Joyce Akiko

People, Culture, and DEI Excellence

Become Known as the #1 Place to Work

My mission: to find a team and business where I can see the impact of my work grow, the team develop over the years, and thrive in a permanent role that impacts people’s lives so they wake up every Monday morning with a smile on their face, excited to get to work, make a difference, and continue leveling up with continuous growth opportunities.

With 10+ years of Human Resources and People Operations experience, I can help your company become known as a top place to work with data-driven talent solutions for record-breaking retention and employee engagement. Your company’s culture will attract high-performing, diverse talent that stays, and your day-to-day operations will be supported with training and development, employee relations, policy review and compliance, and performance management.

I specialize in metrics-driven talent development initiatives along with performance management, compensation structures, succession planning, employee engagement, and recognition. A unique talent for predicting future potential challenges means that I am able to plan contingency plans and failsafe protocols to ensure they are mitigated from the start and eliminate existing problems from occurring again with a certification in Root Cause Analysis by Six Sigma.

I also build and optimize talent processes including the entire hiring lifecycle from recruiting, interviewing, hiring, onboarding, and offboarding – helping teams scale sustainably including experience with growing a company’s presence to over 15 countries across the globe.

In addition to maintaining compliance with local and federal regulations and state laws for employment from filing the correct documents on time to following and enforcing best practices, policies, and procedures, I am entrusted with handling confidential and sensitive topics as the go-to, trusted partner for resolving conflicts or concerns.

Last but not least, I build employee experience and enrichment programs including coaching, mentoring, and continuous learning opportunities, along with career and succession planning to ensure employee engagement is through the roof and attrition is at an all-time low.

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Core Values That I Uphold

and bring to the table

Building and championing a culture of collaboration, honesty and trust, accountability, and transparency with DEI-focused values... and fun! All with policies and procedures that maintain legal compliance and regulations while building a diverse and inclusive team.

Supporting a zero-burnout culture with creative perks that attract high-performing team members, increases job satisfaction, enthusiasm and loyalty, and retention, while improving both physical and emotional health.

Using systems to monitor OKRs and KPIs so data-based decisions can be used to strategize improvements and create scalable processes across hiring, onboarding, compensation, compliance, performance management, and training.

If you also believe in:

• Building a new vocabulary around diversity, equity, and inclusion…
• Quantifying the impact of DEI on the business…
• Exploring social identity and its impact on our interactions…
• Heightening awareness of blind spots and biases…
• Listening actively and empathetically…
• Launching diverse task forces and committees…
• Establishing employee resource groups…
• Designing brave learning spaces…

… then I believe we would be a great fit and together we can build a thriving, diverse, and inclusive company with retention rates that directly impact the bottom line and contribute to a better, more equal world.

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Your Company's Results Are

Just A Step Away…

“I spent way more money over two years than I will ever admit to anyone but the IRS trying to solve this problem. Business owners, learn from my mistakes!
I hired 4 project managers, a business architect, a systems strategist, business coaches and no one actually helped my company create new processes that made our clients happier or our team more productive.

Most of it relied on me to implement everything. I was already in meetings for 6-8 hours a day. I was giving up my entire evening every night to try to piece together something I was advised to do. I started resenting the people I hired to fix my processes because I was so frustrated with all talk and no results.

Then, Joyce Akiko was referred to me. Everything changed. She took all the pieces and then built them back as a solid foundation. Each day I noticed things being done by my team that I truly was no longer a part of. They were fully on their own in a process they were excited about because they were the ones who had a say in how that process was created, not some overlord consultant coming in and forcing it on them. It was a beautiful thing.”

– Cara Parrish,

CEO of Cara Parrish Marketing
and Founder of Podcara

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