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Jane Johnston

Improving Business Performance Through Your People

I am a human resources specialist with an unusual combination of commercial acumen and strong interpersonal skills. I am able to apply my knowledge effectively to complex situations and projects to design creative bespoke solutions.

Forming business partnerships with clients, I work with them to develop tailored resolutions to their diverse range of strategic and operational needs.

Based in York, I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and have experience of working with UK, US and other international companies.

How Can I Help?

Along with my own skill set, I can call on trusted human resources associates to enable me to deliver all of these HR services:

Strategic HR Planning

Creating a clear, measurable, people-related plan.

Change Management

Developing a clear vision and plan, communicating the changes and implementing the change programme.


Project Management

Managing and co-ordinating key HR projects.

Organisational Design

Developing organisation structures to support business development.


Acquisition Due Diligence

Performing due diligence on the people aspects of a business during acquisition.

Merger Integration

Integrating all aspects of HR upon the purchase of a new business.

Recruitment and Selection

Developing job profiles and employee specifications, interviewing and assessing candidates and appointing and inducting new employees.

Training and Development

Linking training to business objectives, conducting training needs analysis, designing training programmes and evaluating results. Supporting management development through facilitating, coaching and mentoring.

Performance Management

Assessing employee performance, improving skills, designing appraisal systems and managing poor performance.

Compensation and Benefits

Benchmarking salaries and benefits, developing and implementing new packages and managing pension schemes.


Employee Communications

Improving the effectiveness of internal communications with new skills and processes.


Redundancy Management

Planning, communicating and managing redundancy programmes.

Employment Law

Providing guidance and coaching on the legal framework.

Policies and Procedures

Providing policies, procedures and contracts.


HR Health Checks

Reviewing HR policies, procedures and practices.

Partner With Me

I have a broad range of skills and experience enabling me to act as an extension to your organisation. I can help you with strategic human resources and be a valuable addition to your senior management team (when required) without expensive overheads and complement your existing internal capability.

My experience enables me to draw on other highly experienced professionals, such as employment lawyers, occupational health specialists and trainers, to ensure that you receive the best available advice and service.

I aim to provide a consistent, reliable, confidential and highly personal service and form a unique business partnership with clients, working with them to design bespoke solutions to enhance performance and increase profitability.

By cultivating a deep understanding of each client’s organisation and culture, I can provide a professional, dedicated, flexible and efficient service.


We rely on HR Business Solutions to provide us with in-depth knowledge of human resource management. Jane is experienced and gives carefully considered advice to enable us to manage effectively. This has been invaluable in navigating our way through a number of HR issues. She is adept at balancing the needs of employees and the senior management and instinctively handles the sensitivities of both groups of individuals.

Jane has been working with our company since 2015 focussed on developing our HR function and processes. Jane's knowledge and professionalism have been invaluable and her approachable manner has made her a key part of our team and has brought a higher level of talent development and management to our company.

Jane's support since 2014 on all aspects of HR has ensured that we have developed and implemented sound business decisions. It has also meant that we treated our staff fairly and remained compliant with current legislation.

I have always found Jane very easy to work with and have valued the advice and help that she has given me. I have no hesitation in recommending HR Business Solutions.

Let’s Talk


01904 798998


07909 906057