Small Business Society

Small Business Society is a boutique Human Resources consultancy that specialises in tailored Human Resources advice and strategy for small and medium-sized businesses in Melbourne.

Our Human Resources specialists work closely with clients to help them navigate their specific Human Resources challenges and create solutions, so clients can focus on their core business.

The Small Business Society Difference

At Small Business Society, we understand that every business is different, and operates within a specific context. This means you need Human Resources tailored advice and strategies that help you achieve the best possible outcome for your business and reach your goals.

Small Business Society can be engaged on an ongoing or ad hoc basis, for services including business partnering, strategy and advice.

Our Services

At Small Business Society we offer a range of services that will assist you, as the business owner, to develop and implement a Human Resources Strategy and Human Resources Plan for your business.  We will partner with you to assist in the following areas:

  • Planning and Strategy
  • Recruitment and onboarding processes
  • Performance and planning development
  • Engagement and reward initiatives
  • Conclusion

The importance of best practice and compliant human resources is easily overlooked in the busy day-to-day workplace. Contributions in each of these five areas of human resources, can mean the difference between being able to attract and retain skilled employees, ensuring individuals are engaged and growing with the business, all while being able to confidently and consistently lead employees.

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Meet The Team

Kate Tongue is the founding Director of Small Business Society.

She is a qualified and experienced Human Resources professional with more than 10 years’ experience across the private and public sectors.

With particular interest and experience in managing the employee life cycle, delivering process improvements, and Human Resource strategy.

Her experience has seen her successfully deliver creative initiatives and solutions to businesses and she is passionate about helping your business succeed.

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Give purpose to position descriptions

Ever wondered why your business needs to have position descriptions? A position description is used to document and outline the duties and responsibilities of a position, outline required skills and experiences to perform the role and to provide clarification around expectations.

Employee engagement programs – do they make a difference?

Do you have an employee engagement program in place at your workplace? Have you ever wondered if these programs are making a difference? The process of engaging employees is a task that needs to be managed throughout the employee lifecycle.  It is  important to understand what motivates each employee and check in with them regularly. 

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Welcome to Small Business Society. If you have a general enquiry or would like to know more about Human Resources and how we can help you, simply submit an enquiry and we will be in contact as soon as possible.


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At Small Business Society we understand that every business is different, and operates within a specific context. This means you need tailored Human Resources strategies, planning, and advice that helps you achieve the best possible outcome for your business, while you focus on your core business.

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