"Your employees should be your greatest strength, but they could be your greatest risk."
Director, Employee Matters
We can be your in-house employee experts - coming in & out of your business as & when you need us. Offering an unrivalled level of HR service and expertise, on a fully flexible basis. We partner with businesses who want to maximise profitability & productivity through their employees. Because employees really do matter.
Natasha was engaged to develop and facilitate a half day training session as part of our annual global conference. The brief was to educate our people leaders on hiring excellence and optimising team performance. As a fast growing small company, we were looking for someone to train our relatively new people leaders from both commercial and technical backgrounds (and multiple geographies). Natasha was willing to understand our organisation and particular needs, and tailor the content and workshop accordingly. She also set up an expectations model in advance so we could reflect on the desired outcomes and we debriefed against this model after the event. The training session itself was very well run, with a nice mix of theory, discussion and practice sessions for behavioural interviewing in small groups. Natasha's experience as well as her passion and enthusiasm for effectively recruiting and managing people is impressive. The session was very highly rated by our people leaders and we frequently hear people talking about Natasha's interviewing techniques. We would happily recommend Natasha to organisations seeking to invest in their recruiting and people-management capability.
Chief Product & Engineering Officer
Natasha did a fantastic job of both presenting key information in a pre-planned structure that was informative and easy to understand, and dealing with the many questions that came thick and fast from Q and A. It was really great to get the opportunity to speak to an expert who could help with any challenges a company is facing in the HR space no matter how big or small. I particularly liked that Natasha’s focus wasn’t just advice on how to stay on the right side of employment law, but also how to build a company with great culture and a happy, motivated and cohesive workforce. Great Job Natasha, looking forward to learning more from you in the future.
"In 2017, my company launched its first group coaching program, designed to provide small business owners in their early years with the knowledge and support they need to grow, whilst effectively managing commercial risk. Employees and contractors are such a high-risk area for business owners, specifically those who cannot afford – or do not know where to find – reliable advice. I met Natasha in 2015 when she was delivering a presentation to a group of small business owners. With years of experience of my own in HR, within corporate organisations, it was obvious Natasha knew her subject matter inside-out. She was engaging, relevant and it was obvious that she cared. Upon launching my group coaching program, Natasha was an obvious choice to deliver a workshop on recruitment and employee engagement. Natasha was – as usual – engaging, and the content of the presentation was very relevant to the audience. As was evident from our surveys, my clients were extremely satisfied with the workshop – they felt that Natasha was the “right balance between knowledgeable and approachable”, and that the workshop resulted in increased awareness relating to HR matters which are relevant to them, and the confidence to expand their business through more clarity on the hiring process and employee engagement strategies. Since then, all the clients who attended the workshop have hired employees and they have found the strategies they learned to be extremely useful. I recommend Natasha to all my clients who currently, or plan to, employ staff, and I hope Natasha will continue to facilitate the HR workshop for our future group coaching programs."
"I was very fortunate to meet Natasha Hawker at a Conference and felt so inspired by her enthusiasm that I got hold of her book “From Hire to Fire”. I found it to be an excellent summation of events that occur every day in the workplace with ready tips in how to deal with these situations. Natasha’s goal in writing the book was for it to sit "doggy eared" on managers desk and being referred to as a guide when these situations arise unannounced. This objective has been achieved and I would recommend any small business owner who is unfamiliar with managing staff to get hold of the book as it is a great knowledge base to deal with these situations".
Founder and Director
“Honoured to have Natasha Hawker sharing her entrepreneurial journey and incredible achievements with us. Her presentation has added value, inspired and empowered our start-up students’ businesses and mindset significantly. Her lessons and insights arounds Internal Communication, Retention strategies and Risk assessments were incredible. Thank you so much for sharing such powerful strategies with us.”
“Thank you thank you thank you for bringing the wonderful Kevin into my life. You always told me having the right person in the job would do just that 'change my life'. While I never doubted you...one can never truly know the impact until it happens. Big kisses and thank you to you and of course Sally. Myself and my business are forever truly grateful to you both. “
“I really enjoyed reading your book “From Hire to Fire and Everything In Between” as it was very informative, insightful and simple. I appreciated the plain English explanations and step-by-step process. For a small business like mine, it helped guide me to properly implement formal and appropriate procedures and set better employee expectations and introduce them into a better managed business. In particular the checklists are practical and easy to refer back to, it helped me out heaps. My employees are now in a stronger business, expectations are set from the start, the culture is strong and they have hit the ground running much sooner!”
"As a small business without the luxury of an in-house HR team, or the expertise to make complex and critical workforce decisions, it was logical to outsource our HR to Employee Matters. It was one of the best decisions we have made. Employee matters can ensure your business is getting it right, from the start."
‘If you need to recruit, then speak first to Natasha Hawker from Employee Matters – the best way to find people. DO NOT DO IT YOURSELF – IT’S NOT WORTH IT!!! I cannot recommend their services enough. Hopefully you’ll have ‘Super Sally’ working for you - who has found us some great people. She does all the hard work, screens out the unsuitable applicants, and you’re left with just a few interviews – everything else is done for you and for such a great price it’s not even worth your time doing anything else. We will never use anyone or anything else (just don’t tell Natasha that!)’
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