Beacham HR Consulting
Working with SMEs to deliver excellence through their people and culture.
Beacham HR Consulting possesses extensive experience and broad knowledge across all areas of Human Resources and specialises in creating and implementing pragmatic people and culture solutions for small and medium enterprises to fit each company’s individual needs.
Beacham HR provides high-level strategic advice as well as operational support, structured with the individual business’s needs in mind across a broad spectrum of Human Resources and people management disciplines. By providing valuable insight and resources we aim to assist in the building and implementation of successful HR frameworks that support the goals and core values of an organisation through mitigating people risks and adding genuine value.
Solutions & Services
HR Solutions & Services
Working across a wide variety of disciplines, Beacham HR provides support to small and medium enterprises in creating and implementing effective HR solutions and frameworks.
Our services also include assisting in talent management, guiding on succession planning, talent mapping and pipelining for current employees. We also create pragmatic communication and engagement plans to support talent retention, productivity, and a strong internal and external employee value proposition.
To learn more about how Beacham HR can assist, please read on.
Our team has extensive experience in supporting businesses of any size and at any point in their life cycle, be it aiding new start-ups by building systems and policies from the ground up or performing exhaustive HR audits of existing companies to ensure compliance and efficiency in all areas.
We can assist in organisational restructures, building systems that help employees and team leaders navigate a changing work environment to pave the way for long-term growth and stability.
Covid-19 People Priorities
During these times leaders need to be responsible for supporting the physical and mental wellbeing of employees. Planning for the new way of working post the pandemic needs to be proactive and acknowledge that there will often be new ways of working.
HR Policies & Processes
We believe that building effective and pragmatic solutions is the key to success, acknowledging that every enterprise has different challenges and opportunities. Our advice and solutions are tailored to your business’ specific requirements, helping you navigate organisational restructures, implementing reward and retention systems, creating effective HR frameworks, and plan for future success.
DISC Advanced Tool
We are accredited to use DISC tools, which can assist in gaining a broader understanding of individual employee and team dynamics. Using this information, we will assist in restructuring current people and culture practices to best fit the employee’s or team’s work styles and practices.
Reward & Retention Strategies
A key part of the success of any enterprise is its employees, which is why implementing reward and retention strategies to retain key talent and improve employee engagement is essential in setting any SME up for success. Our team can assist in creating and implementing these strategies, ensuring the retention of essential knowledge and experience within the company.
We have tangible success in transforming and restructuring businesses, giving them the tools they need to effectively manage and support their workforce through changes in company structures and have successfully built, developed and led HR teams.
A key driver of employee and customer engagement is the workplace culture. Our team specialises in aiding people in leadership positions in developing and maintaining a positive culture within their teams, boosting productivity and performance, as well as overall employee wellness.
Supporting the People Aspects of M&A
Mergers and Acquisitions can severely impact employee engagement as they navigate a changing work culture post-merger, which is why it is essential to implement systems that support integration at every level. Cultural integration is the most important part of a successful merger, which is why designing effective strategies is crucial. A well-rounded approach to work culture integration will help retain key talent and realise the benefits of the transaction.
We have assisted many start-ups and scale-up businesses in navigating and building effective HR frameworks that set the venture up for success. This includes planning for health and safety by creating effective systems and procedures that ensure all standards are met, as well as introducing and implementing systems for assessing and following up on employees physical and mental wellbeing.
Talent retention and integration should be considered and outlined when preparing a business for sale in order to effectively negotiate the best outcome for the enterprises involved, ensuring the retention of key talent to keep both businesses running at peak capacity post-merger.
Our team has considerable experience with assisting enterprises of all sizes through merger & acquisition activities from a people and culture perspective. This includes preparing businesses for sale, identifying key talent and negotiating the people aspects of the deal negotiation.
