About Us

Alternative HR was born from a vision of a human resource consulting/outsourcing organization dedicated to providing small business owners with an affordable alternative to hiring a full time certified Human Resource professional.  Today, Alternative HR is the leading HR Consulting company to small businesses throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland.

About Us

Alternative HR was born from a vision of a human resource consulting/outsourcing organization dedicated to providing small business owners with an affordable alternative to hiring a full time certified Human Resource professional.  Today, Alternative HR is the leading HR Consulting company to small businesses throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland.

OUR STORY

If you have ever made an uninformed, or emotional decision based on something an employee said or did, it will impact your business. Alternative HR assists companies with preventing and handling these stressful situations.

Over the years, Alternative HR has become a trusted advisor to small businesses, not just in York, PA, but throughout surrounding Pennsylvania counties, as well as, Maryland. Through providing responsive, reliable, realistic and reasonable services, Alternative HR continues to build solid business relationships with loyal customers that trust us.

OUR HR CONSULTING TEAM

All Kellie ever wanted to do was help people. She started out as a Sociology major, but decided after her freshman year she needed to find another way to help people or she wouldn’t be able to pay back her student loans! That was when she switched to Human Resources…and has studied and worked in that area ever since. In 2010, she found herself tired of the corporate world because she didn’t really feel like she was helping anyone there. As a result, she started Alternative HR that year. And we have been happily helping small businesses ever since.

Kellie Boysen

Kellie Boysen

CEO

Kellie Boysen, a certified professional in Human Resources (PHR, SHRM-CP) has nearly 20 years of valuable Human Resource experience with organizations of many sizes, including three successful start-ups. She is the Owner of Alternative HR that specializes in partnering with small businesses to fulfill their HR responsibilities. Through her experiences, Kellie was able to learn from the success of some, and the mistakes of others. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and her Master’s Degree in Business Administration with an HR concentration. She is a member of both the local and national chapters of the Society for Human Resource Management. Kellie has been honored by receiving the HR Professional of the Year from York SHRM for 2014. She also enjoys volunteering as a member of the Junior League of York, SCORE, and as a York County Economic Alliance Ambassador.

Jennifer Raschke

Jennifer Raschke

HR Consultant

Jennifer Raschke, a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR, SHRM-CP,) has experience serving as HR Manager, as well as various other HR roles. Before becoming a consultant with Alternative HR, she was an HR Generalist at Harley-Davidson and Corporate Recruiter at Lutheran Social Services. Her industry experience has been primarily in healthcare, non-profits, and manufacturing. Jennifer completed her Master’s degree from Pennsylvania State University in Human Resources and Employment Relations, with a concentration in Employment and Labor Law. Jennifer became passionate about human resources and its importance while completing her Bachelor’s degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication from Purdue University. She is active in the human resources community, serving as the Board President of York Society for Human Resource Management and as a member of the Human Resources committee for York Habitat for Humanity since 2010. Jennifer has been honored by receiving the HR Professional of the Year from York SHRM for 2016.

Craig Portferfield

Craig Portferfield

HR Consultant

After managing small- to medium-sized companies for 14 years, Craig found his passion changing to the human resource side of the business, where he has spent the last 16 years of his career. Craig holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Messiah College. He has earned his SHRM-CP certifi­ca­tion from the Society of Human Resource Management and his PHR cert­ifi­cation from the Human Resource Cert­ifi­cation Inst­itute. He is a member of both the local and national chapters of the Society for Human Resource Management and serves on the Board for the York Society for Human Resource Management. Helping employees achieve their potential and turning managers into leaders is where he has gained the most satisfaction in his career.

Maria Yaremchak

Maria Yaremchak

HR Consultant

Maria has 8+ years of human resources experience, in a variety of industries, including Healthcare, IT and Manufacturing. Before becoming a consultant with Alternative HR, she was an HR Manager at The Orthopedic Institute of PA and HR Administrator at Essintial Enterprise Solutions. Maria graduated from HACC with a degree in Business Management and currently holds SHRM-CP and Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR) certifications. She has also been a member of both the national and local chapters of SHRM since 2014. Maria is looking forward to expanding her knowledge while helping clients meet their human resource goals.

INDUSTRIES WE HAVE HELPED

Alternative HR assists organizations in preventing fines & lawsuits by ensuring compliance, providing management training, developing recruitment strategy, developing policies and procedures, working on human resource projects, and handling the day to day HR tasks. Alternative HR also provides HR audits, on site services and even helps companies develop their own Human Resource department.

Medical Offices
Non-Profits
Manufacturing
Engineering
Logistics
Professional Services
Construction/ Remodeling

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

At Visiting Angels, we have been working with Kellie Boysen and her team at Alternative HR for 3 years. Throughout this time we employed over 300 part time employees in various capacities. They have assisted us with 19 audits, recruiting, handbook updates, part time onsite HR help and reviewed our new hire process. We have found them to be reasonable, professional, and always quick to respond when we need their assistance. We highly recommend utilizing Alternative HR for onsite part time HR assistance. Susan Heinle

Susan Heinle

President, Visiting Angels

We chose Alternative HR as our service provider. We agreed to have scheduled office hours for them weekly so the employees could have access to them or schedule appointments with them during those hours. In the instances that we had issues outside of their office hours, they were more than accommodating. Utilizing their services has also saved the company money by not having a full time employee and helping to scale our services to a level that meets the needs of a 50+ employee company. Alternative HR has become a valued partner for our business. I have been pleased with the resources and services provided by Alternative HR and would highly recommend them to other organizations.

Ronay Hershey

Director of Operations, Die-Tech

Employee Management

No time for updating job descriptions, performance reviews, terminating employees, or handling the benefits renewal? Let us help!

HR Audits

This overview of the HR functions will tell you if you are in compliance, gives you handbook feedback, and shares some best practices.

HR Retainer Program

This program includes unlimited phone and email consultation on HR topics for only $10 per employee, per month.

On-Site Services

Alternative HR offer HR assistance at your facility on a weekly, bi-weekly, or as needed basis to help with any HR related tasks.

Get In Touch With Us

Contact us today to see how we can help your organization with its employee management needs.

717-855-5589

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Get In Touch With Us

Contact us today to see how we can help your organization with its employee management needs.