Beacon HR





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Beacon HR is in the business of transforming companies to help them become stronger, more modern, and more resilient.

Change seems to be the only constant in this era of the Great Resignation, followed by a recessionary environment. Scrambling to come up with short-term actions and pivots to stay competitive in a world that is changing quickly, many businesses are finding it difficult to keep up. Is there a better way for talent-centric businesses to react and adjust their people strategies in this uncertain climate?

Nicole Davidson started her career by cutting her teeth in the agency world. She then went in-house to work for fast growing tech companies, first Hootsuite then UrtheCast, hiring the world’s best space engineers. Back in 2017, she already felt that the traditional approach to HR and recruiting was broken. It was no longer serving growing companies, candidates, or employees. There had to be a better way.

A better way for recruitment and HR
Today, growing companies are facing this exact problem of rigid talent attraction and management solutions.

Since 2017, Beacon HR has broken out of the mold. Serving values-aligned small and medium-sized businesses across North America, the team at Beacon HR have continued to innovate.

Their Talent Acquisition and People Operations specialists offer a way for founders to tap into ongoing, retained, hyper-flexible human resources expertise for their growing businesses without having to add headcount to payroll.

Leading the way to smart, modern, workplaces
Beacon HR’s subscription services enable founder-led businesses to access cost effective and on-call human resources support for those 911 issues. This empowers founders with peace of mind, knowing they have an HR expert on speed dial for the questions, strategy, and the little fires that inevitably happen. From navigating terminations and leaves, to employment standards, policy, compliance and coaching conversations, Beacon HR closes the knowledge gap and helps busy leaders execute so they can get back to growing their businesses.

One of Canada’s first HR subscription services offering modern approaches to everyday people and workplace issues, Beacon HR taps into each organization’s unique DNA to customize solutions. Their work has been featured in publications such as Globe & Mail, PeopleTalk Magazine, CityTV, Business in Vancouver, and the Indeed podcast.

“As entrepreneurs take the leap and more small businesses enter the ecosystem, Beacon HR is passionate about enabling clients to hit their growth goals faster, with less stress and greater peace of mind. A departure from antiquated fee structures mean that our services can scale up or down so business owners only pay for what they need. Our team plugs into existing company infrastructure seamlessly, acting as an extension to teams who need extra support. ” — Nicole Davidson, Founder and CEO of Beacon HR

“By working with business across tech, non-profit, agency, mining and other industries, we know it hasn’t been easy on the people and culture front—while organizations have seen the effects of departing performers during the great resignation, they’re also struggling to hire the right people to backfill those roles, to keep top performers engaged, and to manage the pressure to do more with less. We are passionate about changing the landscape of the people and culture function for small and medium sized businesses across Canada. —Diane Scheidler, Head of People and Culture at Beacon HR

Apart from serving clients with their growth and people operations, Nicole builds a culture of continuous learning and development through the Beacon Better Everyday program, offering a wide range of personal and professional mentorship, workshops, and events to employees. She sits on the Board of the Entrepreneurs Organization and is an active volunteer with Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Mission Possible, supporting those who face barriers to re-entering the workforce.

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