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Focus on HR

I focus on your recruitment, HR and business tasks so you can focus on your business

From managing your recruitment and offering advice around building your employer brand, through to providing a Virtual Assistance service to help with your workload, Focus on HR is ready to tackle your issues and provide a safe pair of hands! Contact me today to schedule a consultation.

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About Me

Focus on HR was founded in 2021 with a mission to support small businesses and charities by delivering hands-on support with recruitment, HR systems and processes and a virtual assistance service.

As the Owner of Focus on HR, I work to deliver an exceptional, speedy and high-quality service.

I'm a CPID Level 5 qualified HR Consultant and a highly experienced office professional. With 23 years experience of working in the private, public and charity sectors, 8 of these years were spent working in HR and 10 years in people management.

Prior to my HR career, I worked for 15 years in executive support, office manager, PA and administrative roles. I love providing a Virtual Assistance service and helping busy business owners with their workload!

Get in touch to see how we can work together!



Discover how I can help

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Attracting the best talent is vital for your business. I can assist with all stages of recruitment to ensure you have an effective recruitment campaign - including writing job descriptions and adverts, candidate management, interview and selection and providing candidate feedback.

Virtual Assistance

With 23 years’ experience of office working across all sectors, with 15 of these working in executive support, office manager and PA roles, I can support you by providing a Virtual Assistance service.

I can help you with your busy workload by providing ad-hoc project work, HR support and PA/EA duties. If you struggle with a heavy workload, get in touch to see how I can best support you. There's no pressure to sign up to a retainer, I work with many clients on an as-needed basis.

HR Support

We can discuss how you are currently managing your HR systems and processes, and how I can help. I can support you with setting up a 121 system, absence management records and process including return to work documentation, absence monitoring tools, leavers process/exit interviews.

I can also review your existing systems and provide advice and improvements.

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How we can work together

I can provide my services for you on an ad-hoc basis charged by the hour, or at my half day or full day rate.

For project work or a recruitment hire, I will provide a quote in advance to cover the entire project.  Rates will be discussed and agreed ahead of any work being carried out.

I prefer to work remotely, but in some circumstances I can provide my services on-site at your location. Please note this will incur additional costs and travel expenses.



Julia Crawford, Director and HR Consultant at People Pillar Ltd

Julia Crawford, Director & HR Consultant, People Pillar Ltd

"Melanie just gets it!! She has recently started doing some project VA work for me in my HR Consultancy business and after a short brief, Melanie just went off and made it happen. She asked a couple of questions along the way but delivered exactly what I needed her to. I would 100% recommend Melanie "

My Clients

Here are some of my regular clients...

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Shine Charity Recruitment


Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust logo

Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust


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Globus HR Consulting Ltd

Hampshire & Corfu

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People Pillar


Get in Touch

Contact me to discuss how my services can benefit your company.

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