Employee Engagement & Development

Adaptable HR partnership for a fast-growing startup

SIZE

14 locations, corporate office
and 80 employees

LOCATION

New York City


Our Challenge

After a successful series A, a quickly-growing startup was scaling quickly and looking for an HR solution to grow along with them. The startup blended hospitality and technology in a unique co-working concept, and E|H’s hospitality expertise resonated with its ethos.

Our Solution

One of E|H’s seasoned HR directors and a small administrative team provided part-time leadership and operational support to help guide this client’s rapid growth. Our HR director became an integral member of the company’s leadership team, attending leadership meetings, supporting key personnel transitions, and advising the CEO on people and culture. As the company grew, Empowered was able to scale up the level of support in kind, while remaining more affordable and flexible than a traditional in-house HR staffing model, as well as reducing the client’s fixed costs.

The Results

E|H supported several projects critical to the company’s growth, including migrating the company to a new PEO, resolving numerous sensitive employee relations issues, supporting the exit of a key executive, and recruiting several key leaders. This engagement ended on a high note – with the acquisition of the startup by a global corporation.

“Being a trusted advisor to the CEO and COO at such a pivotal moment in the company’s growth was an honor. We were able to deliver everything they needed in one flexible package.”

— E|H director

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Meet the experts

Sarah Diehl
Founder & Principal
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Michelle Miller
HR Consultant
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Support that fits the way you do business

While our clients differ by size and industry, all of our HR services are designed to provide expert help where you need it the most. Once we learn the ins and outs of your business, we'll customize our support to your culture, budget and timeline.