Wendy McArthur

Wendy McArthur

As Principal Consultant - People and Culture with The Talent Hive, I provide my clients with tailored business solutions across organisation, people and culture. I have over fifteen years of HR experience at a Senior Management level and have consulted in both the Public, Private and Not for Profit sectors across various industries.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Strategic HR Advice
  • HR Projects
  • Change Management
  • Performance Management
  • Leadership Development
  • HR Recruitment

My experience

I started my HR career while working in the airline industry with Air New Zealand Engineering before spending five years further developing a broad range of experience at Christchurch City Council. The Local Government environment was a further complex organisation and provided valuable insights into understanding our city better. I then had a series of career advancements in senior leadership roles across the manufacturing, construction and aviation sectors providing me with challenging growth opportunities across a diverse range of commercial ventures. More recently I was given the opportunity to establish the Christchurch Consultancy office for Strategic Pay. For three and a half years I successfully partnered with a broad range of clients providing remuneration expertise and guidance, working with Boards, Senior Executives and People Managers to implement effective remuneration systems.
Over the years my generalist HR experience has seen me manage cultural change, organisational change, process reviews, recruitment at all levels, business contract negotiations, remuneration frameworks, E-Rem tool implementation and remuneration reviews. I have also managed many performance and disciplinary issues through to successful outcomes.
My approach is pragmatic and demonstrated in my track record of delivering successful conclusions in a timely manner. I have expertise in contract and legislative interpretation, and I have deep experience in preparing and representing companies at mediation and negotiating Collective Employment Agreements enjoying good working relationships with Unions.
I am also very well networked within the HR industry and respected as a senior practitioner among this group having mentored numerous young professionals over the last fifteen years.

How can I help your organisation

I can partner with HR projects, Performance Management, Disciplinary Investigations, Remuneration Reviews, Change Management, Organisational Process Improvement, plus Coaching and Development of Leaders, HR Recruitment and Talent Search Projects

"In February 2019, my Board engaged Wendy to undertake a market remuneration review of both my role and my seven direct senior management reports... I always found Wendy to be extremely approachable, an excellent communicator, knowledgeable, timely, professional and pragmatic. Over the years, I have been involved in a number of such exercises with a variety of consultants in a range of environments and based on this experience, Wendy was without doubt, by far the most competent. What really impressed me was her appreciation and understanding of the dynamics associated with the realities of senior management roles. This expertise is obviously based on her personal attributes and enhanced by considerable professional experience."

"Wendy is always conscious of providing great value to her clients and delivers very timely and cost effective solutions to issues facing organisations. Wendy is very adept at combining the need to be respectful and polite but assertive enough in recommending a very sound and durable commercial solution to her clients."