WHY HR?

Human Resources is the function in organisations that is focused on activities pertaining to employees. In its many forms and facets HR plays a critical role and adds value to your organisation. Whatever the needs of your business, Sensei HR introduces the right mix of soft skills and intelligent management in the handling of any of the following activities:

  • HR strategy, people planning and measurement; 
  • aligning HR and business strategy;
  • developing HR metrics that enable benchmarking, reviewing and continual improvement;
  • developing aligned HR systems and processes; 
  • risk minimisation and legal compliance; 
  • management training;
  • organisational development;
  • organisation reviews and restructuring; 
  • problem solving employee issues such as conflict, high staff turnover, poor morale and poor performance; 
  • aligning values and culture; 
  • culture/engagement surveys and data analysis; and
  • Everything DiSC behaviour profiling.
WHY USE US?

We, at Sensei HR, understand that not all organisations need or can support the employment of a full time HR practitioner. Employing an HR consultant may be the only option, but which one? To help you decide, ask:

  • Will their services free up your time on revenue generating activities and leveraging higher productivity from your people?
  • Are they qualified with the knowledge and experience needed to fill the short to medium-term gaps in knowledge and capacity?
  • Do they listen carefully while you explain your business issues before jumping in with solutions?
  • Will they provide the needed level of impartiality in making the difficult decisions such as redundancies, major operational and strategic shifts, remuneration re-structures, etc?
  • Are they across current HR trends, shifts and legislation?
  • Do they demonstrate a broad understanding of the different functional areas?
  • Do they possess well developed approaches and tools that meet specific challenges?
  • Do you connect with them personally and professionally such that you feel confident in using them as a sounding board and taking their advice?
  • Will they help you to achieve your business goals?
CONTACT INFO

Contact Susan to discuss how she can add value to your organisation!

  • Welcome to Sensei HR
    the HR consultancy of choice for sector-wide businesses, schools and universities
  • Sensei in Japanese translates as 'Master' and 'Teacher'
  • at Sensei HR we are passionate about helping people
  • helping people at work to learn about and master the effective application of HR to achieve their goals
  • strong knowledge of HR
  • Sensei HR
    extensive experience in a variety of business and education contexts

Welcome to Sensei HR

the HR consultancy of choice for sector-wide businesses, schools and universities

Sensei in Japanese translates as 'Master' and 'Teacher'. At Sensei HR we are passionate about helping people at work to learn about and master the effective application of HR to achieve their goals.

Dr Susan Roberts is the Sensei. As director and founder, she has a strong knowledge of HR and extensive experience in a variety of business and education contexts. Working with Leaders and Managers, Dr Roberts helps to enhance their knowledge and confidence, and implements practical HR solutions that drive meaningful changes in organisational behaviour. She offers a range of services to micro and small businesses, the education sector and professional service firms.

To find out more, you are invited to explore this website, to contact Sue on: 0416163107, or email sue@senseihr.com.au.

Dr Susan Roberts

Dr Susan Roberts

BA DipEd GradDipSecStds DipFrJnlsm MHRM EdD

Dr Susan Roberts

BA DipEd GradDipSecStds DipFrJnlsm MHRM EdD

Dr Susan Roberts is the Sensei. As director and founder, she has a strong knowledge of HR and extensive experience in a variety of business and education contexts.


Our Clients Say...

Why HR?


Human Resources is the function in organisations that focusses on employee behaviour and performance. In its many forms and facets HR plays a critical role, and effectively applied HR can add significant value to your organisation. Whatever the needs of your business, Sensei HR offers the right mix of soft skills and intelligent management in the handling of any of the following HR activities:

  • HR strategy, people planning and measurement; 
  • systems and process audit;
  • aligning HR systems and processes with your organisation's strategy;
  • developing HR metrics that benchmark various activities, enabling review and continual improvement;
  • risk minimisation and legal compliance; 
  • management training and coaching;
  • independent performance appraisals and reporting using the PDR on-line review system;
  • organisational development;
  • organisation reviews and restructuring; 
  • drafting meaningful role descriptions;
  • problem solving employee issues such as conflict, high staff turnover and poor morale;
  • aligning values and culture; 
  • culture/engagement surveys and data analysis; and
  • Everything DiSC psychometric profiling.

Why Use Us?


