HR STRATEGY

Empirical Consulting Solutions Expands Capabilities in HR and Talent Acquisition

Empirical Consulting Solutions | March 16, 2022

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On March 15th, Empirical Consulting Solutions (ECS), a leading business strategy firm, announced the expansion of its capabilities in the areas of human resources and talent acquisition. In addition, Karen Butz has been made the Vice President of Human Resources, while Laura Schelssinger is now Partner, Talent Acquisition.

In her new role, Karen will be responsible for managing Empirical’s HR process. She will continue working with clients to guide their strategy and efforts in HR.

"Karen has been an integral team member of Empirical for years and has actively contributed to our growth. We are thrilled to have her join the Empirical leadership team and direct our internal HR function."

- Bill Morrow, Empirical Managing Partner

"Empirical continues to grow because of our great team members, coupled with their passion for and dedication to helping clients. The market has evolved tremendously over the past two years, and our capabilities have matched that shift, such as with our flexible and financially viable talent acquisition model for the middle market. We are thrilled to have Laura expand her responsibilities within the firm and look forward to her continued success."

- Jason Fisher, Empirical Co-Founder and Managing Partner

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Spotlight

Every holiday season, companies increase their staff size especially for positions in retail, customer service, distribution and logistics in order to accommodate the increase in traffic. With holiday hiring set to hit a multiyear high in 2018, it is critical for companies to meet the high demands of the busy season through hiring and retaining the most reliable workers. So what is the best way to find top talent with the holidays sneaking up on us? These best practices for seasonal hiring will ensure that your company has a successful holiday season.

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