HR Director Centre

The HR Director Centre gives small and medium sized businesses access to flexible strategic and operational HR support. It means SMEs can benefit from the experience of a high-calibre HR Director at a fraction of the cost of a full-time, in-house Director.

This could be to help achieve a specific objective, or it could be a permanent HR solution. Either way, our support delivers long-term business benefits and helps smaller companies punch above their weight. With a full arsenal of HR tools at our disposal, we can offer SME clients the same services and advantages our blue-chip clients enjoy.

Our experience enables us to identify where financial savings could be made. We can improve your profile and performance in the recruitment market to help you attract fresh talent. We can help you realise the potential of your people and create real competitive advantage. Most importantly, we leave you free to focus on your core business, knowing that your HR responsibilities are taken care of.

HR Director Centre


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.