Refine Your HR

Recruiting & Hiring​
Annual Performance Reviews
Train Your Supervisors
Train Your HR Manager

Pregnancy & Baby Bonding Leave
Harassment Response & Prevention
Compensation Analysis
Executive Recruitment
Strategic Planning

I help leaders build systems that
protect them and help employees thrive.

Entrepreneurs     /     CEOs     /     Executive Directors     /     Operations Directors    /    Deputy Directors     /     Controllers

Here's what previous clients say about working with me. . .

I have had the pleasure of working with Candice Elliott on a variety of issues impacting the economic health and well-being of Santa Cruz County. Candice provides a sense of total engagement on the issues at hand and it was through these interactions that I reached out to her for HR services.  It is with pleasure that I recommend Candice for  your human resource needs.
 - Casey Beyer, CEO, Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce
I love how you talk about human resources.  You make it more relevant and relatable to my non-profit!
 - Darrie Ganzhorn, Executive Director, Homeless Garden Project

The F&F HR System

Refine Your HR Processes

We work with clients to help refine HR process implementation.  This includes:
  • Recruiting & Hiring Process
  • Annual Review Process
  • Train Your Supervisors
Having your policies in place is just part of the work.  The next step is to make sure your supervisors know their part.  HR training for your supervisors means:
  • Interviewing
  • Performance Management
  • Corrective Action
  • Terminations
  • Harassment Prevention & Response

Train Your HR Coordinator

A three month mentorship
With a Senior Professional in HR
Do you have someone in mind to talk over your HR responsibilities?  Do you want to make sure they have a solid training in HR Management?  Here's what happens when Candice train's your employee:
  • Bi-weekly one-on-one sessions with your employee
  • Monthly check-ins with you
  • Best practices training
  • Consultation on current issues
Set everyone up for success by training your new HR Coordinator.

How else can F&F help?

Pregnancy and Baby Bonding Leave:
Is one of your employees welcoming a child into their life through birth, adoption or foster care? Understanding leave laws and pubic benefits is complicated. Let us help!

Harassment Response & Prevention
Have you received a complaint that an employee is uncomfortable at work but are you unsure of what to do next? We will handle the information gathering phase of harassment response and give you a roadmap for what to do next.
Compensation Analysis
Do you want to create an equitable system of compensation in your organization? We use compensation analysis to develop wage rates and pay increases that are fair and transparent.
Executive Recruitment
Are you looking for more than just a head hunter? F&F specializes facilitating the recruitment and hiring process for boards of directors.
Strategic Planning
Providing a well articulated and strategic plan for the future is one of the foundations of keeping employees around. Strategic planning that brings together internal and external stakeholders helps your remain competitive in the employment marketplace.

Curious?  Let's Schedule a Call.

Introductory Consultation: $150
We are an established business but in the beginning of the Covid19 pandemic we were unsure how to manage our workforce. In a time when there was so much change and uncertainty with employment Candice was up to date on all the changes and confident about our options to make sure our employees were cared for and our business protected. Her guidance helped us feel comfortable we were making the best decisions in a very chaotic time.
Cara Pearson
Vice President, Pacific Cookie Company

A look behind the curtain . . .

Hi!  I'm Candice Elliott, a community-driven HR strategist.  I've been fascinated with the magic of business almost my whole adult life.  I started my first successful business at 23.  My degrees are in Anthropology & Philosophy (BA)  and Human Resources & Labor Relations (MBA).  And now, 15+ years of working with businesses later, I'm honored to help entrepreneurs like you create sustainable management systems based on your unique worldview.
I'm passionate about helping people like me - entrepreneurs and small business owners - transform their dreams into reality.My greatest talent is the ability to draw out the unique elements in your company that will attract and keep your employees. 
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Candice is professional, well-informed, responsive, and community-minded. She provides comprehensive and high quality HR consulting services and generously shares her expertise through her work with non-profit organizations, community workshops, and her electronic newsletter.
Brooke Sampson
Former Executive Director, Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes
Joseph Elliott
CEO, Elliott Management
Candice has developed a very smooth process that kept me actively engaged.  Before working together I was scrambling to bring on qualified construction professionals.  After working together I have systems in place that save time, enable me to trust while holding my employees accountable, and let me focus on important things like business development.