Blue Wren HR

Laura is an all-rounder HR professional with an operational focus. She has over 20 years’ experience working in Human Resources for a range of organisations (Australia and UK); public and private sector, SME, and large multi-site, multi-national companies, and unionised too.

Whilst skilled in the generalist aspects of Human Resources (including Safety), Laura’s key strengths lie in business transformation. She is highly organised, strategic thinking and improvement orientated. Laura has a can-do attitude, and an ability to assess needs quickly and efficiently; generate options; implement solutions; and all in collaboration with key stakeholders.

She is a highly respected change agent, with a business mindset and the ability to bring together diverse people to reach their higher potential. She makes the complex simple. The change projects she has delivered have completely transformed businesses; the results speak for themselves.

Laura can handle the most complex industrial and employee relations matters, and although not an employment lawyer, she partners with lawyers to ensure her clients receive advice at a fraction of the cost.

Laura has a Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management), Graduate Diploma in Education, and is a certified Prosci Change Management and Disc Practitioner. Laura was awarded the Deans Medal for Academic Excellence and the Alumni Prize for her studies in Education. 

A self described workaholic and mum of three, she loves a glass of cheap but good chardonnay and the simple life at home with family.   

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    Testimonials

    Laura is our go-to HR resource. Her service options are a perfect solution for our business given we are not big enough to support an in-house HR person. Initially we contacted Laura to undertake a HR audit. This led to an ongoing relationship. A myriad of projects and tasks have been undertaken from: implementing our policies and procedures, creating contracts of employment, redesigning our appraisal process, undertaking performance management activities and terminations, running communication training for our team, facilitating mediation sessions, and managing a redundancy program. The level of preparedness and professionalism throughout, in my opinion, makes her stand out above the rest. Now that we are equipped, Laura is our on-call HR service and is there whenever we need her.”

    Steve

    Director- Engineering

    I have worked with Laura for many years, so when I moved into an organisation without any HR service, she was the first person I recommended. Laura provided a detailed HR and Safety assessment of where we were and a priority of actions to undertake. She worked with us to put in place the actions to close the gaps we had. Laura provided our business with a road map for the future, formulating a HR Strategy that linked to our overall Business strategy, she provided us with the necessary tools and templates we needed, including policies & procedures, employment contracts and induction materials to name just a few. We were also able to provide development to one of our employees who moved into the HR service under Laura’s guidance.  For employers considering Laura for their HR consulting needs, I can honestly report, Laura will deliver”. 

    Dan

    Manager, FMCG

    “Laura is a HR professional with a business mindset, that makes a powerful combination. Laura immediately felt like one of our own and has assisted us across many facets of the Business and HR function and delivered. Laura bought focus to our strategic goals and aligned our teams so that we had the right people in the right roles. I know our HR needs are taken care of with Laura on board, so this allows me to focus on our core business. I have no hesitation in recommending Laura to anyone looking for professional, quality, and tailored assistance.”

    Brendan

    Director- Boiler Services

    “Laura is a pleasure to work with. She always provides professional, practical, and timely support that makes my job as a manager of people that much easier. Even in the most difficult circumstances, Laura brings a smile and energy to the team that rubs off on our people and has us all engaged. She built our entire HR and Safety system, that is embedded into the way we work, and provides expertise in all things compliance related. Her business acumen and common-sense approach is outstanding. She continues to be my objective sounding board, even when I don’t want to hear it”.

    Simone

    Manager, FMCG

    “Laura provided our business with a very thorough analysis of a moving target (our processes and physical set-up were both in a state of flux).  Most impressive”. 

    David

    Director- FMCG

    “Laura is a unique HR person. She came into our workplace when our leadership team were all moving in different directions. I was beyond frustrated. With Laura’s help we were able to learn more about each other, discuss issues and move forward as a strong and united team. Laura is a straight shooter and I love that. It was the first time in a long time that I felt as a manager on the front line, I had the business backing. I’ve made life-long friends as a result.”

    Kylie

    Manager, FMCG

    “I would highly recommend Laura to any businesses who are considering getting assistance with HR matters. Laura assisted me in a workplace issue because I was way out of my depth. Laura was so attentive; she took the time to explain every step of the process which meant that I always felt at ease. She made one of the most stressful moments in my life, much less tense and traumatic. Laura helped at short notice, was incredibly knowledgeable and fought my battle for me. She gave me relief and support.  I honestly do not know what I would have done if Laura had not been there for me. I certainly would not have had the same result. When I was tasked with the next project of reviewing, updating, implementing position descriptions and employment contracts, Laura was my first contact” Sue, Health Professional – Medical Industry

    Sue

    Health Professional- Medical Industry

    “It was so reassuring to have Laura assist us with a performance management issue. She took all the stress out of the process, was so thorough and informative. At every stage she explained what we were doing and why we were doing it from a compliance point of view. It meant that I could handle the process with a lot more confidence”

     

     

    Suzi

    Director - Pharmaceuticals