Employment Law Advisor
Jan 2014 - Present
HRLADY - Director
I help small and medium sized business managers deal with difficult work situations and people, by applying legally compliant HR and ER process. This reduces the hassle, uncertainty and time involved in completing the process. It saves on stress and money too. I work hands on, or behind the scenes.
Jul 2011 - Jan 2014
Electrix - National HR Manager
I was responsible for over 1000 staff and 120+ managers and supervisors, in 18 locations in New Zealand. I helped them deal with everyday HR and ER problems and issues.
This is where I really honed my skills. I did everything from hiring, firing and everything in between and beyond.
May 2008 - Jun 2011
Electrix - National HR Coordinator
My biggest achievement, over and above the daily grind, was the recruitment and relocation of over 60 people from Philippines, UK and South Africa, to the lovely land of Kiwi.
My background is not traditional HR. I think this makes me a much better practitioner, because I’ve worked in finance (so I understand that business must make money), contracts (which is where I first discovered a love of the legal word), and payroll. More recently, working for myself has really made the biggest difference, because I know what most business owners are up against. Most regular HR people lack this knowledge, and it makes them less focused on the bigger picture.
BA Industrial Psychology & Communications
2008 - 2013
New Zealand Employment Law
Human Resources Institute of NZ
2008 - 2013
Employment Law Institute of NZ
Dealing with difficult, tricky employment situations takes skill. I have the skills to get the job done. It’s taken years to learn my trade, and I progressed from doing ‘regular’ HR to specialising in Employment Relations. Now I only do the ‘legal’ stuff.
My job is to solve problems and avoid litigation, and to lower stress levels.
People like me normally work in large companies, with deep pockets. When you hire me, you gain access to my expertise, at an affordable rate. Real value for money.
New Zealand employment law can be confusing. I try to cut through the jargon to explain things in a practical and easy-to-understand way. I don’t charge ‘lawyer’ fees, and I am approachable.
Regardless of your situation, I am sure I can help. I can be a trusting and steady soundboard, but better yet, I can take all the steps with you, end to end.