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HR Consultancy in UAE

S&K Consulting is an award winning HR consultancy in UAE where we simplify HR for Start-Ups & Small Businesses, empowering them to drive sustainable and profitable growth.

With close to 40 years of experience in the GCC across industries, our practical advice and support will help you effectively manage your people ensuring that you see tangible results in the short term while setting the stage for long-term growth. Our team is made up of senior HR professionals who bring a wealth of experience across diverse industries. We have a diverse experience in the region and have proven know-how to handle any HR challenge that we encounter.

Our approach is both proactive and responsive. Our HR Consultancy Dubai Services are bespoke and designed to build high-performing teams, thereby enhancing overall business growth. In addition to ensuring that you remain legally compliant, we work in partnership to deliver the business results through fit for purpose people strategy.

We are committed to our clients’ success; therefore, we tailor our services to address immediate requirements and also to help them plan for future growth. Our clients’ benefit from our collective experience across industries and businesses at various stages, both in the UAE and across the globe. This allows them to incorporate best practices from other industries without the need to reinvent the wheel.

Our wide array of services cover Talent Acquisition, Organisational Development, Learning & Development, Employee Relations, Performance Management, HR Operations, Change Management, HR Outsourcing etc. Operating out of Dubai, we support businesses across the UAE, including those based in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. To learn more about our HR Consulting and HR Outsourcing services, speak to our team today!

What We Do

We specialise in HR Consulting, Recruitment and HR Outsourcing Services. Our main focus is on helping Start-Ups and Small Businesses (SMEs). We take a business-driven approach while keeping people at the center of our services. Our goal is to provide you with the tools and support necessary to cultivate a work environment where your team is fully dedicated to achieving your company’s vision, mission, and goals. Think of us as an extension of your team, offering ongoing HR support without the need to hire additional staff.

HR on Demand

HR on Demand is like having HR support whenever you need it, without any commitments or retainers. It's a flexible pay-as-you-go option where you can purchase a package of hours and use them for any HR services you require. Whether you need help with onboarding one employee, manage an Employee Relations case, or anything else throughout the employee lifecycle, our services cover a wide range of HR needs.

HR in a Box

HR in a Box is your ultimate go-to resource for setting up and managing your HR function hassle-free. It's like having a complete toolkit filled with 80 personalised and legally compliant HR documents, tools, and templates. With HR in a Box, you can confidently navigate through every aspect of HR, from the moment you hire a new employee to their well-deserved retirement and everything in between. It's all about protecting your business and ensuring each and every employee feels valued along the way.

HR Consulting

We collaborate closely with business leaders to develop their People Strategy, placing a strong emphasis on driving profitability and facilitating business growth. Our partnership encompasses a wide range of services, from crafting or refining your People Strategy to identifying the underlying issues behind any existing people and performance obstacles. By tailoring our HR services specifically to your vision, industry, and operational needs, your business will reap the rewards of a customised and effective approach.


We understand that finding the right person for a role is more than just a skills match. From advertising vacancies on the right platforms to screening 100’s of candidates, we invest our time and effort to bring you the best. Combining decades of recruiting knowledge and a high-caliber level of client service, your business will benefit from our personalised talent solutions. Consider us your talent matchmakers.

HR Manager Outsourcing

No matter the size of your workforce, whether it's 5 or over 100 employees, our HR Outsourcing services act as an extension of your company, handling all your people-related requirements. We take care of the entire range of your people needs, spanning from strategic aspects to day-to-day operational tasks. By entrusting us with these responsibilities, you can focus on other core aspects of your business while having the peace of mind that your workforce is in capable hands.

Employer of Record

Our Employer of Record (EOR) service offers a hassle-free way to expand your business in the UAE, including Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Instead of setting up a new entity, we become the legal employer for your remote or contingent team, managing all legal obligations. This lets you focus on business growth while we handle complex legalities like payroll, taxes, and HR compliance. Our EOR service serves as your reliable partner, bridging the gap between operational expansion and legal responsibilities.

The S&K HR Consulting Edge

When it comes to your business, we treat it as if it were our own. Our approach is rooted in a commercial mindset, with profitability as the driving force behind the HR support and guidance we provide. We bring a fresh and modern perspective to HR, combining both business and HR fundamentals. This means we are proactive, offering forward-thinking and actionable HR Consulting and HR Outsourcing solutions tailored to your specific business needs.

When we engage with any business, we believe in fostering a partnership built on collaboration, shared values, and ethical practices. At S&K HR Consulting, we don’t simply “sell a service.” We understand that true and enduring relationships are formed on the foundation of honesty and transparency. Our focus is on establishing a strong rapport with our clients, ensuring they have an innovative, dedicated, and results-oriented HR team supporting them.

