As soon as I first contacted The HR Dept I knew it was for me – it just felt right. Every day has been fantastic"
Ian Pilbeam – Edinburgh and The Lothians

Your Network

Our network is unlike many others, because in ours we collaborate. It’s one very significant reason why we’re the UK’s largest HR franchise, with 64 offices operating throughout the UK and Ireland. We’ve achieved this by sharing knowledge and best practice every single day –the expertise on tap is incredible.

By joining, you may be starting your own business, but you are far from being on your own. With the power of the network behind you, you’ll probably be part of the biggest HR team you’ve ever worked with!

As we grow, we continuously improve, providing new opportunities and supporting our licensees to grow and be successful. This is achieved through holding a range of business development working groups, so together we can harness new business opportunities.

Although we’re all scattered throughout the UK and Ireland, we do regularly get together to learn, share and have fun. Our annual conference plays a key role in this. We’re happy to say our most recent conference was a real success, enjoyed by us, our partners and our licensees alike. Thanks to our keynote speakers and those who ran the workshops, licensees left the conference ready to sell and provide the best quality HR support to their customers.

Ian Pilbeam, licensee in Edinburgh and the Lothians, sums it up best:

“Being part of a large cooperative and collaborative network of HR professionals is a key benefit of being a HR Dept licensee. The annual conference is without doubt a highlight of the whole experience. To come together for two days with likeminded HR professionals, facing similar challenges and opportunities right across the UK, and to share experiences and exchange ideas is just amazing.

“The learning is immense and every year I come away with a host of new ideas on how to make the best of our business model, grow my business and give even better service to our clients. The learning from external experts, such as our lawyers, is also wonderful. And, as independent small business owners in our own right, the opportunity to network and socialise with other people who have the same role is so valuable, and great fun!”