“Clear, practical and cost-effective assistance to help you manage the people in your business”

Welcome to Abbot Associates

Abbot Associates is a small, boutique Human Resources Consultancy based in Sydney specialising in providing HR advice to small and medium sized businesses, sole traders and individuals.

We will work with your business to help you understand the obligations, risks and employment legislatory requirements and deliver practical working solutions.

Throughout our web site you will find out how we can help your business understand and manage your organisational and human resources requirements.

Your Business Challenges

How do I resolve a conflict at work?
How do I recruit, select & retain staff?
How do I avoid an unfair dismissal claim?
How do I remunerate my staff?
How do I counsel poor performers?

Is my business compliant with Workplace Health & Safety laws?
Is there a Modern Award for my industry?

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"As president for the Armidale Livestock Selling Association (ALSA) we have used Abbot Associates to advise us on our HR requirements on a number of occasions. I have found Amanda to be very helpful and professional at all times. It has made my job a lot easier as I can focus on other parts of the business".


Jon Goudge, Branch Manager – Landmark Armidale


PG Dip HR Management; AITD; CAHRI

Amanda Collins is the principal of Abbot Associates and has over 20 years’ generalist Human Resources commercial experience within various industries in Australia and the UK, including education, advertising/ marketing communications, healthcare, professional services, banking/ finance, telecommunications, IT and retail.


Amanda Collins

Amanda is a generalist HR professional, holds tertiary qualifications in Human Resource Management, Change Management (ADKAR ProSci), is a qualified and accredited Mediator with the Australian Commercial Disputes Centre (ACDC) and a Justice of the Peace (NSW). She is committed to providing strategic and practical support to businesses to improve both individual performance and bottom line results.

The Associates

When a client assignment requires specific technical knowledge or experience in a particular area or industry, Amanda works with a small team who are gurus in their area of specialisation including:

  1. Industrial Relations
  2. Board Advisory
  3. Outplacement Services
  4. Careers Advisory & Transition

“As a managing director I have utilised the services of Abbot & Associates for the past 12 years. They always provide a quality, responsive service which has consistently exceeded my expectations”


Arthur Kirk, Managing Director, Intuit Advisory

Our Services

  1. Employment Contracts
  2. Termination or Separation of Employment
  3. Unfair Dismissal Claims
  4. Harassment & Discrimination Claims
  5. Workplace Mediation & Dispute Resolution
  6. Employment Policies & Procedures
  7. Change Management
  8. Remuneration & Benefits Design

Our Services

  1. Performance Management (managing poor performance; Appraisals)
  2. Reward and Recognition Programs
  3. Attraction, Engagement and Staff Retention Strategies
  4. Training and Development; Succession Planning
  5. Organisational Development; Job Analysis & Design

Our Services

  1. Career Coaching
  2. Board Effectiveness Reviews
  3. Workplace Health & Safety Compliance
  4. Remuneration & Benefits Design
  5. Human Resource Audits
  6. Change Management

“Amanda has a great understanding of the issues facing accounting firms. We have consulted with her for advice and support when faced with difficult HR issues. She always exceeds our expectations in the quality of advice and service provided.”


Cathy Reid, HR Payroll Officer, Forsyths Business Services

“Abbot Associates has handled our HR support for many years. Amanda’s professionalism, knowledge and understanding of our business in providing employment contracts, reviewing prospective employees prior to interview, and advice on all levels of HR have been invaluable to us. We would highly recommend Abbot Associates on all levels.”


Beverley Holt, Director – Holt Seafood Company P/L




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Contact Us

For further information on our services or to provide feedback please contact us at the details below or complete the online form

Abbot Associates 
PO Box 485
Cammeray NSW 2062
Mobile:  0403 757 134
Email:   amanda@abbotassociates.com.au

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