Support for your workplace

Tell Jane is an HR consultancy that partners with your organisation to tackle toxic workplace behaviour and enhance your company culture.

Together, we protect your business and your people from incidences of harassment, discrimination and bullying. The result: improved productivity and increased employee loyalty.

What we do

Tell Jane helps you to enhance your workplace culture. We do this by upskilling your HR and management teams, and by creating a better working environment for your people.

Our team of experienced HR practitioners also provide case investigations support and are experts in complaint handling.

But most importantly, we care.

We offer valuable insight through training and support for dealing with toxic workplace behaviour and employee challenges.

We also offer an independent Freephone hotline for the anonymous reporting of workplace harassment, discrimination and bullying. By subscribing to the Tell Jane hotline, you are showing your people your commitment to preventing and tackling toxic workplace behaviour.

Why Tell Jane?

Safeguard your business and your people

By partnering with Tell Jane, you are protecting your organisation and your people from toxic behaviour: 

  • You have a duty of care to your people and to ensure issues are resolved before they escalate. We can help you fulfill this duty.
  • There is no issue too complex that our skilled case handlers and independent investigators cannot support your business with. Let’s start talking.
  • Investing in your company culture reduces employer liability and safeguards your business.
  • Do you have an understanding of your company culture from the grassroots up? Is no news good news?

Gain commercial value by enhancing your culture

Creating a culture free from toxic behaviour can significantly improve productivity, employee retention and your bottom line: 

  • Seize the opportunity to upskill your HR and management teams
  • Demonstrating your commitment to facing bullying, harassment and discrimination head on enhances your brand reputation among your stakeholders – both inside and outside the company
  • Cultivating an inclusive and supportive company culture will increase productivity and improve employee retention
  • Offer your people a channel for anonymous reporting of complaints relating to bullying, harassment or discrimination through a confidential Freephone employee hotline

Who we are

Get to know our qualified HR practitioners

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Lisa

HR Professional

Lisa Bell CIPD has over 18 years’ experience in HR and holds an MA in Human Resources Management. Having established her independent HR consultancy The Little Workshop Company in 2014, Lisa developed Tell Jane as a specialist consultancy in 2018 amidst revelations of systemic gender discrimination and sexual harassment in the public, private and third sector.

Since its inception, Tell Jane has supported national and international organisations and charities to realise their ED&I aspirations through creating inclusive workplace cultures. As a seasoned HR specialist and experienced educator, Lisa takes a dynamic approach to upskilling in-house HR functions, designing and delivering bespoke ED&I training programmes, developing inclusive leadership behaviours and decision making, and empowering employees to be effective allies.

Lisa strives to build more equitable and inclusive workplaces, and takes a keen interest in social mobility and class discrimination. She is also passionate about preventing toxic workplace behaviour, having developed the Tell Jane anonymous hotline as a platform for employees to speak out against harassment, discrimination and bullying.

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Joshua

HR Professional

Joshua Karl is an Associate Member of the CIPD and a trained mediator. With 15 years’ combined HR and ED&I experience, Josh has supported a number of public, private and third sector organisations with workplace culture reviews through listening sessions and creating psychologically safe spaces.

Joshua is passionate about supporting organisations to create cultures where the voices of under-represented groups are heard and shape forward-thinking, sustainable inclusion strategies. He specialises in understanding how organisations operate in order to design and deliver ED&I policies, training and wellbeing programmes that create cultures of belonging, while also aligning ED&I aspirations and strategies to an organisation’s wider operational objectives to ensure real change.

Finally, through Joshua's own lived experience and expertise in employee relations, he has provided both proactive and reactive solutions for organisations, particularly with regards to microaggressions, anti-racism and race discrimination.

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Liz

HR Professional

Liz has over 30 years’ experience in HR and Leadership. She is a Fellow of the CIPD, a qualified coach, trained mediator and is endorsed by ILM as an accredited professional workplace investigator.

