AS AN EXPERIENCED HR PARTNER

We equip your company with consulting, talent search, and
training solutions to help you remain compliant, develop your
workplace culture, and grow your business.

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EVERY EMPLOYEE CANDIDATE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATTERS

Today’s most successful companies know that when people feel seen and valued, they work with greater motivation and a deeper sense of purpose. They collaborate with team members and delight customers, going above and beyond the responsibilities of their job descriptions, to give back to the organization that put them first.

Every employee, every candidate, every customer experience matters. Individually and collectively, these human elements grow your business. Our people-first solutions empower you to make the most of all three by simplifying your HR operations while cultivating your company’s talent and culture.

EVERY EMPLOYEE CANDIDATE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATTERS

Today’s most successful companies know that when people feel seen and valued, they work with greater motivation and a deeper sense of purpose. They collaborate with team members and delight customers, going above and beyond the responsibilities of their job descriptions, to give back to the organization that put them first.

Every employee, every candidate, every customer experience matters. Individually and collectively, these human elements grow your business. Our people-first solutions empower you to make the most of all three by simplifying your HR operations while cultivating your company’s talent and culture.

OUR SOLUTIONS

Consulting

We work with you to deliver people-first solutions that enhance your HR operations and help you make smarter decisions for today and the future, all while ensuring you remain compliant with state and federal laws.

Talent Search

It’s significantly easier to find the right HR professional for your business with expert guidance from specialists that have industry experience, extensive networks, and a tried and true talent acquisition process.

Training

By taking the time to understand your business and culture, we tailor-make and deliver training with high-quality, interactive content that meets your company’s educational and compliance needs.

CLIENT SUCCESS STORIES

The Challenge

A high-end hospitality company needed a significant HR overhaul.

The hospitality company sought comprehensive HR support for a full-scope review and overhaul, including:

  • HR strategy and planning;
  • Streamlining of processes and procedures;
  • HR system implementation across all branches of its U.S. operations.

Without an HR presence, the hospitality company’s finance team had a lot on its plate. So, the company’s CEO reached out to Peoplescape.

The Solution

We mobilized a multi-disciplinary team in a few days and assisted the client in consolidating its infrastructure, tools, and capabilities — just in time for its upcoming launch deadlines.

Peoplescape conducted and executed a full audit of the company’s HR operations and compliance. In addition, we:

  • Implemented a payroll systems conversion;
  • Fixed expatriate immigration irregularities;
  • Redesigned compensation and benefits.

What’s more, we developed an executive compensation framework for the rapidly-scaling business. And to ensure we met all budget and time efficiencies for the project, we broke it down into work streams and phases, assigning a lead consultant to each work stream to serve the client effectively while following program management best practices.

The Results

All HR policies for the hospitality company were revamped and implemented within the agreed-upon timeline, ensuring a substantially improved risk management profile for the business and a better work environment for its employees.

Despite the scale and challenges associated with this multi-layered project, our consultants were efficient in handling all the client’s concerns, suggesting improvements, assisting with implementation, and meeting deadlines with a 100% success rate.

The Challenge

An entrepreneur realized that they needed HR services for their startup from day one.

Each startup comes with its own unique drivers and differentiators. Startups who conquer personnel challenges, or have advice in place to anticipate issues before they arise, set their organization and people up for greater success from the very beginning.

The Solution

Our certified HR experts consulted the founder on the essential HR operations needed for the startup.

Peoplescape provided this startup entrepreneur (alongside many other new business owners and nonprofit leaders) with impactful, guidance on the 3 C’s for startups: Compliance, Communications, and Culture. The guidance we provided on HR compliance included the development of:

  • Handbooks
  • Templates
  • Policies
  • People processes
  • Hiring processes
  • Payroll

We also assisted in streamlining their HR back-office operations, moving payroll to a cloud-based system, and continuing to fine-tune their HR operations on a month-to-month basis.

The Results

The entrepreneur received insightful guidance on people engagement and operations for peace of mind around HR compliance, gaining the freedom to focus on the startup and laying a strong foundation for building a company culture that would easily attract investors.

Many small businesses use our consulting solution to keep organization culture and communications on track, drive employee attraction and engagement, and maintain compliance and best practice on an ongoing basis. In doing so, they maximize their risk management while saving money since they don’t need to staff an internal HR department.

The Challenge

A creative consumer products and marketing startup sought a smart HR Manager.

When one of the world’s most successful and creative trio of entrepreneurs approached Peoplescape to find them their very first HR Manager, our team spun into action. Inspired by the giving side of their company’s mission and the chemistry and creativity oozing from the client and its operation, our dynamic recruiters sharpened their grit to make an impact for the client as quickly as possible.

The Solution

We made the company’s “corporate giving” mission the cornerstone of our recruitment campaign.

