The Onion Team

In today's workplace, adaptability and versatility in team structures have become pre-requisite. Onion adopts a unique operational model that capitalises on a group of exceptional individuals known as Associates. This network consists of highly skilled and driven experts, each possessing extensive expertise and experience in their respective domains.


By adopting this approach, we empower our clients to tap into the capabilities of highly talented specialists who would typically be financially out of reach. These specialists are able to offer valuable strategies and solutions to address our clients' challenges. Additionally, our model allows organisations to augment their existing teams for specific initiatives or projects, eliminating the need for the long-term financial commitments associated with direct hiring.

Kirsten has a background as CPO/CHRO in start-up and scale-up tech businesses, and senior HR leadership in professional services organisations.  She operates as a Fractional CPO, defining compelling People and Culture strategies aligned to business objectives.

Kirsten Brumfitt, Founder and Principal

Associate Network

Talent Acquisition

Our highly skilled TA Partners, boasting over 30 years' experience, are proficient in implementing end-to-end processes and systems. They excel in training hiring managers and sourcing high-calibre talent for both campaign-based and one-off requirements. With their expertise and professionalism, we are well-equipped to meet your specific needs.

Director to Resourcer level

Talent Management

Included in Talent Management is our network of specialists with skills in L&D, including Leadership and Management Development, and Knowledge Management.  With proven track records of analysing organisational needs and delivering programmes and projects to facilitate employee life cycle needs from career development to succession planning, all gathered through their decades of experience from industries as diverse as FinServ, Tech, Utilities, Manufacturing and Public Sector.

Director to Trainer level

Compensation and Benefits

We access true industry experts who have devised and implemented transformational compensation and benefit strategies for global businesses.


Whether it's structuring an equity plan, designing bonus and commission schemes, or gathering intel and rates for new benefit offerings, our Associates bring their proven track records in these areas to support your needs.

Director to Manager level

Employee Engagement

Measuring engagement goes beyond survey tools, and our team of Associates bring their combined professional experience and expertise gained through multinational organisations, truly understanding and developing diverse and culturally nuanced programmes.

Managers to Administrators

People Operations

From HRIS implementations to delivering the nuts and bolts of the day to day transactional HR to keep your business ticking over, our third party partners can provide BPO services to address your needs based upon your size and scale.

Managers to Administrators

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