What Clients Say

"I cannot recommend Carmel Murphy at HR Solutions enough. The professionalism and hands on approach was second to none. Carmel went above and beyond to understand our business and operations, and with this created solutions that gave Abbeyglen a robust HR infrastructure. "
Ronan Hughes, General Manager, Abbeyglen Hotel, Clifden, Co Galway.
"I am happy to recommend Carmel Murphy of HR Solutions who has supported the HR needs of our business, through providing comprehensive and tailored employment contracts and procedures, as well as assisting with general ad-hoc employment related queries that arise. Carmel offers a practical approach to managing employment matters in the workplace, as well as ensuring we are compliant and up to date with our legal obligations."
John Gilmore, Managing Director, Farm Lab Diagnostics, Elphin, Co Roscommon.
"HR Solutions has been an invaluable resource for our small business to ensure that we are legally compliant and have in place the correct policies and procedures in the workplace. Carmel is easy to deal with and always available to offer clear and expert advice on all employment related matters. I would highly recommend Carmel Murphy to any business who does not have an inhouse HR expert."
James O Mahony, Oakview Food Stores (t/a Day Break), Carlow.
"HR Solutions have been engaged a number of times over the years for our small business. Carmel Murphy is a talented lady and the scope of her skills has been of great assistance to us over that time on a range of HR issues from initial set up of all documentation to meet all statutory requirements to general advice and to specific needs that can arise in the working week. Carmel has assisted us through her knowledge and pragmatism, to great effect. It is my belief that there is significant benefit in introducing Carmel to your business when you don't need her, so you can become familiar with each other and if a issue arises later, there is great benefit in Carmel being familiar with your business. I know I would have had the impression that not alone would I not be able to find a resource like HR Solutions in our rural location but if I did, I would not be able to afford that service. From personal experience, I can say that I was very impressed with the quality of the service provide and the value was excellent. A great asset in the catchment area ! "
Enda Young - Director, Cavan Hire Centre, Cavan.
"Carmel Murphy of HR Solutions is a highly experienced HR Consultant who provides expert and practical support on the wide range of HR and people management issues that typically arise in the workplace including best recruitment practice, contracts of employment, HR procedures, performance management and dealing with termination and disciplinary issues. Carmel's advice is always clear and helpful and based on best practice and up to date knowledge. I would have no hesitation in recommending HR Solutions to business owners who require professional HR advice."
Roisin Johnson - Former Human Resources Manager, Ammeon Software, Dublin.
“Having worked with Carmel Murphy directly for over 5 years in Logica CMG, I consider Carmel to be an exceptional HR professional. She has an in depth specialist HR skill set coupled with the ability to deliver HR services in a very professional and personable way. Her outstanding analytical and problem solving skills allow solutions to be presented in a quick and effective way. Carmel’s range of skills and considerable knowledge based experience also span across both domestic and International areas where she gained many years of practical experience. I would have no hesitation in recommending Carmel as a consummate professional who is exceptionally capable of delivering solutions, whatever the HR challenges organisations may face regardless of their size.”
Paul McCartney - former HR Director LogicaCmg, Dublin.

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