Our team honed its understanding at the outset, clarifying the needs of the role. Leaving no stone unturned, we then spent the next few weeks profiling, screening, and interviewing a variety of excellent candidates to create a short-list that exceeded the client’s expectations.

The Results

The client selected one of the stellar candidates from the short-list, and the new HR manager was thrilled to work for a company that shared their values.

In less than four weeks, the client had their perfect HR Manager signed and ready to move in.

The Challenge

A high-powered ad agency needed a strategic and tactical people leader.

A leading creative ad agency sought a Head of People who:

  • Understood creative professionals;
  • Knew the issues an advertising agency faces;
  • Had a deep appreciation and passion for the brand presence of this agency’s clients.

Since advertising agencies, in general, excel at providing their clients with strategies for building and promoting brands, it became paramount for this ad agency to embody this principle in-house by finding the rare gem of an HR leader who met all these expectations.

The Solution

We combined a cutting-edge social and digital search with an intelligent screening process.

As soon as we had the green light, we hit the ground running. Alongside our extensive networks in advertising, digital marketing, and PR, we leveraged our professional expertise, leading-edge technology, and other tools to exceed expectations on speed and precision of the candidate short-list.

The Results

The ad agency landed an outstanding hire, from the five high-quality candidates identified and vetted by our expert team, and it only took five weeks.

As we like to say, “Let us cover the talent search, while you run the show!

The Challenge

A talent agency needed anti-harassment training for all its employees, although not everyone worked in the same location.

The talent agency included music artists, roadies, and an office team.

The Solution

We customized our approach to include live trainer-led sessions and on-demand modules to accommodate travel schedules and diverse locations.

We delivered federal and multi-state compliant harassment training to the music artists, and office team, all the while making training interactive, engaging, and fun.

The Results

Employees of the talent agency increased their awareness and understanding of acceptable behavior and language in the most “non-corporate” work environments, while the talent agency complied with the latest anti-harassment regulations.

Employees learned that they still carried a legal responsibility for their conduct at the after-party or the studio session and with their online presence.

The Challenge

A small production company needed supervisor training and coaching for internally promoted production talent.

The company discovered that its supervisors, who were recently promoted for their technical skills, needed to learn how to manage staff.

The Solution

We created and implemented a two-phase training plan to help grow the supervisors’ management skill set.

Phase I (In-person and online management training)

We delivered a series of online and in-person management training modules and coaching sessions, which helped managers:

  • Gain awareness and skills in managing employees;
  • Build confidence in handling challenging performance issues;
  • Get knowledge about how to maximize employee engagement to achieve results.

Phase II (Harrison Assessment Profile)

We used a job suitability profiling tool to emphasize areas of strength in each supervisor. Then, we coached the supervisors on how to build upon those areas of strength in their profiles (and even mentor others), and improve the underdeveloped areas of their skill set.

The Results

The supervisors enhanced their team working and personal development skills to achieve more of their goals with results-oriented coaching, while the small production company benefits from improved team dynamics and productivity.

The Challenge

An Ad agency was concerned about unconscious bias at the Partner level limiting opportunities for younger staff and hindering efforts to attract and retain diverse talent.

The Solution

We rolled-out a customized 3-part series of Unconscious Bias trainings. The program built increased bias intelligence within the Agency. It drove employees to discover what they felt about their own sense of belonging within the agency.

Session #1 Awareness Building; Through understanding that we all have and display unconscious biases. We built awareness of our own biases and how the displays of micro aggressions impact others.

Session #2 Using the awareness we built deeper understanding of how to embrace diversity through our own learning about others and the interpersonal interactions we have with them. We simulated navigating team meetings and projects with an awareness mindset. We also explored areas in the agency where biases lurked and impacted the success of the company’s people and teams.

Session #3 We connected the learning by testing out different tools and techniques and discussed the organization processes which could be altered to build in the new awareness, understanding and tools to remove identified biases.

The Results

A post training survey demonstrated employees felt opportunities granted to younger staff increased, and feedback showed they felt the agency was clearly evolving into an ‘even greater place to work’.

This training program propelled the agency on its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) journey. Their next step was to conduct surveys, focus groups and develop a DEI strategy and approach to create a sustainable foundation for culture change and organization growth.

