About Camino HR
Who are Camino HR?
Our lead consultant, Jane Rawlins, established Camino HR in 2008. For the 20 years prior to that, that she had been providing HR support and consultancy services as JSR Associates. The word Camino means ‘path’ or ‘way’ in Spanish, and was inspired by the Camino de Santiago, the last part of which Jane walked with her then young family. It embodies the ethos of the company, which is to provide businesses with a path to the best possible HR practices, and to support and guide them on that journey.
Since Camino HR was founded, we have worked with businesses in every sector and of all shapes and sizes. From organisations just starting out with a handful of employees, to multi-national companies. We pride ourselves on delivering professional, practical and personalised support to each of our clients.
What do we stand for?
Provide honest and accurate information which allows the client to make the best decisions for their business. Never oversell or upsell services when not necessary to do so.
Provide a flexible service, tailored to the needs of the individual client. Never under-estimate the value of providing a personalised and responsive service.
The Camino HR team
Find out more about our HR team.
Founder & HR Consultant
Jane has worked as an HR consultant since 1991 and founded Camino HR Ltd in 2009.
A Chartered Member of the CIPD, a qualified Mediator and a long serving Lay Member on Employment Tribunals, she is an experienced HR professional with an extensive background in industry and in higher education, both in operational HR and in strategic project management roles.
Jane is an excellent project manager and enjoys working with larger organisations to deliver HR related projects. She has considerable experience in the development and implementation of HR software systems and in Hay job evaluation, as well as in managing complex case work and investigations.
However, much as she loves the complexity and challenges of working with larger companies, she particularly enjoys working with smaller organisations to help them to manage and grow their businesses through their people.
HR Office Manager
Frequently asked questions
If you are a small business, our first meeting with you could be a free, no obligation, HR Health Check.
This is comprehensive check of your understanding and use of HR procedures and employment legislation and a review of your existing HR documentation. You will receive a report outlining any areas which could, or should, be improved.
This is a valuable tool for any organisation and won’t cost you a penny! You can decide whether to make any recommended changes yourselves or whether to contract with us to do it.
To chat to us about getting an HR health check for your business, click here and leave us a message.
There are a couple of good reasons. The first is because we will know you and understand the way your company works. That will tend to lead to better, more tailored advice which takes into account the whole context. You will be dealing with the same 2-3 people every time you contact us.
The other is because very often, if a problem would be better dealt with by a face to face meeting or practical support, we can be there.
Yes, we partner with excellent Occupational Health providers. We can either put you in touch directly or we can provide the service as a one stop shop through Camino HR Ltd.
We provide the full range of health and safety support through our Associates and ensure that all your Health & Safety policies, procedures and training work together with your HR policies, procedure and training to avoid duplication or overlap and to reinforce key messages.
Yes, we specialise in helping you to understand how employment legislation affects you and how to manage your human resource within the boundaries of employment legislation.
We are pragmatic in our approach and will always clearly explain your options, best practice and the risks associated with not using best practice.
We will give you the level of support that you need, whether it is guidance over the phone, drafting or checking correspondence, coaching your managers in how to handle a situation or attending meetings with you if required.
We believe firmly that the cause of many problems in businesses is the use of standard documents which don’t necessarily suit the size, nature and culture of the business.
So we will provide you with documents which suit your particular needs and which have been fully discussed with you.
Our free health check will outline any areas where you may be at risk, including missing or out of date HR documents, so why not get in touch to see how we can help?
Yes, if you are a retained client. We will also keep your documents updated.
Yes, we can discuss training specifically tailored to your organisation’s needs and we have a range of training workshops which run on a regular basis, sometimes free of charge. For more details see here.
Yes, our team has several qualified Mediators. We can mediate on an informal basis to help to resolve minor disputes and grievances and on a more formal basis for more serious problems.
Yes, this is another of our specialist areas. We can help you from the drawing up of a requirements specification, to the choice of vendor, to the full project management of the implementation if you require it.
We do not provide a payroll service, but we can put you in touch with payroll providers and can support you to manage your payroll input.
Yes, we can help with your recruitment, from a single vacancy to major recruitment projects. We can also train your staff in interview skills and in writing meaningful job descriptions and advertisements.
Yes, if that is what you would like to happen. Not all organisations want this facility.
We don’t provide it as part of our standard package because the majority of our clients don’t require it and we pride ourselves on helping you to avoid tribunals.
However, if you would like to pay the insurance premium, we have negotiated an arrangement with a local firm of solicitors which will cover you for all tribunal costs – so long as you have taken advice from Camino HR in handling the matter. This includes representation at tribunal by an employment lawyer.
Please let us know via our Contact Us page where you will also find our telephone number and email address.