Supported People, Support the Dream.

We are a full-service fractional people operations & talent strategy agency; supporting business leaders to prioritize their people so that their people can support their business.

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Our services

Pivotal Moments & Sticky Situations

We offer a wide range of services to help your business thrive. With over a decade of experience, we’re dedicated to providing you with the support you need to create a successful and productive workforce.

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Pivotal Moments

  • Post-raise org design & recruiting
  • Engagement programs at scale
  • Leadership coaching & off-site planning
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
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Sticky Situations

  • Co-founder separations
  • Reduction in Force (RIF)
  • Employee relations cases
  • Crisis management
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People Ops Foundations

  • 1st employee handbook
  • On/Off Boarding
  • HRIS implementation & benefits design
  • Compensation planning

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We work with amazing teams to accomplish great things, together.

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“Em was able to step in during a pivotal moment in our business to help our leadership team navigate some of the most challenging decisions and actions we have faced as a business. She joined our ranks seamlessly for a short (but critical) time and guided us toward producing an outcome that was polished, well-orchestrated, and full of humanity. Em was the steady hand that we needed and she continues to be a sounding board and source of support for our people ops team.”

Dani Larson

Chief of Staff

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“As a first-time People Ops Manager, having an experienced resource like Em on hand as a coach and mentor has been key to my - and my company's - success. Any time there is a nuanced People Ops issue, I don't hesitate to give Em a call to ensure I'm on the right track - from process creation to personnel issues. She has an unmatchable skill in approaching each People situation with a holistic view of company-wide impacts, ultimately building my professional skill toolbox and my confidence as a one-woman People department.”

Katie O’Block

People Operations & Culture Manager

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“Emilie supported us during a really important inflection point in our business. The role she played and the support that was provided to me and the team as we navigated hiring for a critical role was incredibly impactful to our business. We really needed the extra bandwidth and outside guidance and she showed up like a people ops guardian angel. Emilie was a great fit professionally, personally and culturally - we really enjoyed working with her!”

Ashley Colpart

CEO & Founder

About 1-800-PeopleOps

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We help business leaders prioritize their people so that their people can prioritize the business.

1-800-PeopleOps is a fractional people operations & talent strategy agency. As an embedded or project based HR resource we work collaboratively with you to blend the strategy of the business with the needs of your employees.

Long gone are the days where HR is in the backseat, we take a more modern approach to people operations including employee engagement & retention, compliance & legal, hiring & recruiting. Be it a pivotal moment or sticky situation our end goal is to achieve your desired business outcomes while ensuring a happy and engaged workforce.

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Meet our Founder & CEO, Em Kintner


People Operations & Talent Acquisition Leader with 10 years of experience at VC backed tech companies. Em has scaled teams from 10 to 450 employees, built leadership teams from scratch, and supported multiple acquisitions.

She has built, deployed and led people operations, talent acquisition, and IT teams across all aspects of the employee lifecycle including but not limited to; recruiting & diversity strategy, candidate experience, on/off boarding, connected tech, employee experience (eNPS), ERG/DEIB, talent development, total rewards, legal, compliance and crisis management (5x RIFs).

As a previous non-profit leader and General Manager (17M ARR) Em’s background makes for a unique and valuable skill set that supports the intersection of people, process & strategy.

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