'Building great places to work and great working places'

Rae Turner and Associates


We specialise in strategic and operational Human Resource Management across the entire employee lifecycle.

We enable organisations to achieve business improvement through exceptional people performance. 

Find and keep the right people

Build business intelligence

Mobilise HR systems and processes


About us

We understand not all businesses or organisation cultures are the same. We also know that every business does not require or have the ability to engage a full-time HR resource.

Our priority is to work with you to understand your business and then provide tailored and specific HR solutions to enable peak performance and engagement of your people.

  • Streamline processes and procedures
  • Risk Management and legislative compliance

  • Access to a wider and specialised range of skill sets
  • Saves money and decreases fixed costs
  • HR issues can be managed more objectively at arms length

Typically the main benefits for SME owners choosing to outsource their HR function are:

Small business employs half of the workforce in Australia – but they often do it without the resources of large corporations. Most small businesses grow organically and without internal systems in place for HR. Small businesses can be challenged with a myriad of people issues together with the daily administration and legislative compliance issues. The Australian employment relations system is complex and it is easy for small to medium organisations who may not be resourced in this specialised area to overlook specific requirements whilst busy running their businesses. Such oversight exposes businesses to financial and brand risk.

Benefits of outsourcing


- Simon Moore

Founder of Pixel Together

As a growing startup not yet at the stage of having full-time HR, having access to Rae's breadth of experience on demand has been truly invaluable.

- Jason Burgess

Managing Director – Max Executive Pty. Ltd.

I have known Raelene for over 13 years as a HR Director, partnering with her on a variety of assignments such as Executive Search and Sourcing, Talent Management and Succession Planning.  Over this time I have found Raelene to be exceptionally thorough, disciplined and very professional in her approach to all key stakeholders.

She is a proven HR practitioner with the relationship management and rapport building skills that have seen her build high performing teams. I could not recommend her more highly.” 

- Michael Hawkins

Director at AddOnCare 

I have had the good fortune to be associated with Rae since the mid-2000s. Early on we worked together on a technology solution for Tennis Australia. This new approach met many a challenge internally as it required a new way of thinking, but Rae was steadfast in her approach. She understood the positive impacts the solution would have on the business and pushed through each challenge. TA benefited significantly from automating many of their manual tasks and are still reaping the benefits of Rae’s vision and persistence. We have since worked together on numerous projects with similar outcomes. 

I would recommend Rae to any organisation that is looking at changing things up to achieve greater efficiencies. Rae listens, acts and achieves. 

- Donna Price
General Manager People & Culture at Melbourne Cricket Club

Rae Turner is a true HR professional and has worked with the MCC on some HR related consultancy assignments.  Rae’s breadth of knowledge and her can-do attitude ensures she achieves great results, and at the same time is a pleasure to deal with. Rae operates at a strategic level, whilst being comfortable with the operational elements of any people/HR/capability piece of work.  She quickly immerses herself in any assignment and her ability to work with HR teams and key stakeholders in the business ensures she builds credibility and trust, consistently. 

Stephen Goss

Principal Consultant of Sentry

I have had the pleasure of working alongside Raelene Turner over many years as a professional service advisor. She is an experienced and effective senior executive, who has the ability to articulate strategic requirements, while being able to grasp the implications at the grass roots of the organisations I have observed.
In my role, I have had cause to impart sometimes business critical, time sensitive advice to Raelene and I have always had the confidence that she is able to deal with that advice in both a timely, appropriate and sensitive manner.

Natalie Wright-Boyd

General Manager Human Resources, Mind Australia Limited 

It was great to have Rae as member of our change team. Aside from her fabulous work ethic, Rae easily built relationships and quickly developed rapport and trust. Solutions focussed, her people experience and insights helped steer our direction as we implemented a whole of organisation realignment plan.