An HR collaboration recognized for its female leadership

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Yesterday, western michiganNew York-based HR consulting firm HR Collaborative has been honored with two prestigious awards for its efforts to empower women in the workplace.

The Women’s Resource Center selected HR Collaborative as the winner of the 32nd Annual Pillar Awards, and the Grand Rapids Business Journal (GRBJ) selected the Founder and President of HR Collaborative. beth kelly as one of the 50 most influential women in western michigan.

32nd Annual Pillar Awards
Since 1987, the Women’s Resource Center has organized the Pillar Awards to recognize the efforts of western michigan employers who are the pillars of support for women workers. The winners have implemented best practices that empower women in the workplace.

HR Collaborative was selected for its progressive and inclusive practices aimed at improving the recruitment, retention and advancement of female workers. In particular, the Women’s Resource Center cited the company’s HR Flex Professional model for the opportunities it provides women to continue to advance their careers while managing family and personal commitments.

50 most influential women in western michigan
For 25 years, GRBJ has recognized 50 of West Michigan’s most influential women. This year, the founder and president of HR Collaborative beth kelly was one of them.

The winners represent a wide range of industries and organizations and are leaders in the western michigan business community. GRBJ’s editorial department selected the 50 winners based on their involvement in the community, their leadership abilities, their level of responsibility and their involvement in mentoring other women.

GRBJ’s editorial department selected Kelly for the impact she had on the region by founding and developing HR Collaborative as well as for her volunteer work in the community. (Read Kelly’s featured profile here.)

“We are honored to be recognized for our business success and our contribution to the world of work for women,” said Kelly. “These awards validate and fuel our efforts to improve everyone’s work.”

About Collaborative HR
HR Collaborative is a women-owned and led full-service human resources firm based in western michigan with customers across the Midwest. HR Collaborative improves the work of small and medium-sized businesses by filling the HR gaps they have today and working with them to create sustainable human resource management practices for tomorrow. To learn more, visit

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