We also recognise the importance of being adaptable to changing business needs. That’s why we provide flexible terms of engagement, allowing us to evolve alongside your business and cater to your evolving requirements.

Benefits to Your Business

Financial Efficiency

Partnering with us means not only saving money but potentially increasing your revenue. Our strategic HR solutions are designed to optimize your workforce, reduce unnecessary overhead, and drive better financial outcomes through improved employee performance and retention.

Save Time

Time is a resource you can't afford to waste. Our services streamline HR processes, from recruitment to compliance, freeing up your leadership to focus on core business activities. By eliminating inefficiencies, we ensure your business operates like a well-oiled machine.

Engaged Employees

Our HR services bring more than just procedural benefits; they elevate the morale and engagement of your workforce. A well-managed HR strategy results in happier, more motivated employees, which translates into higher productivity and better customer interactions.

Efficient Decision Making

The complexities of decision making around HR can cause challenges for even the most seasoned executives resulting ‘decision-fatigue’. We alleviate this stress by handling challenging HR issues, from employee relations to regulatory compliance, ensuring peace of mind and allowing you to focus on what you do best—running your business.

Why We are Unique


We've designed our services to make HR accessible and practical for small businesses that are in growth mode.


We strengthen local HR expertise in partnership with Head Office HR to set-up and support regional operations of international companies.


We combine global experience with local expertise to create real impact and achieve tangible results.


We're all about business success and understanding what makes it tick, putting profitability and people at the heart of our solutions.





Our services are designed to make HR accessible and pragmatic for SME that are in growth mode.
We strengthen local HR expertise in partnership with Head Office HR to set-up and support regional operations of international companies.
We fuse a global outlook with local smarts to create tangible change and measurable results.
We are business driven and commercially savvy with profitability and people at the core of our solutions.

Why Choose Our HR Consulting Services?

Business-Profitability Focused

Our advice and approach will provide your business with a clear roadmap to increase productivity, efficiency, communication, boost employee morale, and ultimately, delivery profitability and growth. We strongly advocate this approach as we believe that this is the secret sauce to building a successful and sustainable business.


As experts in the UAE and wider GCC, our HR Consultants understand the business landscape and multi-cultural working environment across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and northern emirates. This means we have the local know-how and understand the nuances of doing business in the region. We have helped several international organisations establish their footprint in the region with a base in Dubai and operations across Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and even Malaysia.

SME-Focused HR Experts

With a dedicated HR Business Partner assigned to each project, you can be rest assured that you will receive relevant, responsive, and reliable support from our team. Our Human Resource Consultants focus on creating an environment where you can focus on growing your business through effective and robust people management practices.

Experienced HR Consultants

Our management team is comprised of Certified HR professionals with a combined experience of more than 41+ years in various industry sectors across the Middle East region. We pride ourselves on having a strong business acumen, which means that we provide strategic guidance that is actionable and results-driven.

Flexible Approach

Through our HR Consultancy and HR Outsourcing services, clients across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and the wider UAE, can rely on professional, responsive, and reliable advice that is client-centric. Our experience in managing complex people challenges allows us to provide support to address unique situations.

Bespoke Services

Our rise to be one of the top human resource companies in UAE is a result of our client centric approach that is responsive, flexible and fit for purpose services. We are responsive and adapt to your business needs and changing priorities swiftly and efficiently.


amafin holding

S & K HR Consultancy's service surpassed expectations. Ms. Elrona and Ms. Poonam demonstrated exceptional expertise and professionalism. Their meticulous attention to detail ensured tailored solutions to our needs. Their profound expertise led to innovative and effective strategies. The team's professionalism, coupled with clear communication, made the process seamless. Highly recommended for top-notch HR solutions.

Rohit Khuva
Head of Finance
amafin holding

S&K is fantastic. Their expertise and processes are great, their turnaround time is excellent, and they know what they are doing. I'm an HR professional in the US but we needed a professional to assist us in Dubai. We had floundered for years in our HR policies and practices in the UAE because the laws of the country were both different from US law, and Dubai regulation is in a period of change. They are the experts we were looking for. Once you begin to interact with true HR professionals, you can spot them a mile away. I knew I had found the best five minutes into our first conversation. I highly recommend S&K.

Tony Benjamin, MBA, PHR
Head of HR
Hard Rock Solutions/Superior Drilling Products

As a startup company, FalcoWH had the privilege of partnering with S & K HR Consultancy to lay the foundation for our HR processes. We extend our heartfelt gratitude and admiration to Aruma and Elrona for their exceptional dedication and expertise throughout our journey.

From the outset, Aruma and Elrona demonstrated an unwavering commitment to understanding our unique needs, challenges, and aspirations. Their personalized approach, coupled with their profound knowledge of HR best practices, was instrumental in crafting tailored solutions that perfectly aligned with our organizational mission and vision.