We, at Sensei HR, understand that not all organisations need or can support the employment of a full or part-time HR practitioner. Employing an HR consultant may be the only option, but which one? To help you decide, ask:

  • Will their services free up your time on revenue generating activities and leveraging higher productivity from your people?
  • Are they qualified with the knowledge and experience needed to fill the short to medium-term gaps in knowledge and capacity?
  • Do they listen carefully while you explain your business issues before jumping in with solutions?
  • Will they provide the needed level of impartiality in making the difficult decisions such as redundancies, major operational and strategic shifts, remuneration re-structures, etc?
  • Are they across current HR trends, shifts and legislation?
  • Do they demonstrate a broad understanding of the different functional areas?
  • Do they possess well developed approaches and tools that meet specific challenges?
  • Do you connect with them personally and professionally such that you feel confident in using them as a sounding board and taking their advice?
  • Will they help you to achieve your business goals?

HR Services to Education


For more than 25 years Sue was immersed in teaching, research and staff development in Western Australian Universities, Independent Schools and TAFE Colleges, and enjoys working with education Leaders and Managers to effectively support and sustain their people related requirements.

If you are looking to improve or implement an HR structure or systems, Sensei HR can help you to:

  • Link HR with education strategy, and create an HR plan to clarify direction;
  • Coach and advise executive and middle management teams to enhance knowledge and skills in people management;
  • Design meaningful job descriptions and key performance indicators to clarify roles and accountability;
  • Review and re-structure functional areas to improve people dynamics and workflows;
  • Undertake, on your behalf, the independent 180 or 360 on-line Education Performance Development Review (EPDR) system for staff employed by the school;
  • Design and facilitate tailored workshops that build on individual strengths and up-skill leaders and managers;
  • Undertake DiSC psychometric testing of teams;
  • Evaluate leadership programs and recommend changes and improvements;
  • Mediate in conflict situations.

HR Services to Professional Service Firms

Sue's experience with working in this sector shed light on some characteristics distinct from other commercial organisations. These include:

Drive

Reliance on the employees' own drive and determination

Shaping

Shaping a culture around the diverse generations and identities of professionals whose expectations are high

Balance

Restoring work-life integration

Talent

Attracting talented individuals who fit and work dynamically within the culture


If you are seeking to build on the strengths already integral in your organisation, Sensei HR can assist with:

Action Planning

Linking HR with business strategy in the form of a clear HR action plan

Coaching

Coaching and advising how to handle the inevitable people challenges that arise

Contracts

Revising employment contracts and workplace policies to comply with current legislation

Mediation

Mediating in conflict situations to negotiate a way forward for parties

Roles

Designing meaningful job descriptions and key performance indicators (KPIs) to clarify roles and accountability

Competency Matrices

Designing competency matrices that define the exact knowledge, skills, attitudes and abilities needed for each role in the organisation

Context

Establishing and adapting HR systems and processes to unique business contexts

Culture

Analysing and clarifying emergent cultures

Performance

Designing and implementing performance reviews and development systems that benchmark and evaluate on a regular basis

Facilitation

Facilitating workshops with leaders and staff to identify a shared set of values that benchmark and guide behaviours, particularly during periods of stress and pressure

Profiling

Everything DiSC profiling that facilitates empathy and understanding of the behaviours of self and those with whom you work to improve team dynamic and workflow

Workshops

Designing and facilitating tailored workshops that build on individual strengths and up-skill

Reviews

Independent performance reviews using the on-line PDR system.

HR Services to Micro and Small Businesses

Small businesses contribute significantly to Australia's economy. However, despite their significance their potential may be unrealised due to the demands and time associated with managing people and related systems. Sue has worked with clients in a range of sectors for the past few years and understands the challenges they face. She can add value and free up your time through:

Action Planning

Linking HR with business strategy in the form of a clear HR action plan

Coaching

Coaching and advising how to handle the inevitable people challenges that arise

Contracts

Revising employment contracts and workplace policies to comply with current legislation

Mediation

Mediating in conflict situations to negotiate a way forward for parties

Roles

Designing meaningful job descriptions and key performance indicators (KPIs) to clarify roles and accountability

Context

Establishing and adapting HR systems and processes to unique business contexts

Culture

Analysing and clarifying emergent cultures

Performance

Designing and implementing performance reviews and development systems that benchmark and evaluate on a regular basis

Facilitation

Facilitating workshops with leaders and staff to identify a shared set of values that benchmark and guide behaviours, particularly during periods of stress and pressure

Profiling

Everything DiSC profiling that facilitates empathy and understanding of the behaviours of self and those with whom you work to improve team dynamic and workflow

Workshops

Designing and facilitating tailored workshops that build on individual strengths and up-skill

Contact Us

Phone: 0416 163 107 Email: sue@senseihr.com.au