I certainly have no regrets at all, it's the best thing I ever did. I kind of wish I'd done it sooner."
Serena May – Eastbourne, Brighton & Hove


I want to start my own HR business: What now?

If you’re in HR and have considered launching your own consultancy, you’re not alone. More and more people are longing for the independence and flexibility that comes with starting their own business, and with over half of business owners agreein...


How to fund my HR Consultancy

If you’re dreaming of launching your own HR consultancy but have concerns about funding, joining a franchise could be the solution. Funding and finance can be tricky to navigate when finding your feet in a new venture, so it’s important to fee...


What are the Benefits of Joining an HR Franchise?

Prior to joining The HR Dept, I had worked for a national supermarket chain for 16 years as Regional Manager. I was in a well-paid, permanent position, with all the job security, pension and perks that go along with it.  So why did I leave to joi...


Franchise Model v Going it alone: Which is right for me?

My HR career began around 16 years ago when I got my HR masters degree in 2006. Fortunately, I found a job almost immediately and was in employment until the end of 2016, which is when I was made redundant. It was then that I first tried my hand a...


Benefits of Being your Own Boss

Almost 80 new UK businesses were registered every hour in the first half of 2021, with one study finding over a quarter of people brought forward their plans to start a new business as a result of the pandemic. Research from FreeAgent shows that 6...


Why this is the Best Time to Start an HR Consultancy

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the business world irreversibly, forcing companies to adapt and evolve at speed in order to survive. Business matters such as employee relations, recruitment, redundancy, talent management, development and su...