Who we are

At the HR Dept Exeter we know that the best person to run your business is you, but all too often your time can be frustratingly spent dealing with staffing issues. We can make the difference by taking away those issues, allowing you to focus on growing your business.

We provide HR advice and guidance through a cost effective, professional and efficient service that will be tailored to your Company’s individual needs and will be delivered at a local and personal level. We will tell you what you can do, not what you can’t do!

Whatever your issue, from A-Z, we will be able to help:

  • Absence Management
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Contracts of Employment
  • Disciplinary Matters
  • Employment Law
  • Flexible Working
  • Grievances
  • Health and Safety
  • Industrial Relations
  • Job Descriptions
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Learning and Development
  • Maternity, Paternity, Parental Leave
  • National Minimum Wage
  • Occupational Health
  • Part-time Workers
  • Questions for Interviews
  • Redundancy
  • Staff Surveys
  • TUPE
  • Unfair Dismissals
  • Volunteers
  • Working Time Regulations
  • Xmas Bonus and Other Perks
  • Young Workers
  • Zero Hours Contracts
  • or anything else HR related!

In addition, our Advice Line Service is backed by Tribunal Insurance so if an employee does take you to a Tribunal all your legal costs, and any compensation awarded, would be covered.

We are based in Exeter and some of the areas we cover include:

  • Budleigh Salterton
  • Crediton
  • Cullompton
  • Dawlish
  • Exeter Airport
  • Exminster
  • Exmouth
  • Honiton
  • Ottery St Mary
  • Sidmouth
  • Tedburn St Mary
  • Topsham
  • Whimple
  • Woodbury

Whether you need regular day-to-day advice, support for a one-off project or feel your Company would benefit from a no-obligation HR health check, at no cost to yourself, to review your compliance with employment legislation contact one of the team to find out how the HR Dept Exeter can help you.

Meet the team

Belinda Newton

Director

Belinda heads the team in Exeter and has been with the HR Dept since May 2010. She is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and has over 25 years’ business experience not only as a senior HR professional but also with hands on staff management experience across a wide range of types of businesses, as well as experience of running her own business, so she knows what problems you can face.

Debbie Olver

Senior HR Business Partner

Debbie has been with The HR Dept since February 2018. She is an Associate Member of the CIPD and has 17 years’ experience of working as a generalist HR professional. She has worked in a variety of organisations of all shapes and sizes including private and public sector, charity and other third sector organisations, providing advice and support on the full spectrum of HR topics including employment law, complex employee relations issues, absence management, recruitment and selection, change management, performance management, TUPE and other day to day situations which may arise in the course of employing people.

Florence Hocking

HR Business Partner

Florence has been with The HR Dept since September 2020. She is a CIPD Level 5 qualified HR professional with 10 years’ experience of working in generalist HR roles. She has experience of working across the private, public and charitable sectors, including national brands and smaller businesses.

Elaine Bradford

Business Support Co-ordinator

Elaine has been with The HR Dept since October 2019.  She comes to The HR Dept from a 20 year management background in the hospitality industry.  She supports the day to day running of the business and is often the first point of contact for callers and visitors to the office.  She also works with clients on writing and updating their Employment Contracts and Staff Handbooks.

Jill Clapp

 

Jill joined the team at the beginning of 2015 to help manage the bookkeeping, invoicing and accounts for the HR Dept in Exeter. She has several years’ experience in this field both as employed and self-employed and has been instrumental in the implementation of the Companies new accounting systems and procedures.

Karina Bailey

 

Virtuoso-PA has been happily supporting the HR Dept Exeter with their on-line marketing since April 2014 and Karina is delighted that she is considered part of the Exeter team. She has worked within business administration for over 30 years as an office manager and PA and has been running her own small business for just over 7 years.

Disability Confident Scheme

Partner

The HR Dept Exeter are proud to be part of the “Disability Confident Scheme.”
The scheme supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to your workplace, helping you discover someone your business just can’t do without!

Through Disability Confident, thousands of employers are:
• challenging attitudes towards disability
• increasing understanding of disability
• removing barriers to disabled people and those with long-term health conditions
• ensuring that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations
• drawing from the widest possible pool of talent

The Armed Forces Covenant

Partner

The HR Dept Exeter are proud to be a business which supports the “Armed Forces Covenant.”

A promise from the nation to those who serve or who have served, and their families, which says we will do all we can to ensure they are treated fairly and not disadvantaged in their day-to-day lives.

Looking for expert HR support?

We can help you focus on your business by taking care of all your human resources needs.

 

Let us know how we can help or ask about our free initial HR review.

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