We are HR Experts

About Us

I’m Jacqui Mann, founder and Managing Director of J Mann Associates, and creator of The P.E.O.P.L.E.™ System. I am known as The P.E.O.P.L.E.™ Doctor.

We are HR experts and we create great places to work.

We work with entrepreneurial business owners, employing between 5 and 200 people with a 6, 7 or 8 figure turnover, looking to scale or exit their business.

My background is in executive coaching, Human Resources, and business and for the last 20 years I’ve studied the wide-reaching impact people make to an organisation.

When it comes to HR, most people think about the processes and procedures – the ‘frustrating’ systems needed to keep your business legal and compliant. And it’s true – these foundations are critical. Without them businesses underperform and suffer from inconsistency.

But if you want your people to thrive and do their best work, these essentials alone aren’t enough. You need to add a layer on top.

Let me explain why I know this…

I was an employee when I first noticed how culture and the workplace can affect everything from performance to morale to productivity.

I was a motivated and hardworking member of the team, but my employer let me down.

They only paid lip service to the culture and values they promoted and as a result broke promises and failed to nurture my talent.

I felt disillusioned and miserable. Work was unrewarding and unsurprisingly I left. But the experience frustrated me. I knew I could have done so much more. I could have been a valuable asset to the business, but the workplace didn’t allow me to thrive.

So when I became a business owner, I remembered my employee’s insight. I knew once the HR foundations were in place; businesses that invested in their culture had the greatest chance getting the best from their people.

In fact, in a great workplace even the smallest, most inexperienced teams can smash targets, innovate wildly, and achieve amazing things. In comparison, if the workplace doesn’t inspire success, businesses struggle to achieve its potential – even when the owner works around the clock.

And that’s why I developed The P.E.O.P.L.E.™ System – to help entrepreneurial business owners recruit, motivate, and retain the best people so they can achieve their goals.

To read more about The P.E.O.P.L.E.™ System, click here.