The HR Department was recommended to me

The HR Department was recommended to me by two other people I hold in high regard.

Catherine responded to my enquiry immediately and was personable and professional.

She removed the emotion from the situation and was concise with the facts leading to a very favourable outcome in a short period of time.

If you want someone dedicated to just getting the job done then I would recommend Catherine for this opportunity.

Kind regards,


February 2017


Auckland  :  Graeme

Changes whilst on maternity leave

Catherine helped me when my company changed my job title and responsibilities when I returned from maternity leave.

Her knowledge of the law, experience and kind nature gave me the confidence and support to challenge the large corporate organisation and win the right to redundancy (that I was entitled to).

Catherine was great to talk to about my situation and helped keep emotion out of meetings with my employer acting as my support person.

It was great having this service without the cost that would have come with using a lawyer.


Auckland  :  Robyn

Easy and Friendly to Deal With

A few thoughts on using Catherine as my advocate:

Easy and friendly to deal with.

It was simple to undertake the whole negotiation and transaction remotely via email and telephone.

Gave good advice as was well versed on both Australian and NZ employment law.

Achieved more than my expectations - resolved the matter with a considerable pay out which gave me more time to find another suitable senior role.

More reasonably priced than I imagined for such a high quality service.

Her advice was practical and it was evident that she has had a lot of experience managing employment law cases.



Warkworth  :  Lynda

Extremely Professional & Highly Knowledgable

Extremely professional and highly knowledgable in the area of Employment Law.

Ability to analyse on the spot with exceptional suggestions leading to a favourable outcome.

Well presented in attire as well as in dealing with the matters at hand.

Well spoken, articulate and respectful.

Eye for detail.

Forward thinking, anticipate possible outcomes coupled with a variety of possible solutions.

Clear, concise and assertive! Focussed!

Very understanding and supportive.

Accommodating with meeting times and venues.

A pleasure having you on my team!


Auckland  :  Caroline D

Great Service

Notes about your service as an employment advocate:

  • It was prompt
  • Efficient and patient
  • Advice and updates
  • Polite and friendly
  • You listened and acted
  • Good communication
  • Service fee was reasonable


Auckland  :  Joy

Help for a small NGO

Agape Homes Trust is a small NGO - disability provider.  At times we require the professional services of an HR Specialist such as Catherine Murray from The HR Department Ltd.  Catherine built rapport swiftly and effectively, was responsive and informative to any technical queries we had and the outcome was a positive experience for all.  Catherine comes highly recommended from the leadership team at Agape Homes Trust.

Paul Revill - GM


Auckland  :  Agape Homes Trust

Helped with an employment issue

We engaged Catherine to solve an employment issue for us.

Her professionalism and knowledge about the various scenarios was complete, her advice was faultless.

We would highly recommend Catherine to any employer that requires employment issues to be clarified and enacted upon.


Auckland  :  Business Owners - Harcourts

I had the absolute pleasure of engaging Catherine

I had the absolute pleasure of engaging Catherine when I found myself in a work place situation I had never found myself in before.

I felt the business I was working for was also "feeling" their way through the process so I wanted to have someone on board with the experience to guide us both through what was a very stressful time.

Catherine was the consummate professional and completely open to my input and ideas.  She helped formulate a plan and this gave me the confidence to make relevant decisions as it pertained to my future.

I would have no hesitation recommending Catherine to employees and employers alike and wish her all the very best for the future.


Auckland  :  Heath

I happily recommend these services to friends in business!

A few words to describe how we found the services of The HR Department:

Knowledge of law, practical approaches to problems.

Professional and corporate style means we always feel that we are in safe hands where those tricky personnel situations that cause loss of sleep are solved completely.

Introduced steps in place that will avoid future such HR land mines.

Strategies to preemptively deal with temperamental texting millennials who have continual social networking disorders.

Catherine is a trusted advisor and I happily recommend her services to friends in business.


Auckland  :  Manufacturing, servicing and distribution business

New to NZ Employment Law

Having recently arrived from the UK and in purchasing a new business venture, it was important for us to establish the framework for taking on existing staff members and indeed our future stance on employment contracts based on the commitments and plans to take our organisation forward.

When moving to a new country it is important to recognise that there will be a myriad of complex legislation that may differ from your past experiences or be subtly different in their interpretation or enforcement.

After careful market research as to HR companies that would offer professional and cost effective support, we were delighted to find The HR Department who have been able to offer us clear and practical advice, in a format that is both easy to understand and implement.

Above all, their approach has been flexible, proactive and considerate of our needs as a small business and as such we would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending their services.


Tauranga  :  Ian White - Moving Foods Ltd

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