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Assisting Small to Medium Businesses, and NGOs with Human Resource and Labour Law challenges including COVID-19 guidance

At RESM we firmly believe that “You are the solution”. We work hard to understand our client’s needs and empower them to achieve compliance and fairness whilst creating a culture of performance excellence.

We achieve this by;

  • Training, coaching, guiding and empowering you to resolve your own staffing issues;
  • Training you to tackle the difficult conversations;
  • Create a productive work environment where staff don’t want to leave.

Chairing Disciplinary Hearings

As qualified arbitrators we are able to chair various types of hearings ranging form basic to complex disputes involving technical legal issues. 

Creation of Policies, Procedures and Employment Contracts

We are able to draft independent contractor agreements, employment contracts and policies & procedure manuals in line with legislation and client requirements.

Outsourced HR and IR Services

We provide an outsourced function to support your management team to handle day to day staff issues.

About us

RESM is built around assisting small to medium sized organisations to keep on top of their employment practices. Employees are fundamental to any business and if employees are treated properly and kept motivated, they and your business will excel. Through a consultation process we are able to do an audit of the current policies, procedures, and employment contracts to determine legal compliance as well as determining the current state of employee relations and service delivery. Through this process RESM is able to recommend, implement and monitor changes and address training needs to improve employee relationships.

RESM is also able to advise and assist with your staff related matters and chair disciplinary enquiries; ill-healthy incapacity enquiries and grievances.

RESM believes that “you are the solution”.


What Our Clients Say

Kim Edwards is a go to person with a “can do attitude”. These are her strongest attributes. Kim has been assisting RICS DRS Africa with assessments, of newly trained delegates in mediation for the past 5 years. I would recommend Kim Edwards as a professional mediator/ arbitrator or assessor in ADR.

Alexander de Beer

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (UK)

I have worked with Kim for a number of years. Her knowledge of the labour law is great and she is able to advise me on many IR related issues. She is level headed and fair, so I know the advice I am getting comes from a sound knowledge base.  

I would have no hesitation in recommending Kim’s services.

Elizabeth Landsberg

Moore Stephens Cape Town

Kim Edwards has provided us with invaluable advice and guidance on a wide variety of labour related issues; policies and procedures and employment contracts.

We have also utilised RESM’s services for disciplinary enquiries.

When consulting with Kim she was always well prepared and acted professionally at all times. I must add that it was also greatly appreciated by management that she would try to make herself available for consultations and meetings at the dates and times requested.

We have no hesitation in recommending to other businesses the services provided by Kim Edwards/RESM

Dianne Hancock

Pinewood Retirement Village

I have worked with Kim over several years ,supporting and delivering learning and development programs to RSM.

Kim is an experienced HR Professional with a broad understanding of her discipline and has a clear and objective approach to her work.

In recent years Kim has specialized in the field of Dispute Resolution and Mediation.Through her insight into people management , together with,her calm and understanding manner, Kim is able to assist clients avoid the pitfalls of costly litigation.

Russell Edwards

JEN X People Strategies

Frequently asked questions

What kind of clients do you work with?

We typically work with small to medium-sized businesses and NGO’s. However, over and above this, we do have a very accomplished background in working with major financial and auditing firms.

Unfortunately, at this stage we are not able to take on private clients for advice with regards to a work situation

What are your accreditations?

Our current accreditations and qualifications are as follows;

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Industrial Psychology
  • Fellow Arbitrator with the Association of Arbitrators, Southern Africa
  • Accredited Mediator with the Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement (ACDS) and the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR, United Kingdom)
Are you lawyers?

No, we are not lawyers. We are accredited Arbitrators and Mediators with a specialisation in HR and IR matters. We believe that by having these specialisations, without the traditional legal background we are able to offer our clients a more rounded and holistic solution to their requirements.

Contact us

Please contact us to discuss how we can support you in ensuring that your Human Resource policies are in line with current legislation or if you require information on us chairing a disciplinary hearing for you

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