SHR Secures More Top Talent

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SHR continues its pursuit of the best talent in the market and has been successful securing a leading practitioner. We are pleased to announce the appointment of Iain Langridge as a Principal Consultant with SHR.

Iain has more than 30 years of operations and executive management experience in both privately owned and publicly listed companies including significant offshore experience starting businesses in the key export markets of China and India.

Holding a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) from the University of Wollongong, Iain is an alumni of London Business School and has extensive experience across a diverse range of industry sectors including Mining and Energy, Transport and Logistics, Heavy Manufacturing, Healthcare and Education.

SHR’s CEO Steve Rayner said…. “Our business has expanded and developed broader capabilities over the past few years and a good part of that growth story is told by our Resourcing business unit. And Iain’s main focus will be the ongoing national growth and management of our contracting division – Agility Contracting…..

 … “ Agility sources and pre-qualifies all contractors to SHR’s high standards, deploying contractors for short, medium and long term engagements and focuses on professional roles. It is also supported with back-up from SHR with Clients enjoying this as added value … Iain’s history of successfully growing businesses in this sector is well documented and his appointment is a real coup for SHR.”

Iain began his career working with BHP as part of an undergraduate cadet program and following graduation moved into operational management roles initially in BHP’s Steel Division and then in the Transport and Logistics sector with companies such as SCE Group and Brambles.

Between 2006 and 2013 Iain held senior management roles with Chandler Macleod Group where he was ultimately responsible for the rapidly expanding Mining and Energy staffing services business across Australia. As Ambulance Service Director for St John Ambulance WA between 2013 and 2016 Iain had the privilege of leading 1,000 paid clinical and operational staff and 3,500 volunteers across 170 locations.

Most recently Iain was responsible for launching St Stephen’s College, initially in the role of Chair and then as the inaugural CEO & Managing Director. With offices in Perth, Hong Kong and Shanghai, the College is a registered training organisation (RTO) created to deliver education programs to high schools in China as a pathway for students to access Australian universities.

Please join with the Directors of SHR in welcoming Iain to the Leadership Team and please contact Iain for any of your professional contractor via his email: or mobile 0418 684 343

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SHR Launches HR365 – Next Generation HR

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HR compliance and people management problems are a thing of the past with HR365 – SHR’s Next Generation HR service.

SHR is proud to provide our latest product offering with the launch of HR365 – delivering HR as a Managed Service across Australia.

HR365 brings together HR compliance, technology, workflow, payroll processing, management reporting and advisory services, all aimed at helping small and medium sized businesses that don’t want or need to invest in fixed HR costs.  All of this is rolled up into one easy to manage and affordable monthly payment.

While some HR providers offer online managed services, few are able to back it up with the depth of capability offered by SHR’s team of Advisors and Consultants who provide on-demand service and support, along with the latest in HR Technology and Payroll Processing that makes everything paperless.

HR365 offers employers a low cost, highly compliant HR service that includes:

  • HR records management and workflow
  • Manager and Employee kiosk access
  • Payroll processing and compliance
  • Standards HR policies and procedures
  • Development of industry or client specific policies
  • Paperless on-boarding, including contracts of employment
  • HR Advisory support provided by SHR Advisors

Check out HR365 and never worry about HR compliance or advice again…

All of this with the added benefit of access to the SHR suite of strategic services including:

  • HR, ER & IR Consulting
  • HR Contracting
  • Business Migration Consulting and VISA Processing
  • Resourcing

If you would like to discuss you specific needs with a HR365 advisor please contact SHR on Ph: 08 94854200 or at

Strategic Human Resources Continues to Expand!

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The CEO and Directors of Strategic Human Resources Pty Ltd are pleased to announce the continued expansion of SHR with the merging of its Agility Recruiting division with Adaptive Resourcing and In-Cahoots Recruitment, all highly successful and well regarded resourcing consultancies based in Perth, and now with national reach!

Strategic Human Resources CEO – Steve Rayner said, “it’s a fabulous result for the three businesses. With the Adaptive and In-Cahoots Directors Graham Nutt and Matt Stidwill joining the Strategic Human Resources – Resourcing Team, we have brought together the most experienced and professional resourcing consultants in the industry to grow and drive our Resourcing Business. Our operating models were so similar and the client synergies so obvious that we immediately saw the benefits of our three practices joining forces.”

