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Strategic Human Resources.
Build Great Workplaces.
Do Great Work.

 

The strategic Human Resources consultancy for business leaders who aspire to be great bosses.

Optimising your workforce while being true to your values can be complex. 

 

With C-Suite experience across both HR and operational management, I offer deep and combined expertise across operational, organisational development and people governance functions. 

 

If you want to build great workplaces - where you and your people can do your best work - I'd love to partner with you.

 

Ari Siggins BA(SocSc) MHRM CAHRI GAICD

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WHY IS INVESTING IN STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCES IMPORTANT?

Most organisations are diligent in ensuring their business finances and client legals are correct and sorted. However, many business leaders don't have the time, resources or knowledge to undergo the kind of workforce planning that can create a significantly more productive and engaged workforce. Did you know 86% of employees are disengaged in their work? Can you imagine the competitive advantage enjoyed by those businesses with highly functioning teams?


Workforces are complex. They're as human and nuanced and brilliant and fallible as any other human institution. Fortunately, great people strategy doesn't have to cost a lot. But it does require a sound understanding of industrial relations, motivation and some courageous leadership. That's where I step in, to help build that capability in your organisation.

My intention is to ensure you no longer find yourself:

  • Trying to ensure your organisation has access to the necessary capability to do great work, but struggling with hiring good people and finding ways to inexpensively up-skill them.

  • Carrying under-performers because you (or your leaders) are unsure of the best way to set expectations and boundaries - and hold people to them while still being a good human.

  • Working within a structure that isn't fit for purpose, because there's no time to focus on role design or workforce planning.

  • Carrying industrial risk because the human resources frameworks you’re working within aren’t suitably mature or may be non-compliant (or perhaps you don't have any in place.)

  • Struggling to hold the space for a workforce that may be overextended and experiencing COVID fatigue.


Your workforce can add significant value to you and your clients. To ensure you’re leveraging that opportunity, you need the frameworks and knowledge to draw the best from your people. Many human resources consultancies are fantastic at providing compliance documentation and policy support or reactive solutions to urgent issues. And while I can help in that area, my primary focus is working with you to provide the frameworks and in-house capability to ensure you’re set up to proactively lead and engage your teams and mitigate risk - with access to ongoing support, coaching and advice if needed.

In hiring me you get deep skill and experience without the ongoing salary costs. Your own Chief People Officer on demand. Check out the ideas page if you want to test out some of my thinking.

 
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ABOUT ARI

Hi, I am Ari Siggins BA (SocSc), MHRM, CAHRI, GAICD. I bring over 15 years of experience in senior and C-Suite Human Resources and operational management roles across the Government, health and community services sectors.

I have worked with or consulted to an extensive and diverse range of organisations including Windana Drug and Alcohol Service, AUSTRAC, Pain Spine and Joint Holdings, Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO), the Department of Defence, Metro Pain Group and Monash House Private Hospital, ESTA000, Stella Centre, InfoXchange, My Team My Way, ARPANSA, the International Women's Development Agency, inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence, St Vincent de Paul, the Women's Information and Referral Exchange (WIRE), the Accident Compensation and Conciliation Service, YSAS, Aboriginal Housing Victoria, the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service and many more.

I offer serious HR in a casual, accessible package.

Though we’ve grown since our founding, we’re still the same agency at heart. Let us help make your dreams a reality. Are you ready to set your brand or business on the path to success? Give us a call today and see what we can do for you.

 

TESTIMONIALS

What People Say About Working With Ari

 

"Ari is an excellent strategist; with us she oversaw some complex restructuring and industrial matters. She has a deep knowledge of employment law which enabled us to come out on the right side of some complex issues.  She’s a divergent thinker, which results in her looking at sometimes seemingly unsolvable problems through a different lens and finding effective solutions."

Dr Rob Wright - Chief Medical Officer, Metro Pain Group

 

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