Liz started her career in the hospitality industry and has held HR Director positions at Planet Hollywood, Regus and TMP Worldwide, where she was a member of the Leadership Team and a Board Director. She has owned her own HR consultancy and coaching practice since 2018.

Liz has extensive experience in conducting complex and sensitive investigations including investigations into allegations of sexual harassment and bullying at a senior level as well as conducting case reviews. She has also carried out mediation for all levels of employee including at Leadership and Board level. Liz is also skilled at coaching managers and teams to manage conflict.

During her free time, Liz can be found practicing yoga, or in her kitchen, baking award winning Victoria sandwich cakes and other delicious homemade treats – move over Mary Berry!

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Paula

HR Professional

Paula is an Associate Member of the CIPD and holds a MA in Human Resource Management. She has had her own consultancy since 2017.

Paula also has a degree in Psychology, which she owes to being able to quickly understand the individual needs of employees and discuss them in a friendly and approachable manner.

During her HR career, Paula has focussed on enabling companies to grow by supporting them with their HR and finance function; business owners can follow their passion safe in the knowledge they have an efficient professional with their best interests at heart.

She is also passionate about helping employers stand out from their competitors by supporting them to be more people focussed and provide a collaborative environment for growth.

In her spare time, you will find Paula walking the dog, circuit training and mediating sibling battles – that psychology degree really has come in handy!

Lucinda

Lucinda

Marketing and PR

Lucinda is a professional copywriter and PR consultant with 15 years' marketing and communications experience under her belt.

Having previously fulfilled the role of Head of Communications for a national charity, Lucinda has a particular passion for the not-for-profit sector and the communication challenges that charities often face.

With a keen eye for detail, Lucinda produces commercially aware and engaging online and offline content that exudes knowledge, passion, a strong opinion and a good helping of personality.

As well as overseeing the marketing and communications for Tell Jane, Lucinda is a published commentary writer offering up many an amusing and revealing anecdote in her attempt to navigate the seemingly treacherous world of a 30-something business woman.

Lucinda's passion for putting pen to paper extends to her leisure time as a keen calligrapher. But when she's not crafting or commentating, she's cooking. Mostly curry.

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Aneta

HR Professional

Aneta is a qualified Executive Coach with 15 years' experience in HR and adult education.

Aneta's HR experience spans corporate and SME, with a strong commercial focus. Indeed, her ambition and strong voice saw her gaining a Board seat where she was the youngest member.

She is passionate about women in leadership and promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace culture. As an expat female leader, who has worked in several countries, Aneta has developed a great sensitivity and understanding of different cultures.

She lives and breathes these values both in her consulting work and through her charity work as a mentor for female leaders in the non-for-profit sector.
In her free time, Aneta loves to travel and prides herself on having visited over 40 countries across five continents. She loves the outdoors, and enjoys hiking, swimming and scuba diving.

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Nipa

HR Professional

Nipa has 16 years HR experience, is an Associate Member of the CIPD and holds an MA in Human Resource management.

Prior to this, Nipa worked in a number of HR roles in industries such as Higher Education, Finance, Legal and Private Healthcare. While the majority of Nipa’s experience has been in generalist roles, approximately four years ago, she made the move to employee relations, specifically investigations and mediation as she enjoys the complexity and challenge each case brings. Nipa also has a passion for workplace culture and employee engagement believing that this can only be achieved by creating a diverse culture of openness and honesty.

In her spare time, Nipa enjoys spending her time cooking, reading and with her children.

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Sejal (Sej)

HR Professional

With over 14 years’ experience in HR, Sej is a MCIPD member who holds a degree in Human Resource Management. She has her own HR consultant business supporting SMEs with HR matters.

Sej’s experience in HR has been across different sectors from Housing, Estate Agency, Building Trades and Retail. Holding a number of roles at HR Manager/HR Business Partner level, she enjoys the Employee Relations aspects of HR. dealing with all levels of disciplinary’s, complex grievances to the large change management process of large organisational mergers.

