WORKPLACE RELATIONS SPECIALISTS 
 

THANK YOU FOR VISITING FRESH THINKING 

Catherine Fitzsimons-Belgaid 

Hello and welcome to the Fresh Thinking website purposed to highlight the services that we offer to our clients whom are mainly individuals and small business owners. 
 
Firstly, let me introduce myself, my name is Catherine Fitzsimons-Belgaid and I originally set up Fresh Thinking during the recession when I found myself unemployed and looking for a fresh challenge. I come from a strong PAYE background so the thought of enterprise was scary but exciting! This provided me with the opportunity to hone my experience and my passions into an area that is fast becoming problematic for most employers within both private and public sector. 
I also have collaborated and formed relationships with other like-minded individuals over the last decade to expand on the capacity that I can deliver to clients therefore I have great pleasure in introducing my colleague Colin Daly, for all your accounting and payroll needs. 
My qualifications in this area include a master’s in human resource management from the IPA and UCD, a diploma in employment law from the Law Society of Ireland and an accreditation in mediation from Friary Law and ADR. I’m also an accredited member of the Mediation Institute of Ireland. As an eternal student with a strong philosophy in life long learning, I am always updating and ensuring that I’m ahead of the curve when it comes to my work including my current research to achieve the LLM (master in laws) from the Law Society of Ireland. 
 
I typically work with employers, offering advice and support from a pro-active perspective where my philosophy is 'prevention is far better than cure' particularly for small enterprise whereby the financial shock of a workplace claim could cause a collapse of their business. 
 
In addition, I run practical workshops in the main areas revelant to employers including grievance and disciplinary handling, workplace investigations, recruitment and selection to ensure that employers can successfully defend themselves in the event of an unwelcome claim. 
 

Our Approach 

The Fresh Thinking approach is premised on the following commitments: 
Client-centred approach 
Attention to detail 
Mutual respect and trust 
Common-sense 
Best practice 
Regular audits 

Our Philosophy 

The Fresh Thinking philosophy is premised on the following beliefs: 
Continuous professional development 
Continuity of service 
Deliver on promise 
Learning from mistakes 
Great relationships 
Diversity 
Honesty and respect 
Confidentiality Assured 

Our Guarantee 

The Fresh Thinking guarantee is premised on the following deliverables: 
Confidentiality 
Aftercare 
Reasurrance 
Easy communication 
Security 

CONTACT CATHERINE 

Catherine can be contacted at 085 7177888 or email her at catherine@freshthinking.ie 
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