‘A calming force’
Kellie’s goal with Alternative HR is simple: help small businesses navigate the complex and challenging world of human resources.
Take, for example, York’s Community Progress Council, which helps people move toward self-sufficiency. The agency was searching for a new human resources director – its three-person HR department down to just one – when Kellie got the call a few years ago.
Alternative HR staffed two of the organization’s human resources positions during a six-month transition, along the way holding training sessions and updating the employee handbook.
“Kellie and her staff are consummate professionals with a deep well of knowledge in their area,” says Carolyn Lerew, CPC’s organizational development director. “More than that, though, they’re just a calming force. They help you feel secure that things are going to be done right.”
That sort of assurance comes from years in the HR field, from careful study and from experience culled through work with small businesses of all shapes and sizes.
“This,” Kellie says, “is what we do.”