What Clients Are Saying About Us

OTHA E. THORNTON JR.
President and Chairman of the Board
“Spectrum HR did an exceptional job with our association’s 360 process. They were thorough and did a great job of navigating our team through the process and delivering great products and recommendations. I would highly recommend Spectrum to others.”
DIANA G. ELIAS
Director of Human Resources
“I really felt that we got our money’s worth and then some – Brenda and Karen were both extremely personable and knowledgeable, and it was one of the best partnerships that I have had to date. I got the time and attention that I needed for questions and clarification, and without ever feeling like I was a burden. Both Brenda and Karen were very relatable to me and the overall purpose of this evaluation. I can’t say enough nice things!

“They were very flexible and the communication was stellar. The time, quality, and quantity that A2LA received from Spectrum HR was immense. They put in a lot of effort and it shows. The report was detailed and thorough enough for me to have a clear action plan and progression. We even got additional recommendations for areas outside of the scope to help us to improve in the years to come. On a personal note, it was really nice to work closely with other HR professionals in the office, especially ones as nice as Karen and Brenda. This will be an experience that I will remember for years to come and will certainly keep Spectrum HR Solutions in the forefront of my mind for my own future projects and/or recommend Spectrum to others looking for HR Solutions in their own organizations.

“Spectrum HR Solutions helped our organization to address current non-conformances with federal and state labor laws and equipped us to handle issues appropriately as we grow and move into the future as an organization. We were extremely satisfied with their level of commitment to the project and their vast knowledge of the HR field. The quality of the report and overall time spent on the project was vast and thorough. We are certainly much better off now than we were before Spectrum HR helped us. I look forward to utilizing their services again in the future!”

JACKIE HARRELL-HARRIS
Vice President Diversity Inclusion
“I have been working with Brenda McChriston and Spectrum HR for almost two years. Insisting that Towne Park secure a “diversity coach” was one of the smartest decisions I made when appointed to my new role. I appreciate the open minds, attention to detail, expertise, honesty, and genuine care and concern for our company that I feel when working with Brenda McChriston and Spectrum HR Solutions partners. It is so comforting to know we can really trust the work and advice from our consultants at Spectrum HR. Thank you!”
VALERIE PAGE
Executive Administration Manager
“Brenda was brought in to initially do an employee survey from the HR side of the business, and that evolved into an audit on the company and its possible exposures – a review of record keeping and file maintenance, performance tracking, salary history, FMLA, disciplinary and review procedures, and employee relations.  She then developed a strategy plan for HR to have a better presence in the company itself, which evolved into her being an extension of the HR team.  

“She brought a very human side to the HR department. Oftentimes, there is a conflict between HR team and employees; that they don’t feel like HR is working on their behalf.   Brenda has a gift of understanding a company’s culture, and asking people what their needs are, establishing trust, all while balancing management’s needs.  HR is complex, and Brenda has an amazing way of understanding all sides and creating a solution.

“I would absolutely work with her again, and without a doubt, I would refer her to others.”

SARAH ROSE
former Chief Financial Officer
“There were some items that needed serious attention as soon as the Spectrum HR Solutions team came on board.  They jumped right in and were able to handle [those issues] efficiently and effectively.  The team made the employees feel they were represented in a way that benefitted their well-being.  [The] staff are happy with the new level of interaction with HR.  [The Spectrum] consultant is resourceful and readily available to meet employee needs.  The team is working hard to make sure we are staying compliant.”
TERRI SCULL
former Director of HR
“They couldn’t have done anything differently, and exceeded all my expectations.  They definitely went above and beyond.  Brenda is just awesome!  She is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and has great background and experience.  She’s on the ball, responsive, meets her commitments, does what she says she’s going to do – I had no issues.”
DEBBIE CAMPBELL
Director of Human Resources
“We worked with Spectrum HR Solutions on a compensation market study, and they were very professional, very thorough, and their response time was great.  They were very knowledgeable on dealing with benefits and compensation, and I had confidence knowing that they were going to give me the right answers because of the depth of their knowledge.  I had no problems at all, and I’d recommend them highly.”
ANDREW BIAZIS
former President and CEO
“Using consultants can be a risky endeavor that sometimes yields results less than anticipated. The services provided by Spectrum HR Solutions exceeded my expectations and provided a platform for sales and profits to be achieved at 100% in a year of consolidation.

“Quite quickly we viewed Brenda McChriston as a full-time employee rather than a member of a consulting service. She introduced many new concepts to the company in an effort to take the company to a new level of effectiveness and efficiency.

“The introduction of sales training and executive skills training in particular were very helpful in improving the competencies of the corporate personnel, i.e. roadmap, presentation skills, and formalized sales training.

“Under the circumstances of a new product launch, a company consolidation, a new Supply Chain provided, and a new computer system (SAP) being conducted during the period, the company would not have prospered and achieved its goals without the support provided by Brenda McChriston.  Virtually there could have been no improvements on the stellar work that was provided.”

Brenda McChriston recipient of the 2017 Enterprising Women of the Year Award