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Sarah launches own HR consultancy to assist SMEs


After more than 15 years in senior HR and Operational roles in the UK and the US Sarah Pearson has launched her own HR Consultancy, PersonifyHR.

Sarah now uses her expertise and experience to assist local SMEs with their HR needs.

“SME’s and start-up businesses often do not require full time, internal HR resource. Yet irrespective of size, the same, significant Employment Law, Legislation & HR best-practice applies to every business.

“Approaching areas such as long-term absence, mental health, performance and redundancy, to name a few, can be extremely daunting.

“The drain on time spent by senior employees trying to navigate through HR matters can be significant as well as opening employers up to potential, future claims and substantial costs. If businesses do not follow correct processes and ensure that it is acting as a “reasonable” employer it will find itself open to a claim and potentially thousands in costs.

Sarah from Warrington, is particularly passionate about small, entrepreneurial businesses who are going through significant change and growth.

“My experience has always been in this area and I have been involved in growing businesses, both organically and through acquisitions. From small start-ups to 100+ employees, to ultimately being acquired themselves. I understand the profound impact people issues such as underperformance and long-term sickness absence can have on a small business, but all too often little is done due to the fear of falling short of the law. I would urge any business to meet issues head on, with the assistance of a partner such as PersonifyHR and to always seek advice before taking any action. The alternatives; doing nothing or doing it wrong can present untold risks for a business.”

Working with PersonifyHR will allow businesses to tap into HR expertise as and when needed, without the need for long term tie in’s or the cost of employing someone directly.

PersonifyHR will keep everything simple, clear, cost-effective and, most importantly, protect the business by providing sound advice and practical solutions.


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