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Since we signed up for the Russell HR Consulting retained service, our HR lives became so much easier! The Russell HR team are friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. They are also proactive and call me to check how things are going or remind me of things to be done. This has meant that problems are, by and large, nipped firmly in the bud. If I need them to come and provide HR support on site, they do. Watching Kate and her team at work is very impressive. It’s taught us a lot about the tactics of dealing with problems and providing support to employees who have genuine difficulties.
David White, Managing Director, Business Services Design Ltd
Kate Russell BA (Hons), Barrister, MA
Kate studied business law, qualified as a barrister and later worked in industry, gaining experience as an operations manager and as a supplier of corporate HR and training in the manufacturing, distribution and service sectors. Today that experience encompasses a vast range of sectors.
Her unusual combination of legal background, direct line management experience and hands-on HR skills, enable Kate to balance the stringent requirements of the law against the realities of working life. Her robust approach and no-nonsense style have earned her the title of The HR Headmistress.
As well as delivering employment law training for Russell HR Consulting, she presents for a number of training organisations and is a popular public speaker.
In addition, Kate contributes the employment modules in Alchemy for Managers and is the author of a number of books giving practical advice on the application of employment law in the workplace. Her latest book “Build Your Dream Team – How SMES Can Plug the Talent Gap” helps businesses solve the problem of consistently sourcing, attracting and efficiently recruiting good people.
Her mission is to ensure that she and her team offer the most commercially sensible, practical and robust HR support in the UK.