In-Accord enjoys an exclusive, strategic alliance with HR Answers. We support each other in delivering the highest quality services to our respective clients through a long-standing, formal agreement. In appropriate cases, the two companies integrate to deliver complementary services while maintaining firewalls to protect our neutrality and clients’ confidentiality. As an example, In-Accord will mediate a case for employees, while HR Answers performs executive coaching for one of the participants in the process. The result is full spectrum, seamless service that combines employee relations and performance management expertise with specialized workplace conflict resolution.
HR Answers is a full service, regional human resource consulting firm headquartered in Tualatin, Oregon. The company was founded in 1985 by President and CEO, Judy Clark, SPHR, CPC, and is the largest independent human resources firm in the Pacific Northwest. HR Answers has a staff of 13 specialists and generalists consultants, as well as supporting staff. These in-house experts provide all things human resources, including executive coaching, organizational assessments, investigations, performance management, change management and more. HR Answers prides itself on offering practical tools and resources to aid clients’ overall success, without creating dependencies on HR Answers’ services.
United Employers Association
The United Employers Association (UEA) and In-Accord have benefitted from an informal, professional relationship for several years. The UEA is a respected resource for Northwest employers offering a broad range of services such as an “Employer Hotline”, HR Library, Labor relations advice and services, and much more. The UEA routinely refers thorny conflict resolution-related cases and training needs to In-Accord. UEA members are offered a special discount on our services.
Oregon Mediation Association
In-Accord has maintained a membership in the Oregon Mediation Association (OMA) for a decade and a half and subscribes to this professional association’s Standards of Practice. In fact, Chris Sheesley helped write those Standards as a former Board member and during his 3-years’ of service on the Standards Committee. Our affiliation underscores In-Accord’s serious commitment to up-to-date knowledge of this work. Importantly, our OMA affiliation ensures your access to the “Process for Resolving Disputes with OMA Mediators”, which can be found at www.ormediation.org.
Portland Human Resource Management Association
This is the premier professional organization for human resources professionals in Oregon. Chris Sheesley has been an active member for over a decade and currently serves on the Board of Directors. In addition to being featured as the keynote luncheon speaker on three occasions, Chris has also served as the Co-Chair for the Special Interest Group on Training and Development. We support PHRMA’s mission to engage the HR community through professional development, relationship building opportunities and other resources.