About SimplifyHR

The philosophy behind SimplifyHR is to make the complex worlds of people and change more straightforward for businesses.

The team at SimplifyHR work closely with you, to learn and understand the dynamics and challenges of your business.  We then guide and support you in maximising employees contribution to the business goals. 

The approach is supportive yet challenging and centred on ensuring the strategic direction of the company is firstly developed and then supported by structure, systems, goals, and accountability.

In this way, SimplifyHR provides affordable, flexible HR support which brings strength and an independent view to the leadership ‘bench’.

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Managing Director

Helen is Managing Director of SimplifyHR.  Helen has significant sector and international experience in HR, People Management and Training.

In 2016, Helen set up SimplifyHR.  Helen prides herself on being practical in nature, able to simplify the most complex issues while at all times supporting businesses to have more confidence in their own ability to manage people.

Helen has had a well rounded career in HR, Employment Law and training.  She was Vice President of HR for Lake Region Medical, setting HR strategy and advising senior leaders across Europe, Asia and the US.  As Regional Director for IBEC in Cork she supported and represented employers in all business sectors across all aspects of HR, union negotiations, change management and legal representation. She has worked directly in IT, manufacturing, hospitality and education.  Helen is a chartered fellow of CIPD.

Business priorities are at the heart of everything Helen does, she puts her energies and expertise into doing the right thing for your business.

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Head of HR Services

Avril is an experienced HR professional who has spent much of her career in multi-national business environments. In addition to this, she contributes strong business acumen and entrepreneurial skill sets from her time in self-employment.

Avril began her career in the fast-paced management consulting environment in Accenture and later moved into the pharmaceutical industry in Novartis, Dublin and most recently in Sanofi, Waterford.

Avril is passionate about people potential and has successfully developed and implemented best practice leadership development, performance management and talent management programmes. Qualified in employment law, Avril partners with organisations to realise their strategic goals through their people.

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HR Services Manager

Siobhán is an experienced HR practitioner with extensive experience in employee relations, people development and project management.

As HR Services Manager, Siobhán is involved in all aspects of customer support, service delivery and training.  Siobhán, who is from an agribusiness background, started her career in the healthcare sector where she had the opportunity to work with a wide range of disciplines.

In more recent times Siobhán worked in a busy manufacturing environment with sites worldwide.  She contributed to a number key global HR, Training and HRIS projects while leading the day to day activities of a busy HR Department.  She is a lean HR expert and uses her skills to simplify issues, processes and systems which adds value to our customers.

Siobhán completed her BBS and MBS in the University of Limerick and is a chartered member of CIPD.

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HR Coordinator
Phone: 087 1168324

Deirdre is a HR Coordinator at SimplifyHR.  Deirdre is your first point of contact at SimplifyHR. Deirdre supports our cross-industry client base to ensure the highest standard of HR service delivery through her structured and company focused approach.

Deirdre has a background in hospitality and legal. services She excels in the areas of customer relationship management and invests valuable time in building long lasting relationships with the people and clients that she supports.

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Head of Finance

Ray is our finance and accounting expert

Based in our Cork office, Ray’s role is Head of Finance.  With a BComm from UCC, he completed his accountancy training with Deloitte.  Ray has experience in Agribusiness, Enterprise Information Management, Hospitality and investment. As an experienced financial controller, he provides support and advice to customers on accounting and payroll processes, systems and shared services.