Louise serves as Opal People Solutions Principal Consultant, founding the company in 2015 and brings over 28 years experience to the team. Prior to founding the company, Louise started her career path by studying BSc in Human Communication and a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management at Ulster University; this led her onto gaining extensive HR experience at senior management level within the food manufacturing and logistics / supply chain industries. Louise has broadened her exposure within her consultancy role to a wide range of sectors including IT, Not for Profit, the Integrated Education sector in NI, Early Years, Health, as well as Retail, Legal, IT and Engineering. Louise is currently studying/completing the Advanced Diploma in Applied Employment Law at King’s Inn, Dublin which allows her to practice on an all Ireland basis.
What drove Louise to found the business was based on her belief that she could make a difference to small/medium sized organisations. As Principal Consultant at Opal People Solutions Louise helps clients overcome major challenges they may face in the workplace – such as grievance, disciplinary, absence management, organisational restructure, performance management, HR Strategy and Tribunal preparation
Her career has focused on helping businesses achieve the best result for them and their people. She will protect your company by providing expert advice and support. Strongly believing in relationships, working closely with you at all times, actively listening to your pain points, Louise will then provide realistic solutions for you and your company to achieve a successful outcome.
Louise chose to work in HR because she is passionate about the field and has a natural sense of justice and fairness. She’s had the good fortune of having a career that she has always loved. Every position has given her the opportunity to expand and deepen her understanding of the strategic value of Human Resources in organisations.
Having pursued a career in senior HR management within the hospitality, retail and tourism industries, Ciara joined the Opal team in 2019, bringing over 10 years of diverse Human Resources experience and an array of skills to the table. She started her career path by studying BSc Hons in International Hospitality & Tourism Management from Ulster University and holds a CIPD Level 5 Certificate in Human Resource Management.
She then chose to move into the consultancy side of HR due to wanting to diversify her own HR experience and use it to deliver a high standard of service which balances the needs of both the company and its employees. She works within the growing HR Consulting division, and also serves as a brilliant all-rounder and serves as an initial interface for new clients. Ciara has a strong ability to interpret complex policy contracts, as well as practical written advice to clients along with extensive experience in employment law.
Some of her areas of expertise include HR process and policy development and implementation, benefits design and management, compliance, employee relations and performance management, HR strategy development and implementation, recruitment, and compensation.
Ciara strives to help clients identity and address the HR needs throughout their businesses. She supports a diverse client base in a variety of industries, and provides guidance and support to both the HR Consulting group and the clients that they support.
Opal People Solutions comprises of a team of HR Consultants based in Northern Ireland, yet operating across the island of Ireland as well as GB. As experienced HR Consultants with a wealth of experience in all things HR, we provide expert and practical solutions to the businesses and clients whom we work with. Opal People Solutions has been operating for over 6 years and our diverse portfolio works with clients from the public and private sectors, including charities, Manufacturing, Legal & Accountancy Services, Education, IT, Retail, Hospitality, Construction, The Arts, Early Years, Professional Services and distribution to name a few.
People are unpredictable, and even with two people in the same situation, the right HR solutions aren’t exactly the same. Your company, like your workers, is one-of-a-kind. Their skill sets, requirements, interests, and personalities are all different. So how do you handle this diversity and make the most of it while still maintaining an environment that attracts and keeps the best employees?
We understand how time-consuming, frustrating, and overwhelming employee issues can be, and we’ll relieve you of the strain and pressure of any HR problem you may face. Fortunately, you’ve already taken one step in the right direction. Our team of HR Consultants will tailor our HR Services to your company’s unique requirements, implementing the measures that will provide you with the most peace of mind and the best return on your investment.
You can liberate yourself from complex work by outsourcing your human resource services to our professional team of seasoned experts. Led by highly qualified HR consultants we are able to understand your needs, challenges, and opportunities. We partner with you to build a HR strategy that is aligned with your strategic priorities and designed to leverage your most valuable asset – your people.
Here at Opal People Solutions we combine the advantages of having an in-house HR department with the versatility and reliability of having outsourced support, experience, and expertise available where and when you need them. So, if you need help with a specific project or ongoing support, we tailor our services to meet your needs, allowing you to focus on what you do best. We understand how time-consuming, frustrating, and overwhelming employee issues can be, and we’ll relieve you of the strain and pressure of any HR problem you may face.
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