Providing strategic and operational interim HR support to fill gaps in an internal HR team


Syzygy is a digital marketing agency and experts in mobile and social marketing

The brief

The HR manager at Syzygy was overstretched from running two HR divisions – the division at Syzygy and the division at their sister company Unique Digital. They required a HR specialist to support, mentor and provide guidance to their HR manager.

The objective was to provide their HR manager with additional expertise and ongoing coaching that would enable her to continue to develop. Syzygy also wanted access to additional HR support as they required it.

Why Connor?

We supported Syzygy's HR department with our HR Flex service because we were able to provide expert operational and strategic input, plus expertise at a transactional level. We delivered a flexible service when Syzygy need it. We balanced the ongoing development of their HR manager along with access to additional HR support on an ad hoc basis.


The approach

Our approach was based on flexibility and responsiveness; it was important for us to be accessible to the HR team whenever they required support, be it as a long term sounding board or a short term problem solver.


What we did for Syzygy

  • We built strong relationships based on openness and availability. The HR manager was given the personal mobile number of our consultant to ensure she had access to support at all times
  • We scheduled monthly meetings with the HR manager to keep progress on track and address any issues
  • We helped with a sensitive performance management issue – sharing our expertise on the legal processes and personal development at a senior level.


Business outcomes

  • The confidence of the HR manager was dramatically increased
  • There was a greater understanding of the impact of HR in business
  • There was a greater understanding of legal processes and procedures
  • There was an increase in legal transparency around employee performance.


What the client said

"Connor's expertise and the addition of an HR consultant to our team has given our HR manager a good sounding board."
Managing director, Syzygy
"Thank you for all of your support on both an operational, strategic and personal level. The support has been invaluable in strengthening the HR department as a whole."
HR manager, Syzygy
"The Connor consultants were very flexible in their approach to our business needs and able to respond to changes in schedule at the last minute, always putting us as the client first."
HR department, Syzygy


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