HR Hotline with Catalina Consultants

29 March 2023

The ACA is delighted to announce a new partnership with respected HR specialists Catalina Consultants to provide human resources support services to members. ACA member practices are eligible for a 15-minute consultation each year on a range of matters related to people management and workplace culture.

Catalina Consultants is a full-service virtual HR team, with expert knowledge across all aspects of HR management. Established in 2012 by Principal Merilyn Speiser, Catalina was founded on the belief that all organisations should have access to the same cutting-edge HR ideas and practices as Australia’s largest companies, regardless of their size.

Catalina offers companies administrative, operational and strategic support, and can tailor an HR solution that helps practices realise their strategic goals. As an HR outsourcing partner, Catalina supports and advises businesses through everyday HR issues and provides strategic advice to managers.

The team provides expert advice on a wide range of matters, including the following:

Contract administration and any other relevant employment documentation Leadership development, manager coaching and advice, mentoring programs Recruitment support, inductions and onboarding, management of probations Remuneration management, employee benefits and incentives Grievance management and Fair Work compliance as needed Position description and KPIs creation, performance management and employee incentives Talent mapping and succession planning Policy review and development Termination and exits including exit interviews


ACA members will now have access to:

Member Services HR Hotline

An advisory service that provides initial advice around people management and workplace culture. Includes a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation per practice per year.

HR Policy Templates

Catalina Consultants are currently updating the ACA suite of HR policy templates [], which are part of the ACA member benefits package. New additions will include policies on Paid Parental Leave, Sexual Harassment and Diversity. Areas that will be covered more comprehensively in existing templates include Working from Home (in existing Flexibility policy) and Employee Referral (in existing Recruitment policy). More to come…

Ad Hoc HR Advice

Catalina Consultants will offer a 10% discounted ACA member rate for additional advice, documentation and support beyond the 15-minute complimentary service.

Retained HR Support

Catalina Consultants can provide ongoing retained support with a dedicated team of advisors for a discounted ACA member rate, based on an agreed budget/hour per month.


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