Your collaborative HR experts

HR Collaborative offers what an individual cannot: a wealth of expertise and combined experience, tailored to your particular challenges, inspiring your growth, enhancing your strengths.

Meet the team

We know you want the best team of employees on your side, and we know how to create an environment that will attract and keep great talent. We are a team of HR superheroes, joining forces to tackle your strategic talent management challenges.

We view our relationship with our clients as a partnership. We work collaboratively with their leadership teams to produce returns on their HR investments.

Our Core Values

We become part of the organizations we serve. We attend staff meetings. We answer an employee’s calls. We go to the client Christmas parties and summer picnics. We don’t just know their HR. We know their business goals and aspirations, fears and concerns. We believe that HR should complement and enhance the business, not be a necessary evil that is pushed to the corner of the operation. We have relationships that go beyond the transactions and become transformational.

It’s part of our company name and part of our fabric. No one of us alone can serve the client as well as all of us together can. Every client has at least two people at HR Collaborative that they can contact directly about their services with us. When any client needs even more expertise than those two people offer, we bring in an expert in search, compensation or in leadership development. As talented as each one of us is alone, we succeed because each person builds on the strengths of others to accomplish the goal for the organization.

Whether it’s analyzing a client discovery or emptying the dishwasher; if it needs to be done, we’re all hands on deck. From generating candidates for open positions to cleaning up employee files, everyone pitches in to help get the job done. We work together as a team.

We all aspire to have relationships built on trust. But as easy as it is to say, it’s really hard to do. How do you become worthy of trust? In this organization, we operate with integrity. We honor our promises and commitments to the client and to each other. If we truly can’t deliver, we own it, confess it, and work to find a better solution.

We lift each other up and help everyone to be successful. If there’s a problem or a mistake, we don’t point fingers or place blame. Instead, we look for a way to fix it, and to make sure it doesn’t happen again. If someone needs a new skill or ability to do a job, we help them learn it. We invest in professional development and encourage learning. We support each other in our journey of professional growth and success.

Every person at HR Collaborative does a little extra to add value to our clients' services. Our clients are often delighted that we provide a fully-facilitated approach to search, or a comprehensive discovery of their organization. They don’t expect such a high level of service. But, because we know them personally, and because we work collaboratively, we are able to offer an even better solution than any client would expect.

Our Clients

We've been honored to work with many amazing organizations. Here are just a few that we've recently partnered with to make work better.

Nate Koetje, CEO
Feyen Zylstra

HRC was a good fit for us because they hit the ground running. I found their process to be complete and well-thought-out.  What I appreciated is their willingness to look at what our expectations were and what we needed for our business, versus them telling me what I needed.

Beverly Grant, Interim CEO
D.A. Blodgett - St. John's

It was an absolute pleasure working with HR Collaborative! They were top-notch from the beginning to the end of our relationship. The process our agency experienced was thorough, comprehensive, and allowed for HR visioning and possibilities of our agency to be realized. I would recommend HRC for all your human resource needs. Thank you, HRC!

Michael Kunzler, Managing Partner
The C2 Group

We've had a handful of thorny situations arising out of the COVID-19 mess, and [Stephanie] handled each with grace and urgency. She's teaching our team how to apply HR best practices and she's making a big difference. We're grateful for her focus and hard work.

Associate VP for HR
Grand Valley State University

In the changing landscape of Human Resources in higher education, HR Collaborative has helped GVSU HR respond to the changing talent demands of the institution. I view the HR Collaborative team as an extension of my HR team. With their expertise, high level of responsiveness, and professionalism, they help me extend the impact of what human resources can deliver to the community.

Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? We've got answers. Here are some of our most frequently asked questions.

Absolutely! For example, we provide hourly, interim HR services for those times when your HR professional leaves unexpectedly. We also engage with our clients to deliver strategic HR projects such as performance management program design, leadership development, compensation planning, etc.

We create custom solutions rather than using cookie-cutter approaches, and we work alongside our clients at every step to implement a plan rather than telling them what to do. Unlike consulting firms, we both advise and implement changes to improve your business. Other firms tend to be either high-tech or high-touch; we're both.

With an individual HR professional, your benefit is limited to one person’s expertise. When you engage with HR Collaborative, you have access to a team of HR professionals. We make it possible for small and medium-sized businesses to have the same HR prowess at hand as do large employers.

We can walk with you through the entire search and hiring process. HR Collaborative will help you determine the talent gaps in your staff, create job descriptions, recruit viable candidates, draft offer letters, map out compensation plans, and conduct background checks. We will search for the perfect fit for as long as it takes.

Take a deep breath—that’s why we’re here! We can help you identify which services you require right now, establish a timeline and workplan for future needs, and walk with you throughout the entire lifespan of your business.

Ready to connect?

Reach out to us today, and let's start collaborating!