QHR is a unique Australian consulting firm that specialises in applying the concepts of Quantitative
Human Resources – Where the disciplines of finance, strategy and HR intersect.
QHR adopts a business consulting approach to understand the drivers of your business and provide solutions that realise clear outcomes. These solutions leverage our core strengths in HR analytics, strategic workforce planning and remuneration design.
Each director has a depth of expertise and proven ability to deliver tangible business results. We have built QHR on the principles of creativity and innovation. We listen to clients and provide leading edge outcomes.
Effective workforce utilisation is a strong competitive advantage for QHR clients – we provide these companies with a deeper understanding of their current organisation and its future opportunities. Together, our goal is to optimise the HR programs that enable people to achieve business success over the short and long term. QHR uses analytics as a tool rather than an end to highlight the facts needed for the best decision making.
Our ultimate value is in helping clients focus their human capital on the achievement of business strategy.
Creates actions to address labour gaps for clients to execute long term business strategy.
Review the impact of critical business drivers on internal human capital need
Integrate external labour market data to understand the client’s full labour outlook
Utilise predictive analytics to determine the optimal interventions required to close identified gaps in people capability, quantity, quality, timing and location
Transform the HR function from being reactive to a predictive and visionary function that is a real contributor to business direction
As a tool for gaining insights into client organisations for a competitive edge.
Integrate and analyse multiple data sources into coherent and actionable information
Enable fact based decision making around human capital and demonstrate the real economic value of HR programs
Apply the financial disciplines to the workforce in the same way it is done for other business areas such as supply chain or marketing
Sets the structure of pay and incentive programs for clients to provide appropriate reward for business results.
Review existing pay structures to identify opportunities for improvement in how clients effectively and efficiently compete in the market for talent
Establish the remuneration strategy needed to support strategic and operational business objectives
Create Short Term Incentive (STI) plans that grab employee attention and are useful management tools over many years
Create Long Term Incentives (LTI) that clients use to align employee wealth with company value creation
Determines how clients select the people who will contribute to company success.
Establish the criteria for people quality across performance, retention, and organisational fit
Analyse the outcomes achieved from existing channels and forecast the results from potential channels
Determining the optimal approach for companies to target and recruit the right workforce at the right cost
Provides clients with advice on the HR programs, organisational structures, and transformation initiatives for the best use of the workforce.
Review of the required business objectives compared to the HR strategy and programs in place
Analysis of comprehensive organisation and management data to understand areas for improvement in the utilisation of the workforce
Design of HR initiatives such as organisational design reforms, restructures and new HR programs
WHO WE ARE
QHR is a partnership between Chris Hare and Alicia Roach who have over
30 years of professional experience in consulting, finance and human resources.
Alicia Roach possesses a truly unique capability which combines a strong background in analytical expertise and financial acumen with sound experience in human capital management and concepts. A Chartered Accountant with an MBA, Alicia began her early career working in Finance at Qantas Airways, where she gained experience in the grassroots finance functions including reporting, treasury and audit. Alicia then moved into Corporate Finance including merger and acquisition projects, equity raising and bond issues, and investment analyses.
During this time she also became involved in driving major transformation projects and strategic reviews for the organisation including in the human capital space. Alicia successfully combined business consulting with complex data analyses and sophisticated financial modelling to make strategic recommendations to business leaders.
Alicia spent some time in consulting before joining NBN Co, which as a start-up organisation of size and to-be scale provided her with a challenging opportunity! Alicia defined and implemented, from scratch, a HR Business Intelligence, Reporting and Workforce Planning Strategy and Roadmap to align with company objectives and drive the efficient delivery of NBN Co’s internal workforce. From development of analytical assets to enable strategic decision making, to organisational analysis and review to assess structural issues, to projects around deep insights for actionable intelligence, Alicia has developed a proven ability to create real solutions that deliver tangible value not just for HR, but for the entire business.
Alicia is passionate about building the understanding of, and the intrinsic need for the value that data can give in enabling organisations to understand and maximise their human capital, and in turn their business delivery. Her innovative approach, unique expertise and passion for the application of analytics in the workforce context, have established Alicia’s position as not only a thought leader, but in the unique position of actually having implemented cutting edge and comprehensive solutions in the Strategic Workforce Planning space.
Chris Hare is a leading remuneration expert with 15 years of experience gained in corporate and consulting roles. After attaining a Finance degree, Chris worked in the specialised field of executive remuneration consulting in the United States, applying value driver analysis to the design of Short Term Incentive (STI) and Long Term Incentive (LTI) plans. Serendipitously taking the opportunity to transfer to Sydney, Chris spent almost three years providing further executive remuneration advice to Australian companies, primarily within the ASX 100.
Believing that corporate experience was necessary to increase his value as a consultant, Chris spent over seven years in corporate roles at Mirvac and NBN Co. At Mirvac, Chris established the remuneration function, introduced its first formal STI program, and overhauled the LTI program. With his role broadened to include divisional HR responsibility, Chris introduced HR coordination across previously decentralised regions and created a single performance management system. Chris spent the last six months at Mirvac as the Acting Group General Manager HR before moving on to NBN Co.