Together, Aruma and Elrona formed an unbeatable team that not only guided us through the complexities of HR management but also empowered us to embrace the journey with confidence and clarity.

Thanks to the unparalleled support and guidance of S & K HR Consultancy, FalcoWH has been able to establish a robust HR foundation that serves as the backbone of our organization.

Heba Shaheen
HR Operations Manager
CLS- security

Amazing team and the package HR in a Box was a tremendous help and support for the start up of our business, truly recommend to all this company for is commitment, professionalism and knowledge.

Gonçalo Salgado
CLS Security UAE

Great expertise showcased by S&K HR Consulting in establishing our HR Framework for our business. The level of professionalism and attention to detail exhibited throughout the journey was truly outstanding. The team's rigorous approach to each deliverable has surpassed all our expectations. Their guidance and insights proved to be an invaluable asset at every step of the process. Thanks to their efforts, we now possess a robust HR foundation poised to propel our achievements. We wholeheartedly endorse their services!

Rawan Bazzari
Director of HR
hard rock solutions

Fantastic experience with S&K HR Consultancy! They provided excellent support and guidance throughout the process. Highly recommend their services

Anup Krishnan
Hard Rock Solutions
Unity Partners

I want to say big thank you to S&K consulting. From the first hello I got the best experience. The entire team is super professional. You know how to understand the client. You helped me in very critical situation, prioritized my requests. I am receiving daily support from you. I cannot thank you enough for everything. I am super super happy that I found you and I am getting the best out of your HR expertise!!!!!

Inna Klishchuk
General Manager
Unity Partners
Let's Dunch

S&K Consulting has been my go to HR advisors. They provide sound and compliant advise that has helped me in my role working in multiple start-ups. What I love is that they are able to converge compliance, profitability and employee experience into their advise. I highly recommend their services to any Start-up Founder as they are a great sounding board when building a start-up.

Abu Bakr Kamal
Let’s Dunch
Red Berry

An exemplary HR Consulting company in UAE providing it's services across the sectors and jurisdictions. I always recommend and refer Silba Elrona and her team with complete confidence because I truly believe in them.

Tariq Azeemi
Red Berry
Shuttle Zone

Working with S & K HR Consultancy was very much a positive one. Elrona & Team brings you best practices and specific local knowledge, which helped us align our organisation's business strategies. Their professionalism was refreshing and I would not hesitate to recommend them for HR consultancy projects.

Dilukshi Ferdinando
Partner & Head of HR
Shuttle Zone

Great experience and pleasure working with S&K Consulting. They are highly-qualified and experienced professionals devoting their attention to detail, offering a customer-oriented approach and advising on all HR processes.
Heartfelt appreciation and special thanks to Ms Desma, Ms Elrona, Ms Poonam and Ms Aruma for their professionalism, dedication, commitment, expertise, flexibility and understanding that made our journey to the world of setting up our business in the UAE, namely, hiring employees and drafting an employment agreement, comfortable and safe.
Highly recommended!

Andrei Ilyinets
Managing Director
Diversified Integrated Sports Clinic

Desma and Elrona are just wonderful people and an absolute privilege to work with. For the past 6 months, they have spared no effort to drastically improve all our HR policies. They also identified and filled up our gaps by coming up with a world-class framework. They helped us getting ready to expand in the region by bringing their wealth of knowledge to every HR aspects of our business.
We are very grateful for our collaboration and very confident in recommending S&K to any company sharing the same goal of organisational excellence .

Michael Becker
Co-Founder & Group Managing Director
Diversified Integrated Sports Clinic (DISC)

Utilizing S &K Consulting for Varselor’s initial HR needs was a game-changer. As a new startup, I needed support in terms of hiring new employees and the processes related to bringing in new employees’ to the team. S&K Consulting helped me through every step of the way with their expert advice and helped me navigate the talent market and helped me bring in key, irreplaceable talent to push my business forward. Thank you!

Varun Mahajan
CEO & Founder
Real Boxing Only Gym

S&K Consulting were the right people for a hard job. I am an owner of a SME and as I began to grow, recruiting new people – I started to run into a lot of HR problems that I had no idea how to solve. I had no policies in place and my idea of the right way to discipline or exit an employee were based on google. I knew that I needed to really dig deep into what my company stood for, how we wanted to operate and a clear way to communicate that to my team. Elrona, in specific, spent a lot of hours with me over the span of two months as we developed all the tools I needed to have a clear and concise vision, and message to my team. As well as helping me understand my employee’s rights, and for them to have a good working environment. I highly recommend these well versed professionals when it comes to all your HR concerns.