“…For some time we had been looking to take the next step and have been working in partnership with the SHR team on resourcing projects in the past. We could see that SHR’s strategy was a perfect enabler and that collectively our client bases are both extensive and complementary”   ….said Directors Graham and Matt who went onto say “…our collective abilities to deliver executive search, professional recruitment and large workforce resourcing and mobilisation plans, as well as blue collar recruiting is a real bonus to SHR’s clients and we’ve seen immediate uptake from within the SHR customer base…especially from the oil & gas and resources sector”.

With the merger of the three entities now complete, Adaptive Resourcing is the most capable “non-agency” recruitment provider in the market. Our aspirations are to build on this by delivering more innovative practices that provide high quality outcomes across sectors in areas such as professional recruitment training/behavioural interview training, talent pipeline management, and blue collar recruitment by:

  • Being more agile and more responsive than the traditional model;
  • Presenting a more transparent process – clients only pay for the work that is completed;
  • Offering lower pricing with access to experienced resourcing professionals nationally;
  • Creating a relationship with our clients – we’re not sales people;
  • Offering flexible engagements – one-off assignments or on-going requirements; and
  • Being adaptive to the Client’s needs.

With the backing of the SHR parent company, Adaptive Resourcing will be able to generate great service synergies which can only help our Clients, making the model even more competitive and disruptive to the general recruiting industry … a real consulting approach, delivered by real and experienced resourcing consultants, with the client enjoying significant savings on comparable engagements … a win–win for all!

With its significant market presence, Adaptive Resourcing will continue as the go-to-market brand and trading entity – and will continue to expand into Melbourne and Brisbane, with consultants formerly with Agility coming onboard.

For all your resourcing, talent mapping, and recruitment process improvements contact any of Adaptive Consultants directly on:

Graham Nutt - — (M) +61 405 355 905

Matt Stidwill — (M) +61 427 552 096

Sian Dunn (Victoria) — (M) +61 418 506 804

Lucinda Locke (Queensland) — (M) +61 419 041 514

Or for general enquiries please contact Adaptive via:

Adaptive Resourcing – (W)  or (PH) 08 9485 4255 or


2017 Snapshot – SHR Says Thanks

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As the festive season rapidly approaches, the Directors of SHR want to wish all of our Clients, Staff and friends a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year…

We also wanted to take the opportunity to say thanks to all our loyal Clients that have supported us throughout the year and our wonderful team of dedicated consultants, contractors and support staff for delivering great results…… Results that have seen us complete some wonderfully challenging and satisfying work in every state and territory, New Zealand and other locations across the globe. I also want to personally thank the SHR Senior Team for displaying the quality of leadership and support that seems to be so desperately lacking in some organisations, according to recent media reports!

So what has SHR achieved in 2017? …Well this year we’ve seen a significant increase in our case load across all competencies including:

  • HR, ER, IR and HSE consulting & advisory services
  • Resourcing and Contracting of professionals
  • Business migration advice, compliance and processing and
  • HR managed services

Plus SHR has been working with several clients that have engaged us to undertake strategic pieces of work that we believe differentiates us from our competitors including:

  • Strategic planning with Executive Teams and Boards focussing on mission critical HR, IR and ER issues along with the requisite implementation support;
  • Buyer-side major asset and enterprise mergers & acquisition due diligence, risk assessments and integration planning;
  • Transformational change affecting major businesses with deeply entrenched and traditional industrial relations practices resulting in significant improvements;
  • Strategic workforce planning, labour analytics and Industry 4.0 advice – ‘the workforce of the future’;
  • Organisational design and re-organisations; and
  • Labour demand profiles and reporting

Much of this has been delivered to clients in many of SHR’s traditional as well as new industry sectors including:

  • Oil & Gas offshore and onshore projects and maintenance
  • CBD construction
  • Downstream and upstream resources processing
  • Renewable energy, in wind and solar
  • Traditional power generation
  • Agribusiness
  • Mining startups, expansions and maintenance
  • Rail and ports, including marine industrial services and support
  • Vessel operators
  • Sport and recreation
  • Professional and industrial services
  • Local Government
  • Utilities and Infrastructure

As for our great team at SHR we’ve added additional resources in the Consulting and Resourcing teams based in Victoria, Western Australia and Brisbane and grown our Alliance partnerships with several key providers such as Bartlett Workplace providing great network support to SHR’s clients.

Looking forward we are definitely seeing the signs of a recovery underway with key sectors gaining momentum. Most exciting are the ‘green shoots’ we are seeing in major projects coming off the drawing board on the West Coast and significant opex spend on existing operations trending upwards over the next 18 – 24 months. On the East Coast the infrastructure spend in Victoria alone is slated at $45bn now and into the foreseeable future and represents a great opportunity SHR and our clients.

