Gatra has used the services of HR Alternatives for more than two years and has been extremely happy with the work products as well as the timeliness of Jane's schedule. She delivers on time and the results are always positive. I highly recommend the company and especially Jane as a valuable resource.
Frank Gay, Administrator at GATRA
I am pleased to recommend Jane Callahan of HR Alternatives. As president of Bill’s Taxi Service, Inc. DBA A & A Metro Transportation I have worked closely with Jane on several projects. Jane is the ultimate professional and knowledgeable of HR practices, training and employment laws . Jane communicates and works very effectively with employees at all levels of our organization. Working with Jane is a positive experience. I highly recommend Jane Callahan.
Thomas Arrighi, Presidentat A&A Metro Transportation
Jane is a superb professional who guided our organization to become more efficient, she led the way and taught us a great deal of solutions when we needed them most. I will forever be grateful as Guardian Healthcare became a much better organization due in many ways to how Jane provided us guidance and advice.
Jose de la Rosa, Founder/CEO, Guardian Healthcare
Jane is an extremely talented HR executive. She guided me through hiring, job development, and department structure changes. She improved our benefit plans while decreasing costs, and ensured compliance for the growing company. She was a trusted resource for all employees. I recommend her fully! Stephen Dancey, Vice President Operations at On Deck Sports
I am honored to have worked with Jane at the Community Bank where she was the VP of Human Resources. I was highly impressed by her leadership and professionalism. She was a true role model to all of the employees and truly cared about the Bank and the staff. I would give her the highest recommendation. Janis Pennini, Senior Commercial Underwriter III at Rockland Trust Company
Jane and I served as Directors of the Board of the Community Bank together for eight years. During that time, Jane was elected unanimously as Chairman of the Board. As Chairman, Jane exhibited extraordinary leadership skills. As a Board, we needed to make difficult decisions, some of them related specifically to personnel issues. We relied heavily on Jane's knowledge and experience to navigate successfully through these issues. She did a spectacular job. After resigning from the Board, Jane took a position heading up the Human Resources function at the Bank. Again, it was a period of difficulty for the Bank in which we had to make difficult decisions regarding a reduction in force. And again, we relied on Jane to guide us through it. I remember many occasions in which the Board commented that we were lucky to have her. I can recommend Jane without any reservations and believe any organization will be lucky to have her on board. In addition, on a personal level, Jane is a real pleasure to work with. Joanna Connolly, Attorney
I had the honor of serving with Jane on the Board of Directors at The Community Bank. She was an extraordinary leader and in a period of extreme emergency Jane took the helm as interim CEO of the bank. Her leadership and vision prevented the bank from failing and with her guidance we were able to restore stability to the institution and place executive leaders into position to allow the bank to successfully transition through its most trying circumstances. Over one hundred people owe their jobs and their future security to Jane Callahan and I will forever consider it a privilege to have served with her. David McCormick, President at McCormick & Sons Insurance
I had the privilege of working for Jane Callahan at the Community Bank. The bank was going through a turbulent time and I was witness to the way Jane handled herself under stressful and high pressured situations. Jane remains composed at all times and thinks strategically to keep the business moving in a positive direction. She was truly an amazing leader and had impeccable communication skills with a gift for balancing the business needs with the needs of employees. Jane was a coach and mentor to me and shared her wealth of knowledge in the Human Resource industry. Jane was invaluable to me as an HR Generalist looking for growth and development. Under Jane’s management I was able to develop my own skills within the industry and advance my career. Jane is truly an asset to any company she works for and I would be honored to recommend her. Darlene Woo, AVP/HR Manager at South Shore Bank
Rex-Cut Abrasives hired Jane's services recently to provide coaching to one of my key department managers. We needed an independent professional with the experience to develop and implement a plan to achieve specific objectives. Prior to submitting a proposal and strategy, Jane took the time to thouroughly interview with me and the department manager to tailor a comprehensive plan suited to our needs. At the conclusion of the plan, our objectives were achieved and exceeded expectations. The individual that recieved the coaching from Jane enjoyed the experience and continues to excel and grow in her capacity at Rex-Cut. Jane is a seasoned and experienced professional when it comes to matters of Human Resources, training, consulting, and individual coaching and mentoring. Rex-Cut has retained the services of Jane on serveral occasions in the past and she is well liked and respected by our management team here at Rex-Cut Abrasives. We would not hesitate a moment to hire her services again. Bob Costa VP Sales and Marketing,Rex-Cut Products, Inc.
At Rex-Cut, we were very uncomfortable with some of the radical "immediate" approaches to organizational change espoused by certain high powered authors and speakers. Our approach to organizational change has indeed been 'radical,' but has taken place over several years. I believe the key was staying focused over time. HR Alternatives has been a great asset to Rex-Cut's commitment and follow-through with our team development and training over the past few years. Jane Callahan has a very professional, yet down to earth sensitivity when it comes to facilitating, teaching, and training employees at all levels. Jane's style evokes positive response and participation from employees at all levels. We have found this to be a rare ability for outside consultants to connect in this way with such a diverse population as we have in our company. We have been working on team development and incentives for over 3 years now, and Jane's work and expertise was (and continues to be) one of the driving forces that helps us continue in the direction of a true team focused and run company. We believe that our recent "Commitment To The Workforce" recognition by the state of Massachusetts was definitely due in part to the direction and help we received from HR Alternatives. We would highly recommend Jane Callahan to any company looking to develop the "collective intelligence" and productivity of the their organization through team development, reorganization, incentive planning, etc., regardless of the business or industry. Kenneth C. TotushekCEO/Chrmn, Rex-Cut Products, Inc.
