New HR Generalist Opportunity

Professional Opportunity – HR Associate

The HR consulting firm I am collaborating with, Management Impact, LLC is seeking experienced candidates to serve as HR Associates in support of onsite assignments and project work for our varied client base. We are growing quickly and have opportunities for HR professionals who are interested in working with us as independent contractors on projects representing one to four days of work per week.

Key Responsibilities

  • Apply HR knowledge and expertise to support client HR needs.
  • Review and recommend improvements to client HR activities.
  • Define and deliver necessary actions on HR related issues and projects.
  • Advise client regarding HR policies, procedures and compliance to Local, State and Federal employment law.
  • Key Attributes

  • Knowledge and experience in employee relations, conflict resolution, HR Law, and a general understanding of the recruitment process.
  • Orientation towards hands on, yet big picture focus with clients.
  • Building relationships and providing responsive customer service.
  • Highly articulate, personable, and collaborative in nature.
  • Comfortable in an independent, consultative environment.
  • Key Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related degree.
  • Minimum five-year HR experience.
  • PHR or SPHR certification preferred.
  • Advanced user Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proven business acumen.
  • For further information or to submit your resume contact Management-Impact, Attn: Rowland Austin, by email: All inquiries are treated in a highly confidential manner.

    Women Managers Leaving Corporations

    By Susan E. WestIncreasingly, women managers are choosing to opt out  when corporations fail to meet their professional needs. Opting out the latest catch phrase within corporate circles describes the growing trend of leaving corporate positions for alternative career paths.

    A significant number of women managers are leaving large companies to start their own businesses. In fact, women are quitting corporate jobs in favor of entrepreneurship at twice the rate of men, making a significant impact on the traditional and online marketplace, according to Cheskin Research, a California-based strategic market research and consulting company.

    Recent research indicates interesting trends for women entrepreneurs. According to the Center for Women’s Business research, the number of women-owned U.S. businesses grew at twice the rate of all firms between 1997 and 2002. And the U.S. Small Business Administration reports that women-owned businesses account for 28 percent of all privately-owned companies. They employ 9.2 million people and contribute $2.38 trillion in revenue to the U.S. economy.

    Why Women Managers are Leaving Corporate America?

    Women used to be willing to devote their time, energy, and effort to the corporation’s needs at the expense of meeting their own professional goals. But not anymore. They’re starting their own businesses in an effort to gain more freedom, recognition, money, opportunities and other rewards.

    Fifty-one percent of women business owners with prior private-sector experience cite the desire for more flexibility as the major reason for leaving corporate positions, according to a study by Catalyst, a nonprofit research and advisory organization working to advance professional women. Twenty-nine percent said restrictive glass-ceiling issues drove them out the door. Of those women, 44 percent felt their contributions were not recognized or valued.

    As women walk out the door after years of training,” said Catalyst President Sheila Wellington, “what really walks out is the potential that those women would have brought to Corporate America.”

    The Catalyst research co-sponsored by the National Foundation for Women Business Owners, the Committee of 200, and Salomon Smith Barney also revealed that:

    • A third of the women surveyed by said they weren’t taken seriously by their employer or supervisor.
    • Fifty-eight percent of them said that nothing would attract them back to the corporate world.
    • Twenty-four percent said they could be lured back by more money, and 11 percent by greater flexibility.

    Keeping Women in Corporations

    Experts say corporate America isn’t doing enough to keep women from walking out the door. Companies need to focus on providing flexibility, as well as continuing challenges and opportunities for personal growth, to retain women whom they view as high-potential or who are already significant contributors, says Catalyst. In addition, companies should identify potential women managers early in their careers, reward women’s bottom-line contributions, and recruit female entrepreneurs to corporate boards and senior line positions.

    Expanding opportunities for women in leadership will require corporate change, as well as accommodations on the part of women themselves. Corporate cultures must support initiatives such as giving women high-visibility assignments, making gender diversity a part of succession planning and holding managers accountable for women’s advancements.

    Women managers can hone their leadership ability by seeking out risky, high profile assignments. If they need to strengthen their leadership skills to meet new challenges, they should consider hiring an executive coaching firm. For example, QuadWest Associates of Michigan offers a variety of business coaching and leadership development services to help executives optimize their skills and performance.

    By investing in coaching services, women managers can position themselves to expand their boundaries. This can help them excel whether they remain in a corporate setting or strike out on their own. For more information about women managers leaving corporate positions and coaching services, contact Susan West, QuadWest Associates at 800-809-2721 and visit Susan has held many executive leadership positions during her 25 years of business experience. She shares her knowledge and lessons learned through a variety of coaching, leadership workshops, tele-seminars and consulting offered by QuadWest Associates, LLC.