Infancy & Discovery (0-50 employees)
A dedicated HR consultant partners with top management in order to conduct an assessment of
current activities, and establish, implement and manage activities, programs and processes to
fuel effective and efficient growth of the company. They are retained on-call for the CEO/CFO.
During this phase, FPL consultants support and own all HR activities, both strategic and
day-to-day. The dedicated consultant also helps onboard and train internal HR support once
your startup is ready to engage full-time hires.
Early Growth & Validation (50-125 employees)
The dedicated HR consultant expands his or her retainer to encompass on-site work one to two days
each month, managing and driving all strategic HR initiatives and serving as a mentor and resource to
both the executive team and internal HR administrator.
During this phase, FPL consultants typically focus on scaling up the talent acquisition team, identifying
and addressing compensation issues, implementing a performance management system and program, and shoring
up the HRIS systems.
Established & Scaling (over 125 employees)
The dedicated HR consultant converts to a part-time or full-time on-site contractor and becomes the
interim Director or Vice President of HR while the executive team prepares to hire its first Head of HR.
During this phase, FPL consultants prioritize scalability issues to include equity dilution, international
expansion activities, attraction and retention of key talent, mergers and acquisitions, pre-IPO due diligence
and preparations, and readying for potential exit strategies.