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Why Us?

“You don’t build a business….
you build People…
and then People build the business”

– Zig Ziglar

People Matters is entirely focused upon achieving your business goals through practical and innovative HR solutions to help companies achieve competitive advantage. We access a team of HR Consultants and experts across Mayo and the North West to ensure you receive the best service appropriate to your business needs.

People Matters offer solutions which will deliver results that create and sustain strategic success for your organisation. We work to enhance the development of individuals and teams, front line employees, Supervisors, Managers and Executives helping them reach higher levels of performance through Job Maps, Coaching, Leadership and Team Development Programs.

If you already have a HR department we will partner with your team to complement and enhance existing processes. For smaller organisations without a dedicated HR function, we will provide the set-up and ongoing support and assistance you require tailored specifically to suit your business needs.

Our aim is to help you deliver success through an effective People Management Strategy, Employee Engagement and People Development tools, all set clearly within a Best Practice HR Framework and compliant with all aspects of legislation.

Our Commitments

  • Professional and Quality Expertise
  • Innovative and tailor made solutions
  • Your business interests at the core of our service delivery
  • Integrity & Reliability
  • Partnership approach

We provide a professional cost effective approach to Human Resources irrespective of company size. We provide a thorough free consultation to ensure that we have a full and thorough understanding of your business needs before making recommendations.

For situations that require an immediate response, our expertise is always available for those unplanned employment queries.

Our Core Values

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About Noreen Coyne

People Matters Founder & Managing Consultant Noreen Coyne

FCIPD, FIITD, MSc Hrm, B. Comm.

Dip. Employment Law, Business Coaching, Training & Development


Based in Co.Mayo, Noreen Coyne is a HR Consultant with over 25 years experience at a senior level in Human Resources and Training. Noreen’s breadth of expertise in dealing with Human Resources comes from working across the service, manufacturing, retail and not-for-profit sectors in small and large companies, private and multi-national. Noreen is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel Development and the Irish Institute of Training and Development, holds a Masters in Human Resource Management, B. Comm and Diplomas in Business Coaching, Training & Development and most recently in Employment Law from The Law Society. Noreen has lectured in Management and Human Resources for the National College of Ireland, is an Accredited trainer in Myers Briggs Step I & Step II and is a Certified Mediator with the Mediation Institute of Ireland.

Noreen’s passion for the potential of people stretches beyond the boundaries of employment and she is also committed to the development of people through community, sports and voluntary organisations.

People Matters are supported professionally by: