What we do

Hands-on HR is more than just a Consultancy who advises clients on their HR Strategy.  Our “hands-on” business philosophy focuses on the practical responsibilities involved in managing people within the small and medium business environments, who we find are often unable to invest in master class HR expertise on an ongoing basis. As seasoned HR Professionals with practical experience in developing, executing and managing the tasks within the human resources portfolio of organisations we are qualified to support you in executing these tasks virtually in the form of either ad-hoc HR projects or on a retained service basis. 
Hands-on HR is comprised of two divisions; Human Resources Management and Workplace Wellness. 
Our Human resources management division provides HR management and legal support to SME’s which includes advisory and mentorship of day to day people management challenges, the development of Human resources strategy, policy, performance management, statutory compliance and annual submissions, and labour law compliance consulting, Our clients rely on our people management expertise to streamline their HR processes thereby improving compliance and reducing any potential legal risk.
The workplace wellness division, is focused on the mental, emotional, social, spiritual, and environmental dimensions of wellness.  In partnership with our clients we address organisational culture and values through engagement surveys, and strategise and facilitate employee wellness initiatives to incorporate into your business. We facilitate Employee Wellness days, and provide Hands-on Workspace (H.O.W.) design services addressing environmental wellness. 
Our clients know how passionate we are about enabling their business outcomes.
Stats prove that 50% of start-ups fail by year five. When we consider the amount of time, money, and energy you have invested in starting and running your business, a 50% failure rate is scary! Partnering with a subject matter expert who will ensure legal compliance from the start-up phase of your business at a nominal retainer fee is your financially viable solution. 


Who we are




Founder and Chartered HR Professional– Natalie Leach



Natalie is energised by mobilising people, excited about change and making a difference in organisations and human lives. Adaptability to change speaks to our ability to succeed in achieving our goals.  If we are able to roll with the punches, take risks and look for the opportunities in every situation, then we are better positioned to succeed. Her exposure to practicing human resources for two decades in organisations in various sectors in different life stages, in both Corporate’s and small and medium size business mastered her HR skillset. Whilst in-house managing the day to day operations she found that the much needed HR projects were put on the back burner due to limited capacity and financial constraints. This is where Hands-on HR comes in, to partner with SME’s and or task teams to execute on your projects Or as retained services you require for an agreed term, allowing you affordable access to an HR expert as and when required. Natalie obtained a Bachelors Degree in Human Resources Management and Professional registration as a Chartered Human Resources Professional with the South African Board of People Practices (SABPP) and Ex-Officio Commissioner of Oaths. She believes that if we want to optimize growth in our businesses we need to adapt to the new world of work, shifting from traditional HR approaches to agile people practices embracing change to optimize our productivity. 

Employment Lawyer– Kirsten Caddy



Kirsten Caddy has over 10 years’ experience practicing as an expert Employment law attorney. She obtained both her BCom: Law and LLB degrees with distinction at the University of Pretoria and obtained a post graduate diploma in advanced labour law with distinction at the University of South Africa. She became a Director at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr in April 2017 and now consults to a select group of clients. Kirsten is also an admitted notary. Kirsten has worked extensively with a wide range of clients both locally and internationally. She is recognised for her expertise in employment law and has acted for various employers in the public and private sectors alike. She has presented seminars and training workshops on a wide array of legal topics to different audiences and is featured regularly in published articles. Kirsten’s experience covers all aspects of employment law from start to finish, including the formulation and implementation of strategy for each matter, drafting all the necessary documents, reports and pleadings, engaging with adverse parties and appearing personally in various dispute resolution forums (including the CCMA and Labour Court). 





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