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The HR by Tara Team

Making it easy for small businesses to be great employers

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Tara Hopkins

I believe that work should be a positive aspect of our lives and want to help business owners achieve that for themselves and their teams.
We do this through:
- efficient employment administration
- managing risks effectively and
- introducing people practices that help businesses achieve their goals.
My background is as a generalist HR Manager within a variety of different businesses.
I enjoy solving puzzles and problems, where my mathematical brain and fondness for detective fiction can combine. I also love a good cup of tea!

Stacy Drye

I was HR by Tara's first employee in February 2022, utilising my previous supportive administration/secretarial experience and my CIPD Level 3 qualification.
In my experience, the most important thing is to be happy at work and that stems from the organisation itself. Supporting small businesses to achieve this and building rapport with their teams is the most rewarding aspect for me.
I enjoy dancing and my favourite dance style is modern line dancing. Dancing independently but inclusively with people of all ages and backgrounds is what makes it so special. Like Tara, I also love a nice cup of tea and a cake!

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Ismail Hussain

I have just completed my undergraduate degree in Business and Psychology and conducted research into Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity for my dissertation and I am passionate in helping create an inclusive workforce through using efficient HR processes.
I am currently completing a masters in HR Management and I have been involved in martial arts from a young age. I enjoy helping support others on their fitness journey through coaching and support.

Sarah Robins

Coming from a retail background, I have joined the team as the newest HR Administrator and training coordinator. I thrive on helping new and small businesses make the best environment for their staff. After working for small independents for the last few years, I know how important it is to have a great HR structure to support the team and the business owners. This was the main reason I took the leap and started my HR People Management course, which I am currently part way through. Ensuring employee engagement is something very close to my heart.
In my spare time I spend time with my son, usually at skateparks! I  have taken up roller skating in the last year and find it amazing for my health and well being. Also, when I have time, I enjoy barre and yoga workouts.

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Jemma Morley

Through experience, I understand what it is like to run a business and I thrive on being able to work with smaller businesses, giving them the people support they need in order for them to be able to continue to develop, grow and be good employers.  My background is in HR, both for big companies and a small independent.  I have two CIPD qualifications as well as my Masters Degree in Human Resource Management.  I am delighted to be working here with Tara and the team, I love and believe in what we do.  Outside of my work, my two football loving boys keep me busy along with my passion for weight training, running and walking.

Alison Taylor

I have worked in HR for 17 years in a variety of roles. I really enjoy supporting clients to develop people processes, in order to meet the needs of their business. 
I always aim to provide a hands-on, pragmatic approach to different situations including employment advice when needed. I strive not to put out fires but to prevent them from happening in the first place!
When not playing mum’s taxi to my two teenage daughters, I enjoy a country (pub) walk with my cockapoo, Lola. If I ever get time to relax, I like to put my feet up with a good book or a Sudoku puzzle.

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