If you would like to talk to a Principal Consultant about how SHR may be able to assist your business please contact Steve Rayner on 08 9485 4200 or email





SHR Continues to Grow

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As SHR continues to expand, and our growth strategy comes to fruition, we are also attracting highly capable and qualified employees.  With that in mind we are pleased to announce the appointment of Conor Fahey to the position of Employee Relations Consultant in our Perth office.

Conor joins SHR at an exciting time in the firm’s evolution as we expand both geographically and through the further development of our core competencies, as well as along industries lines.  Conor brings a broad work experience base having worked in HR, recruitment and most recently the legal profession as a qualified lawyer, across sectors such as State and Local Government, general industry and the commercials sector.  With legal qualifications supported by Degrees in Commerce (HR, Industrial Relations) and Psychology, Conor brings a unique blend of ‘real life’ experience with a specialist education.

SHR’s Director Consulting, Belinda Honey commented….”Conor is one of those unique individuals that we come across from time to time, who has a great foundation based on his real life work experience applied across multiple sectors, balanced with exceptional qualifications.  This makes him a great fit for SHR and a great provider of solutions to our clients for their people management challenges…”

Conor will commence at SHR in late November so please join the Directors in welcoming Conor to SHR..

Should you wish to contact Conor please phone 08 9485 4200 or email him direct on

Beach Energy & SHR – Gassed up and Ready to Go!

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Beach Energy announces transformational acquisition of Lattice Energy. Beach CEO, Matt Kay, said  “The acquisition of Lattice is transformational for Beach and represents a significant milestone as we execute our strategy to become a premier upstream oil and gas company.”

SHR continues to proudly support the Beach Energy due diligence team with strategic  and operational assessment, detailed analysis and advice across the full HR value chain, including the industrial relations and employment transfer aspects of the deal and subsequent integration planning.

Project Lead – SHR’s Director of Consulting Belinda Honey stated, ” its extremely pleasing for the SHR & Beach teams to have achieved this milestone.  We have all worked tirelessly to get there…its was also pleasing that from the start the Beach leadership team could see the strategic and commercial benefit of SHR completing detailed analysis of people related risks associated with the deal, especially the industrial relations component.  The IR and ER component is both a high risk exposure given the regions involved and an area that SHR has deep experience and contemporary understanding…a great result and one that makes the integration stage just a fraction easier…”

SHR are specialists in the people component of Mergers and Acquisitions, both at the due diligence and the integration phases. Clients looking to invest in high value and high risk projects or mergers and acquisitions, should consider this simple series of questions:

“ I understand the people risks in this deal and the materiality of the associated impacts if things go wrong and do I have a plan?”

If the answer is ‘no or we’re not sure’, contact SHR for a discussion on 089485 4200 or drop us a brief email and one of our Directors will contact you confidentiality …..

Restart on the Horizon

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Since a seawall collapse in October 2014 halted operations at Mt Gibson Iron’s (MGI) Koolan Island ore mine, the company patiently waited before making the decision to restart the mine and operations.

With insurance payouts in place and Koolan Island resources established, MGI began planning to rebuild the mine in June of 2017, with operations and sales to re-commence in 2019.

SHR is proud to be MGI’s preferred provider of HR and ER services through our Managed Services team and we have recently assisted MGI with several significant strategic and operational outcomes that have supported the Koolan Island restart…

If your business is under pressure to reduce operating costs or to improve HR service delivery why not consider SHR’s outsourced HR and ER, which includes outsourced Payroll Processing, all of which has helped to reduce MGI’s costs of doing business and improved HR service delivery to the line markedly….

To see more click on the article below …. or contact SHR on 08 9485 4200 or



SHR’s Migration Team Powers Up Tassie!

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SHR’s Business Migration Consulting expertise and fast turnaround helped repair Basslink’s Tasmanian Interconnector cable and prevent ongoing state power shortages for Tasmanians.

One of our offshore clients desperately needed help over the 2015/2016 Christmas period following a failure to the Basslink Interconnector cable. Specialist cable lay vessel and their subsea and vessel operations crews were needed from overseas, the problem was, visa approvals can take weeks and sometimes months to process. SHR sought and received Department of Immigration & Border Protection (DIBP) early intervention support for urgent processing of in excess of 120 Subclass 400 visas under “emergency workers being in Australia’s National Interest”. As a result of SHR’s capability we were able to quickly gain approval and deliver the full back to back crews under “Australia’s National Interest” received provisions with visas granted within 24-48 hours of lodgement. A great result for the client and an even better result for the Tasmanians!


