Essential HR Principals

Essential HR prides itself on maintaining the following values:

  • Professionalism;
  • Practical and pragmatic advice;
  • Legally compliant in all I do and advise;
  • Cost effective advice;
  • Sensitive to the needs of both employer and employee.

I tailor my services to your individual situation. I provide quality strategic HR advice, procedures, documentation, legal compliance and the like. The result - your employees feel cared for, and I save you time, stress and money. At Essential HR, I take an individual approach to all of my clients, and each individual need is important to me. I have experience across a broad range of industries, I am up to the minute with legal requirements and have access to all the specialist help you may need.

About Mike

Mike Johnson – MA (Econ)(Cantab), DIP ACC, DTM

Consultant and Director

Mike has been providing people management advice to small and medium sized businesses for over seventeen years and is a senior HR practitioner and HRINZ Chartered Member.

Mike originally qualified as a Chartered Accountant, working for Deloittes for sixteen years. From there he moved into senior HR management roles, resulting in broad HR knowledge and sound business acumen.

Mike is passionate about his work with people as individuals - Essential HR doesn’t sell products or provide a "one size fits all" approach. He is totally committed to providing advice that is specifically suited to the individuals and situations his clients face.

He believes that Essential HR allows owners and managers to get on with what they are good at with the knowledge that their people are being properly looked after.

Mike loves a good yarn, and his recognition as a Distinguished Toastmaster underlies his strengths as a speaker. He thinks on his feet and has a very logical brain. This combination has resulted in a number of successful problem solutions and negotiations.

Need help managing staff?

Mike has a wealth of experience advising on every aspect of the employer-employee relationship. I can give you per-phone guidance or work along side you to make things happen.

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