In her spare time, Sej enjoys travelling and exploring different parts of the world.

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Hannah

Inclusion Specialist

Hannah has been working as a workplace wellbeing, culture change and inclusion consultant since 2019. Prior to this she worked in the legal and financial sector for 15 years. She specialised in individual insolvency, debt advice and debt recovery litigation.

In 2017 Hannah took a leap of faith and made a career change into the training world, working as a Legal Trainer. The joy of teaching people new skills, coupled with the insight gained from visiting students in a wide variety of organisations sparked Hannah’s desire to become a corporate training consultant.

Hannah is deeply passionate about helping businesses to create better working environments. Because everybody deserves to work in a happy, healthy environment. She is a firm believer in keeping your people at the very heart of your organisation. Because human capital is by far the most valuable asset in any organisation.

Outside work, Hannah is a big music fan, with a pretty eclectic playlist. She also loves getting stuck into a good personal development book and whipping up some delicious dishes in the kitchen.

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Heeral

Inclusion Specialist

Heeral has been working as a leadership, inclusion and wellbeing consultant for the last 6 years. Prior to this she worked in the commercial general insurance sector for 15 years. Despite all the hurricanes and wildfires, life spent analysing risk behind an excel spreadsheet was not for her!

Heeral's philosophy is that for people to thrive at work they need leaders who know how to lead, who understand the importance of creating inclusive work cultures, and who value the link between mental wellbeing and motivation. If an organisation can pull together these 3 aspects to create psychologically safe environments there is no limit to success.

Heeral is passionate about helping people have brave conversations. This is needed if we truly want diverse workforces to thrive. So whether it's working with one person or an entire leadership team she will open up the conversation authentically. She has worked across industries and professions, her most glamourous project being with a team in Bermuda. So if you need her to travel, she most certainly will!

When she's not lost in work or the MCU, Heeral can be found with her head in a book, on a hike or with an ice cold dirty martini in her hand!

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Jo-Anne

HR Professional

Jo-Anne has over 30 years’ experience in Management and Human Resources in the Private, Charity and Public sectors. Jo-Anne has a master’s degree in Human Resources and she has worked at a HR Director level within a Broadcasting and Technology company, a Logistics and Facilities company and for Charities including a large UK wide Charity.

Jo-Anne’s background is as a HR Generalist. Over recent years she has become an Employee Relations Specialist which included completing training to become an ILM endorsed Investigator and an accredited mediator. She also has experience in Safeguarding for vulnerable adults and for children.

Jo-Anne has extensive experience in carrying out investigations and mediations around highly complex and highly sensitive issues. She has significant experience in carrying out investigations into race and sex discrimination including alleged sexual misconduct in the workplace and into the alleged misconduct of Directors and Senior members of staff as well as investigations running parallel to Criminal Investigations. She has also carried out workplace mediations at all levels including the Board level.

During her free time Jo-Anne can be found feigning interest in Minecraft and trying to keep her young son and very lively Chorkie entertained.

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Nicola

Investigator and Mediator

Nicola is a Chartered Legal Executive and is ILM-endorsed for workplace investigations and workplace mediations. She has over 28 years’ experience across a range of complex employment issues, including appeals, grievances, disciplinaries and Employment Tribunal cases in public sector, Blue Chip companies, the private sector and third sector.

Nicola is passionate about mediation and believes that if issues can be dealt with quickly it benefits all parties, even those not immediately involved, and helps to restore and promote good working relationships.

With a strong background in law, Nicola’s core values are honesty, integrity and fairness. She approaches each case impartially and sensitively. She is proud to have been appointed code of conduct investigator on a voluntary basis for CIPD and delighted to feature as a ‘Leading Lady of the North’.

Nicola has three children and two stepchildren. She is an avid Bruce Springsteen fan and spends her spare time baking, gardening, crocheting (anyone need a blanket?) and watching psychological TV dramas.

Who we are

Get to know our trained HR practitioners