visit hrdept.com.au and www.hrdeptfranchising.com.au for more information.
2. Esther Colman and Gemma Tumelty are both available for interview. Please contact Rupert Janisch to arrange.
Issued by Rupert Janisch, PR Manager, The HR Dept.
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