Hanlon's offers a wide range of consulting services to businesses across a range of industries. Our experts work with not for profit, government, and publicly listed organisations. We focus our services on providing advice and solutions for business leader and organisations.  We can assist in providing independent advice on matters relating to frontline operational staff, senior managers, all the way up to directors and board members. If the assistance you need doesn't exactly fit into one of the below categories, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us and we will be happy to assist you.

Workplace investigation Human Resources Investigation


With a minimum of 15 years experience, each of our Senior Consultants are specialist workplace investigators.


We ensure all parties to the investigation are treated respectfully, that investigations are manage discretely and confidentially, and that the welfare of your team members is of paramount importance.


Our significant experience in the not for profit, social services, child care, aged care, and education sectors means we can also assist with Reportable Conduct and Vulnerable Persons investigations.


We provide thorough and definitive reports and recommendations when investigating alleged workplace misconduct in a timely manner so you can focus on core business functions


Our findings and recommendations will allow you to make informed decisions, backed up by reliable evidence.


We provide training to Boards, Executive Teams and Senior Management on a range of Employment Relations, Human Resources and Work Health and Safety topics including the duties and responsibilities of officers under various legislation.

Our facilitators provide real life examples and practical tips so your teams leave each session feeling both informed and empowered to manage their employees.

We will happily work with you to design a training module to meet your business' specific purposes.


Some of the sessions we commonly deliver include: 

  • Anti-Bullying/Discrimination/Sexual Harassment Training

  • Workplace Health and Safety Responsibilities for Employees and Officers

  • Child Safety Responsibilities for Employees and Officers

  • Introduction to the Fair Work Act - Guide for Senior Managers

  • Managing Performance and Conduct

  • Introduction to Workplace Investigations

  • Understanding Awards and Industrial Instruments

  • Introduction to Unfair Dismissals and General Protections

  • Managing Difficult Conversations and Outcomes

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Whether you have a particular project in mind or a short term resourcing need, Hanlon's consultants are able to assist with any overflow of work your organisations internal Human Resources or Employee Relations teams require assistance with.

We can support your business through resourcing shortages while recruitment activities are in place, help with transitioning and handovers of work, or assist with short to medium term absences within your business. We can work remotely or onsite as agreed.

The experience of our Consultants across a broad range of industries allows us to quickly understand and adapt to the needs of your business and fill any gaps that may exist. We can assist in filling even the most senior of Employee Relations/Human Resources roles without the fuss of engaging contract staff through agencies who may be unreliable or not understand the needs of your business.

Our consultants are collaborative and will work with your team as required to provide fit for purpose solutions in a timely manner.

We can also assist by undertaking any discrete project work which does not form part of your HR/ER team's business as usual activities and can work autonomously to deliver your organisations desired outcomes.


As your business grows or your service offering diversifies, you may find the need to formalise standard organisation policies and procedures. This is particularly true for small to medium businesses that may not have a dedicated or specialist Human Resources or employment relations function.

At Hanlon's we can help create customised 'Governing Documents' for your organisations people related matters including, but not limited to;

  • Drafting Letters of Offer and Contracts of Employment;

  • Creating an Organisational Code of Conduct;

  • Creating policies and procedures relating to the Management of Performance and Conduct; and

  • Developing Workplace Health and Safety policies and identifying standard operating procedures.

We can help you ensure that your business has all the necessary corporate collateral to meet your obligations under the Fair Work Act and Work Health and Safety Legislation.

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Whether you need to improve the effectiveness of an entire team or to foster the ability of individual employees, our team of Consultants can assist you in improving the skills and outputs of your staff. If an employees' performance or conduct cannot be improved or doesn't meet the needs of your business we'll help you to bring their employment to a resolution in a respectful, defensible and reasonable manner.


Hanlon's experienced negotiators focus on four key priorities when negotiating; workable outcomes and terms, productivity improvements, adherence to budgetary and resourcing requirements, and efficient negotiations. Experience belies our confidence to manage employee and union expectations and negotiate your business an effective Enterprise Agreement - fully compliant with the requirements of the Fair Work Act.

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Time and time again judges have made decisions in favour of employees because the employer didn’t follow their own policy or procedure or had no such guidance in place. Your business needs strong, clear, and easy to implement policies and procedures and contracts.

 Our focus is on creating easy to understand and easy to use guidelines that are going to promote flexibility in the way you run your business while providing the necessary safeguards to protect your organisation.


Whether you need advice on responding to pandemic requirements, dealing with unions, managing staff grievances, responding to unfair dismissal claims, Award interpretations, underpayment claims, recouping over-payments or anything in between, Hanlon's Consultants are available to talk you through any human resources or employment relations issues that may arise. We can provide once off assistance, regular advice and coaching or project style engagement. We are the Employment Relations experts that you can switch on as you need.  

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