Experienced HR Generalist with a knack for Organisational Development, Lyndell thrives on marrying her extensive commercial thinking and her ability to apply a multi-faceted yet pragmatic approach to people.
Developing a globally adopted Innovation Program for an insurance organisation through to working with the community sector on cultural due diligence, Lyndell still loves to get her hand in on an opportunity to improve organisational performance.
Engaging facilitator and presenter who is regularly invited to speak at industry forums in Aged Care, Disability Services, Mining Services, Engineering and Manufacturing to name a few. Lyndell is also an avid writer and contributes to various industry and HR publications.
Kirbie’s passion is driving sustainable growth within organisations and challenging individuals and organisations to change the way they think, taking them out of their comfort zone, and proving that there are multiple ways of doing things. Developing a vibrant, creative and energetic company culture is Kirbie’s vision, which she strongly believes is evident in the culture of performHR.
Kirbie has over 12 years’ experience working with clients on critical business initiatives such as change management, and strategic HR planning. She is passionate about the not for profit sector and work closely with key stakeholders across multiple different industries.
Darren’s focus is working with the HR Operational team to ensure they deliver performHR’s value proposition to their clients through technology enablement and insuring our actions reflect our strategy and vison. Darren has a strong professional skillset in negotiation, business planning, management, customer service, and performance management.
Darren’s career to date has enabled him to cultivate his skills in developing and maintaining strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders to increase awareness of performHR’s services and the value they can add to their client base.
Darren is energised by the opportunity to collaborate with clients to develop a business strategy and being on that journey as organisations/business owners achieve their financial and people objectives.
Learning early in her career to embrace change and do things differently, Tahnee is driven to live in the Growth Zone and take others along with her. Tahnee is not afraid to challenge the way Leaders think and behave and is fond of powerful questions.
She is a warm communicator and a passionate Leader, whose approach of de-mystifying HR to get out of the way of People doing their best wor. Her preference for personal, relationship-driven engagement results in commitment from her high-performing team, and an energy that clients want in their business.
Always wanting to stay with her finger on the pulse, Tahnee gets in the trenches with her clients to sharpen their People Strategy; guide them through transition and transformation; ready and steady for growth and scale, and is always willing to put her own business-hat on to align business direction to People Strategy.
Client Service Directors
Natalie is a confident and empathic communicator and facilitator, guiding 1:1 conversations that focus on the enhancement of learning through increasing self-awareness and a sense of personal responsibility, offering appropriate challenge and support. She is passionate about designing engaging content and delivering experiential learning programs that use real work situations to leverage capabilities for new, existing or emerging leaders.
With strengths in coaching, strategy development, leadership and team development programs, learning and development, and talent management, Natalie enjoys working hand in hand with leaders, teams and organisations to plan for the future and implement workforce optimisation initiatives to achieve organisational success.
Over Deborah’s career she has partnered with the executive leadership group of leading multinationals through to rapidly emerging industry disruptors to create robust HR structures and strategies that maintain governance and performance without sacrificing their agility or unique cultures. This has included driving substantial transformation to workforce structures, culture, offices and systems delivering multimillion-dollar savings and strengthening innovation and collaboration.
Deborah has helped businesses to evolve their HR and talent strategies to attract and retain top talent during times of rapid and critical change. She has also steered multiple organisations through workforce fluctuations ensuring cultural integrity and morale is retained.
Deborah’s background is diverse with generalist experience across multiple industries including; construction, engineering, professional services, media, property, IT, design, utilities, manufacturing, education, health, travel and hospitality.
Employee Relations Specialists
With qualifications in HR and Applied Law her specialities include advice on redundancies and workforce notifications, along with supporting terminations, unfair dismissal conciliations, award interpretation, performance management, restructures and mediation.
With extensive experience across IT, Construction, Aged Care, Logistics, and Professional Services, there is no ER issue too big or too small for her strong skill set. Ros prides herself on her client-focused, ‘no cookie cutter solutions’ approach to strategic problem-solving. performHR exist to challenge the status quo of HR service delivery.
Operating largely in the Workplace Law space, Karen specialises in both Employee and Industrial Relations. She brings a wealth of expertise to the team, with a focus in common litigation activities, negotiation, legal writing and contracts, oral advocacy, counselling and mediation. Karen prides herself on her excellent track record in resolving unfair dismissal cases, and her sound approach to minimising risk during this process.
