Who are the HR Suite?

The HR Suite is managed by Caroline Reidy (McEnery) who has over 20 years' experience in providing HR Services to business throughout Ireland.
Our strength lies in the diversity of our skills and past experiences, with the The HR Suite team having direct experience with virtually all industry sectors within Ireland.

The HR Suite offer specialist tailored and effective human resources and business solutions to clients throughout Ireland and have done so for the last 10 years. We have four key departments with include: Human Resource Management; Employment Law; Training and Recruitment.

With offices in Dublin and Kerry and a nationwide client base of SME's and multinationals, The HR Suite has over 500 clients throughout Ireland and employs a team of qualified and experienced HR Advisors.

Our strength lies in the diversity of our skills and past experiences, with the The HR Suite team having direct experience with virtually all industry sectors within Ireland.

About Caroline Reidy (McEnery).

Caroline Reidy (McEnery), Managing Director of The HR Suite and HR and Employment Law Expert. Caroline is a former member of the Low Pay Commission and is also an adjudicator in the Work Place Relations Commission. Top trainer and presenter, keynote speaker, expert investigator, mediator, WRC Adjudication Officer and owner of The HR Suite She has also completed a Masters in Human Resources in the University of Limerick, she is CIPD accredited as well as being a trained mediator. Caroline had worked across various areas of HR for over 20 years in Kerry Group and in the retail and hospitality sector where she was the Operations and HR Director of the Garvey Group prior to setting up The HR Suite in 2009.

Caroline speaks widely and writes articles and papers on thought leadership in relation to the future landscape of HR and the challenges and opportunities that presents for employers and employees. She also speaks on the area of employment law, mediation and other relevant HR related topics. She is a regular contributor and expert presenter & trainer in all HR and Employment Law areas.

Caroline is the author of “The Art of Asking the Right Questions” a tool kit for people managers to ensure they maximise the talent of their people. The guide contains top tips and guidelines for anyone who manages people regarding recruitment, appraisals, personal development etc.

Caroline also recently wrote a children’s book about diversity, emotional intelligence and inclusion to mark her 10 year Anniversary in business. This book is a guide for parents, guardians, teachers, coaches, mentors, carers and anyone who impacts a child’s life to discuss the importance of celebrating difference and maximising everyone’s own potential.

She is also a lead mentor on the ACORNS programme which is promoting entrepreneurship for women and is a member of the going for growth entrepreneurship programme and continuing the momentum programme.

Caroline is available for media and training opportunities and for further details call us on 066 7102887.

Our Vision Statement

We strive to be the number one HR Consultancy nationwide that clients trust. We endeavour to ensure that our culture and values support our vision.

Our Mission Statement

Welcome to The HR Suite. We have been providing HR support and advice throughout Ireland for many years. The success of the business can be attributed to the contribution of qualified, motivated and committed people in our company. We aim to continuously strive to achieve a better innovative way in which the company and our team can offer an excellent service to all our clients. To achieve our aim, we take great pride in our company ethos, "To go above and beyond customer's expectations" We will aim to achieve this goal by providing superior and consistent client support and the highest standard of professionalism to all clients.

Our Culture

  1. We operate in a friendly yet professional approach.
  2. We guarantee complete confidentiality to all our work.
  3. We operate and maintain an environment of trust with all stakeholders.
  4. We conduct work with professional integrity and transparency in all interactions.
  5. Our team perform with a strong work ethic through self-management and positivity. We work effectively together in a strong team environment with an enthusiastic and responsible attitude.
  6. We complete the work and strive to get it "right first time".

Our National Involvement Providing Support

We pride ourselves on working with some of Ireland's best businesses.

In April 2020, Enterprise Ireland published, in partnership with The HR Suite, a comprehensive Covid- 19 Employer Guide to provide direction on how EI & LEO SME clients should manage the Covid-19 situation from an employer/employee perspective. The guide includes up-to-date legislative amendments which impact on the way in which companies manage the health and well-being of staff in addition to key HR policy templates that may be adapted by companies for their own use. This proves The HR Suite track record on such projects in producing relevant, timely and useful guides for Enterprise Ireland and LEO clients. Following the Covid-19 Employer Guide a live webinar was facilitated by Enterprise Ireland led by The HR Suite Live webinar facilitated by Enterprise Ireland which proven successful with good feedback on the same.

The HR Suite worked closely with Failte Ireland in 2020 assisting in publishing ‘Expert Advice Guide Managing HR Risk in your Business’ and hosting webinars for Failte Ireland members with follow up Q&A’s again indicating our proven professional track record.
https://covid19.failteireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/UPDATED-26-03-20-Expert- Advice-Guide-Managing-HR-Risk-in-your-Business.pdf
https://covid19.failteireland.ie/business-supports/hr/webinars-impending-hr-challenges- policies-plans-and-payroll-and-hr-planning-and-restructuring-for-the-off-season/

Skillnet Ireland’s enterprise-led ReBound Mentoring initiative was designed to guide SME Owners and Managers in implementing the ‘Return to Work Safely’ Protocol and to help navigate a secure recovery. The HR Suite have worked with Rebound in 2020 facilitating webinar training with members of the Hair and Beauty industry by way of Image Skillnet. Furthermore one-to-one remote mentoring has been conducted with members of Image Skillnet on HR Management and employment law queries.

The HR Suite has worked closely over a number of years with Local Enterprise Offices in delivering both training and mentoring services to their members. Most recently The HR Suite has been heavily involved with LEO’s as part of the ‘Business Continuity Voucher’. This scheme was rolled out in May 2020 in response to the COVID19 pandemic. The aim of the BCV was to provide funding for consultative measures in order to set up a strategic plan to help business come up with short term and long term actions in order to protect employees and sales. The HR Suite assisted many organisations by way of the BCV, as their chosen HR partner.

The HR Suite worked with HABIC in running Free HR Guidance Webinars in 2020 in appreciation for member of the hair and beauty industry in Ireland. The HR Suite created a briefing Factsheet on behalf of HABIC with advice, relevant and crucial information that outlined all the important information/ advice for the industry that was uploaded to the members area.

The HR Suite has worked closely over a number of years with Local Skillnets in delivering training on behalf of their members. More specifically, in COVID19 The HR Suite has rolled out training for the Restaurant & Hospitality Skillnet, who represents in excess of 2,500 members, with establishments representing full service restaurants, coffees shops, hotel restaurants, gastropubs, golf clubs and cookery schools, South Kerry Skillnet (a regional, multi-sectoral network was established in 2006 to promote and support the Development of sustainable and vibrant communities in the south Kerry area) and Image Skillnet (an enterprise-led training network, formed to support the hair & beauty sector within the Republic of Ireland Through) as example, amongst others.

The HR Suite draft numerous articles for numerous publications nationwide. As an example of our employment law expertise please find enclosed a link to a legal island webinar held on 24 March 2020 in relation to COVID19 for employers.
https://www.legal-island.ie/articles/ire/resources/webinars/2020/mar/part-2-guidance-for- employers-with-regards-to-covid-19/