“Lisa Macdonald is strategic in her thinking, but she also has a bias for action to deliver pragmatic HR solutions that solve business problems”

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Lisa Macdonald

face2faceHR Basingstoke is managed by Lisa Macdonald, a highly competent HR consultant with over 15 years’ experience gained across a number of industries including manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and oil and gas.

Lisa is a Chartered Member of the CIPD, she has significant experience advising leaders at all levels on people-related issues and guiding them through challenging employment situations.  Lisa is experienced in managing complex disciplinary and grievance cases as well as absence, capability and performance issues and large-scale restructure and redundancy programmes.

Lisa enjoys coaching small business owners and partnering with them to proactively identify opportunities for improvement and helping them develop, engage, motivate and retain talent effectively in a small business environment.

Lisa believes in building trust with her clients and understanding their business and its specific challenges.  Her commercial and pragmatic approach enables her to deliver practical and realistic HR solutions that solve problems quickly and enable leaders in SMEs to drive their business forward and get the best from their teams.

“I have known and worked with Lisa for years; she is the consummate professional; a great thought partner and someone who always offers wise counsel. She is strategic in her thinking, but she also has a bias for action to deliver pragmatic HR solutions that solve business problems. Lisa builds trust quickly with her clients and is a natural coach to senior stakeholders.”

Ben Sutton / BP

“Lisa Macdonald has enhanced and greatly improved our company approach to HR.  Lisa has a wealth of experience and is a true professional. I would recommend Lisa to any business owner/CEO that values their company and its HR strategy.”

Mark Weston / CI-Connect Ltd

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Lisa Macdonald

How can I help?

Serving the Basingstoke area, Lisa Macdonald offers a free HRCheckup service and HR advice for small businesses without internal HR resources.

To find out more call Lisa on:

07557 734680

or email


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