Michelle Kuehn
Managing Director
Real Boxing Only Gym

Legitimate HR consultancy in Dubai! We are impressed with outstanding professionalism and expertise of the whole team. Not to mention, we have enjoyed working with Ms. Elrona, Ms. Poonam and Sangeeta. The team was very considerate and understanding and was willing to adjust and recommend specific HR policies which are more suitable to our company's needs. Ms. Desma was really flexible, too, giving us considerations on all our demands. We hope to be working with you all again in the future!

Zaid Kishawi
Managing Director
Warrior Academy

It's been a pleasure working with the S & K Team throughout the last year. Their advice has been invaluable and the team are incredibly helpful. They helped us build HR Processes, navigate challenging situations and been a brilliant solution for us as we have been expanding, instead of taking on a full time HR manager internally. Highly recommend the team. Thank you all!

Sebastian Bates
Founder & CEO
The Warrior Academy
Wellpro Group

While we were setting up our office in the UAE, S&K Consulting acted as a true business partner and provided essential guidance related to transitioning employees from the acquisition we had recently made. S&K Consulting are extremely knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of HR and compliance, allowing us to seamlessly transition people and HR processes. Sincere thanks to the team at S&K!

Jim Thomson
Packers Plus

Being a relatively small team with approximately 50 employees in our regional office, we wanted to improve the employee experience but didn’t know where to begin without an established local human resources department. We brought on S&K Consulting to support us with this as well as improving the onboarding experience, enabling a seamless process for both employees and the company. Thank you!

Stuart Wilson
Eastern Hemisphere Director

In June 2020, BEYOND The Conversation have the pleasure of partnering and collaborating with these two incredible sisters, Desma and Elrona D’Souza the founders of S&K Consulting. Here’s why I love them and will sign off my name to offer you peace of mind as you embark on a new relationship with S&K Consulting. Read More

Amie Peacock
Founder, Beyond the Conversation

We were referred to S&K Consulting by out HR partners in UK and we are grateful as working with them was a real delight. They understood our requirements and provided us with clear deliverables and action plan. They are true experts in their field and their professionalism and values driven approach is truly refreshing for the region. S&K Consulting are a ‘trusted HR Partner and I would highly recommend them to any Company looking for best in class, professional HR services.

Katy Gifford
CEO- Aubin

S&K are fantastic to work with. They are very professional, thorough and value the client. They understood the type of candidate we were looking for, and helped us in finding the right match. Thank you Desma and team for making the sourcing process a very pleasant experience.

Dorothy Fernandes
Chief Operating Officer

Our Clients

Frequently Asked Questions

At S&K Consulting, we don’t just get to know your business. Our team works together and strives to help your company reach its potential. For that, we invest ourselves in each project we work on and assign you a dedicated point of contact, also known as an HR Business Partner. If you’re struggling with an issue, our trained staff will assess the case and provide bespoke guidance and recommendations to suit you.
Yes, you can. Get in touch with our team, and we’ll provide you with detailed information on it.
Yes, our HR experts will be more than glad to assist you with all your Human Resources requirements in the UAE.
We understand that reducing workforce is a hard decision to make but at times, necessary. We take time to understand the reasons and support you to do this in a compassionate and fair manner. We project manage this business requirement, so everyone involved feels respected and well-supported throughout the process.
Yes, we would be delighted to work with you as. Start-ups are our area of expertise and we have even helped clients with their pitch decks, designing their organisation structures for scale up as well as setting up their HR back office operations with HR in a Box. Get in touch with us today to get started with the process.
Absolutely! We support businesses of all sizes whether you have just 2 or over 50 employees. As a bonus, we have recently been awarded as GCC SME HR Consultancy of the Year 2021 for MEA Markets, UAE Business Awards.
Yes, site visits are included as part of our service offering. Based on the specific service required, our team will ensure to be available on your premises for meetings, one-to-one, training sessions etc.
Please reach out to our team so we can understand your unique requirements and recommend a service that addresses your pain point.
We are system agnostic and therefore don’t impose one on our clients. We partner with clients to select a fit-for-purpose HR system that meets their business requirements.
Whether you need to set your back office setup, grow your team or scale your business, our highly skilled Human Resource Consultants in Dubai can help with all this and more. Our services go beyond HR consultancy, and we provide end-to-end human resource solutions.
We can provide HR Management oversight to your in-house team to develop their talent and provide training, as required. We are also an independent objective HR voice to your leadership team to discuss and advice on future growth plans.
Recruitment refers to sourcing and selecting the right candidate for vacancies in your business. HR Consulting covers a broad spectrum of services. Please visit the HR Consulting page on the website.
We support you through the process of validating Job Descriptions, advertising the role, screening and shortlisting candidates, scheduling interviews and negotiating offers with the selected candidates.