HR Duo

The Future of HR for SMEs

People challenges. Throughout the Employee Lifecycle.  Solved

About HR Duo

At HR Duo, we believe we’re the future of HR. For too long, small and medium-sized businesses have been hamstrung – stuck between needing a full range of HR expertise and only being able to afford a small element of what they need.


And we’ve seen owners struggle with possible solutions, ranging from ‘do nothing and hope for the best’ to employing consultants to employing a HR Manager. And while employing a HR Manager can seem like the answer, in reality, the wide range of disciplines needed in HR mean that a team is required. That’s why large enterprises employ a team of specialists in multiple fields. So if you need someone recruited you go to the (HR) recruiter, if you have a discipline problem you go to the Employee Relations Specialist or if you need to work on performance management, you go to the HR Business Partner.


Of course, no SME can afford that range of skills, experience and expertise – until now. HR Duo is the future of HR for SMEs. We have built a technology platform that allows us to deliver Enterprise level HR services at scale to businesses. We have automated multiple routine HR practices so that we can focus on the ‘messy’ people area. Our team of experts are there at all times – just like the HR department in a big company – working with the company managers, giving them confidence in their decision-making. Supporting them with data on which to base their decisions. Understanding the business as if we were part of the team … because we are part of the team. We are the HR office down the hall.


When Jerome Forde built HR Duo, he recruited experts from HR and from software development and gave life to a dream – a technology platform that empowers SME owners and managers. A platform that automates the day-to-day HR practices and places critical data in the hands of managers. A platform that delivers an expert HR team to the SME owner – on-demand, whenever needed.


Initially, we stayed small. Operating under the radar. Building the team. Getting clients. Understanding their needs. Being there for them. Managing their HR in Ireland, in the UK, in Malaysia, the USA and Australia - wherever they operate. And all from our office in Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath. And now we are ready to grow, to spread the message, to help SMEs grow and scale, to help them grow the world beating teams and to be right there with them – to be their HR department.


Now we are leading the next wave of efficiency-increasing tools for SMEs, whether they are born digital or seeking to digitally transform. We know from long experience that HR needs technology. We know that HR needs innovation and innovative solutions. We know that there are lots of software options available. We also know that people-based challenges need people-based solutions. That true innovation comes from the integration of technology and people. In other words, it’s not either, it’s both – together in one platform.


The HR Duo formula is simple. Hire great people and let the technology enable great service delivery. Deliver great value and outstanding service and let the work speak for itself. That way, there’s no need for long contract terms or long term commitments from clients.


Our Mission

We exist to help our clients to become and remain compliant and to help them develop positive employee relations.




Our Values

Our Values

What it means for you, our client

Open, trustworthy and straight

We want to help you focus on your business

Customer focus

We are your HR Department – always – We answer your calls

Innovation for you and for us

We use cutting edge computing to help you manage your team

Results focussed

A solid return on Investment

Solving your people challenges

People for your people problems – computers for people data problems