Your Independent

HR Experts

Welcome to Instinct HR

We are independent HR experts who specialise in supporting people-centric SMEs to develop a culture of growth, managing all of the strategic and operational people aspects of your business.

We work exclusively with UK based SMEs to provide the tailored people solutions that your business and people really need, laying the foundations for success at the start of our journey.

We work hard to develop a deep understanding of you, your business, and your team, so we can give you the tailored support you need to grow.

years in leadership
years in HR
years in coaching

How We Support You

We work exclusively with SMEs to manage all strategic and operational people-related matters, providing tailored support for your unique business needs. We get to know you, your teams and your business intimately. We won’t just be a name at the end of an email or a faceless voice on the end of the phone. We will be your HR business partners.

HR Consultancy

We provide full outsourced HR support to clients on a retained or on-demand basis. Providing all services within the full end-to-end employee lifecycle, including HR & ER advice, team and management development, coaching, and hands on support for all aspects of employment from recruitment to dismissal and redundancy.

We develop a people strategy to deliver your business goals, and create a culture for growth driven by your mission, purpose, and values to ensure you lead for delivery and success.

Leadership and Management Development

We deliver a wide range of programmes that support the development of high performing teams and individuals. All programmes are tailored to meet each client’s unique needs, and include topics such are: leadership styles, engaging and influencing, effective communication, leading change, conversations for delivery, coaching and mentoring, via:

  • Team building events
  • Future leader & leadership development programmes
  • Performance management workshops & more. 

HR Project and Systems Management

Whether you are making small enhancements, operational overhauls, implementing an HR system, or changing the culture of your business.

We will take full ownership of your HR projects’ planning, project management, and smooth delivery, agreeing on key products and deliverables.

Instinct HR are proud partners of Breathe, the market-leading system for SMEs.

HR Starter Packs

All of the essential HR products are available in our HR Shop, helping to protect your business and help you lead and manage your people in the right way. All products in the HR Shop are the latest master templates for you to edit and tailor to meet your unique business needs.

HR Starter Pack (18 documents): Everything you need to set up new employees to support their offer, onboarding, induction, probation and beyond.

Recruitment Pack (14 documents): Everything you need to help you navigate safely when recruiting new employees.

Employment Contract & Employee Handbook (3 documents): The essential documents required by employment law come complete with high quality and robust terms and policies that are designed to provide the maximum protection for your business.

Performance Management Pack (5 documents): The essential documents needed to help business owners and managers create a positive performance culture for their business.

Absence Management Pack (10 documents): The key documents needed to help business owners and managers effectively manage absence in their business.

Our Values

We work hard to develop a deep understanding of you, your business and your team, so we can give you the tailored support you need, developing a people strategy and culture to help grow your business. We live and work with our values as a guide. This is who we are and how we show up.



Everything we do starts and ends here. Fairness and equality are at our core. We will help you develop a people-centric business



Our strong moral principles have honesty, trustworthiness, and kindness at their core. We are always true to our word



We are always true to ourselves, living by our values and principles, being genuine and authentic at all times



Building a deep understanding of our clients and their teams is fundamental, created by a strong bond, based on mutual respect and trust

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