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How to get top marks in... Recruiting the Right PersonSymposium are set to announce an exciting new partnership with Russell HR Consulting that will see a new range of high quality employment law webinars, e-booksletter and contract templates and training materials made available for purchase at

The Buckinghamshire-based company is led by Kate Russell, perhaps better known by her moniker ‘the HR headmistress’ with which she publishes her widely read blogs and tweets. The firm works nationwide across a diverse range of industries, from dentistry to construction, delivering HR and employment law training and consultancy. Russell herself is also a published author, regular speaker at CIPD events and a go-to expert on people issues for the national press.

Russell HR Consulting webinars and training materials are the product of their vast experience of the employment law issues faced by their clients every day. The partnership represents a new step for Symposium, who will now provide content from other providers together with their own range of webinars and other products, in addition to their industry-leading conferences and training workshops.

“We are delighted to be working with Russell HR Consulting and that our customers will now be able to access their materials and expertise,” said James Marsh, HR manager at Symposium. “This agreement may be seen as ground-breaking for us, but it in fact falls perfectly in line with our commitment to deliver the knowledge that can enable HR professionals to make a difference in their organizations. We will continue to carefully select quality materials from external providers that we feel can add value for our customers.”

Russell added: “Managing people is one of the hardest jobs to get right. If you’re a manager always ask yourself the following question. Do all of my employees meet all of my standards nearly all the time? If not, you’re wasting time and money – and probably irritating effective team members to boot with a risk that they might leave!”

“Employment law is so complicated and changes rapidly, managers so busy and often employees are challenging, so t’s hard to know the best action to take when you have a problem with a team member. Our resources drawn from over 25 years of practical, hands-on problem solving and are clear, easy to use and above all help you reach workable, sensible business solutions.”