To many SMEs, HR can all seem a bit unnecessary and inflexible. One of the ways that we’re working to improve that reputation, is by getting out and talking to groups about the different ways that SMEs can ensure HR is pragmatic and adds value for their organisation.

Our focus is on sharing practical guidance that can immediately help SMEs get the most from their people, and remove some of the barriers that make it all a bit hard work.

Alice Francis is a natural and engaging speaker who speaks regularly at workshops, business groups and networking events on topics such as:

HR Strategy and Planning

The building blocks of a practical HR plan.

Performance Management and Appraisals

Alternatives to the tick-box exercise.

Employee Engagement

Realistic approaches for SMEs.

The focus in each event is on ensuring that the audience feel that their time was spent valuably, with no fluffy HR nonsense in sight.
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The HR help was invaluable and Alice was not only a pleasure to work with but provided clear and confident advice throughout.

Creative Director, Marketing Agency

ITEC recently engaged Alice Francis to assist with a multifaceted TUPE migration.   ITEC benefited greatly from Alice’s attention to detail and commitment to making sure of a job well done.

Head of Finance, ITEC Intelligent Services

Alice’s research into the people challenges faced by SME’s was interesting and thought provoking.  Her presentation of the report highlights at Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce was engaging, clear and really focused the mind.

Owner, The MAT Consultancy

Alice understood the context of what I needed for my business and did an excellent piece of work that exactly met those needs.  I feel much more secure having this in place.

Director, Art Scope Galleries Ltd

Alice is very knowledgeable and always up to date across the whole spectrum of HR issues. I can’t think of someone I would rather ask for advice.

Director, Article 10

We needed a review of our organisation structure, role descriptions and salaries and were delighted with the outcomes. Their approach was professional and demonstrated how quickly they were able to grasp our situation and issues.

Senior Leader, Registered Charity

Working with 'Approach' has made a significant difference to our Organisation. Their support in helping us to implement our Business Plan and to remain focussed on our targets has been excellent. Thank you Approach Human Resources!

Chief Executive, Registered Charity

Alice quickly understood the scope and context of the work required, identified key stakeholders, and engaged accordingly. Able to provide clear, concise summaries of options, related costs and benefits. Built great rapport.

EMEA HR Director and Business Partner, Tate & Lyle

Alice's workshop on "Practical HR Strategy" opened my eyes to what a planned HR strategy can achieve and how it can be relevant for SMEs. A great investment of time that will make a real difference to the way that I work.

Director, Zest Expert HR Solutions