Smart Startup HR specializes in supporting early to mid-stage startups, small to mid-size companies and non-profits (at a discounted rate) with targeted people-related services.
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CEO & Cofounder support. Small but mighty People team? HR team of one? Little to no HR support? We’re here to help with that! Whether it‘s regular 1x1s with your small team or you on all things HR, recruitment support, sourcing, job descriptions, advice with employee relations issues, lay-offs or other People-related challenges, we can help. Smart Startup HR can customize an approach for supporting you or your HR team, give us a ring and let’s see how we can partner.
Great leader in need of some support? Promoting employees into manager positions because they were great individual contributors but have no leadership experience? Same executive team at 100 employees that you had at 50? Employees wondering about their career pathing? Cohort community in need of development? Black, Indigenous or People of Color team members looking for career support and advice from an accomplished BIPOC leader? Coaching can be instrumental in achieving success. We can help bring them to the next level.
We go deep for development! We’ve led International and National Learning & Development Programs that aid in retention, skill growth and leadership development. Including the development of a nationally adopted, CEO Award winning Rotational Leadership Development Program. Smart Startup can build and deliver core management programs, employee soft-skill development and are certified MBTI and DISC practitioners. We’ll start with a desired competency assessment with your Leadership Team and end with a customized and quantifiable approach to growing the skills of your organization.
We take a customized approach to your organization’s needs through understanding company culture, mission, values, business, strategy and size. We understand that the needs of a tech startup may vary from a growing nonprofit. Once we’ve spent time with you listening to challenges and assessing the gaps that exist, the result is to advise, build or co-create a strategic next level people approach. Smart Startup HR is here for you through various stages of growth or until there’s a decision to build in-house support and even then, with our extensive network, we can support you with that too.
Does your employee base reflect your customer base? Is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion regular topics for employees? Ever heard of “emotional labor”? Are the same diverse team members asked to weigh in on all things DEI? It’s time to stop that and build a culture of belonging, equity and inclusion that’s diverse and reflects your companies values, customers and consumers. Diversity without Equity and Inclusion will lead to revolving doors, create and amplify microaggressions and workplace biases. We are Certified Diversity Professionals with a depth of experience in this space.
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Unlimited PTO, compensation, performance, internal mobility, talent management, talent acquisition - the list of necessary policies and practices that will impact your employee experience goes on and on. We’ve worked in a variety of industries that tried to carry loose policies into their growth strategies and failed. But fret no more, there’s a world where you can maintain the culture you’ve worked hard to create and build the necessary guardrails for a fair, equitable and customized approach to establishing the rules of the road for your organization. Try us on for size.