Strong HR policies: Make it clear what’s expected, that doing the right thing is a priority for everyone, and that you’ve invested in ensuring it happens.
Innovative HR processes: Create adaptable organizations with various methods to transparently communicate with employees about where they are and where they are going.
Inclusive practices: Welcome all your employees for who they are and enable them to thrive; demonstrate your commitment to listening to your employees’ experiences, investigating misconduct, and providing a safe, fair workplace.
Increased productivity: Studies find that people seek out companies with a good atmosphere and are more productive when they are there.
Greater employee retention: Workers create exit strategies for places with a bad atmosphere and are even willing to move to a role paying less or with a lower title if the atmosphere is better.
Stronger risk management: Workers will experience less bullying, harassment and discrimination and trust you enough to raise the issues to be addressed when they do.
Deliver services designed to meet temporary leadership gaps or provide ongoing outsourced support, including interim CHRO engagements
Create organizations adaptable to changing business needs; prepare for M&A activities to assess and integrate employees seamlessly; manage CEO and executive transitions; conduct workforce planning and restructuring
Partner on planning for and reacting to major workforce impacts with preparedness plans, stakeholder management, employee communications, and recovery planning
Design onboarding, benefits, compensation, and other HR processes and programs to efficiently and effectively achieve strategic business goals and maximize employee engagement
Customize policies and processes to meet business needs; conduct risk management analysis and internal audit of HR practices; create compelling communications to invest and engage employees
Establish policies and procedures for receiving and assessing employee concerns; conduct workplace investigations; advise on remedial actions including anti-harassment and inclusion training
Paula is the Founder and Principal Consultant at PJ Zimmerman Advisors and specializes in addressing complex and immediate HR needs while also building long term organizational and compliance structures. Tackling this mix of HR strategy and operations enables her clients to achieve their strategic business goals while maximizing employee engagement.
For over 20 years, Paula makes sure business leaders aren’t navigating their people challenges alone. She prides herself on listening to her clients, quickly assessing each one’s business structures, and efficiently delivering sound HR solutions.
Paula began her career at several national law firms providing employment law and HR counsel to clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small independent business owners. She later transitioned to a full-time human resources career by building and leading national HR operations, compliance, benefits, and employee relations teams for a large, national nonprofit with 4,000 employees located in over 40 states. Since starting her consulting business, Paula has worked with entities ranging from 1 to more than 3,000 employees, across industries, and at various stages of their lifecycle including private equity, family-owned, and start-up businesses.
In addition to consulting, Paula counsels individuals in transition working to achieve their next level of employment as a volunteer with HomeFront in Trenton, NJ. She is a former board member of The Career Wardrobe in Philadelphia, PA, which provides training, clothing, and other employment assistance for women in transition entering the workforce. Paula is currently learning to hand-knot pearls, enjoying iPhoneography, developing an appreciation for baseball, knitting the perfect sock, and shuttling between sporting events with an iced coffee and her family.
MISSION: Creating places people want to work.
VISION: Imagine a world full of people who want to go to work because they are treated fairly and appreciated for who they are; they will transform their businesses, communities, and families. We can improve the world by improving the workplace—one organization at a time.
In support of our commitment to the community, a portion of our earnings will be donated to non-profit organizations supporting individuals in transition working to achieve their next level of gainful employment and enabling them and their families to flourish.
We work with other great people to deliver the best solutions for our clients. Our consortium of partners meets regularly to share best practices, solve client needs, and market our collective expertise. Working together allows us to provide our clients with expanded offerings at less cost than traditional consulting firms. Each consortium partner operates with a consistent set of professional and operating standards, allowing us to confidently deliver seamless solutions for our clients.
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