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Edua Effiom – Streatham Hill, South London

Edua grew up in South London. She is CIPD qualified and has over 18 years’ experience in HR.

During a career break Edua trained to become a lawyer. After returning to work in HR, she used her legal training by representing claimants at tribunals on a voluntary basis and is therefore familiar with the tribunal process.

Prior to setting up her business, Edua has spent 10 years working for two large HR consultancies that worked specifically with small to medium businesses in a variety of sectors.

Edua now focuses on supporting SMEs in the construction, hospitality and professional services sectors but due to her background is able to help different types of small to medium businesses.

Dealing with employee relations issues such as disciplinaries, grievances, restructures, redundancy and TUPE are her strength, however, Edua is also Thomas Personality Profile trained so can add this to the skills and services she offers a small business.

When Edua is not working she loves her Saturday Parkrun, cooking, travel and going to spas, and her latest good read was Becoming by Michelle Obama, whose intelligence, grace and warmth Edua finds inspiring.

To find out more about how Edua can support your business, call 07306 051634

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FREE HRCheckup

Not sure if your policies and procedures are up to date? Our HRCheckup service is for small and medium-sized businesses and is free to those without in-house HR support.

We’ll review all your current HR policies and procedures, provide a full written report and then discuss where your current documentation should be modified and suggest additional policies to ensure you are meeting your legal obligations at the very least, but also help you understand and address any HR vulnerabilities.

FACEit HR support service

FACEit is our annual retained service, providing peace of mind and unlimited access to expert advice and support from a named consultant who will be with you from day one and throughout the length of your agreement. FACEit is provided on a per employee, per month fee structure, which makes it very affordable to even very small employers.

Learn more about our FACEit service or download the FACEit brochure here:

Ad hoc and projects

If FACEit isn’t what you need immediately but you have an urgent HR concern, we can deliver advice via our ad hoc service. Even if you’re not sure you have an issue or are worried something could develop into a problem, we can advise on any number of concerns that come with being an employer. You’ll have access to a named consultant and advice is charged at the consultant’s standard hourly rate.

We also offer a full consultancy service on a range of employment matters from undertaking a TUPE transfer to implementing an employee benefits package. This service can also be provided on an ad hoc basis but for more specific, time-dependant activities, a project-based quote will be prepared by a named consultant.

Check our ad hoc and projects page for more information on all things people management related:

Fixed fee packages

If you’re looking to control your costs and don’t want the worry of your bill going up every time you have a query, you could take advantage of one of our fixed fee packages.

Our FACEforward package provides a comprehensive HR audit for small and medium-sized businesses, aligning HR strategies with broader business objectives. We thoroughly assess current HR procedures to enhance business goals and engage with your workforce to understand organisational culture and employee sentiment.

Our first employee package is for new employers to ensure they have all the basics in place for the new staff member.

Our redundancy package is for small business owners needing to make fewer than 20 redundancies.

Visit our fixed fee package page for more information on all of the above.

face2faceHR owner Edua helped Blackheath Osteopathy and Acupuncture to create, review and update a new contract for our new employee. She is very friendly, professional, and provided us with a great quality of service. We'll highly recommend face2faceHR.""

Alex Cobian-Alcantara

Edua helped Marcus Bishop Associates to revise and update its staff contracts post pandemic, plus the production of a new staff handbook to ensure compliance. Edua provided a professional and amiable service throughout the entire process. Moreover, she suitably addressed all my questions and provided great guidance on how to remain HR compliant. A wonderful, bespoke, professional service and highly recommendable to any business.""

David Frederick – Marcus Bishop

Edua helped us with ad hoc advice, a First Employee Package and some bespoke industry-specific drafting. She is friendly, professional, really quick to respond and very helpful - we couldn't have done it without her. We highly recommend her to any company.""


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