HR Consultant in San Diego

About HR Jungle LLC

HR Jungle was founded in 2006 by C.J. Westrick to provide human resources services to small companies. Eventually, we realized size wasn't the common factor of our clients... it's that most of our clients don't need full-time internal HR but want senior level expertise, regardless of size.

After more than 16 years in business, we are pleased to have a long list of clients in a variety of industries and look forward to helping even more. Basically, our goal is to provide management teams and business owners with workable solutions and hands-on assistance with your employees and legal compliance through outsourced human resources solutions.

Human resources is a field that requires constant education and the ability to manage change. Every year more state and Federal employment laws are introduced. Human resources professionals must understand, implement, and explain these laws to ensure compliance and to understand the latest best practices. Networking with other professionals, continuing education in our fields, being an active member of relevant associations, and obtaining and maintaining professional certifications are methods our staff has used to keep their knowledge up-to-date. Let us know how we can use our knowledge to help you and your company.

C.J. Westrick, SPHR, Founder and Senior HR Consultant

HR Consultant in San Diego

C.J. has been involved in human resources management and consulting since 1990. She has a bachelor's degree in business management and has had her SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) national certification since 2002. People often ask what the SPHR means and it's easiest to say it is the HR equivalent of an accountant's CPA. This certification provides you with the confidence that C.J. has successfully proven her HR knowledge and must continue to learn to maintain the certification. According to a 2009 article, less than 5% of the approximately 820,000 HR professionals in the United States are SPHR-certified.

Her experience is very hands-on, so any suggestions or opinions offered on this website or in anything she writes is based on practical experience and use. She has built HR departments from nothing and improved processes in other companies. Having worked inside both mid-size (1,750 employees) and small companies (25+ employees), C.J. can honestly say that she has experience in all aspects of human resources. As a consultant, C.J. has had the pleasure of working with numerous industries. This has enhanced her knowledge and ability to provide creative solutions for clients. The combination of C.J.'s knowledge of business and her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration gives her the ability to provide creative and workable solutions for clients.

Laurie Clarke, SPHR, Senior HR Consultant

HR Consultant in San Diego

Laurie has more than 15 years of experience in human resources working in a wide variety of industries. She excels at helping businesses grow profitably through acquisition and retention of top talent. Laurie has primarily worked as a hands-on generalist, which incorporates a tremendous breadth of experience and knowledge and has enabled her to protect companies from potentially costly mistakes common with human resources issues. Her warm personality has resulted in quickly gaining trust with employees... a point of pride and an advantage when consulting. Confidentiality is of utmost importance to Laurie and she presents a professional demeanor that blends well with owners, executives, and employees. In addition to Laurie's Bachelor's degree in business marketing and Master's degree in Organizational Development, she obtained her SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) national certification in 2011.

Candi Freed, PHR, Senior HR Consultant

HR Consultant in San Diego

For the past 25 years, Candi has held various leadership positions in the Human Resources and Training field in large corporations and small nonprofits. Retired from the day-to-day work environment, Candi now specializes in working with small employers to assist with Human Resources and Staff Development issues and serves as a life coach to executives and others. As a member of the HRjungle team, Candi supports client organizations by answering HR questions and ensuring that leave of absence laws are being observed. Candi is a summa cum laude graduate of San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Cultural Anthropology. She received her master’s degree in Organizational Behavior from the California School of Professional Psychology.

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HR Jungle LLC, 2358 University Avenue #2223, San Diego CA 92104