The HR Dept provides employment law and human resources support to small and medium sized businesses just like yours! What makes us different, is that we’re not a call centre – we’re a small team, passionate about helping SMEs thrive through offering pragmatic and personal advice. Our clients include everything from professional services; to full manufacturing sites and everything in between. We support companies with one member of staff to medium sized multinationals with sites in the US and Europe.
How can we help? Our services cover everything to do with employing people – from contracts and policies – to restructures and redundancies.…
We specialise in
- HR Consultancy and Project Management
- Employment law
- Contracts of employment
- Disciplinary and grievance
- Performance management
- Training and development
- Absence management
- Appraisals Process
- Redundancy management
- TUPE transfers
- Employee satisfaction surveys
So, do you like to feel confident that you’re doing all your HR correctly and in the best interests of your business? Get in touch today, and make sure you request your free HR health check!
Over the water to Shropshire for HR work experience
By Shropshire Live Business December 13, 2019
A Shropshire HR consultant has urged people to offer work placements to those from overseas in order to showcase what Shropshire has to offer and to help reduce the skills gap faced by many industries.
Niamh Kelly with her work experience student Róisín McGuinness Níamh Kelly, director of The HR Department Shropshire, welcomed her first work experience student Róisín McGuinness from Ireland.
Ms Kelly said the education system in Ireland allowed students to enjoy a full transition year whereby they can take that academic year to experience different industries and learn about the world of work. The students also enjoy extra curricular activities, volunteering and personal and physical achievements.
Read the full article via Shropshire Live at: https://www.shropshirelive.com/business/2019/12/13/over-the-water-to-shropshire-for-hr-work-experience/
Shropshire businesswoman scoops regional award
By Shropshire Live Business March 11, 2019
Shropshire businesswoman Niamh Kelly has scooped a prestigious award at the Midlands Business Networking Awards.
Niamh, who lives in Shrewsbury, fought off tough competition from across the Midlands to win the ‘Start Up Business of the Year Award’ after launching her Human Resource business, The HR Department – Shropshire – only ten months ago.
Working with SMEs across the County, The HR Dept – Shropshire has rapidly developed a very strong client base of local companies.
Speaking about her success, Niamh said: “I am absolutely delighted to have won this award given the unprecedented level of high calibre nominations across the Midlands.”
“This award is a recognition of the effort and commitment of working with local companies across Shropshire to improve employment relations and ensure policies and procedures are to the highest of standards.”
“I look forward to continuing to work with more Shropshire businesses on all aspects of HR during the next twelve months.”
The Business Networking Awards 2019 – in its seventh year, it is one of the premier business events in the Midlands. The Awards on offer recognises the outstanding achievements of businesses who are members of networking groups.
Read the full article via Shropshire Live at: https://www.shropshirelive.com/business/2019/03/11/shropshire-businesswoman-scoops-regional-award/
Niamh launces HR consultancy
A human resources director with many years of exeprience in the indsutry has launched a new business in Shropshire.
Niamh Kelly has set up The HR Dept Shropshire, offering the full range of HR advice and support to local SMEs on an outsourced, part-time basis.
Ms Kelly will run her new company from offices in Shrewsbury, having spent the last eight years heading up HR operations within the Universities of Birmingham and of Wolverhampton.
During her time at the University of Wolverhampton, she was instrumental in winning national awards run by two daily newspapers, on safeguarding and on advancing staff equality.
Prior to those roles, she was head of HR at Telford and Wrekin Primary Care Trust, until it was decommissioned in 2010.
Her working life started as one of the first cohort of Irish graduate trainees who worked for Marks & Spencer in Greater Manchester, before returning home and working for an HR operations manager for a multinational telecoms company in Dublin from 1998 to 2002.
She said: “I’ve been very lucky in my career, working for some large organisations where I was able to give something back, particularly at the NHS where I could help employees, patients and students.
“I wanted to be able to continue in that vein. Where better to do it than with small organisations where you can help business owners grow, develop and create jobs?
“In my last two jobs at the universities I’ve been working at a very senior level in large organisations. It was great, but I missed the direct link between my work and its impact on the business.
“Since I left, last year, I did some work for The Haven Refuge in Wolverhampton and I realised that it was the kind of work I wanted to do.
“It was in my career plan that I’d take my corporate experience and crystallise that into supporting organisations at a smaller level. The opportunity arose to start The HR Dept and I’ve taken it on.
“On a personal level it’s that interesting combination with a new thing where you’re excited and nervous at the same time.
“There’s an astounding range of organisations around Shropshire – small technology companies, organisations which focus on online services, as well as large rural businesses. Until you delve in, you don’t realise what a hub Shropshire is.”
The HR Dept is an international business, with a network of 71 franchisees providing HR services in 109 territories in the UK, Ireland and Australia. Managing director Gemma Tumelty said: “It’s great to see someone of Niamh’s calibre and experience offering HR services to SMEs in Shropshire. We wish her all the best operating the licence and are sure she will make it a great success.”
Read the full article via Shropshire Biz at: https://www.shropshirebiz.com/news/hr-dept-shropshire
Meet the team
Níamh is an award winning HR professional with 25+ years HR experience at Senior levels in the corporate, public and voluntary sector. With a Masters in Strategic Human Resources; she is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and has built the business through networking and making connections that have benefitted existing and potential clients; and our strategic partners. She specialises in HR Consultancy and HR project management.
Snr HR Consultant
Laura joined us in August 2020, and brings 30 years HR experience gained in a variety of sectors including Third Sector, Manufacturing, Retail and Public Sector. Based in Wrexham, Laura has particular expertise in challenging issues including Disciplinary and Grievances, Redundancy and TUPE. Laura is passionate about helping companies find a solution focused, pragmatic and commercial approach to all their HR needs.
Apprentice HR Consultant
Aleesha joined the team in September 2020. An honours graduate from the University of Wolverhampton, Aleesha was awarded the Oxford University Press Law Prize for outstanding contributions to the Law School including her pro bono work in the University’s Legal Advice Centre. Aleesha specialises in Contracts and Handbooks and has a particular interest in Employee Relations!
Vicky is our newest member of the team, having joined us in May 2021. An Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), she has achieved her Level 5 Diploma in Human Resource Management. Vicky has gained valuable experience as an HR Consultant in a previous role, providing commercial and best practice advice on employment law matters to companies in the manufacturing, hospitality, transport and distribution, and professional services industries. Vicky has a particular interest in employee relation matters and mentoring managers.
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