PROVIDING YOU WITH PEOPLE-FIRST HR SOLUTIONS AND EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE ARE OUR TOP PRIORITIES

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Michelle Armoni

Michelle is a global HR executive strategist and human cheerleader with over 25+ years of experience. She works closely with her clients to elevate the human experience individually, amongst teams, and between executives. Now more than ever connection matters. She believes that inciting the skills and passion of the company’s talent while leveraging the true character strengths of its people, elevates satisfaction and bottom line results. Michelle works with the VIA Character Strengths Assessment and the Facet5 suite of organizational insight tools.
Michelle has been a consultant for over 15 years with extensive experience in organizational development, communication strategy, and work process improvement. Her focus driven strategy helps to maximize the efficiency of operations, the productivity of the company’s talent and the quality of product output.
Michelle is a full resource executive with a passion for the human experience. Michelle earned a certificate in Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters of Science in Organizational Development from Johns Hopkins University, a certificate in Human Resources from Loyola Marymount University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, with a Minor in Personnel, from Syracuse University. Michelle also holds a certification as a Mediator through the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Michelle is a founding board member of Unatti Foundation, a nonprofit that provides comprehensive lifeskill programs for girls in Nepal who come from truly vulnerable situations. Michelle also provides coaching for those on LinkedIn with passion and interest for the field of Human Resources as well as a contributing member of Currnt.

Michelle fully agrees with Jim Carey that “You can fail at something you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance doing what you love.” Michelle lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two boys.

Sheela Abdi

Sheela is a highly adaptable, charismatic professional with a diverse professional background in Administration, Human Resources, Operations, and Facilities Management. She prides herself on being a truly driven, passionate and inspired advisor with a genuine approachability and entrepreneurial spirit.

Sheela is a highly skilled Human Resources Business Partner with extensive experience in creative environments, such as entertainment and music in particular.

Her proven ability to support corporate goals with comprehensive people management strategies, spans all facets of HR operations, including talent acquisition, benefits, compensation, employee relations, organizational development, conflict resolution, relocation programs, change management, performance management and company culture.
She ensures compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and serves as a senior partner to executive teams. She has a BSc Business Administration from Pepperdine University.

Sheela enjoys supporting clients in cutting edge industries. She run marathons, dives from planes and lives and breathes music as one of her biggest passions.

Sharon Salmon

Sharon is a dynamic Human Resources leader working out of New York.

Sharon strategically leads the structural buildouts of human resources, finance and operational functions of organizations. She ensures that day-to-day office activities run smoothly, and promotes a unique, fun, and collaborative office culture, but also ensures that her clients are legally compliant, strong in talent management, and have a steady foundation in organizational development for future success.

Sharon is an expert in engaging employees and utilizing their specific skill set, background, and expertise to create an exceptional company culture.

She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and Leadership from the University of San Francisco, over twelve years of experience in business administration management, human resources and employee engagement.

Sharon is passionate about traveling, and contends that she has “never met a stranger”. She is an explorer at heart, loves learning about new cultures and meeting new people along the way!

Seth Santoro

Seth is a bold, enthusiastic, “do whatever it takes” multi-lingual human resources and operations professional. Seth has experience across industry lines including consumer goods, start-ups, media and entertainment companies, manufacturing and insurance investigations.

Seth cares deeply about social action, civil rights, health and human rights. In fact, his ultimate career goal is to become CEO of a Media/Corporate Giving organization in which the focus is on helping families, encouraging self-confidence, and praising authenticity in individuals on a global level. Currently, Seth is the Principal Coach and Consultant for Smile from the Inside, and Director of Human Resources for a North American toy company. Seth holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College in Performing Arts & Languages and is certified in Empowerment Coaching from the International Coach Federation. Seth is also a public and motivational speaker. His vision is to inspire the world, one by one, to smile from the inside. He is a firm believer in the mantra “If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always gotten.”

Michaela Humby

Michaela is a compensation, benefits, global HR professional with 15 years of experience boosting corporate performance for FTSE 250 & Fortune 1000 companies including Google and Citigroup. She has worked in many countries and cities, her favorite being Barcelona, and she led the European compensation function for Air Products & Chemicals Inc for several years.

Her position with Google gives her a unique insight into SEO and when she isn’t working with Peoplescape clients she can be found shaping our social media presence and design.

Michaela recently acquired PHRca certification, specializing in Californian labor legislation,  has an MBA from Henley Management College, Oxford, a Bachelors degree in Business Studies from Kingston University, London and is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD).

Originally from the UK, her delightful accent and calm organized approach ensures projects are handled smoothly and efficiently with a personal touch. Her motto would be “success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it” – Maya Angelou

Glennis Siverson

Glennis provides creativity, reliability, and expertise in human resources awesomeness.

She has headed up roles such as Head of HR and Talent Acquisition Director in creative industries, established internet lifestyle sites and startups.

Glennis is also a top-notch recruiter, having hired 175 people in six months, and has partnered with corporate giants such as Facebook, NetZero, and Paramount Pictures. She has solid knowledge and experience in HR Analytics, HR Information Systems and is Peoplescape’s resident survey expert.

Glennis holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from South Dakota State University, as well as the coveted Senior PHR and several other human resources certificates.

