Since 2005, The HR Dept has been helping HR professionals leave the corporate world behind, be their own boss and have greater control of their work/life balance.
Having enjoyed success in the UK and Ireland supporting HR professionals achieve their dreams, The HR Dept recently launched in Australia.
The HR Dept is a family run business focused exclusively on SMEs, of which there are around two million in Australia employing almost three quarters of the national workforce.
HR Dept franchisees deliver services that a traditional corporate HR department offers, but tailored to and affordable for SMEs, giving them access to reliable HR advice and solutions they can act on in an increasingly complex employment landscape.
Moreover, HR Dept franchisees gain access to unlimited HR and business development support, in addition to a network of HR professionals with vast experience and knowledge.
“We assist existing HR professionals to utilise their skillset and grow a business quickly under the franchisee program,” said Brad Adams, Managing Director of The HR Dept in Australia.
Additionally, Brad owns and operates his own franchise on Sydney’s Lower North Shore where he implements his extensive experience in leading HR transformation across both SMEs and large enterprises.
Brad decided it was time for a change in career direction from his role as CEO of High Tech Beachhead Consulting after his wife Suzanne was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Fortunately, Suzanne has since been given the all clear, but by that point Brad had already made up his mind that it was time for something new.
“I was going through the motions of looking for full-time work, but the challenge was that I didn’t feel like getting back on the corporate ladder. It forced me to evaluate what was important to me, and what I was passionate about doing,” he said.
It was then that Brad heard that the UK franchise The HR Dept was looking for a partner to become the Master Franchisor in Australia.
And when Brad and The HR Dept arranged a meeting late last year they saw immediate synergy.
Now, Brad’s focus is on bringing on bringing on new franchises and supporting franchisees to succeed, in addition to growing the brand nationally.
Pia Engstrom has taken on the HR Dept’s first franchise, launching her business in the Western Suburbs of Perth where she is already supporting several businesses in her territory.
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