HR Consultancy

We offer strategic HR input on everything from single issues like recruitment efficiencies to full end-to-end restructuring programmes. You might just need some advice. Or you may need us to design a bespoke people strategy to help grow your organisation. We can help with whatever challenges you’re facing, and then scale up or down as your requirements evolve.

We’re commercially focused, so we understand how HR fits into the bigger picture. We make our recommendations in the context of your wider business strategy, and tailor our solutions to suit your culture, structure and objectives. This bespoke approach has won the trust of field-leading companies such as EMI Music and Morrisons supermarkets and enabled us to significantly impact their performance.

Results are what matter, and we’re measured by what we achieve. Virtually all our clients see a reduction in costs. Our strategies increase motivation and loyalty, so productivity and performance improve too. Where substantial change is required, we manage the process smoothly and sensitively to make it a positive experience for everyone.

HR Consultancy

People Strategy

We work with our clients’ senior management and HR teams to plan and execute the people agenda in line with the overall strategy and vision of the business. Working with both national and global organisations we create coherent, consistent approaches to strategic HR issues.

Organisation Effectiveness & Restructuring

We have unparalleled experience in organisation change and internal restructuring, delivering multi-million pound cost reductions and operational improvements to our clients. Projects might include planning and managing redundancies in challenging environments, cost reduction programmes, organisational performance or developing radically new HR strategies.

Engagement & Employee Relations

Maximising the contribution of an organisation’s workforce is fundamental to sustainable success. Independent has substantial experience working with unionised and non-unionised organisations to build skilled, motivated and engaged employees that add a distinctive competitive advantage.

Learning & Development

Establishing learning and development strategies that help deliver key business drivers is a critical part of our service offering. Cost-effective and performance-driven, these strategies encompass leadership development, learning academy structures, e-learning and the creation of learning programmes that deliver qualifications on a mass scale. Results are measured and tracked to demonstrate individual and group contribution to business performance.

Talent & Performance

Optimising the use of internal talent and identifying, mapping and attracting external talent is an ongoing challenge for many organisations. In addition to creating methodologies and talent programmes for our blue chip clients, we also develop and implement tailored performance management systems for forward thinking organisations focused on building their performance culture.


Our reward service encompasses planning, grading structures, remuneration committee support and advice as well as global reward. Adept at hands-on strategy, implementation and the communication of reward in a range of sectors, the team has operated globally and from board room to shop floor.