All-in-one Talent Acquisition including project based or individual search for early career to c-level executive
Blue Harlan is named after Joy’s Grandfather. Harlan is remembered as a hardworking, servant leader who served in the Navy, gave back to his community, and always put family first. Guided by strong Midwestern values, he made an impact and instilled similar personal values that align with our corporate values. Blue Harlan will always take the time to know exactly what our clients seek and dig deep to find the best candidate based on experience, knowledge, and culture fit. The service you receive at Blue Harlan has the best interest of the organization and the candidate front and center; we’ve got you covered!
Who We Are
Provide the best business solutions and talent to accelerate growth for each client organization.
Create individualized business solutions and recruiting strategies that promote growth and match candidates to organizations. Build on elite, seasoned Human Resources and Talent Acquisition experience to customize the approach for each business.
Power of the People
We are passionate, playful, resourceful and positive-minded people who thrive on understanding no two people are the same. Happiness is contagious, and when encouraged, can spread through team members, candidates, community and an entire company.
Champions of change will do well in the quickly evolving world of work. It allows you to turn a setback into a learning opportunity, to turn a failure into a success. Adaptability is an ever-present core value within our organization. We stay agile, ready to shift or change our approach when challenges arise. We understand we can’t control everything that happens, but we can control how we react.
Balance ambition and confidence with humility and compassion to help others succeed. We are role models who mentor and encourage team members to feel a sense of pride in their work. Forward thinkers who are anchored in high standards.
Developing a culture of honesty and openness isn’t always easy, but it sure is worth it! The purpose of authentic communication and being genuine both internally and externally is to increase loyalty. We believe in the values and advantages brought by a transparent business and try to incorporate this principle in our daily routines.
We believe in giving back to our communities through the charitable contributions of our time, resources, and expertise. Blue Harlan is named after a leader who contributed to the community and we are committed to continuing to make a positive impact on the world.
What our clients are saying as they begin to emerge from the pandemic and plan for recovery:
Using Blue Harlan as an outsourced HR and recruitment team “provides less financial risk to our business. The flexibility has been a financial lifeline to us with recent uncertainty in our business.”
“It was easy to incorporate Blue Harlan as an extension of our business. They developed relationships with our managers and key players to absorb our company culture which enabled flawless execution of our key project initiatives.”
“Blue Harlan will take the pressure off your HR and recruitment team, and free up resources to prioritize existing employees’ wellbeing. This helps retention rates and will allow your business to recover from the turmoil of the past few months.”
“COVID-19 has forced an abrupt shift to remote and new ways of work, and we have learned the hard way that organizational agility is critical for survival. Blue Harlan has helped us adopt remote interviewing, screening, assessments, and onboarding.”
“The future of recruitment is changing radically. What hasn’t changed is the need to provide a great candidate experience. Blue Harlan excels at this and works closely with our Hiring Team to ensure all conversations with candidates maintain a consistent employer value proposition (EVP) and a clear understanding of the role, salary and company culture.”
“Companies with more culturally and ethnically diverse executive teams are one third more likely to see better than average profits. Blue Harlan helps attract a more diverse and high caliber range of candidates for future hires.”
Joy Charpentier, SPHR
For the past 20+ years, Joy has gained a valuable blend of agency, RPO, and corporate experience. She has delivered countless top performers from Atlanta to Minneapolis both early career and senior level executive. Education includes a B.A. in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, AIRS Certified, and SPHR Certified from HRCI. She is driven by matching talent to accelerate business goals and making an impact with the candidate experience. Her pragmatic approach and ability to absorb company culture result in quick and efficient outsourced recruitment.
Social and active you will find her seeking out new adventures and reasons to be outside. Loves competitive sports including baseball, basketball, football, and volleyball. Always ready for a good road trip or a weekend at the beach with family and friends.
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