Being part of The HR Dept means I am able to offer tribunal insurance to my clients - something I couldn't have done on my own!"
Sheila Hudson – East Yorkshire


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...


Financial security as a new franchise business owner

We understand the importance of job stability, financial security and the value placed on home comforts. Therefore, taking the plunge to leave a salaried role and follow your dream of setting up your own business can seem like a daunting option, but ...


Spotlight on Peter Mcdonald

Peter McDonald recently celebrated his first anniversary as an HR Dept licensee. In this spotlight interview he revisits his reasons for joining our network, and reflects on the highlights and challenges of the first year in his Aylesbury & Centr...


Tips for starting your own HR consultancy

Starting your own HR consultancy is a dream for many HR professionals, leaving behind a corporate role and having the freedom and autonomy to build the business that you want. For HR professionals looking to step out and launch their own consultancy,...