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Sharon Romack

Executive Director

Sierra Senior Services

Meals on Wheels Tahoe

"As the Executive Director of a small non-profit, I expected I could manage HR for 5 people with no problems but as employees became more sophisticated (and scarcer), it soon became apparent that an employee manual based on a template found online was not going to work! I was concerned about dealing with a remote HR firm, and I worried that People Projects wouldn’t understand our situation – small organization, small budget, and immediate need. After the first few telephone calls it was obvious that Patti understood our situation perfectly. Her research into all the California laws was thorough and the first draft of the handbook needed very few changes. The Employee Handbook was presented to the Board of Directors for approval, and they were amazed it was ready in such a timely manner and covered everything that was needed for our small organization. Thank you, Patti, for your quick and professional service even though we were one of your smaller clients. I hope I have the opportunity to work with People Projects again."

Lisa Yeadon

Director, Marketing Communications

A.L.P. Lighting  Components, Inc.

Patti worked with me to plan for a Reduction in Force (RIF), and to deliver the unfortunate termination news to a long-term employee. She prepared a fair and legally compliant separation package and reviewed it with me in detail until I felt comfortable presenting it. Her expertise gave me the confidence to handle this stressful event with composure and professionalism.

Patti gave me an appropriate 'script' and guided me through the best responses to potential scenarios. Finally, she reminded me to conduct meetings with the remaining employees to answer concerns about job security and task reallocation.  

RIFs that are not properly executed can open companies up to expensive litigation. Patti’s guidance ensured that the organization was protected while also supporting those affected, including me, through what could have been a very emotionally volatile situation.”

Bob Graham

Bigger Pie Strategies

“Patti understands the different HR needs of various small businesses. She customizes a plan to integrate HR into a company in a manner that makes perfect sense for the owner and team. She's especially gifted at creating employee manuals to address typical employee concerns, as well as the growing list of newer problems like social media. She's a great listener and someone always eager to support her clients' mission.”

Dr. Tammy Hodo
All Things Diverse, LLC

“As a small business owner, I have relied on Patti to ensure my policies and procedures are up to date and valid. I have enjoyed our working relationship. Every time I speak with her, I learn something new in the Human Resource field that applies to how my business operates. She has provided me with insight into how to get the courses our company offers recertified through SHRM. Not only is she an expert in the field of Human Resources, she is great at building relationships, which is imperative in the business world. I highly recommend Patti and People Projects.”

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