+61 417 642 341 ush@collaboratehr.com.au

Ushma Dhanak

Your Outsourced Human Resources Partner

About Ushma Dhanak

After starting my career as a lawyer in the UK, I turned to Human Resources because of my love of working and interacting with people. This led to me obtaining qualifications in coaching and mediations. I have 10 years’ experience working for a range of large private sector companies as well as government agencies. I have a vast knowledge of Industrial Relations having worked in blue collar, unionised industries.


I now take great pride in collaborating with small to medium businesses, including startups, across various industry verticals. My goal is to help business owners that do not have an internal HR resource by providing a tailored outsourced HR approach to ensure that all the people related needs of your business are met with the right solution – creating the right fit.

Ushma has an ideal blend of skills, qualifications and practical experience that makes her a valuable asset for any organisation in today’s business world.

Brian Taylor

Australian Institute of Management

Collaborate HR have been an excellent partner for me. With Ushma’s guidance, coaching and understanding of human resources from both the employee and employer’s positions, I have been able to achieve and exceed my expectations each time.

Simon Quinten

Flow Control Technologies

Ushma is pragmatic, personable, steady and very professional. Ushma came along at the right time and now the world is my oyster.

Amanda Levy

Ushma’s Qualifications

LEADR Association of Dispute Resolvers

Mediator and Conflict Coach

Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership

Executive Coach – Level 1 & 2

People Builders Institute

Consultant and Trainer of Extended DISC®

People Builders Institute – ISEI Australasia

Social + Emotional Intelligence Coach and Trainer

University of Westminster – London

LLB Law – Law Degree

Inns of Court School of Law – London

Bar Vocational Course

Collaboration is the key

We believe that every business has the potential to be a great place to work. Achieving this happens by getting everyone involved.

By working with you and your people, we can develop a HR strategy and build a workplace that is vibrant, energetic and ever-evolving.

It’s through working together and striving for a positive outcome for all that your business that you can become a star employer and a leader in your industry.

Outsource your HR matters to a professional and have all the bases covered.

  • Employee on-boarding and contracts
  • Termination and redundancy
  • Staff development and training
  • Policies, strategies and procedures
  • Conflict resolution and mediation
  • Workplace investigations
  • Performance management
  • Exit strategies and interviews
  • Industrial relations dispute resolution