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Achieve and maintain seamless operations with consulting and embedded support across the employee lifecycle

Build strong people practices from the very beginning

From corporate values to compliance practices to handbook design, we construct a robust, scalable HR framework to support your organization.

  • Compliance & Legal Review  Quickly and accurately align handbooks, offer letters, contracts, documentation, and agreements with our on-demand Legal Advisor. Administrate mandatory compliance training for your employees across locations.

  • Benefits Design  Stay competitive with the benefits & perks that are the most meaningful to your employees. Count on us for market benchmarks, cutting-edge offerings, and help administrating open enrollment & benefits throughout the year.

  • HR Systems  We can review and implement HRIS systems, payroll, benefits, and IT systems.

  • Employee Relations  Our HR team is available for conversations with your employees when they need us. Whether a simple question, a coaching conversation, or more complex issues, we are ready to help. Our experts support leave administration, investigations when necessary, engagement topics & more.

  • Performance Reviews  Our team can design your rating system, questions & timeline for reviews. We support lightweight check-ins or robust performance reviews, covering performance goals, execution, implementation, and ongoing training.

  • Change Management  For M&A activity: geographic expansion, organizational design, corporate communications, and more.

  • Corporate & Leadership Planning  Talent value mapping workshops, talent acquisition planning, key leadership changes, and cascading corporate objectives.

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Identify, recruit and hire the right people

We know that finding the right people is essential. We're here for everything from crafting the right job descriptions through finding the right candidate to accept a new career opportunity with you.

  • Recruiting Process Workflow  Design and launch an end-to-end talent acquisition strategy.

  • Interview Training  Help your managers get on the same page and interview for the right skills.

  • Candidate Experience & Onboarding  Includes our Sign-to-Start process, new hire orientation, welcome experience, and 1st week setup.

  • Applicant Tracking System  Select and implement efficient, affordable, and compliant systems.

  • Talent Branding  Refine your authentic brand voice & employment value proposition and translate that to a brand story across all your marketing channels. Proactively connect Glassdoor, LinkedIn, website collateral, events, and job postings to tell a consistent story.

  • Employee Referral Programs  Launch internal referral programs and incentives that deliver quality candidates.

Talent Branding

Create and foster your employment brand to attract, engage, and retain talent

First we help you refine your authentic brand voice for talent, by answering questions like "what is your company culture about?" and "what is your company's work style?" We identify the measures of success. Then we project your brand across key channels.

  • Values & Mission Statement  Work with leadership to define the desired values & behaviors. We build programs to effectively thread these throughout the employee experience cycle (onboarding, interviewing, performance management, peer recognition, and more).

  • Learning & Development  Deliver learning and development workshops based on organizational needs.

  • Internal Communications  Create communication strategies to ensure consistent & engaging messages reach your teams. We help build trust by setting expectations through instructional information, culture content, & change management.

  • Work Wellness Programs  Collaborate with leadership to define, design, and deliver work wellness workshops and programs.

  • Retention  Assess organizational effectiveness through interviews, surveys, and leadership workshops to address retention challenges. Facilitate planning committees to define and implement actions that will have a significant impact on organizational culture, so employees can thrive.

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Attract and retain the best employees

With a focus on your stage, size and needs, we will develop compensation programs and strategies to suit you.

  • Total Rewards  Design programs for all components of compensation (base pay, incentive or variable compensation, equity programs) that will support your organizational objectives and align with your company's financial stage.

  • Org Design  Customized templates to create leveled titles, comp bands, incentives, career ladder definitions, retention, and unsurpassed employee engagement.

  • Salary Structure  Fit-for-purpose for company size & stage (Seed, Series A, Pre-IPO, Public) using market-based data.

  • Compensation Committee & Board Materials  Create a cadence for meetings and topics, build materials to ensure adoption of key Compensation program elements that require approval at the CC or BOD level, encourage appropriate governance as required, and interface with 3rd party advisors as needed.

  • Pay Transparency  Statutory practices by geography.

  • Pre & Post-IPO Roadmap & Program Design  Support the transition to an IPO; create peer lists, develop Executive and Board compensation benchmarks, and advise on other essentials such as severance and Change-in-Control agreements.


Scale seamlessly with a complete Commercialization program

We help you achieve 100% commercial launch readiness by working in partnership with your team, ensuring an optimal candidate experience that's authentic to your company's values and ensuring you are launch date ready.

  • Pipeline Planning  Determine timelines & workflow, coordinate multi-geographic logistics, measure ROI, and document process for internal corporate teams.

  • Talent & Team Logistics  Staff schedules & travel, candidate schedules & travel, vendor negotiation & management, candidate experience, interview workflow & qualification measures.

