“Our company began working with Juanita 11 years ago, after we decided to change HR teams. As we grew to over 1,700 employees in TX, NC, and OK, Juanita continued to assist us with any pressing HR issues, regardless of their frequency. She never failed to act the point lead for our Open Door Hotline, taking numerous calls at all hours without complaint. She even used this system to upgrade our management and personnel training so that we were in compliance with current laws. I was amazed to witness the massive growth in manager confidence, giving them the tools and they needed to handle smaller HR issues independently.
Our Spanish speaking employees loved working with Juanita, and felt so comfortable working with her. At the same time, she never failed to keep us up to date on situations, and provide great feedback and advice to help us shape our HR practices. She also assisted us with two EEOC claims that were summarily dismissed in favor of our company.
Juanita’s unbelievable enthusiasm, professionalism and dedication to helping us better our HR practices put her in a class all her own. We’re very happy that both she and HR Hopkins were part of our team!”
Dianne - President
Razzoo's Cajun Cafe
“Outsourcing our human resources to The Hopkins Group has provided Imagine Solutions with a professional and knowledgeable partner for our business. As our HR Department, The Hopkins Group handles all HR functions, from strategic planning to employee relations, and does so in a professional manner and at a cost that is much less than having equally qualified HR professionals on staff full-time.”
Jason Bair- Vice President, CTO
“Karen Hopkins has provided Air Performance Service, Inc. HR functions for over 10 years. As we have grown and expanded our services, our organization truly understands how critical the HR element becomes. Karen has directed us through the ever changing laws, maintaining policies and procedures, and providing professional guidance and resources which allows Air Performance to maintain a competitive edge when hiring employees. The Hopkins Group is not only a valuable asset, but also a partner in our success.”
Edward B. Daves-President
Air Performance Service, Inc
“The Hopkins Group was recommended to me by our benefits broker and from that recommendation we developed a valuable relationship with a very capable Human Resources consulting group. Our experience began with a need for a Payroll Administrator while an employee was on a FMLA. After that, The Hopkins Group updated the Employee Handbook, job descriptions, and developed a policy and procedures manual. Their work product is compliant, professional, and on time. I would recommend them to others and I would engage their services again.”
Christine Billingsley - VP Human Resources
Cardiovascular Provider Resources
“Kathy O’Day and The Hopkins Group became an important business partner for HRsmart, Inc. During a time of transition, Kathy worked with us to build equitable benefit programs, create essential company policies and procedures and became an invaluable resource for our managers and employees. Her knowledge and expertise as well as her friendly and professional disposition earned her a reputation as one of the HRsmart team.”
Rob Curry - CFO
“We hired The Hopkins Group to take the burden of human resource issues off our to do list. We got that and more. The real benefit was how the employees responded to having The Hopkins Group. A win win.”
Jim Turnell - Partner
Legacy Print Group
“Outsourcing is the right answer for Homemade Gourmet. Juanita is able to provide us the knowledge and leadership that we need in our HR strategy. Her bilingual abilities are an added plus for our employee communications.”
John G. Himelfarb - President
“The chips were down concerning a filing we needed to make with the Department of Labor and The Hopkins Group got the project done professionally and in a very short period of time. Great job folks!”
Spence Nelson - Executive VP
“The Hopkins Group provides deView with highly organized human resources and organizational development strategies. The experienced staff, led by Karen Hopkins, gives deView a competitive advantage by making sure our employees are properly supported, motivated, and engaged in the day to day requirements of the business.”
Mike Sheehan - President
“Worldwide Express has utilized the expertise and counsel of Kathy O’Day with The Hopkins Group for several years and they have become our “go to” consultants for all of our Human Resources questions and needs. Kathy has compiled two employee handbooks for us, including our latest version with a very concise and complete section on “social media,” something I consider invaluable in today’s internet-focused society. She has also conducted various seminars on relevant HR issues, which were informative as well as entertaining for our employees. I highly recommend The Hopkins Group without any reservations for any HR needs.”
Roberta Rhodes-Beeson - Director of HR
“We believe the HR function is a critical element for all businesses-alike, and particularly so for a small business. As our economy continues to expand in the services sector, human capital represents a progressively significant contributing factor in a company’s growth and its probability for future success—thereby, boosting an organization’s marketing strategy effectiveness, competitive positioning and means of competitive differentiation, ongoing.
Karen Hopkins and her team are undoubtedly our most valuable outsourced resource. The Focal Impact, LLC staffing strategy is predicated on attracting and retaining well-skilled, top-tier talent in a high-growth, ever-changing and abundant opportunities industry—our ability to attract initially those qualified candidates is a critically important responsibility. Karen Hopkins is, and is universally perceived as, the consummate HR professional and an impressively savvy overall HR expert.
Her capabilities, combined with her exceptional understanding of HR trends and her trusted personal network, have generated exceptional efficiency and bestow an unmatched quality component into Focal Impact’s overall hiring process/procedures. Hence, her guidance and involvement have elevated our firm’s credibility and attractiveness to a candidate, which is an enormous benefit and imparts tremendous value to our firm—and thus represents a competitive-advantage.
I fully expect Karen and her staff to be closely involved in our HR business function for many years to come. I recommend her to any company looking to step-up the HR expectation of attracting key-talent, and hence boosting the company’s future bottom-line and bolstering its prospects for long-term existence, not to mention LT growth.”
Slade Myrick - President
Focal IMPACT, LLC
“As a start-up company where resources are critical, outsourcing has been the answer for us and especially so with Human Resources. In our warp speed asset based lending environment, Juanita has worked closely with me in establishing our HR policies and procedures and developing effective communications to our employees. She has been instrumental in a number of other key areas such as assisting in hiring our executive and professional team, and working with outside vendors to establish our highly competitive benefits programs. She has truly helped lay the foundation that will keep our employees engaged so we can provide impeccable service to our clients.”