Nisha Minhas

Head of HR and HR Consultancy Services

"I aim to deliver a service that goes beyond clients’ expectations and become integrated into each client’s business as though I were an internal HR professional."

People are so fundamental to any business and getting talent management right is paramount to success. I aim to deliver a service that goes beyond clients’ expectations and become integrated into each client’s business as though I were an internal HR professional. I try to really understand my client’s position by getting an overview of their business’ history, their current position and their goals.

I have a broad range of human resources experience across multiple sectors, in particular helping SMEs to create and establish a human resources presence within their companies. My skill set allows me to provide advice on employee relations, alongside HR project work such as handling redundancies, employment contract reviews and complex disciplinary management. Having run my own business, I apply the same high standards every time I take on a new project and complete the work as if it were for my own business.

If you’re interested…
After completing my degree in Business Management from Queen Mary University of London, I went on to work in various SMEs within their internal HR departments. I completed my CIPD Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management in 2015 becoming chartered in my profession and moved on to setting up my own HR consultancy in 2016. I joined Gerald Edelman in 2018 introducing a new division and providing HR Consultancy services to the firm’s clients.

What is the most daring thing you’ve ever done?
I stayed in a traditional Mongolian ger in -40 degrees as a part of a hospitality event hosted by a Mongolian minister. It was an experience I will never forget, particularly how chilly it was!

What is the most exciting thing on your bucket list?
I’ve always dreamt of going on a safari adventure in Africa and I would love to do this with my children. I would especially enjoy seeing wild elephants – the emotional connections they can have with humans will never cease to amaze me. 

What one piece of advice would you give your 10-year-old self?
The world is a big place – dream big. Also, stop cheating at spelling practice, it’s not going to help when you’re older.

If you could have dinner with anyone who would it be?
Leonardo de Vinci. I would ask him what the real secret is behind the Mona Lisa and who she really was. His intelligence was way beyond his years and I would love to discover hidden secrets behind his unique way of thinking.