We welcome Harriet’s generalist HR and Employee Relations experience as she helps HR Solutions to deliver first class HR support to our clients across the UK. She also supports our HR Consultants on a wide range of HR projects including but not limited to contracts, handbook reviews and policies.
With a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources Management, PGDip and an undergraduate degree in Psychology, BSc (Hons), Harriet originally wanted to do a Master’s in Occupational Psychology straight after university. She decided to enter the working world and try HR instead and hasn’t left the profession since.
Early on in her career, Harriet gained experience with an external HR provider. After completing her Level 7 CIPD qualification there, she then gained inhouse HR experience in the legal and manufacturing sectors. She has enjoyed working in Cambridgeshire and Leeds but has now settled in Northamptonshire.
Harriet’s hobbies involve travelling and exploring new places, either abroad or weekend breaks around the UK. In 2018 she took a mini career break to travel around South East Asia and is currently planning an exotic honeymoon!
What is your greatest personal achievement?
I (somehow!) managed to run half a marathon for Alzheimer’s Research UK. It was a huge achievement for me, having never run in my life! It was a great event which I did with my family and collectively we raised over £5,000 for the charity.
What is your favourite quote?
Roald Dahl’s quote “a person who has good thoughts, cannot ever be ugly”. I’m a firm believer that kindness breeds kindness and always stand by “treating others how you’d want to be treated.” I think this quote alone is fundamental for me in my HR career.
What is your favourite place to visit and why?
Vietnam is one of the most beautiful countries I have ever been lucky enough to visit. I loved how incredibly different and amazing the cities are; and my highlight has to be kayaking through Halong Bay.
What do you wish other people knew about HR Solutions?
The amount of knowledge and expertise that this small company holds, I think is incredible. We are forever learning and debating with each other which helps us remain on top of our game. I’ve never worked for such a friendly and supportive company and feel very lucky and proud to work here (and no, I haven’t been paid to say this!).
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, HR Consultant and Client Services Manager.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Abi AshfordLead HR Consultant
Abi brings a great level of experience and HR knowledge to the consultancy team. In 2019 Abi was promoted from Senior HR Advisor to HR Consultant.
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.
Karen FalconerHR Knowledge Manager
Karen joined HR Solutions in September 2016 as HR Apprentice to predominately support our clients using our ever-growing HR Advice Line service and to provide support to the Consultants within the business.
Victoria TempletonHR Knowledge Manager
Victoria is CIPD qualified and joined HR Solutions as an HR Advisor and was promoted to HR Knowledge Manager. She has a wealth of expertise in employee relations that she gained within FCA regulated businesses.
Roxana StoicaHR Administrator
Roxana provides support to the HR Consultants in relation to our HR Administration service, and also supports in the management of our clients on our HR Database system.