Ross Bloomquist, Vice President, Financial One
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value
“A financial institution of our size cannot afford to have a dedicated HR employee. In the past, we had managers in other areas tackle HR as an additional responsibility. That never worked well, so when I met Kelly at a Chamber event, I was excited about the possibility of hiring her as a HR consultant. After a couple of interviews, we hired Kelly on a retainer basis. She is now part of our team and brings a wealth of HR experience and knowledge to the table. We've also hired her on a project basis. Most recently, she worked to develop a new performance appraisal system for us. As a result of her work, we're setting new standards for both our managers and front line staff. We're also reaching for higher goals, both as individuals and as a business. It's been said that employees are the greatest assets that a business can have and I absolutely agree with that sentiment. If you're interested in improving the relationships that you have with your employees or if you're looking to hire the right people for the job, I would recommend that you contact Kelly. I'm happy that I did. Ross Bloomquist Executive Vice President Financial One Credit Union”
Kevin Yakes, President, Spec Plating
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity
"I hired Kelly (Roo Solutions) to work with Spec Plating, Inc., specifically to drive organizational transformation through a number of key human resources initiatives. Kelly brought professionalism, talent, and a broad skill base to achieve dramatic results for the company. In a very short time, Kelly helped usher in a comprehensive employee manual, mitigated operational and organizational challenges, effectively introduced new policies/procedures, and in overall terms, developed a well-functioning department. She showcased her leadership and skills as she strategically planned and executed initiative roll-outs. Kelly worked effectively across all functional areas of the company, representing two facilities (KS, MN). She was a pleasure to work with and without reservation, I recommend Kelly for any challenging assignment in her realm of expertise. As opportunities arise, I would gladly secure another engagement with ROO Solutions."
Service Category: Business Consultant. Year first hired: 2010
Sarah Hagen, HR Generalist, Spec Plating
"I had the privilege of working with Kelly Rietow for about six months at Spec Plating Corporation. During this time Kelly established many good things for the company and myself. She created a formal performance review process from the ground up. Kelly was also instrumental in teaching me about employment laws. She was helpful whenever I had questions and if she did not know the answer she always found the answer."
Mary Weber, Vice President HR, CSM Corporation
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Good Value
"Kelly was brought on board at Spec Plating during a challenging time of great change at the organization. First and foremost, she proved to be level headed and practical about what needed to be done. She was able to quickly gain credibility at all levels within the organization. She did a good job of assessing and prioritizing the tasks at hand and is very honest about what she can do and where she felt other help was needed. She has strong HR knowledge and knows how to leverage her resources. Even more important is her common sense approach to getting the job done - that can be hard to find. I would not hesitate to recommend Kelly for a similar consulting assignment." Sept. 3, 2010"
Margaret Murphy, President, Denali Marketing
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
“Kelly supported our efforts when our HR professional was out on maternity leave. She did a great job stepping in, got up to speed very quickly, and ran with it. She did everything from job descriptions, to personnel screening, to interviewing and all paperwork/processing. She was a real team player and very self-directed which made it very easy to work with her. I would engage with Kelly in a heart beat. She has great depth and expertise in HR, acclimates well to her environment so employees feel at ease with her, and she drives results which is what we all want.” February 15, 2010
Christy Christensen, Senior HR Generalist, Greater Twin Cities United Way
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative
“Kelly provided a customized training on project management to our organization. She did a fantastic job understanding our business and providing us with practical tools that can be immediately applied to our work. I highly recommend Kelly if you are looking for an expert trainer who will engage the audience and provide helpful tools to move your organization forward.”February 16, 2010
Julie Lemieux, HR Generalist, Denali Marketing
Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, High Integrity
“Kelly was a great help to the Denali team while I was on maternity leave. She helped to screen candidates, wrote/reviewed job descriptions and established connections with outside agencies to fill challenging open positions. Kelly also reviewed our internal HR practices and offered recommendations in areas that could be improved upon. Kelly is a dependable and diligent HR professional that delivers top-quality service. I would highly encourage any company in need of someone in this area to consider Kelly's services.” pan> February 16, 2010
Art Sneen, Founder and President, Manufacturers Alliance
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
“Kelly was my selection as a leader of leaders in the HR area. We needed someone who could facilitate and create in-depth HR discussions for our Leaders Alliance peer groups. Kelly was a clear choice based on her professional reputation for results.”January 12, 2010