Our team has decades of experience, having assisted a range of small and medium enterprises in all areas of Human Resources management, including supporting businesses post-merger to ensure retention of key talent and successful integration, performing an extensive HR audit of a diversified energy company, overseeing the people aspects of the acquisition of a large banking business in Australia and New Zealand, transitioning and integrating employees into the business, helping Financial Treasury businesses with their start-up activities, as well as assisting numerous companies in wind-down functions, strategic planning and global integration.
Confidential Advice & Questions
We welcome your connection and look forward to engaging confidentially either virtually or in person.
“I engaged Elizabeth to support the integration of the legacy IMF Bentham and Omni Bridgeway businesses post-merger, and she is now our GM of People & Culture. With no internal HR capability previously Elizabeth’s ability to operate at a strategic professional level but also ensure that the people and culture integration and BAU plans are executed has been excellent. Her expertise in the organisational transformation space added so much value to the integration process as well as the businesses globally. Elizabeth is a true solutions orientated trusted advisor to myself and senior leaders.”
“Elizabeth is our GM of People and Culture. Under Elizabeth’s leadership our strategy, process and thinking has been transformed. Elizabeth joined our company at a time of great change – shortly after the legacy IMF and Omni Bridgeway businesses merged. Elizabeth swiftly gained an understanding of both the existing dynamics within the various teams across the globe, the challenges, the opportunities and the integrated business’ needs. Elizabeth is a clear thinker with an eye on the long game. Her partnership approach ensures that HR initiatives are prioritised and driven in a manner that is appropriate for the business. Elizabeth is a fabulous listener and I am grateful for her practical advice and support.”
“Elizabeth is a highly experienced Strategic HR Leader, specifically dealing with Organisational restructuring, COE & senior level business partnering. I worked as a peer with Elizabeth at Lloyds International and I was incredibly impressed with her professionalism, influence and integrity, particularly in challenging circumstances, as we were winding up the business. Elizabeth has high emotional intelligence and was very well respected and liked by the executive /leadership teams and colleagues alike. She is a person who engenders trust In others and as a colleague was great to work with. I would relish the opportunity to work with Elizabeth again in the future and she would be my HR partner of choice.”
“I recruited Elizabeth as my Head of HR for the national contact centres and customer resolution function for the Westpac Group. Elizabeth supported the business and was a strategic advisor to myself through a significant period of change including restructuring of the leadership team, the closure of 2 centres in Brisbane and Perth, and significant employee and productivity initiatives. Elizabeth has the ability to operate at a strategic level but also ensure that the people and culture plans are executed. Her expertise in the organisational transformation space added so much value to the businesses I led. Elizabeth is a true trusted advisor to senior leaders and a great people leader in her own right.”
“Elizabeth was a proactive and experienced HR partner to the businesses I ran at Lloyd’s. I found Elizabeth was an excellent sounding board and was always action orientated. Elizabeth always looked for solutions in a rapidly changing business undergoing constant transformation. An excellent HR professional I would thoroughly recommend.”
“Elizabeth and I worked together from 2004 to 2009, as she set up HR for the Australian business, from recruiting its first employee through to building a 220 person enterprise. EB was trusted to balance reporting and support for the UK parent with creating an exciting ‘start up’ in Sydney dealing with a diverse range of stakeholders and regulators. She was integral to building a high performing team, and also a valued part of the UK HR team, working closely with us through the financial crisis and its impact on the business.”
“I worked with Elizabeth for a number of years at The Westpac Group. I found Elizabeth to be a collaborative leader who empowered her team to take ownership for complex and challenging pieces of work. She provided the right balance of support whilst allowing her team autonomy. She partnered with the leadership team on significant change programs and supported the business in developing and executing their strategic plan. Elizabeth has a broad depth of skill and expertise from her many years as a HR leader. She has strong influencing skills and is able to diagnose key business challenges as well as come up with innovative solutions. She has the ability to source insights and distil these into a clear and concise way forward.”
Get In Touch
For strategic, commercial & practical HR advice contact Elizabeth Beacham of Beacham HR Consulting