At Haus of HR, we’re like HR interior designers for your business. Our HR consulting services and people solutions are specifically designed for SMEs and start-ups across the UK.
We believe that the right people foundations are essential for building a stable and long-lasting business. As an expert HR strategic partner, we provide access to the best people solutions available. Our speciality is delivering talent retention programmes, ensuring you keep your people and attract top talent, positioning your company as an employer of choice.
FOUNDER | CONSULTANT HR DIRECTOR | EXECUTIVE COACH
Hi, I’m Rachel.
Let’s get the boring bit over first – both my Degree and Masters are in HR Management, and I’m a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) – so yep I’ve got the qualifications. If that wasn’t enough I’m now studying for an ILM 7 in Executive and Senior Level Coaching & Mentoring.
More importantly I’ve got the experience too. Frightening to say, but I’ve over a 23-year career in HR, driving people strategies and delivering successful HR programmes across the employee lifecycle whilst leading HR teams across the UK, EMEA and USA.
I’ve partnered with SMEs and global corporations, and thrown in local authority and not-for-profit organisations for good measure too.
I’ve successfully led HR in manufacturing (food, industrial, automotive), distribution, IT outsourcing, telecommunications, insurance and financial services. I have been an established member in senior leaderships teams across a number of organisations, and as a Board member in my last corporate role as the Head of HR for Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
Outside of work I’m a Trustee Board Member at Towcester Foodbank, part of the The Trussell Trust’s network of UK foodbanks. I act in the foodbank’s best interests, raising the profile and awareness of the foodbank for users and agencies – with the aim to end food poverty in the local community.
I’m also a Non-Executive Director for both the Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce and Milton Keynes Chamber of Commerce, supporting the CEO and President to ensure that the highest standards of governance are applied to managing the performance of the Chamber’s activities and representing the interests of Members.
I’m also an Enterprise Adviser at Sponne School, Towcester, where my role is to help bridge the gap between the world of work and education, working with the school’s senior leadership team to create opportunities for young people.
You can also catch me presenting my own radio show – ‘HR Rocks‘ on Stony Radio. Mixing up mylove of music with HR advice for local businesses. Tune in on the first Friday of the month!
When I do have spare time, I love to go hiking in search of geocaches and mountain biking. As well as keeping fit, I also like to have some down time doing Tai Chi and Pilates.
I live in a motorsport mad house – so it’s ideal being able to hear the action from the Silverstone track when working from my desk.
Last but not least, I’m a fur baby mummy to my rescue cat Buddy AKA the Chief Happiness Officer at Haus of HR. He may even make a special Zoom appearance, for a fee of course!
Hayley is a CIPD qualified HR expert with 15 years of experience working in HR within various industries including – the police, retail and hospitality.
She is also a Breathe HR Guru, which is super handy because all our Core HR Retainer clients get this awesome HR software as part of their support package!
Did you know that Hayley is also an adrenaline junkie?
Why else would she be a qualified Skydiving instructor – though we’re not sure on it being a future team-building activity!
Kelly has 18 years of experience working in recruitment and training across the automotive industry.
She also has a degree in graphic design, which means she’s on top of making sure that we continue to add more to our free suite of HR resources and sharing our hot HR news items!
But, don’t mess with her because she also has a blue belt in kickboxing and shoots arrows at the local archery club for fun at weekends!!
Business Award success
The 2023 award session has already kicked off for Haus of HR! Here’s how we’re doing so far….
UK Enterprise Awards: Winner of HR Consultancy of the Year – East Midlands
SME Northamptonshire Business Awards: Best New Business and Towcester Business of the Year Finalists
Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Celebrating Small Business Awards: Start-Up Business of the Year 2023, East Midlands Finalist
We had a great time celebrating our award success in 2022 following our launch in September 2021. Here’s how we did….
- – Northamptonshire SME Business Awards: two silver awards for Best New Business 2022 and Towcester Business of the Year 2022
- – Northamptonshire Business Awards (Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce): New Business of the Year 2022 Finalist
- – Women’s Business Awards: SME Startup of the Year 2022 Finalist
- – Ethical Awards: Young Business of the Year 2022 Finalist
- – Northant’s Life Awards: B2B of the Year 2022 Finalist
Don’t you mean house?
No we don’t! It’s definitely Haus!
At the Haus of HR, we like to be a little different. Or we might prefer to say a bit more avant-garde (sounds good hey!)
We could say we were influenced by Lady Gaga’s business empire!
But, we just simply wanted to have a name that would enable us to showcase our services, and make you feel welcome with a more personal and friendly service.
Our door is always open at the Haus of HR….
Want to pick Rachel’s HR brain?
Head on over to the Chat Room @ the Haus of HR to book some time with Rachel.
Find out how she can get your HR Haus in order!