Does your company have a Human Resources (HR) Specialist in-house? When small to medium-sized businesses do not have a designated human resources person on staff, the responsibilities of this position often fall on the President, Office Manager, or another individual who is wearing many other hats and does not always have enough time in the day to focus on HR.

The BSSF Human Resources Consulting Practice resolves this gap and provides support to clients with recruitment and staffing, employee relations, compliance with HR-related laws, HR audits, employee benefit plans, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and personnel manual and policy development. In turn, this allows you, the leadership team of your organization, to focus on the success and profitability of your company.

Best HR Team logoThe HR department at BSSF was named one of the Best HR Teams in America in 2023 by Best Companies Group. This prestigious award recognizes the top-performing HR teams across the United States who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, innovation and impact on their organizations, setting the standard for excellence in HR practices and contributing to the success of their companies. BSSF is included on the list of 39 total organizations being recognized as having the best HR teams across the country.

We offer a broad spectrum of services including:

Talent Acquisition

  • Job profile creation
  • Position visibility on major national and industry-specific sites
  • Candidate sourcing
  • Detailed candidate reports
  • Conducting interviews on-site or at your location
  • Professional reference checks
  • Offer letters and negotiations

Learn more about our recruitment consulting services.

Employee Relations

  • Assistance in resolving employee relations issues
  • Compliance with applicable federal and state laws
  • Assistance with policy interpretation
  • Best practices for employee retention
  • Compensation consulting
  • Wellness programs

HR Audits/Compliance

  • Employee/personnel files
  • Operational analysis – process and efficiencies evaluation
  • Internal HR procedures
  • Form I-9

On-Site and Remote Support

FMLA Consulting

  • Provide guidance on leave tracking and record keeping
  • Responding to general eligibility inquiries
  • Notice and internal documentation procedures

Personnel Manual & Policy Development

  • Assist with general HR policy development
  • Guidance on what should be included in a personnel manual

Meet the BSSF HR Consulting Practice Team

Susan Yohn

Susan T. Yohn, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is the Director of Human Resources with BSSF with 14 years of experience in the HR industry. She consults with clients on all aspects of HR and helps them manage the recruitment process from vacancy to hire. Susan brings experience working with companies ranging from small/medium-sized to large companies. Additionally, she directs all areas of the BSSF HR Department internally.

Susan holds the designation of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), a certification recognizing those who have mastered the strategic and policy-making aspects of HR management in the United States. She also earned her Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) designation.

S. Crissy Dopkowski, SHRM-CP, is the Senior Human Resources Generalist at BSSF. Crissy has worked in the HR industry for over 10 years and is a key member of BSSF’s HR Consulting Practice.

Additionally, Crissy supports various HR activities and programs including payroll, reporting, performance management and staffing. She also participates in developing and updating procedures and coordinates various HR projects.

Crissy holds the designation of Society of Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).

Amanda J. Caviston, aPHR, is the Human Resources Coordinator at BSSF. She is responsible for providing internal support to the BSSF HR Consulting Practice.

Amanda also provides professional assistance to BSSF’s HR Department by performing day-to-day HR duties while functioning as an internal resource to BSSF team members.

Amanda holds the designation of Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR).

Stephanie Nicholson Stephanie Nicholson, is the Employment Specialist at BSSF and specializes in talent acquisition.  She has over five years of experience in the HR industry.

Stephanie focuses on the full-cycle process for recruiting new BSSF team members, as well as team boarding initiatives. She also manages and builds relationships with agency and college career services, coordinating the Firm’s high school exploration program as well as internship/job shadow program.