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Supporting workplaces that put people first



Kia ora, I'm Steph. 

I have a dream of wanting people to live their best lives, and I want work to not be a barrier to that.

The reality is most people will have a job at some point in their lifetime and I want people to feel safe enough to bring their whole selves to work. I want people to have time back to spend it on the things that bring them joy. I want people to be guided in a way that allows them to thrive and I want people to be treated fairly and equally.

So I founded Love HR to support organisations in understanding opportunities to put people at the centre of everything they do and help remove barriers that may be getting in the way of people living their best lives. 

By way of our uniquely developed People First Index framework, and other progressive HR services, we work with business leaders and HR professionals to measure the progressiveness of an organisation's people policies and practices, and offer practical recommendations to put people first, leading to increases in employee wellbeing, engagement, retention, attraction, happiness, and reductions in attrition, burnout and absenteeism, ultimately leading to increases in innovation, creativity, productivity, sales, organisations achieving their business goals, and people living their best lives.

Get in touch today for a free 30-minute consultation to see how we can support your organisation on your journey to putting people first.

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23 & 24 October 2024 | Wild & Co. Auckland 

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How we can help

Our business is built on the belief that the best organisations to work for are the ones that put people at the centre of everything they do. 

To support your organisation to be the best, we work with you to assess your organisation's policies and practices against the People First Index, our uniquely developed framework that measures your organisation against progressive, researched criteria.


We provide this feedback to your organisation, so you can understand where and how you can make changes to your working practices and culture that would help make your people feel as though they are treated fairly, respectfully and as though they are as important as stakeholder value.


We aim to support organisations to be the best place to work for their people, so that they are able to:

  • Be themselves

  • Give within the bounds they are contracted to give

  • Be given meaningful work for a cause they believe in

  • Be treated with fairness and equality

This can lead to:

  • Increased sales and revenue due to consumers choosing your organisation over competitors

  • Being recognised as an employer of choice and attracting and retaining top talent

  • Enhanced innovation, creativity and problem-solving

  • A decrease in cost associated with absenteeism and employee burnout

  • Increase in attraction to future generations entering the workforce

  • Validated and reliable data on the position of people policies and practices that can inform strategy

We support our clients with:

  • EVP analysis, development and implementation

  • Overall Employee Experience (EX) review through our People First Index framework

  • Equal pay, pay equity and pay gap reviews

  • Remuneration analyses including fair pay agreement analysis

  • Policy review and development

  • EX strategy development and implementation

  • Recognition programme development

  • Workforce analytics set up

  • Engagement survey insight and implementation

  • Leadership coaching

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion reviews and social enterprise referral

  • People Strategy development and implementation support


Every organisation is unique and has individualised needs, so best practice is not always the best fit. We work with you to provide a tailored solution to your people challenges by:

  • Connecting over a Zoom call to ask leading questions to truly understand and get to the root cause of the unique requirements of your organisation

  • Develop a proposal including a price quote with all costs provided up front 

  • Agreeing on timelines, milestones and deliverables

  • Getting cracking, including having fun along the way!

Contact us today to understand more about how we can support your organisation or click here to view a full list of our services.

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Stephanie Love - Kaitiaki

Stephanie has over 12 years' experience in HR in New Zealand, USA and UK, working for companies such as Disney, Coca-Cola Amatil and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

She has developed and implemented strategic HR framework for global organisations and has worked in the tourism, FMCG, professional services, hospitality, retail, entertainment, recruitment, public sector and manufacturing industries. 

Stephanie has a passion for Equal Pay and whilst at Magic Memories the organisation was awarded the Bronze YWCA Equal Pay award. Stephanie was a finalist in the 2018 HRINZ HR Specialist of the year awards.

She has an undergraduate degree in Business Psychology, and a post-graduate diploma in Business Administration (HR Management) both from Massey University. 

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Stephanie Love brings together the unique skill of making sense of people and numbers and helping us put the human back into the centre of our decision making.

Stephanie is a master at taking a concept and turning into something magic and I have had the privilege of working with her in multiple roles.

More recently Stephanie has been the engine behind building the new Rainbow Inclusion Stocktake for me at Pride Pledge. She took my concepts and ideas, and now we have a unique and fabulous tool to help organisations on their Rainbow Inclusion Journeys.

I can't recommend Steph highly enough!

Martin King
Passionate People Leader, Diversity & Inclusion Leader, LGBTTQIA+ specialist, consultant, speaker, director, Equal Pay Ambassador.

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Tauranga, New Zealand

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