Organisational culture has a direct impact on your employee engagement, behaviour in the workplace and therefore, the experience you give your own customers.

Here at the Engaged Space, we are passionate about partnering with organisations like yours to improve business performance through contemporary and practical people management strategies.

Led by our HR & Managing Director, Joslyn Hutchinson, our HR experts, in conjunction with our legal partner, will give you the tailored advice and support you need to comply with employment legislation and get your team performing.


Our demonstrated values are

Delivering Service Excellence

We are committed to meeting your expectations and delivering on our promises. We are unfailingly reliable. We take pride in our work, our brand and our own personal development.

Transparency & Communication

We work with our clients and their teams openly and collaboratively. We are human centric and don’t shy away from respectfully having the difficult conversations. We ensure everyone has the opportunity to have a voice.


We uphold the highest ethical standards in all that we do.

Embracing Innovation

We relentlessly look for solutions to make the lives of busy business leaders, easier.

Joslyn Hutchinson

HR & Managing Director
MBA, GradDip Mgmt, GradCert Mgmt, BHlth Sc.

Joslyn recognised a gap for businesses to access advice and to support the management of workplace issues that reduce HR risks and work towards building high performing workplaces. The Engaged Space was created to fill this and provide a cost effective solution that will support the growth of its client community.

Joslyn is a specialist Human Resources practitioner with experience across a broad range of industries. With a contemporary and holistic approach to HR and business, utilising her Masters of Business Administration (MBA), it allows her to effectively integrate best practice and practical HR solutions to resolve workplace issues.

And while we don’t do it for the recognition, The Engaged Space is pleased to have won the 2019 South Australian Business Excellence Award.

Clients that have trusted us with their HR needs

What are people saying about us?

We are very proud of the service we provide and stand by every product we carry. Read our testimonials.
Joslyn was able to integrate our values into the workforce strategy and recruitment process and keep the board focused on what we were trying to achieve.

Dr Patrick Korbel

Chair, Openlight

The Engaged Space looks after our most important asset - Our people

Silvia Frost

General Manager, Power Generator Systems

The professional personalised service has been exceptional.

Christian Whamond

Manager, Weslo

The Engaged Space quickly & efficiently assessed our situation, presented a well thought out plan and enabled our business to restructure. This was invaluable to achieve what we required.

Professor Peter Hewett

Chair, Colorectal Surgery

As a business with an innovative culture, it’s important that we partner with progressive and like-minded professionals and to us, that’s Joslyn. She has continually impressed us with her modern approach to HR, remaining ahead of the curve in order to present us with best-practice contemporary solutions.

Jason Squire


Jos really takes the time to understand the needs of both the business and the people she supports.

Sally Edmonds

Managing Director, Ceramica Tile + Design

Chelsea and the Engaged Space team have been fantastic to work with from the very start of our engagement. As a small start-up, Chelsea’s experience, strategic mindset, positive attitude, and leadership have been invaluable to establish our processes, values, HR structure and recruitment. They are an essential business partner for us, and I highly recommend them.

Andrew Brockway

Chief Executive Officer, Doherty Clinical Trials

Working with Joslyn from The Engaged Space was so easy and so productive. Joslyn understood what we as a company were looking for and suggested different options for us to get the best information we needed.

R.M.Williams was going through some big changes due to our new ownership and we wanted to know how are employees were feeling and what we needed to do as a company to ensure they felt secure and listened too. The Culture Engagement Survey Joslyn made for RM covered all areas from the Workshop, Admin to our Retail Employees and was easy to complete and submit.

The aftercare from Joslyn was 110% and the detailed reporting was what was needed.

Would I recommend Joslyn and the Engaged Space? Definitely, 100%.

Have I already recommended The Engaged Space? Yes I have and I will continue to recommend.

Amanda Sutherland

HR Director, R.M.Williams

If you are looking for an HR Practitioner with real heart, you need look no further than Joslyn. Jos has a really holistic way of looking at Human Resources which allows complex issues to be simplified so that clear strategic direction and goals can be achieved. Jos has the experience to really assist an organisation to manage complex change and engage a team in the outcome. I would highly recommend her for complex problem solving in your business.

Michelle Bakjac

Psychologist, Leadership and Wellbeing Coach, Trainer

In a role where I am Treasurer for a NFP, we needed some HR advice to navigate how best to engage a consultant who would have complex deliverables over an extended period. Jos was able to quickly provide the advice that helped us understand the best way to proceed whilst remaining compliant with relevant legislation. She then provided the Agreement that allowed us to efficiently finalise paperwork and make a start with the project. It was Jos' ability to understand our commercial objectives and deliver the suitable HR solution that impressed us (not to mention the follow ups, suggestions and options that Jos also brought to the table that meant we could move forward with confidence).

James McGill

Director, Chatham Capital Exchange

I’ve collaborated with and worked alongside Jos on client matters for a few years now. What impresses me most about Jos’ work is that it’s built on deep, extensive and very current knowledge of all the rules, regulations and recent changes to do with HR matters, but that is then tailored and delivered to each client in a caring, sensitive-to-each-organisations-culture way to ensure maximum engagement and team buy-in. Jos can do everything from create an up-to-date HR strategy and operating manuals, to source, select and onboard the right fit new staff member, to help you shape and nurture the kind of culture you want for your business. I’d highly recommend Jos to any business owner or leader that needs specific or multi-faceted support with any HR or culture-related matters for the betterment of their business.

Troy Forrest

Managing Director, Strategy Road Pty Ltd, Forrest Workshops and The Road Travelled