about us

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Cinch HR is all about demystifying HR “people stuff” and providing peace of mind to small businesses through no fluff HR solutions.  We are absolutely passionate about small businesses and supporting them to help drive their success, so we thrive on providing hassle free, down to earth and professional HR support and advice so they can crack on and do just that.

 
 
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KIM RIPPIn - FOUNDER

Kim has been described as a highly astute, straight-shooting HR practitioner who is an extremely valuable asset to have on your side.

Kim has 15 years of diverse HR experience within both large and small organisations in various stages of their business cycles. Her breadth of HR knowledge covers everything from the development and implementation of processes, policies, strategies and training plans to management of compliance, employee performance, business change, and recruitment. Kim has provided outsourced services and managed projects in a variety of industries including Trades, Retail, Professional Services, Media, IT, Recruitment, and Law.

After spending a number of years honing her craft within other businesses, Kim has spent the last 10 years as a director of her own consulting business, K&M Consulting. It is through consulting within her own business that her passion for supporting small businesses led her to rethink where she wanted to focus her experience in the NZ marketplace.

After seeing and talking to many small businesses who were struggling to find the right level of advice and support, she decided to take a preemptive approach to tackling HR challenges - instead of being viewed as the “ambulance at the bottom of the hill”. 

Her dedication to change how small businesses regarded HR led her to develop Cinch HR with an industry-dedicated, click-and-collect, online consulting model that demystifies all things HR with a no-fluff, easy and supportive approach.

Kim has two children and loves spending time with family and enjoys socialising and having a laugh with friends, clients and work colleagues. Kim has a great sense of humour and loves a glass of wine.


 
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AnNika Doggett - HR Consultant

Annika brings to Cinch HR an impressive amount of knowledge and experience in the HR Generalist field, and is a real asset to our team.

Over her HR career, she’s worked across a variety of different industries, from retail and hospitality to professional service environments and has grown a reputation within the HR sector for being responsive, engaged, supportive, knowledgeable, and confident in challenging the status quo.

She is undoubtedly one of the most passionate and dedicated HR practitioners, who brings a fun and supportive approach to all things HR. If you’ve worked alongside Annika, you’ll know she has an engaging and open demeanour which enables her to support the leaders within the companies she works with.

In her spare time, you’ll find her at enjoying her semi-rural home, complete with vege patch, chickens and bees.

 

Partnerships

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At Hype & Dexter we replace the mystery with mastery when it comes to Digital Transformation, Marketing Automation and Lead Generation.

Our pedigree has seen us work with some of the country's largest businesses, implementing strategies across sales, operations, content, and marketing. And we have created and delivered digital and data strategies that have fundamentally changed the way businesses have attracted and retained customers.

We revolutionise businesses of all sizes: from start-ups to corporates. We have a methodology that is literally transforming the business we work with. Whether it's their ability to attract and retain customers, to manage their contacts and automate their sales processes, or both.

 
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Infinitus is a highly reputable Australasian professional development company who specialise in transforming businesses and teams through building confidence, capacity and capability. Led by Kirsten Leng who has over 15 years of experience in the Professional Development field, she along with her expert coaches have a phenomenal reputation enabling businesses to accelerate and fast track development and growth.

Specialising in personalised coaching and training in the areas of leadership, sales, presentations, resilience and customer service, Infinitus can truly take your people and business to the next level.

 
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Kiwi Work Safe make health and safety easy and stress free for New Zealand businesses. Their health & safety professionals are highly trained in workplace safety to ensure you reduce risk and maximise compliance.

They believe every employee has the right to go home safely at the end of the day - and that every organisation should expect nothing less. As leaders in occupational health and safety they offer you peace of mind by providing comprehensive, affordable services and advice. They are experts at implementing the management systems and controls you need to keep your team safe every day.

 
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The Leadership Collective offers comprehensive, accelerated leadership retreat based development programmes, which have been designed based on 20 years of proven and practical experience assisting businesses and leaders throughout New Zealand and internationally grow and transform.

All their coaches have proven experience in their areas of expertise, along with an astute ability to empower and challenge businesses and leaders to stretch their thinking and explore new thinking

Kate Henry is one of our preferred suppliers and is an employment lawyer and director of employment law firm, Just Employment Limited. Kate has over 13 years’ experience as a solicitor / HR professional. In addition to being admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand (2005), Kate has been admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (2008) and is a qualified Solicitor-Advocate of the Higher Courts of England and Wales (2015).   Just Employment offers a full range of employment law advice on issues including employment agreements, employment disputes, disciplinary issues, post termination restraints of trade, employment litigation, leave and health and safety.