Jane assisted in creating a performance evaluation tool for many levels within our organization. She listening to our needs, gave great advice and created something that exceeded our expectations. She was fantastic to work with. Christine Mavilia Shields Health Care
I have partnered several times on projects with Jane and have nothing but the highest professional regard for her abilities. In addition, she is a delight to work with. I especially enjoy Jane's ability to accurately scope a project and then work toward its deliverables. I would not think twice if another opportunity to collaborate with Jane presented itself. John Poirier, Ed. D.President, Poirier & Associates, Inc.
I have relied on Jane's expertise on a number of HR related projects at Old Colony Elder Services. Her work is of the highest quality and she is a pleasure to work with. Jane has my unqualified recommendation. Timothy ValentineAsst. Executive Director, Old Colony Elder Services
Jane is an excellent HR consultant and trainer. She has been a professional resource and a creative trainer for many of my 20+ years in Human Resources. I highly recommend Jane for projects and/or programs that will benefit from her intellect, integrity and upbeat personality. I have utilized HR Alternatives for on-site Interviewing Training for Supervisors, Managers and Director level participants and the feedback was fantastic. Comments included "very professional," "very effective at connecting with the participant" and "I really learned something in Jane's class."I still continue to network with Jane Callahan and I strongly recommend her, and HR Alternatives, as a Training Resource for small or large companies. HR Alternatives is very flexible and will work around their client company’s schedules which really helps maximize the effectiveness of all training programs. Paul Everett Human Resources Manager Chase Corporation, Boston Baby/B.B. Kids
Jane is an extremely talented HR consultant and trainer. Her programs and projects always received rave reviews from our employees and the senior management team. Christine Hollander Shields Health Care
Jane and I have collaborated on a number of human resources projects, especially training. Jane is knowledgeable, organized and fun to work with, and she has terrific presentation skills. Catherine Reuben Partner, Robinson & Cole LLP
I learned about Jane Callahan and her firm, HR Alternatives from a prominent labor attorney in Boston in early 2000. At the time we were having a crisis with attrition of key personnel. During the last two years, she has played a key role at our company, assisting our leadership team in addressing a broad range of HR and general management issues. Jane has always been there to assist when we've needed her, and all of us consider her an invaluable asset to our organization. John Foley Jr. President New England Satellite Systems, Inc.
HR Alternatives guided us through the transition from a traditional line-based manufacturing process to a team-based manufacturing process. Jane Callahan brought our employees through the team-building, problem solving and communication process with her strong consulting and training skills. She was very effective with employees at all levels of the organization. She also helped us construct and implement a team-based measurement and reward system. We accomplished our overall goals of improving turnaround time, reducing overall manufacturing costs, and supporting a motivated and committed workforce. For this effort, we were honored at the second annual CBWL Awards Ceremony with the "Commitment to the Workforce Award"; presented to us on January 21, 1998 at the State House. Jim Carroll Vice Chairman/CFO Rex Cut Products, Inc
Nearly 150 employees of UMASS Boston participated in a three day workshop on "Internal Customer Service" conducted by HR Alternatives. These three day sessions were preceded by a one day "Manager Prelude" in which approximately 50 managers and supervisors participated. Jane and her colleagues connected immediately with the group, challenged them, and held them for the three days of our special training. HR Alternatives tailored the instruction exactly to our special wishes and accomplished just what we wanted. Jane is extraordinary! Forrest Speck, Director Auxiliary Services UMASS Boston
HR Alternatives facilitated both Supervisory and Time Management Programs at Brockton Credit Union. I have known Jane Callahan for a number of years through our association with EAP, Inc. as well as the Taunton and Metro South Chambers. Jane brings a great deal of practical experience to her work which gives her tremendous credibility with participants in her programs. When planning programs for the Credit Union she put great effort in ensuring that the programs met our needs. We were very happy with the programs Jane facilitated and we enjoyed working with her. Pat Williams VP, Director of Human Resources Brockton Credit Union
The Professional Development Center at Massasoit Community College has been extremely satisfied with the training and consulting services Jane Callahan has provided our clients. If you want a return on your investment, when it comes to knowledge of subject, platform delivery and outcomes with results, Jane is "training at its best." Al Asiaf, Director Professional Development Center Massasoit community college
Partial Client List:
Bill's Taxi/A&A Metro
Brian Andrade Electrical
Brockton Area Transit
Collins Crane & Rigging
Communities United, Inc.
Guardian Healthcare Inc.
Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority
Harbor One Bank
Infinity Data Corporation
MAC Systems, Inc.
Managed Health Consultants
Massasoit Community College
New England Ropes, Inc.
New England Satellite Systems, Inc.
Old Colony Elder Services
Olde Scotland Links Golf Course
Payless Shoe Source, Inc.
Peaceful Meadows Ice Cream
Plymouth County DA's Office
Rex-Cut Products, Inc.
Shields Health Care Group
The Community Bank
The Town of Nantucket
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