Opal HR Limited was founded by Lucy Painter to provide tailored HR support to businesses.

Opal HR develops the people agenda and has specialist capability in the areas of employee reward, recruitment and HR systems, ensuring all areas of HR, including Learning & Development, contribute positively to the overall business strategy.

Improved productivity, profitability and business success are just some of the benefits when a business attracts and retains top talent and when employee engagement is at the heart of business processes.

Opal HR supports larger businesses who want to progress their HR strategy, as well as smaller ones who have recognised the need to develop their HR agenda.

Employee Reward

Reward is a vital element in retaining and attracting talent. What do you pay someone, what benefits should they receive, how do we engage with them?


Opal HR ensures your reward programme is:

  • Effective – by establishing an approach that is integrated with business strategy
  • Valued – by employees that are also engaged
  • Built on strong communications – ongoing employee feedback, active supplier management and a regular refresh of benefits

Recruitment and Talent Management

Did you know there are 19 steps to recruiting? Failure at any of these points will impact success rates and increase costs to the business. Opal HR provides the structure to optimise the process and so attract the best people to help grow your business.


This includes:

  • Recruitment strategy
  • Selection criteria
  • Performance management
  • Appraisals

HR Systems

To add value to the business, HR processes need to be efficient and effective. Opal HR can advise on and help implement HR and payroll systems along with the associated processes, employee documentation and effective management information.


Opal HR can also act as an interim HR professional and as an independent consultant during grievance processes, investigations and employee tribunals.


About Lucy

Lucy has 20 years’ experience in UK and international HR, with particular specialism in reward and benefits, recruitment and shared services (including payroll) in companies employing over 50 staff. Her in-house experience has shaped and developed HR at Board level.
Lucy’s executive search credentials cover identifying and attracting key senior individuals for a wide range of businesses. Her industry experience includes financial services, technology and retail. She strives to ensure that she makes a difference to the business, by keeping support simple, relevant and effective. Lucy prides herself on her integrity, attention to detail and pragmatic ‘can do’ attitude.

HR has a fundamental role to play in any business strategy: shaping and rewarding talent and achieving efficiency. Contact me for specialist HR support.

All assignments are considered on a needs-basis and individually costed, where possible leveraging the skills already available in the business to ensure transfer of knowledge.

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