As an HR Consultant, Emma builds a strong rapport with her clients so that she can deliver support and advice based on their business and HR needs.
Having studied English Literature at university, Emma was unsure of the direction that her career might take until she applied for an HR Admin role and hasn’t looked back since.
Emma progressed quickly in her career, gaining a wealth of experience in several roles whilst completing her qualifications, before joining HR Solutions. Through working in further education, hospitality and automotive sectors, Emma has established herself as an HR generalist, giving her the tools to support clients from a wide range of industries.
Away from work, Emma spends her spare time walking her dog, running, or combining the two, and running with the dog!
What’s your greatest Personal Achievement?
Professionally, achieving my Postgraduate in HRM whilst working full-time; that was a challenging couple of years but definitely worth it!
Personally, getting a Personal Best at Edinburgh Half Marathon. 6 weeks beforehand, I’d fallen over (whilst running with the dog) and couldn’t put any weight on my leg, so I nearly didn’t even make it to the start line! Oh, and I’ve definitely already got another half marathon booked in to try and beat that time…
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Great things never came from comfort zones.
What is your favourite thing to do at the weekend – and why?
Parkrun, easily! Apart from starting a 9am every Saturday (so I rarely get a Saturday lie-in!), I love the sense of community that parkrun gives; it doesn’t matter how fast or slow or in-between you are.
It’s such a supportive, friendly and non-judgemental environment, it’s nice to just be able to get out there with other people and enjoy it!
What do you wish other people knew about HR Solutions?
How welcoming and friendly everyone is and passionate about what they do. There are always things in HR that are new or changing and everyone has different strengths, which makes us a team with a wealth of knowledge, and knowledge that we’re more than happy to share!
Dawn ChapmanHR Consultant
Dawn brings a range of skills from a varied professional career to the HR Solutions’ team.
Aftab JussabSenior HR Consultant
Aftab brings over 15 years' worth of Legal & HR experience to HR Solutions. He is a self-motivated individual with a unique blend of business acumen and his professional experience stems from working with legal experts and leading HR organisations.
Rhonda MurrayHR Consultant
As an HR generalist with operational experience, Rhonda has extensive experience of working in highly unionised environments such as British Airways, Gate Gourmet and SSE.
Sheena HarrisSenior HR Consultant
Sheena joined HR Solutions after almost 12 years in her previous role working in HR Management with a tour operator in Leicestershire.
Juliet CoatesClient Services Manager
Juliet joined HR Solutions in September 2016 as HR Advisor to predominately support our clients using our ever-growing HR Advice Line service. She has since been promoted to Senior HR Advisor and then again to HR Consultant.
Rob CoppillieSenior HR Consultant
Rob brings valuable insight to his HR Consultancy role that he gained from 20 years operational and management experience within the fast paced logistics, fresh and frozen foods sector.
Karen FalconerHR Knowledge Manager
Karen was promoted to HR Knowledge Manager in November 2017, having been promoted once before from HR Advisor to Senior HR Advisor, Team Leader earlier that same year.
Victoria TempletonHR Knowledge Manager
Victoria is CIPD qualified and joined HR Solutions as an HR Advisor, bringing with her an expertise in employee relations that she gained within FCA regulated businesses.
Sarah DunnellHR Advisor
Sarah’s HR Advisor experience within the Travel & Tourism sector saw her specialise in business change management whether it was selling a brand, closing an office, making redundancies or reorganising the workforce.
Bhavika ChauhanHR Advisor
Bhavika has over 18 years HR experience gained with leading UK organisations where she designed and implemented reward schemes and employee engagement programs.
Chris ThomsonHR Advisor
Chris achieved a BA in Business Studies (Hons) (2:1) from Nottingham Trent University and a CIPD Level 5 Diploma in HR Management. His HR experience covers working within highways, utilities, construction and infrastructure sectors.
Louise BallochHR Consultant
Louise supports HR Solutions’ clients with their employment related concerns. Her experience includes an array of topics including flexible working, probation, conduct, performance management, parental leave and absence management.
Laura WhalenHR Consultant
Laura has progressed well in her career. From starting as a HR Administrator, to becoming a HR Manager and now, a HR Consultant.