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How can we work together?

Depending on your stage and team, we can work together to create an effective People Ops strategy.

Put me in as a fractional People Ops or Recruiting team member to help with both strategy and execution. When you have a small (or non-existent) People team, there's a lot to do.

I partner with founders and People Ops leaders on projects like:

📚  Writing employee handbook
🤗  Creating effective remote onboarding
🎯  Implementing structured hiring process
🗺.  Customizing career pathing and frameworks
✏️ Employer branding strategy and content creation
💸  Building remote compensation models and formulas 

If you're a founder who is not quite ready to invest in a Head of People Ops or you are newer to People Ops and looking for a bit of guidance, I'd love to support you. These one-on-ones typically cover: 

🏳️‍🌈  Diversity & Inclusion
👩‍🔬  Organizational design
👥  How to run effective 1:1s
💼  HR policy and compliance
✏️  Employer branding strategy
💻  Building culture on a remote team
💁  Creating an inclusive hiring process

Something I've learned from consulting is that people are often willing to be one layer more honest with an outside team member. One way I work with teams is through a culture audit: 

📋  Step 1: Run an employee engagement survey
👥  Step 2: Hold 1:1s with different members of the team
📈  Step 3: Analyze quantitative and qualitative data to pull out patterns
🗺  Step 4: Create a custom People Ops and HR Roadmap for your team
💪  Step 5 (Optional): Work together to implement Roadmap through a project or ongoing advice partnership

Not sure if a People Ops advisor is right for you?

If you're not quite ready to hop on a call, send Mary a note with a few details about your org.

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About Mary

Hi, I'm Mary! 👋 

I help companies take high-level Talent & People strategy and put it into action by partnering closely to actually build and implement these processes and train your team on how to use them.

I approach People Ops work similar to product work. I'm always looking to do user research and make decisions rooted in qualitative and quantitative data. I take on a limited amount of clients at a time because I find the most success in become a deeply embedded partner to your team.

I've had the opportunity to shape Hiring, Onboarding, Performance Management, People & Culture at companies known for leading the way with startup culture development. And, I've seen what it looks like to scale quickly on a remote team.

tl;dr --> I care deeply about your team's success. Let's work together!