HR Dept launches in Cornwall


A new franchise of the HR Dept has opened in Cornwall.

The HR Dept is a UK-wide company with a network of 65 licensees providing outsourced services to more than 6,000 of the nation’s SMEs.

The HR Dept Truro and St Austell has been launched by Mike Talbot, a human resources expert with two decades of experience behind him .

Talbot started his career with IKEA in Bristol where he worked his way up to head of HR. From there, he was relocated to the company’s international flagship store in Wembley.

He then worked for Hillingdon Council in west London for 13 years, initially as head of HR before becoming corporate director where he enjoyed overseeing additional departments including legal services, communication, transformation and business performance.

“Setting up my own business wasn’t part of a lifelong plan,” Talbot said.

“Post Covid, I reassessed my priorities and realised that, with the positions I’ve held, now was the right time to make different life choices.”

“It’s an interesting time to be in HR and I am looking forward to immersing myself in the local business community and helping the passionate, entrepreneurial, spirted people of Truro and St Austell continue to run their own businesses.”