  • High Volume Onboarding  Remote starts, New Hire Orientation, training logistics, and technology onboarding at scale.

  • Commercial Operations  Sign-to-Start logistics including background checks, credentialing, vehicle program, drug screening, and 1st-Day onboarding with the Training team.

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Execute compassionate, compliant, and efficient workforce actions

When plans change, we manage the exit process in the most professional & organized way possible, allowing you to focus on the business while we give your employees the tools to find their next role.

  • Workforce Strategy Consulting  Organizational talent evaluation, key employee & role identification, market data for severance.

  • Operations Planning & Reduction in Workforce  Manager trainings, compliance reporting, and “Day of” timelines, checklists, & workflows.

  • Document Preparation  Notification packets, termination/retention letters, WARN notices, FAQs, internal messaging.

  • "Day of" Support  Conduct in person/Zoom notifications, offboarding support, office hours, and document/agreement creation & management.

  • Project Management & Tracking  End to end workflow management and tracking, cross functional alignment, agreement status tracking, reporting.

  • Post WFA Employee Support  Outplacement support (1:1 & group coaching), resume & LinkedIn profile reviews, and mock interviews.

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Unlock value creation with a guided Human Capital strategy

Accelerate the success of your business by conducting pre-investment team due diligence, Executive-level talent assessments, and Executive coaching programs.

  • Leadership Team Due Diligence  Ensure you have the right team for the stage and goals of the business.

  • Organizational Assessments  Diagnose what's working and where additional support is needed, including organizational health metrics, Executive team functionality, key leadership challenges, and Board of Director dynamics.

  • Individual 360 Assessments  Provide performance feedback that impacts business objectives.

  • Executive Coaching  Maximize performance with 3- and 6-month coaching engagements.

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Ensure smooth & compliant People practices & activities

From signing an offer letter to onboarding and even eventually offboarding, count on our team to help you create a welcoming, engaging environment for all your people.

  • Onboarding & New Hire Orientation  Start off on the right foot! Ensure each new hire feels welcomed, is given the right tools for a quick ramp up & feels great about their decision to join your team.

  • Sign-to-Start Experience  Before they join your team, make sure new employees know you are prepared & eager for them to be a part of your company. Pre-boarding paperwork, welcome messages, & setting expectations for their first days on the job help create the engagement you want for long term success.

  • Metrics & Data Analysis  Running reports for data visualization and data mining to uncover trends, correlations, and insights, plus help with informed decision making. We consider ethical and privacy concerns, such as protecting employee confidentiality and complying with data protection regulations.

  • Offboarding  Change happens. Make sure if anyone exits your company, they have completed all steps, and they know we wish them well. We give your team the tools to part ways in a manner that supports the business & the employee.

  • SOPs  Operation plans & process checklists that are smart and elegant ensuring that every department knows their role in welcoming new talent into your company.

  • Software & Technology  Leverage technology to streamline workflows, reduce costs, and save time with HRIS, ATS, Background checks, e-signature software, Reception software, etc.

  • Planning & Approvals  Review and align opening of all requisitions, extend offers, promotions, employee engagement & improvement plans, and retention iniatives.

Achieve business growth by identifying areas of optimization and opportunity

From internal operations and processes to investment decisions and due diligence analysis, our team can help steer your business toward growth. We leverage years of expertise to uncover opportunities for gaining efficiency, scaling effectively, and investing wisely.

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Metrics  Assess, identify and track organizational metrics and goals to evaluate cross functional performance and business impact. Identify product success metrics to evaluate performance of products and services, that incorporate industry benchmarks and company objectives.

  • Operations & Program Management  Identify, recommend and implement operational cost savings and efficiency improvements across existing business processes and organizational programs. Conduct assessments (CSAT) within organizations to identify opportunities to increase efficiency and velocity.

  • Business Model & Strategy  We evaluate business models (scalability, profitability, go to market), assess differentiation and competitive advantage across the competitive landscape, and provide revenue models and pricing / valuation & comparable companies.

  • Corporate Investment Strategy & Ops  Develop and implement investment criteria and evaluation processes to review current and future portfolio companies. Identify opportunities to leverage corporations’ strengths to incubate companies and ideas as an alternative to acquisitions. Assess “build vs. buy” for incubated companies and strategic investments.

  • Due Diligence  We help evaluate current and future portfolio companies, conduct investor pitch deck review, identify and assess comparable companies, evaluate competitive landscape, assess business model, value proposition & financial forecast, and perform business strategy & competitive advantage analysis.

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Build or optimize your HR and talent infrastructure
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