Kate Dashner, Senior Consultant and Founder of Simple HR Solutions, is an accomplished Human Resources professional with over 15 years as a generalist practitioner. She partners with Senior Executives to create HR systems to streamline operations and strengthen procedural consistency, including processes relating to compliance, staffing, on-boarding and orientation, policy development and implementation, and performance review systems. She takes a pragmatic approach to talent management and creates Simple HR Solutions with a clear link to business outcomes. Kate has experience designing and implementing plans in areas such as leadership development, employee relations, training, and communications. Her expertise lies in HR department set-up, needs assessment, education and coaching, succession planning, staff interaction and talent growth.
Prior to establishing Simple HR Solutions, she was an HR Manager for 2 privately held firms, exposing her to multi-state compliance and the rigors of counseling management teams on wisely managing HR issues. Beyond U.S. boarders, her nearly seven years as an Expatriate in Europe provides her with a unique perspective on living and conducting business abroad.
Kate earned her MBA in 2010, which established in her a solid strategic business acumen. She is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the Human Resource Certification Institute and an active member of The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), with whom she possesses a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential. She functions as the President of the Akron Area SHRM board and focuses energy on remaining up-to-date on the ever-changing world of HR law.
Kate’s years in small-to-mid-sized firms in the publishing and retail/wholesale industries allow her to have an insider’s perspective on the distinctive HR needs of smaller enterprises. Consulting projects in Telecommunications, Service, Healthcare, Non-Profit, and IT industries round out her exposure to other areas of commerce and the nuances of simultaneously remaining competitive and compliant, providing consistently strong but Simple HR Solutions.