About SweeterHR

About Us

We are inspired by HR. We believe employee management is the key to business success. We have degrees and advanced degrees in HR or HR related fields, are SHRM or PHR certified, regularly attend training to sharpen our knowledge,  and have many years of experience in HR outsourcing.  We are certified and experienced in California, NY, and NJ, the trickiest states. We also are well versed and have clients in all states. We stay up-to-date on local, state, and federal laws and approach HR from a business perspective. Everything we do is to promote business and HR.

 

Los Angeles

The Team

Sasha Mamula-Elkins MBA, MSP, SHRM-CP, SHRM-CA

Founder & President

Sasha has over 13 years in business consultation and 6 years directly in HR outsourcing in California. She has worked with many types of companies throughout Southern California and knows their unique challenges. Her areas of expertise include employee engagement and motivation, work culture, rewards and recognition, wage & hour, HR and file audits, and compensation analysis.

While working full-time with a toddler in tow, Sasha earned both her MBA and her Master’s in Psychology, both of which further strengthen her knowledge base. She approaches HR from a business, psychological, and legal perspective. She is a Certified Professional through the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and certified in Human Capital Management through ADP. In addition, she is certified in CA Labor Law for HR as well as serves as Membership Director on the Board of Directors of her local SHRM chapter. She lives and breathes HR and loves helping small businesses in California grow and thrive.


Kendra Wilson MSHR, PHR

Senior HRBP

For over 10 years, Kendra has worked in Human Resources. From her role as an internal HR Director to serving as an HR Business Partner and HR Consultant, Kendra loves all things HR! In addition, with a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management and her Professional HR (PHR) certification through HRCI, she is well versed to tackle all things involving human capital management. She really loves compliance, the ever-changing employment laws, and being challenged by clients to be creative with handbooks, while still being compliant. Kendra has created over 200 employee handbooks and is an expert in CA, NY, and NJ employment laws.

When not working, Kendra is a competitive swimmer and can be found in the pool and looking for her next swim meet. She also enjoys hanging at home with her husband and 2 children.


Briana Knowles MSHRD, PHR

HR Administrator

Briana comes to SweeterHR with a Master’s degree in Human Resource Development and a professional HR certification through HRCI. In addition, she has a certificate in Organizational Development. She is highly detailed and assists with policy writing, handbooks, admin., and everything in between. On her off-time, Briana loves arts and crafts, crocheting, and reading non-fiction and autobiographical literature.


Shanta Moore MS, SHRM-SCP

Human Resource Contractor

Leveraging over 15 years of experience in Human Resources, Shanta has a passion for helping organizations establish infrastructure and develop its managers into leaders who make a life long impact. She has worked across diverse industries ranging from Behavioral Health, Property Management, Professional Employer Organizations (PEO) and Public Administration. Shanta has assisted in the development of over 5,000 employees throughout her career, including serving as a Director of Human Resources for a multi-state and remote workforce. As the previous owner of Shanta’s Maid Service, a company she started at only 23 years old, she gets the entrepreneur mindset.

Shanta holds a Masters Degree in Leadership from Grand Canyon University and Bachelors Degree in Psychology from CSU San Bernardino. She also holds her SHRM-SCP certifications.

Why we started SweeterHR

Many companies say they are in “HR” or state they’re an “HR” company despite the fact it is not their main service.  Often, it seems like an afterthought. We came across practices we felt didn’t help our small local businesses thrive the way they could with local, value-driven HR support.  

With larger HR companies, businesses often pay a premium for an HR specialist they don’t see regularly. Sometimes the service is entirely by phone from someone, or a group of people, outside California, without any real knowledge of what California businesses go through. Business clients can go months without seeing or speaking to their HR Specialist although they pay for a service each month. 

Many HR Specialists in these large HR companies have up to 90 business clients. It is hard to get dedicated support when 1 out of 90. Premium HR services charge upwards of $250/hr! This can be a burden for small businesses. It is hard to provide great service to a business client when overloaded with other clients. It is also hard to receive enough proactive HR service to drive value if you’re limited by a high hourly cost. 

We felt this was a disservice to local businesses and HR. Charging small business owners a ton for an HR service they rarely receive, don’t see, or for specialists who are not local, does nothing to help our local businesses grow, compete against the “big guys”, or show the true value of proactive HR support.

During our career in HR we noticed local HR specialist entrepreneurs provided the best value to local businesses. Often the investment was lower for businesses and the HR specialists tend to spend more dedicated time with their clients, driving value. Local HR specialists also know and understood the community in which their business clients operate. For this reason, we focus on connecting local HR specialists with local businesses, supporting our entrepreneurs and helping their communities flourish.

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