• Mon. Dec 11th, 2023

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Surge in new client wins signals expansion plans

The HR Dept Newcastle, which has seen a surge in companies outsourcing their human resource requirements in the last 12 months, is now targeting North Tyneside for future growth.

Established in 2014 by director, Jayne Hart, the company is part of a national franchise providing HR, employment law and health and safety support to small businesses.

2019 has seen Jayne increase her team to four permanent employees and it is on track to double headcount by 2021, including another graduate trainee.

The business continues to build on its client base and over the last 12 months has seen a 55% increase in outsourcing from companies across the tech, creative, digital and manufacturing sectors in the North East.

Jayne Hart, said: “We had a very strong start to the year and we are ambitious in our growth plans. We are seeing an increased demand for our services from the region’s scale up and growth businesses. We ensure they have the foundations of good legal and practical people practices in place that will complement and support their growth. Many of these businesses come to us via support bodies such as Tedco Start and Grow and the Scaleup North East programmes.

“We offer a flexible and affordable outsourced employment solution providing support on a full range of HR issues. We see huge potential to further support clients across North Tyneside and Newcastle, as we increase our offering to provide management training, e-learning and health and safety, whilst staying true to our commitment of providing a local presence and regular contact for our clients.

“Putting our clients at the heart of our business and offering a bespoke solution, is how we attract and retain them.”

Neil Stephenson, Non exec director and venture capitalist, said: “I have known Jayne for a number of years and I trust the team at The HR Dept to provide no-nonsense advice. I know that I can rely on the company for practical advice that is compliant and mitigates risk but is also commercially sound. The fact they are locally based means they are available to drop in to talk through more complex issues, which I find reassuring. I get peace of mind knowing the people processes meet the needs of the growing businesses I work with.”

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