Invest in People Ops from the start. Great, inclusive cultures don't happen by accident.
I help companies take high-level Talent & People strategy and put it into action. I help by partnering closely to actually build and implement these processes and train your team on how to use them.
I've had the opportunity to shape Hiring, Onboarding, Performance Management, People & Culture in-house at Buffer, Hipcamp, and Tuff companies known for leading the way with startup culture development.
My work is rooted in building inclusion and belonging into clear behaviors, structures, and systems.
Early-stage People Ops needs to be able to handle difficult issues that come with any quickly growing company.
I work with teams in two ways: serving as an advisor to a team member starting the People Ops function or as a fractional Head of People.
A great talent strategy is about more than evaluation and interview questions.
I work with teams to build and expand on a talent strategy that is thoughtful and custom to your company (no more copying Google!).
I have worked in People Ops on two fully remote teams and two distributed teams.
I know what works well - and what doesn't - when it comes to setting clear direction and building a strong remote culture.
"Mary is incredible at bringing team ideas and also team roadblocks into clear and thoughtful strategies for best practices. I really enjoyed her training delivery and how focused she is on conveying a strong message and creative concepts." - Kate, Talent Strategy Lead
Mary is talented, smart, thoughtful, articulate, and has that uncanny sense of knowing what the most high impact thing is to do next—this skill of discernment is so critical at any company, but especially early stage. If you have the chance to work with Mary, do it!! I feel lucky for the opportunity to have worked with her, and grateful for the wonderful contributions she made at Hipcamp. - Alyssa, CEO
You want to look back at your startup's early team and reflect on the growth you shared. Not the revenue and years lost. Getting your startup culture and People Operations right from the start is just as important as your MRR goals.
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