Glennis is highly emotionally intelligent, with a warm and friendly approach that instantly puts people at ease.

Glennis loves to travel, is a wonderful photographer, dabbles in the arts, science and technology, and is “proud to be a nerd!”

Caryl Porte Laborde

Alex is an Employee Relations expert with a pragmatic approach to HR consultation. She is adept at making tough calls and effectively communicating difficult messages. She has worked with organizations big and small in a variety of industries. Her specialties in Federal, California, Los Angeles and San Francisco employment laws (i.e., FMLA, FLSA, CFRA, PDL, PFL, CA PSL, ADA, CA AB 1825) make her an asset to any management team.

Alex cares deeply about professional development and teaching supervisors how to be effective people-leaders. Her optimistic attitude and above-and-beyond mentality creates a team culture that thrives on delivering excellence.

Alexandra is a Bilingual Spanish speaker with a B.A. degree from the University of California, Berkeley and 20+ years of HR experience. She loves running and cooking and watching old Law & Order episodes. Alex is inspired by this Maya Angelou quotation: "I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better."

Alexandra McClendon

Alex is an Employee Relations expert with a pragmatic approach to HR consultation. She is adept at making tough calls and effectively communicating difficult messages. She has worked with organizations big and small in a variety of industries. Her specialties in Federal, California, Los Angeles and San Francisco employment laws (i.e., FMLA, FLSA, CFRA, PDL, PFL, CA PSL, ADA, CA AB 1825) make her an asset to any management team.

Alex cares deeply about professional development and teaching supervisors how to be effective people-leaders. Her optimistic attitude and above-and-beyond mentality creates a team culture that thrives on delivering excellence.

Alexandra is a Bilingual Spanish speaker with a B.A. degree from the University of California, Berkeley and 20+ years of HR experience. She loves running and cooking and watching old Law & Order episodes. Alex is inspired by this Maya Angelou quotation: "I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better."

Tina Robinson

Tina is a workplace futurist and talent management strategist on a mission to transform how we think and feel about “work.” Tina’s imperative, as a business leader, consultant, coach, facilitator, trainer, and teacher, is to enable people to bring their “whole selves” to work.

Tina has specialized in strategic HR transformations, talent management initiatives, and HRIS implementations and is an executive coach. She has served as an internal and external consultant with firms such as Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Toyota, MedAssets (now part Vizient), Maxum Petroleum (now part of Pilot Thomas Logistics), SuccessFactors, and SAP.

Tina has coach training from CTI (Coaches Training Institute) and is Senior PHR certified. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Virginia and earned her MBA from the University of Michigan. Tina lectures at Loyola Marymount University and California State University-Long Beach and volunteers with local nonprofits – coaching college students figuring out “what next.”

She enjoys Star Trek novels and is passionate about humans exploring space. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and pet parrots.

Nathalie Lubensky

With more than 20 years of experience in senior leadership roles at the intersection of media, technology, and entertainment, Nathalie has demonstrated track record of rapidly transforming businesses, creating global diverse and inclusive organizations, boosting both top-line growth and profitability and forging mission-critical partnerships and alliances internally and externally.

Nathalie is very passionate about transforming businesses and organizational culture and believes successful and innovative teams require safe, inclusive and respectful environments that are human-centric by design and practice.

Nathalie coaches individuals and teams to own their power, voice and journey to amplify their potential to active personal professional growth.

She lives by the rule, people first, things second.

James Kinney

James Nicholas Kinney is a bi-coastal HR executive, author, and speaker. Kinney has over 13 years of experience as an in-house practitioner and external consultant.

Kinney has been featured on CNN, NBC Smart Money and NASDAQ Disruptors. Kinney uses neuroscience, emotional intelligence, performance psychology and innovative behavior-based practices to help organizations and people build authentic, high-performing cultures and careers.

Kinney has helped over 30 companies as a consultant and has lead organizations with more than 1000 employees as an in house HR executive.

Belinda Morris

Belinda is Peoplescape’s Founder. She is both a pragmatic and strategic  partner to client leaders, with a deep passion and respect for entrepreneurial environments.  She assists clients reach their goals, hire and retain the people they need and create alignment within their organizations.

As a creative problem solver and thought leader, Belinda loves a challenge and adapts quickly to change. She has honed a unique toolkit to help solve leadership dilemmas through the use of creative thinking that turns the day-to-day into success stories.

Belinda has a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Sociology and a Post-Graduate qualification in Business Administration – Human Resources Management. She holds both the SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications. She enjoys speaking and contributing to academic institutions, industry groups, and organizational programs.

Belinda lives by Lucille Ball’s motto “to rather regret the things I have done, than those I haven’t” and consciously builds Miguel Ruiz’s “The Four Agreements” into her daily life.

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