Freelance HR Consultant helping your business to grow through your people.
I have 18 years’ experience in HR, leadership and management, and organisational development in a range of environments, and I am level 7 CIPD qualified. Organisational growth is a passion of mine, and I do that through developing individuals and culture, whether implementing HR in a small business, or supporting growth through acquisitions as a Group HR Manager. I chose the humble beanstalk to symbolise great things that result from small beginnings.
I have strong employment relations skills – there’s not much in HR that I haven’t faced and I’m hard to shock – and I’ve a high level of knowledge on all things employment law and best practice. I’m a certified HR geek and am continually updating my knowledge and skills.
I believe people are the key to organisational success, and that business and people practices are more effective when they are aligned with the organisational vision and values.
When I’m not working or studying I’ll be hanging out with my two sons, my partner and our tortoise, or trying to keep fit. I’ve been a slow jogger for years and have just branched out into cricket as the boys love it and I thought if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em! – according to them I’m uncoachable, but I’m loving being part of a women’s team and learning new skills.
HR audits and starter packages.
Key policies, processes and documents.
Recruitment and selection.
Onboarding and offboarding.
Employee relations including disciplinary, grievance and appeal investigations and hearings
TUPE, restructure and redundancy. Mediation.
Strategy - EDI, CSR, attraction and retention, wellbeing, employee engagement, change, employer branding.
Absence, capability and performance management. Line manager development.
Beanstalk HR is here to put the basics in place (even before you welcome your first employee) to support you with all aspects of people management
take care of all your employee relations issues and deliver large or small projects like recruitment selection, management training and talent strategy.
Your vision for your business is Beanstalk’s mission – achieved through providing pragmatic, professional, good value people solutions tailored to your organisation and nurturing and developing your humans to be happy and effective beans.
Keys to success like great culture and employee engagement needn’t be the preserve of large organisations with big budgets – whether you have one employee or 1000, no matter how small or large the work I do for you. I apply my expertise to ensure quality and compliance with employment law, saving your managers’ valuable time and mitigating the risks of: workplace conflict, grievances and litigation high employee turnover
poor employee motivation and performance. I champion inclusivity, diversity, employee engagement, and involvement. This doesn’t mean we don’t have difficult conversations or difficult decisions to make, but we do these things with dignity and compassion.
HEY Yvette, WHY DID YOU JOIN
THE NORTHERN AFFINITY?
I've been following for a little while and have a friend (Helen Byram) who is a partner. I've only just started to dip my toe in networking as it's the first time I've run my own business.