Striving to make a positive impact

March 8, 2024 BY

Carli Saw and her team at Strawberry Seed Consulting feel privileged to share their knowledge and expertise to help others.

Since starting Strawberry Seed Consulting from her spare room in 2013, Carli Saw has built a thriving boutique HR and recruitment consultancy firm based in Torquay supporting small to medium business across Australia.

“In the beginning, I was just looking for a way to create a flexible job for myself, to work around my young kids,” she said. “I never envisaged my spare of the moment decision would result in the successful business we have today.”

The best part for Carli is that she now has a team of wonderful women that can also benefit from a flexible work life.

“I didn’t intend to have an all-female team, but when you genuinely offer full flexibility, it is very appealing to mothers to be in control of their work time.” Carli said. “We have offered working from home and set your own schedule from day one.

This opens opportunities for women that want challenging professional work and flexibility for family. We have team members in WA, QLD, Melbourne and locally. I love that I can offer that to my team.”

At Strawberry Seed Consulting, they strive to make a positive impact on the lives of their clients. Every day, their team feel privileged to share their knowledge and expertise to help others.

“We are honest, transparent, supportive, and genuinely care for the people who come to us for professional advice. Our team enjoy working with small business owners who want to treat their employees fairly and set up their HR processes to successfully manage their people in a way that sustains their business. We speak to you in a language you understand, without the technical jargon.”

Their clients range from a sole trader hiring their first employee right through to medium-sized organisations looking for assistance with specific HR projects. As a trusted advisor, we get to know the business owner and their team, offering a personalised service when they need it.

Strawberry Seed Consulting provides support across
· Compliance – the business ensures its clients are getting the basics right around managing their people, including contracts of employment, award interpretation and benchmarking, and HR policies, systems and procedures
· Growth – Advice and support with workforce planning, job design, position descriptions, recruitment and onboarding of staff
· Performance – Delivery of training and development, performance management systems and advice on increasing the performance of your people
· Fire-fighting – Support in the management of tricky day-to-day HR issues. From basic questions on how to manage leave through to terminations and everything in between, Strawberry Seed Consulting gives the right advice at the right time whenever its clients have an HR related question, and
· Public Training – Courses in leadership development, mental health first aid, and a range of other topics.

The business provides once-off ad hoc advice through to ongoing support packages, customised to the size and complexity of the business. Its clients come from across Australia, working with industries including building and trade, retail, hospitality, allied health, professional services, and disability support.

As every business is unique, Strawberry Seed Consulting offer an obligation-free initial meeting with all new clients to provide you with a customised proposal specific to your business needs.
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