Passionate about helping risk takers, problem solvers and entrepreneurs succeed by supporting their human resources strategy.
We’re betting you didn’t go into business specifically to manage people. Keeping up to date with changing laws, being competitive in the job market or just managing your employees can be overwhelming at times. We’re here to help! Whether you're just getting started, your HR “function” is a bunch of files in the payroll clerk’s office or your HR Manager simply needs some assistance, utilize our expertise so you can focus on yours. Industy expertise in technology, hospitality, transportation and health services.
Darcey McAllister has over 20 years of hands-on HR experience at both the strategic and tactical level. She takes time to learn about her client’s businesses so she can customize her support to meet their actual needs. Her creative yet pragmatic approach results in practical solutions to often difficult problems. She holds SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP certification and earned her MBA from Seattle U.
Joel McAllister has a JD and an MMA from Willamette University. He has extensive experience in areas of compliance, personnel management and contract administration. He's skilled in conflict resolution.
Here are some of the common questions we get…
The answers to all of these is “YES”!
There’s so much to do when you’re starting your own business! We realize you probably don’t need a full-blown HR function yet. Heck, you may only have a few employees. But there are some basics all companies need in place to comply with regulations, protect yourself and set you up for future growth. Our BuildYourHR program will lay the foundation so your HR function can grow as you grow.
While you may have the coolest technology or the perfect product, your people are still the key to making your business thrive. We help you proactively plan your human resources strategy to maximize employee value by actively engaging them in your business. And if something goes awry with your staff, we're there to help resolve the issue.
We recognize that many times leaders have been put in place because they were good at something other than managing people. Whether it is individual coaching, group training sessions or building customized leadership development programs, we help managers grow into leaders.
How “fit” is your HR function? Do you comply with regulations? Is HR efficient? Does HR add value? Does it support your organizational strategy? Our comprehensive HR fitness check reviews current people management practices to evaluate regulatory compliance, process efficiency and strategy. The resulting report provides insight into what areas of your HR function are “healthy” and where you might need some firming up.
Once we've assessed your situation, developed excellent programs and have you up and running smoothly, we won't abandon you (but we don't want to overstay our welcome!) HRT Northwest offers a maintenance program so you call only when you need something. We'll still ensure you know about important changes in the HR arena that might affect your business and we're always there to lend a hand. (Available only to existing clients.)
We live in a digital world and the speed of innovation is ever increasing. Technology trends such as digital workplace, automation and artificial intelligence will fundamentally affect the way organizations design and staff their workforces. We track these developments and understand their potential implications. HRT Northwest will help you identify evolving technology trends that will affect your organization and assist with workforce design to help plan for the future.