Our Clients - The HR Dept

HR Dept Logo.png

HR Advice is something most business owners need at some stage, but many of our clients find it hard to find practical help that's relevant for them. So we're delighted to let you know about The HR Dept. Not only do they offer HR advice, but they are a franchise, so the owners appreciate the challenges of owning and working in your own business.

The HR Dept is growing in Australia and we'll be happy to connect you with one of their franchisees if you'd like to chat with them about your needs. Alternatively, you can visit their website for more information.

About The HR Dept

In case you'd like to know more about The HR Dept, here's some information from Gemma Tumelty, Managing Director of The HR Dept Australia.

"The HR Dept, was started in the UK in 2002 by Sue Tumelty, offering pragmatic HR advice to small and medium-sized companies.  

Having come from a corporate background, Sue found that the hardest part of setting up the business wasn't the HR side of things, but instead the business aspects and the marketing. So when the original Bristol office began to thrive she began to think how she could help other HR professionals set up quickly and easily under The HR Dept brand. That was the beginning of the story and, to date, Sue and her team have built the business from a small office in Bristol to an international network of 70 franchisees operating in 100 territories.

The HR Dept is now the UK’s largest network of HR professionals providing outsourced HR support to local businesses. Not many SMEs can afford the luxury or actually require a full-time HR presence. Nevertheless, employers still need to understand and comply with ever-changing employment legislation and with our ability to provide tribunal indemnity insurance covering legal expenses and awards, they get true peace of mind. Our vision is to have an expanding network of HR Dept local offices across the UK and Ireland providing local and personal, high quality, cost-effective services to the SME marketplace.

Now having expanded into Ireland and Australia, The HR Dept offering of HR has branched out by offering Health & Safety and reselling services such as employee benefits and HR admin software. Our Australian franchises cover Perth, Sydney and Melbourne and we’re always on the lookout for ambitious HR directors to help build them a business that works for them.

The franchise opportunity from The HR Dept is a complete business-in-a-box, offering sales and marketing training, IT and technical support, business coaching, HR documents and an accountancy package.

Central office supply all franchises with professionally branded HR monthly newsletters that are customisable to each territory, researched blogs and HR documents so you can focus on growing your business, and helping others grow theirs.

We support our HR director franchisees with business coaching to help our franchisees develop, achieve their ambitions and so grow our entire network.

The HR Dept offering means being able to speak to the same person and having on-site support where needed. You're not dealing with a call centre. Our HR directors are in the geographical areas their clients are and our territory model allows our network to collaborate, not compete."

Interested in a HR Dept franchise? Visit their website

Got an HR Question? Contact a HR Dept franchisee

We love working with the HR Dept and supporting their franchisees - and it would be great to see their business expand successfully in Australia. If you like the sound of the franchise we encourage you to contact the franchisor. Please note that before you buy, you must make your own inquiries of the franchise, talk to existing franchisees and seek independent advice. We provide professional services to franchisees but we do not receive commission or any form of remuneration connected with franchise recruitment or sales.