Meet Rita Casey, Ph.D.
HR Consultant for Small Organizations
My interest in people and organizations developed early in my management career as I was supervising departments with 20 or more staff, and, at times, overseeing both day and night shift workers. My area of focus was financial and / or production management, but the issues always seemed to be people related. I began to notice the difference that just one or two people would make on team performance, the motivating power of setting goals, and perhaps most critical of all — hiring the right people for the job.
In 1993, with twenty years of “hands on” experience, I opened my consulting practice to provide services as a HR consultant for small organizations undergoing change or to those with special needs. I bring tools and perspectives to coach people and organizations toward high performance as well as knowledge of employment law, HR best practices, policies, and procedures. Client engagements have included:
- Recruiting & Staffing. I recruit and screen candidates utilizing job design and job match assessment tools to target the recruiting, hiring, and selection process. My strategy is based on knowledge of employee motivations, thinking style, and behavior traits as they relate to job success. Result: The existing salary dollars bring increased return in productivity and creativity.
- Performance Management & Coaching. My work with managers is to establish goals, define measurements, make better hiring decisions, expand leadership skills, and eliminate rather than tolerate the negatives in the workday. Result: Resources of time and money employed in more strategic ways; job satisfaction and effectiveness increase.
- Benefits & Needs Assessment – Internal Operations. Identify root or reoccurring problems in staffing areas, benefit administration, or compliance reporting and work with management and staff to develop a corrective plan and implementation steps. Provide ongoing support as needed. Result: Internal systems sufficient to manage costs, risks, and opportunities.
Summary: Previous Employment History
1990 – 1993. Human Resource Manager, Ringer Corporation, Mpls., MN
1987 – 1990. Staffing/Business Trainer, Insty-Print Franchise, Mpls., MN
1984 – 1987. Manager, Edge Computer Corporation, Mpls., MN
1980 – 1984. General Manager Sage Seminars, Palo Alto, CA
1976 – 1979. Project Manager, Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, CA
1973 – 1976. Accounting Manager, Advanced Memory Sys, Sunnyvale, CA
Ph.D. Cultural Psychology
California Institute for Integral Studies, San Francisco, California
Management and Finance Graduate Program
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California
B.S. Degree with Distinction – Business Administration
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota