• People management
• Contracts of employment
• Disciplinary and grievance
• Performance management
• Absence management
• Redundancy management
• TUPE transfers
• Employee surveys
• Training and development
• Health and safety
HR Advisor, Derri Moran won Rising Star of the Year, at the Midlands Service Excellence Awards 2019. This well-deserved award comes as a result of her hard work and dedication to our clients. After finishing her CIPD Level 5 qualification, this is a great achievement for her and we know that she will continue to shine.
Derri Moran, HR Assistant, has been nominated for Apprentice of the Year in the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce Awards 2017. The award is to celebrate successful apprentices in business.
Molly Alcock, won ‘Apprentice of The Year’ at the Warwickshire Employee of the Year Awards back in 2016. Molly says “My apprenticeship has been very rewarding for me in so many ways. I can see my own achievements and development, but to have so many other people see them too makes it even more special. I’m thrilled to have won this award.”
Tracey Hudson, won the West Midlands Regional Forward Ladies 2016 award in the category ‘SME Emerging’. She was recognised for her dedication to her business and its success.
The HR Dept South Warwickshire has also been recognised within The HR Dept network and has won a ‘Collaboration Award’ as well as the ‘Growth Award’.
Lucy Whatsize won Apprentice of the Year 2018 at the Coventry and Warwickshire First Young Pro Awards. Lucy was recognised for her outstanding development as she works towards completing her apprenticeship.
Meet the team
Tracey Hudson is our Executive Director. Tracey is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD) and holds a Masters degree in Strategic Human Resource Management. She has a wealth of HR experience having previously worked in larger corporates as well as SME businesses. She started The HR Dept in Warwickshire in 2005 and enjoys proactively supporting SME’s with their people issues. Tracey has built a strong commercial understanding of business challenges which is why the team always take a pragmatic approach to HR issues.
Sarah joined the HR Dept in 2013 as an experienced, CIPD qualified HR professional who has worked in a variety of businesses and sectors during her career. Sarah understands the challenges facing small to medium sized businesses and has a practical and commercial approach to HR along with experience of dealing with complex cases.
Sarah is Managing Director of The HR Dept South Warwickshire, North Warwickshire, Rugby and North Derbyshire and is responsible for leading the business, ensuring exceptional service to our clients as well as providing our retained clients with advice on complex cases.
Business Development Director
Jacqui Murtough has worked for The HR Dept since 2011. As Business Development Director for the HR Dept South Warwickshire, she is responsible for raising the profile of the business and bringing in new clients who need the expertise of the HR Dept. With over 25 years’ experience working for SMEs in the area, Jacqui understands the difficulties faced by small businesses. She is passionate about business owners having access to high quality advice and ensuring their businesses are protected.
Tom provides the people development side of the HR Dept’s proposition.
With a degree in psychology, a master’s degree in executive coaching and a wealth of experience of working in the SME sector, Tom is ideally placed to respond to all coaching and people development requirements.
In addition, Tom has a flair for organisational culture change. This involves exploring and assessing the current culture, helping organisations envision the culture they want and then working with them to realise that vision for the future.
Tom sees the work that he does with clients of The HR Dept as a positive way of promoting successful employee engagement and great organisational communication. In doing this Tom feels that he helps SME leaders to create cultures in which many of the people problems that can derail the profitability and growth of companies are avoided.
Milena joined the team in June 2019 as Business Co-ordinator for The HR Dept North Derbyshire, South and North Warwickshire and Rugby. Milena has many years’ experience of working in support and co-ordination roles, amongst them working as a wedding and events co-ordinator and a PA in a busy accountancy practice.
Milena’s main duties are looking after clients’ tribunal insurance renewals and projects to support the business.
Trainer and Coach
Helen provides a variety of workshops at the HR Dept. She is an experienced trainer, facilitator and women’s coach.
Helen has personally trained hundreds of SME business owners to improve their personal effectiveness, communication and presentation skills. She is inspired to help individuals understand and improve themselves, and as a result, to feel more empowered.
As a women’s coach she specialises in confidence and impactful leadership whilst avoiding burnout.
Business Development Executive
Vickie joined the HR Dept family in September 2021. As Business Development Executive covering three HR Dept offices (North Warwickshire, Rugby, Southam and Daventry and North Derbyshire), she is responsible for engaging with business owners to identify potential HR requirements and providing guidance on the best solution to meet their needs.
With over 25 years of working within the hospitality arena, 5 of which were as a small business owner herself, Vickie really understands the challenges faced by many start-ups and SME’s and the importance of having robust HR processes in place, protecting businesses against potential litigation.
In addition, with 5 years’ experience working for a national training provider, Vickie recognises the benefits of having a upskilled and motivated workforce and the impact this can have on building high performing teams.
Vickie is delighted to be supported by a team of highly skilled HR Specialists who offer a personal, professional service that prevents people problems and improves bottom line profits.
Kelly joined the team in June 2021 to create and lead the marketing strategy to enable further business opportunities and increase brand awareness for The HR Dept North and South Warwickshire, North Derbyshire, and Rugby.
Kelly is a creative marketeer with extensive knowledge spanning over 10 years, specialising in B2B, B2C and ecommerce businesses.
Kelly looks after all areas of marketing, including website content, SEO, email campaigns, social media, and events, while continually analysing areas of productivity and result driven activity.
Connie joined the team in May 2022 as a HR Assistant having previously worked in the customer service industry. She is excited to develop her HR career with us and will be enrolling on a CIPD course to gain her Level 3 and 5 qualifications.
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