Lorraine Canham – HR consultant delivering tailored support and advice to SMEs in and around Huntingdon and St Neots
face2faceHR Huntingdon and St Neots is managed by Lorraine Canham, an experienced HR professional with over 10 years in HR, and 20 years’ experience in commercial management across a range of sectors including biotech, education, manufacturing, oil and gas as well as SMEs.
Lorraine’s unique blend of HR expertise and operational management experience provides her with valuable insight into the practical and commercial issues faced by small business owners. Her experience working with leaders during start-ups, restructures and mergers has enabled her to provide pragmatic, commercial HR solutions, particularly to SMEs without an established internal HR resource.
Lorraine enjoys coaching and mentoring managers in people management, and has designed training solutions for managers on employee-related topics including performance management and capability. She is keen on ensuring managers get the best out of their teams through identifying proactive areas for improvement and providing support with training and skills development.
Lorraine has practical experience in guiding managers through complex disciplinary and grievance situations, as well as a keen interest in mental health and wellbeing and providing support and guidance in all areas of absence management.
Lorraine’s approach is pragmatic and she believes in building long-term relationships with her clients. She feels that understanding their business enables her to give her clients expert, tailored advice and find them practical, realistic solutions to their people challenges.
“It is a pleasure to work together with Lorraine, who is not only reliable and wise but also inspiring. Broad-minded and very good professional, a person you can trust when you want to be sure that important tasks will be completed in a systematic and precise way. Well educated, dedicated and results-driven. Her education, experience and knowledge make her view solutions instead of problems.”
“Lorraine is extremely well-organised whilst being flexible, calm and accommodating. She pays attention to detail and at the same time can plan complicated scheduling which requires a broad understanding of multiple demands and priorities. She is an effective communicator and a great team member.”
“Lorraine has a very professional approach to work and has used her organisational skill to significantly improve the running of the department. Having worked with Lorraine I would strongly recommend her to any ambitious company looking for a competent professional.”
“Lorraine asked me to help with a specific training need for her organisation. She had experienced the benefits of mindfulness practice in the workplace and thought it would be useful to introduce these skills into the team. Her understanding of mindfulness practice and how it supports the individual at a personal and professional level was of great value. She has the right mix of qualities and attributes you would expect from a HR professional.”
“Lorraine is always on top of her game and willing to go the extra mile in offering support, advice and guidance in all employment law matters. Having worked with Lorraine I believe what she offers in her services is a great asset to any small business, very professional and always pleasant to work with. I would highly recommend working with her to outsource your HR.”
“The support and advice we have had during the pandemic has been without doubt invaluable, she has been able to give us clear and pragmatic advice and guidance. Cutting through the endless amount of information and ensuring, in relation to our business, we are aware of how we progress and keep ourselves compliant and free from confusion, helping us to get on with managing the business during this time.”
“We love receiving your monthly updates along with clear advice, whenever I have a question it’s never too much trouble and you respond without delay and in a no-nonsense way which I think is refreshing.”
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