Shawnna Earnest is a highly experienced human resource professional who has been supporting small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) for over 20 years. She possesses a strong entrepreneurial spirit and has worked in various industries, including fire rescue and special districts, oil and gas, non-profit, private equity, construction, real estate, the wine industry, and live music festivals. Based in Colorado, Shawnna has extensive multi-state experience and possesses in-depth knowledge of HR practices in Colorado and California.
At Earnest HR, the focus is on SMBs, which are considered the backbone of this country. We understand that these businesses require access to a comprehensive range of HR services without the burden of maintaining a full-time HR department. As a Fractional Human Resources Solution, Earnest HR works as a partner in your business, allowing you to concentrate on your core operations.
Recruitment poses significant challenges for SMBs, such as offering competitive compensation and benefits packages, as well as staying up to date with the ever-changing employee-related regulations at the local, state, and federal levels. Earnest HR customizes policies, performance management strategies, benefits programs, training and development initiatives, and more to cater to the unique needs of small organizations. The aim is to assist these businesses in achieving overall success and building a workforce that aligns with their vision.
Shawnna holds the SHRM-SCP (Society for Human Resource Management - Senior Certified Professional) certification, which reflects her expertise in the HR field. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, and obtained a Master's in Business Administration from Regis University. With her extensive qualifications and experience, Shawnna is well-equipped to provide comprehensive HR support to SMBs.