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Rachel Wade

About

Rachel Wade is an HR expert unlike any other – just ask some of the people she’s worked with.

It’s more than just experience, of which she has over 24 years in a wide range of different industries, including energy, professional services, construction and property, water technology and vehicle exchange.

And it’s more than mere expertise – Rachel is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, has skills ranging from technical know-how to strategic programme leadership and was also nominated for a Women Who… Start Up and Women Who… Network award, for her work with Opt HR.

What makes Rachel really stand out from others in her field is her personality and her passion. Rachel is amazing at what she does primarily because she genuinely loves it, and this love of her work is part of a love for life in general and a genuine commitment to helping other people.

When Rachel isn’t giving 100% to her clients, she dedicates herself to her leisure pursuits with equal passion. A keen traveller who likes to combine her exploration of the world with her love of yoga, Rachel enjoyed yoga retreats in Bali, Sri Lanka and Goa in recent years and is looking forward to another in India in 2020.

She loves having adventures in the great outdoors, and whether at the top of the mountain or on a beautiful beach, she will try anything once.

And when she can’t find the time to travel, she loves nothing more than cooking up a storm for one of her legendary dinners for friends and family.

And obviously, it goes without saying that the energy and enthusiasm she has for her work make Rachel an extremely effective partner for business owners and management teams. Not to mention the advantage her incisive thinking and people-oriented creativity give her when it comes to designing practical and flexible HR strategies that are tailor-made for each individual client.

Whether you’re a start-up, an SME or a blue-chip FTSE-listed corporation, Rachel will bring her passion and her personality to bear and deliver strategic and operational HR solutions that will drive your business forward.

Speciality

Energy, Car Fleet, Professional Services, Construction Consultancy, Construction, Water and Laboratory Service and Scientific.

Degrees

Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management

Fellow Chartered Member FIPD

Areas of Expertise
  • HR strategy to support delivery of business goals
  • Organisational structure and design, including the implementation and delivery of restructure programmes
  • Executive and team coaching
  • Performance management and appraisal, including disciplinaries
  • Absence management
  • Grievances
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Contracts of employment
  • Policies and employee handbooks
  • Training and development
  • TUPE
  • Payroll
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Complex employee relations matters
  • HR software
  • Learning & development

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