Karen Orr

PeopleWise Solutions Ltd


Helping ambitious SMEs deal with HR compliance and tricky people problems and grow their businesses through development of high performance teams and engaging working environments.


You can rely on us to engage you and your team as we develop straightforward solutions to all your people challenges and ensure they have real impact on your business success.

With over 30 years’ experience working across all HR disciplines in small, local organisations and complex, global enterprises, our expertise is broad-ranging and can be applied flexibly.  You can be sure that we’re well placed to deal with your people challenges - whatever they are.

We can manage your people administration and compliance – leaving you worry-free; advise you on those tricky people challenges, like performance and terminations – with straightforward guidance; help you find and onboard the best available talent – giving you back time and getting them productive as quickly as possible; and support your business growth plans with our consultancy options.

Working together, you’ll get straight-talking advice and pragmatic approaches that tackle the root of the issue and create sustainable fixes.

Services and descriptions

  • HRDocument Scan

Designed to provide clarity and peace of mind, we take you quickly through a series of questions, covering the full HR spectrum, and prepare a report on the current state of your HR practices, helping you prioritise and plan next steps to improve compliance or achieve best practice if preferred.

  • HRNow! subscription

To get you back important time for growing and developing your business we deal with every-day employee administration, keep your records, handbook & policies up to date;  draft changes in terms and all other people management correspondence; and deal with day-to-day policy & process queries & proactively head off future problems.

  • On Demand: Recruit & Onboard package

Taking the heavy lifting out of recruitment and onboarding we go beyond the standard service to offer a fully inclusive package from writing a watertight job description, through drafting adverts, sourcing and screening candidates to negotiating terms, preparing contracts, conducting reference checks and closing down after the probation period.

  • On Demand: Staying on Track package

The first six months of a new employee’s tenure is the most important! We help your new recruit successfully transition into your business, delivering your unique onboarding experience to get them off to the best start and supporting them and their manager throughout the probation period, keeping them on track.

  • On Demand: Hooked! package

Organisation culture and the employee experience you offer is crucial to a healthy and productive workplace.  Starting with an employee engagement survey or a culture audit we design questions to drill into what is working and opportunities for improvement. The final output is a report and presentation on our recommendations.

  • On Demand Advisory projects

Our Advisory service is designed specifically for those more challenging and difficult HR situations, especially when things aren’t running smoothly in your team. From professional investigations, managing contentious terminations and redundancies to supporting contract changes, resolving personal conflicts with productive mediation and support with TUPE situations, we’re here to help.

  • On Demand Consultancy projects

Our Consultancy services are designed for those situations that are more involved and likely to need more experienced expertise.  We are qualified to provide support across the whole range of HR disciplines including management development, team development workshops, reward, recognition and incentive programmes and especially developing continuous performance development processes.

  •  Performance coaching

Deepening you and your leadership team’s personal effectiveness might be on your mind – we’re on hand to offer our Performance coaching either individually or as an intact team.

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