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.

Maria Yaremchak

Maria Yaremchak

HR Consultant

Maria has 15+ years of diverse human resources and management experience in a variety of industries including IT, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Construction. She has extensive hands-on experience leading HR initiatives including policy design, compensation, performance management, recruiting, compliance reporting, training and development, and benefits administration.
Maria earned her Associate in Arts Degree in Business Administration and Management from Harrisburg Area Community College. She has obtained her SHRM-CP certifi¬ca¬tion from the Society of Human Resource Management in 2015 and her aPHR cert¬ifi¬cation from the Human Resource Cert¬ifi¬cation Inst¬itute in 2016.

She is a member of the Human Resource Professionals of Central PA (HRPCPA) as well as the national chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Her passion is providing HR support to her clients and helping them meet their HR goals.

Jessica Schneck

Jessica Schneck

HR Consultant

Jessica Schneck is a professional people person. She provides pragmatic HR advice and creative HR solutions. Her experience includes staffing and recruiting, onboarding and new hire orientation, training and development, and employee relations. She has a communications degree from Mira Costa College, and she is currently pursuing a degree in Wellness and Health Promotion from Harrisburg Area Community College. She is passionate about workplace wellness and employee engagement.

Above all, Jessica is a lifelong learner. She helps clients stay on top of current HR issues with thorough research and timely communication, and she works to ensure clients’ HR needs are met through analysis and action – with an emphasis on action.

Ben Allatt

Ben Allatt

HR Consultant

Ben Allatt is a local executive in Harrisburg, PA with over 15 years of experience in the Human Resource field. Additionally, he is devoted to serving the community at large. This passion has driven him to become more involved in local government. Ben is an HR Consultant with Alternative HR where he works with clients on building, maintaining, and growing their HR functions. Additionally, he provides training and strategic guidance on growing their human capital. Ben earned a degree in Human Resource Management and a minor in Speech Communications from Messiah College. One of Ben’s passions is working with diversity and inclusion programs. He has played an integral role in making diversity a priority both in the workplace and in the community. He has also developed diversity recruiting strategies for organizations to implement.

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

Alternative HR is a highly professional and reputable company. Kelly and her team have always answered the call and delivered great results when we had a vacancy in our Human Resources department. We have enjoyed working with several Director level consultants in the last 5 years, and they were all knowledgeable and professional. They made the transitions seamless, and supported our teams very well. Just recently Maria Yaremchack filled the Director of Human Resources vacancy in our organization. Thanks to her technical and people skills, she made the transition seamless. She helped us recruit staff and providers, and also recruited and trained the new Director of Human Resources. We value the relationships we’ve built with Alternative HR throughout the years, it’s great to have a partner you can count on.

Manal El Harrak

CEO, Sadler Health

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

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.

Alternative HR

PO Box 7207

York, PA 17404

Alternative HR

PO Box 7207

York, PA 17404

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