Human Resources

HR Consultant providing wholistic HR support to financial planning and related practices.

Expert Insight

All great businesses comprise of great people.  At the same time, employees represent one of the greatest challenges to business owners, leaders and managers. Whether you are looking to create a successful and sustainable business for the long term, preparing your business for sale or merging practices together, it’s critical that you acquire, retain and develop the right talent for your practice.  This means ensuring that you are not only compliant with your legislative HR requirements, but that you create an engaging environment that supports the team’s growth.  Failure to do so can result in costly and time consuming people issues that impact on your brand, productivity and realisation of your long-term vision.

How can we help?

People Focused is a HR consultancy that specialises in providing HR support to the financial planning and related practices.  With over 10 years’ experience working exclusively in the wealth management sector, we understand the challenges faced by practices navigating the changing landscape.  We provide a suite of HR services to businesses that understand the value of HR, but don’t require a permanent resource.  These include:  

  • Recruitment
  • Performance management concerns
  • Workcover matters
  • HR policies and processes
  • Development and succession planning (including Professional Year programs)
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Whether you are seeking support for a one-off project or establishing a retainer relationship, People Focused strives to help you create the team and culture necessary to realise your vision.

Christine Bau

Christine is the founder and Principal of People Focused, a HR Consulting firm specialising in the financial planning sector.
A highly experienced HR practitioner and accredited coach, Christine has spent over 15 years working across all facets of HR, predominately with boutique financial planning practices.  Her extensive experience working within the sector means that she has a strong appreciation of the changing landscape and the impact on employers and employees, along with the needs and expectations of both parties. Christine is an experienced public speaker, having presented at conferences both here and overseas. Most recently she was involved in the opening workshop for the FPA Congress 2019.  She is also a regular contributor of several online publications. Prior to establishing People Focused Christine worked as a senior HR leader with various mid-tier accounting firms, legal organisations and independent financial planning practices.  She holds a Bachelor in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations, Cert IV in Training and Assessment and Diploma in Workplace Coaching. Christine is the mother of two children – Isaac and Sophia and has a lagotto named Luna.  When she isn’t working, attending kids sporting events or walking the dog, she enjoys exercising and cooking for family and friends.

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