Karen worked in Commonwealth and State Government roles for most of her early career before moving to the Department of Industrial Relations, NSW where she provided advice and support to the Fair Work Ombudsman on the implementation of the Modern Awards and the National Employment Standards.
Following the completion her Law Degree, Karen accepted the position of Employee Relations Advisor with Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA). Karen achievements include a guest speaking engagement at the ACSA National conference; and her involvement in both the 2014 ACS Template Enterprise Agreement negotiations and Modern Award Review 2013 -2016.
Karen was admitted to the Supreme Court as a practicing Solicitor in December 2013 and has held an active role in headline cases.
Sarah places significant importance on assisting employers to proactively meet their ER obligations to minimise the risks that often present themselves in the reactive ER space. Sarah’s comprehensive understanding of the national workplace relations framework and the underpinning legal principles make her an invaluable resource in this space. Coaching mid-level, senior and executive level management around what could be done differently next time to get a different outcome is a regular feature of that process and the coaching discussions that take place.
Sarah’s wide-ranging exposure to ER matters makes her an ideal person to partner with decision makers to educate and upskill ER capability within an organisation’s leadership teams. Sarah brings to the table expertise in the areas of performance management, termination processes, grievance management, workplace consultation, restructures and redundancies and matters of interpretation, to name only a few speciality areas and, since joining performHR, has successfully supported many clients to navigate highly complex ER matters in a safe way.
With extensive experience in Operational HR, Project Management and Change Management it is Organisational design that is a particular area of interest for Johanna. Johanna is passionate about the success of cultural change in developing real commercial outcomes for all her clients and maximising the performance and capability to enable the creation of an engaging, inclusive, and 'win win' environment where employees consistently give their best.
HR Business Partners
Sasi is results driven and thrives in a diverse work environment where she can problem solve and find good outcomes for her clients. Sasi has a strategic approach to Human Resources and always looks for ways to support her client’s strategic goal in innovative ways whilst promoting best practice HR practices. Sasi understands the importance of having a strong business acumen, having a good understanding of the business and how it’s human resources can best support the bigger picture.
As a Human Resource professional Sasi is particularly interested in Employee Relations and legislation interpretation. Sasi enjoys the challenges that Employee Relations issues present and is motivated to find resolutions for her clients.
Sasi stepped up into a HR Team Lead role in 2018 and is passionate about her team’s work, their happiness and advancement within the performHR hive.
Prior to joining the performHR team, Ellie worked for 4+ years as a Recruitment Consultant with two reputable national recruitment agencies. Notably, she spent 2 years in Melbourne, working within a team that specialised in the design and facilitation of assessment centres to identify suitable candidates for high-volume recruits across varying industries.
With a strong motivation for stepping up to the next challenge and furthering her expertise, Ellie has recently completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management through Griffith University, and is currently participating in the 2017 HunterNet Future Leaders Program. A HR skillset to be reckoned with, Ellie now has her sights on a Masters of Business Administration (MBA).
Caitlin is a confident communicator and a genuinely curious facilitator seeking to understand problems and challenging thinking to move forward with growth in mind. Caitlin is experienced in facilitating employee lead change programs, with a focus on continuous improvement that makes sense for the business.
With strengths in people strategy development, culture change, capability frameworks, internal communication, employee engagement, and succession planning, Caitlin is a true business partner delivering on what the organisation needs to achieve it’s strategic goals.
Paayal is results driven and approaches all matters both professionally and confidentially. Paayal understands the importance of identifying business needs and aligning those needs to the business goals. Paayal thrives in achieving quality results and understands the importance of immersing herself in the culture and practices of her clients to best support their strategic needs.
Paayal takes pride in building relationships and in her approach. As a Human Resources professional, Paayal has experience in providing advice and support to Management in employee relations, performance management, recruitment, Award & Policy interpretation and HR projects.
performHR continues to grow and we know that our success is based on the skills and expertise of our New York State of Mind HR professionals. As a member of the performHR team, you will be offered the opportunity to work across multiple sectors, industries, and clients. You will be challenged, exposed to new concepts and learning opportunities, and supported to achieve your professional goals. If you are looking for the change to grow into your potential, get in contact.