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Rachel Weaven – Swindon

Rachel delights in seeing the relief of business owners that they can focus on doing what they love while she focuses on doing what she loves – taking away that stress and giving business owners the secure feeling that all their people problems are in safe hands.

She has a real menagerie at home, with two Westie and four bantam chickens, and her business sponsors local ice hockey team the Swindon Wildcats.

She loves taking photos, and one of her proudest accomplishments was walking on broken glass (yes really, we’ve seen the video evidence!)

To find out more about how Rachel can support your business, call 07795 471426

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I’m also a ‘Discovery Insights’ licenced practitioner and qualified mediator

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​I recently had the opportunity to join Maddy Alexander-Grout, an expert in consumer finance and neurodiversity, on her podcast “Mad about Money.” In addition to talking about HR, we delved into the subject of neurodiversity in the workplace. Click on the image to  have a listen.

I also joined Chris Dawes from Visual PR hosts for the podcast; “Businesswise: The Voice of Networking in Swindon“. We delved into a wide array of HR topics, offering insights and perspectives on various aspects of human resources management and networking. Have a listen by clicking the image.

I was honoured to be awarded the ‘Networker of the Year 2024’ by the ‘South West Business & Community Awards‘.

The journey from being shortlisted from over 49 nominations to ultimately winning was an incredible experience as I love networking and connecting with people. Thank you!

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I’m delighted to announce that I have been shortlisted as HR Leader in The South West Leadership Awards.

The Business Desk created the South West Leadership Awards to celebrate the people that are role models within their organisations and raise the bar for their competitors and so I’m really humbled to have been shortlisted.

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Something that’s been in the news lately and that’s very relevant at this time of the year is the debate over whether childless workers are being discriminated against when it comes to taking time off over the school holidays.  I was invited onto ‘Breakfast with Eamonn and Isabel’ to give my thoughts on the subject.

Click the image above and fast forward to 1 hour 27 minutes 40 seconds, then have a read of the Daily Mail article from 10th July below

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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.

FACEforward: Empowering your people, elevating your business

FACEforward is 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.

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 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 the above:

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:

Rachel work is not only fantastic, but her work ethic, commitment to people and her supportive nature makes her shine above the rest. Highly recommended!"

Jodie Fraser, Fraser Estate Management Ltd

Rachel is a star. She has helped us put in place a set of HR policies that not only conform to current legislation and best practice, but also reflect our company ethos and values. She has shown a keen interest in our company and the projects we deliver. We have no hesitation in recommending Rachel to any other business, especially small/start-up businesses like us."

Jon Folly - Founding Director J4 Projects

Rachel helped me with a few HR queries I needed absolute clarity on. I would recommend anyone in a similar situation to arrange to talk to her."

Richard Hoyle – Business Coach

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