Strategic HR

...understanding your needs

Our Strategic HR team is geared up to provide professional support across the full spectrum of people matters.

Our talented team members have all occupied senior, in-house HR roles and understand the day-to-day pressures of managing teams, both large and small. From one day a month through to interim, full time support, we can work with your business to match you to the HR professional with the right skill-set, industry background and approach for your business.

Our Strategic HR solutions include:

“Awbery have a true understanding of our business and are committed to delivering the right programme solution, fronted by a fantastic group of trainers.”

Gill Perry – Head of Learning and Development at Sodexo Motivation Solutions UK Ltd

HR Consultancy

We have established a proven track record in Strategic HR with a range of clients across public and private sectors, large and small.  Working hard to deliver our aim of being your trusted partner, the work of the Awbery Strategic HR team is to seek to understand the business plan and people plan to support or develop key business solutions.

For our smaller clients, we often work on a retainer basis and we have a number of HR associates who enjoy providing regular and reactive HR support on a needs must basis. This work includes:

  • Drafting handbooks and contracts
  • Undertaking recruitment and selection campaigns
  • Managing absence
  • Having the difficult conversation

We also provide advice on dispute resolution, using experienced and highly qualified HR professionals, who have a proven track record in mediation and are current in their knowledge of the law.

Our Strategic HR team provide support for:

  • Grievance and Disciplinary investigations, meetings and appeals
  • Redundancy
  • Settlement agreements

HR Training and Development

Our HR Training and Development programmes continue to embrace our methods of delivery; with high levels of interaction, challenge and a blended learning environment.
We have developed a series of HR-focused programmes ranging from our innovative new programme, IC² to the practical HR for Line Managers and the Refresher for Leaders.

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Mock Tribunal

Our Mock Tribunals are very different to the ones provided traditionally by the law firms.

They provide an experiential learning experience to fully embed the role of managers and leaders who need to be proactive in having the difficult conversation, completing accurate documentation, conducting investigations, note taking and embracing the HR policies and procedures that are in the business.

Each tribunal is designed using a ‘real’ company specific scenario and using the organisation’s policies and procedures.

The day(s) are facilitated by experienced HR professionals who themselves represent organisations at tribunal. The actual tribunals are run by an employment lawyer and are fun, thought provoking and provide results in changing managers actions.

Talent Development and Assessment

Bespoke Development/Assessment Centres have become embedded into the Strategic HR offering. Often undertaken prior to the design of the leadership programme, our team of experienced HR and Development associates work with the client to understand the objective for the Development Centre, including agreement on:

  • The key measures and competencies
  • The output and impact from the Development or Assessment Centre

A bespoke programme is then drafted and consulted on prior to each activity being fully completed.

Individual and Team Profiling

From Thomas International to Myers Briggs, we can deliver a full psychometric and non-psychometric profiling service to support your recruitment decisions, focus your leadership development strategies and improve individual and team performance.

Psychometric profiling can be a valuable tool in helping you to define and recruit against specific roles, identify training and development needs to realise full leadership and management potential, address performance issues, conduct 360 degree appraisals, support your succession planning processes and much more.

Our Strategic HR consultants hold practitioner licences covering a large number of profiling tools, including:

  • Thomas International Profiling
  • Myers Briggs Personality Indicator
  • Predictive Index
  • Belbin Self-Perception Inventory
  • 360′ Profiling

In addition we have other doctoral research models exclusive to Awbery, including vertically-integrated management dyad profiling for use in Board Room selection.

Our Selection of case studies share some recent evidence of the improved performance experienced by our clients.


To find out more about our strategic solutions, please get in touch.