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Working with your material and insights has really paid business dividends. It’s taken a while to permeate it through to all departments, but we’re there now and maintaining a very satisfactory level. The managers are delighted because they feel an enormous sense of achievement at grasping the nettle. Employees with good levels of attendance are delighted because they can see problem areas being successfully addressed; management are seriously delighted because we’re saving a huge amount of money. Brilliant!
Vicky Wallis, Training Manager, Estuary Housing
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.