HR Dept Seeks National Focused Partner with a Difference

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to partner with a successful international brand? As our joint venture partner and master franchisor we’ll work together to take our successful business model to Australia.

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The HR Dept

Successful outsourced HR services provider, The HR Dept has set immediate sights on Australia and is looking for the right business or individual to partner with to expand their proven HR franchise model. Providing outsourced HR on a local and personal basis to SMEs – very different to a call centre approach or that of a ‘one-man band’.

The HR Dept’s Managing Director, Gemma Tumelty describes their approach as unique because of how “franchisees mentor each other. There’s no competition, everyone works together.” Not to mention the collective knowledge of HR professionals across the globe. “Our collaborative network can offer support, advice and information on a range of areas such as healthcare, OHS and software, due to our key partners”. Well-established, The HR Dept’s first franchisee joined in 2005 and the business currently supports 60 HR professionals across 80 territories run their own HRDept businesses across the UK and Ireland. The unique and proven franchisee business model is what Gemma believes will continue to form the basis of a highly attractive commercial offer to the right Australian partner.

Master Franchisor as a Joint Venture Partner in Australia

In particular, The HR Dept is looking to partner and invest with the right business or individual to launch and grow the brand on a large scale in Australia. Gemma explains that, “The unique partnership arrangement we’re offering means we will have ‘skin in the game’ and are investing more than just money in this project in the Australian market.”

Australia’s growing SME sector, complex employment legislation, existing business links in the UK, and the absence of an HR franchise in the market, provide the perfect conditions for this business to grow quickly and thrive. The unique wide-ranging service offering is what sets The HR Dept apart from its competitors. The business protects employers from the risks of employing people, whilst proactively helping customers use their people in the right way to grow their businesses. “We have all the tools in the toolbox unlike other HR companies that specialise in one service only”, says Gemma. “And if our clients ended up in an employment court (over related employment issues) they would be protected, even in a settlement.” Being backed-up by a trusted and proven model and brand is a must for any new HR-based franchisee.

That and other special franchisee benefits from “access to sales, marketing and technical support, holiday cover, and work flexibility and freedom”, shares Gemma. “One minute you could be providing HR advice to a solicitor and the next minute you’re having a sales appointment with a hairdresser”. “Our diverse range of clients - from a worm farm to a branding and design studio - is what our franchisees love after leaving corporate life” 

The HR Dept want a partner with a national vision that will be team players, commercially aware, and up for a challenge.