Basslink is a 500 MW high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cable link crossing Bass Strait, connecting the Loy Yang Power Station, Victoria on the Australian mainland to the George Town substation in northern Tasmania.

Initial contact from the Client was received on Christmas Eve, and with the help of SHR’s BMT, the first crew was approved and sailing into Australia with the cable lay vessel on 22 January 2016. A great turn around for the Client and the Tasmanian economy.

SHR’s Business Migration consulting and processing team has also and continue to assisted many clients involved in some of Australia’s largest resource projects, such as: o Prelude
o Inpex
o Vincent
o Amrun
o Julimar
o Fitzroy Cable Laying
o Seismic vessels for Carnarvon Basin / Bass Strait / Otway Basin

If your project needs strategic migration advice or you need efficient and cost effective Visa processing contact our Principal Migration Consultant – Jackie Hill on +618 9485 4200 or email by clicking here (MARN: 9903000)


SHR Returns to the Kwinana Strip

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SHR was recently appointed as the Strategic Workforce Advisor to deliver Industrial and Employees Relations project support and capability to MSP Engineering. MSP are delivering the ambitious design, build and commissioning of the $400m Tianqi Lithium Processing Plant currently under construction on the Kwinana Industrial strip.

After the strategy piece had been established,  a strong plan for effective workforce deployment and sub-contractor management was needed. SHR’s Construction Practice established the onsite operating principles, access management and facilitated effective sub-contractor selection and compliance with the MSP ERMP and strategy. During construction close to 400 jobs have been created and once commissioned more job opportunities will result.
Tianqi Lithium is the largest lithium processor in the world and is a strong supporter of economic investment and growth in WA. Subcontractor selection and support capabilities were key drivers of the decision by MSP and Tianqi to select SHR as its preferred  workforce advisor.
After several years of depressed market activity and lack of investment in the Kwinana strip industries, the Tianqi Lithium, MSP Engineering and SHR are proud to be delivering new capacity, employment and future growth for the local community, not to mention the world’s highest quality lithium.

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Diagram: Kwinana Tianqi Lithium Plant Concept

Well done to the SHR team, another great resources and manufacturing project win!  If you’d like to discuss your next major project employee, industrial and subcontractor strategy design and deployment model with an experienced practice, contact Belinda directly at 08 9485 4200 or email click here

SHR’s Contractors Solve the Cost versus Capacity Challenge!

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SHR’s contracting team is responding to the changing demands for capability as clients reduce their people capacity. As organisations look closer and closer at their people costs and grapple with how to transition to lower cost operating models, SHR is supporting its clients with cost effective HR Contractors that deliver….

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There is no doubting that in difficult times, effective organisations look to reduce their capacity back to ‘core services and functionality’, but then grapple with the need to still get things done! So the challenge is – how can businesses meet demand with a significantly lower human resource capacity without blowing the budget?

SHR is helping its clients meet this need by deploying short, medium and long term pre-qualified Contractors that deliver.  So what are clients saying about this service:

” ….its exactly what we need at this time in our business cycle. Our safety systems and processes needed a review and updating in order to meet our contract obligations and SHR’s contractor was able to sort this for us in under three weeks and at affordable rates…great service and a really experienced contractor….Head of HR Tech Business”

” ….SHR’s HR Contractor Jo has been incredible. From reviewing current systems and processes to assisting our managers develop their people management skills and everything in between.  Jo was just what we needed and with pressure on our budgets, a short term contractor was the answer.  SHR responded quickly and professionally to our request for help…we will do again when the need arises that’s for sure…CEO national NFP” 

“….Our payroll system had major issues, it was built on EAs that were complex and difficult to interpret. SHR’s Contractor was able to quickly understand the problems, develop a range of solutions and assist with implementation…all of this in just 6 months…well done SHR…Head of HR Major Agri business”

We are finding that this solution is providing clients with “just in time” capability at a cost that works in the current market, right across Australia !!

If you have immediate HR, ER, IR, Rem, OSH, Payroll or other people management related needs and want a quick, cost effective solution without comprising quality,contact SHR and let us show you what we can do!.

Check out our capability statement…….contracting ……or simply contact one of SHR’s team on:

WA/NT/SA – Brian Kelsey on mobile: 0419 110 708

QLD/NSW – Steve Rayner on mobile: 0418 923 981

VIC – Colin Brown on mobile: 0413 725 860

Or simply contact SHR on 08 9485 4200 or email us at SHR Email