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KMA Services

KMA Human Resources Consulting’s deep bench of HR experts are collaborative problem-solvers—your partners for managing and growing your most valuable resource—your people. We help you keep on top of changing labor laws and Human Resources practices, staying in compliance with state and federal regulations, managing employee relations and engagement issues, training and developing staff, hiring and retaining top talent, and much more.

HR Guidance
KMA is a trusted advisor, dedicated to resolving your HR worries with integrity, competence, and reliability. We offer a flexible menu of offerings, including compliance assistance, administrative support, employee handbooks, as well as coaching and mentoring for professionals. Our consultants can be engaged on-site or on-call.
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HR Assessments
Our HR Assessments review your current practices for alignment with legal compliance and HR best practices and processes. We pinpoint major risk areas requiring immediate action, note opportunities for improvement, and even help you put action plans for improvements into place. Sample HR forms and documents are provided.
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24 Hour Support Center
Subscribe to KMA’s 24 Hour Support Center and you’ll have ready access to a wealth of HR expertise, including employment law libraries, sample forms, job descriptions and HR checklists – instantly available from your desktop or mobile app.
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Hiring the most qualified people reduces turnover, creates positive workplace morale, and boosts productivity. KMA works with you to develop strategies to maximize the talent you have, and to find the candidates with the right cultural fit from outside your organization.
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Having a compensation philosophy and policy in place that aligns with your values improves employee recruitment, engagement, and retention. KMA can guide you with competitive market analyses, salary structure designs, job description development, and annual performance review processes to attract and retain the best talent.
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Learning Programs
KMA offers a broad spectrum of learning programs to help you grow and develop your business and your people, including management and supervisory skills, team building, leadership and culture assessments, harassment training, customer service, and more. Visit our Learning Programs page for a schedule of current offerings, or contact us about creating a customized program specifically for your organization.
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Client Praise

Nonprofits play such a critical role in supporting the things we value most in Maine and we are deeply appreciative of the generosity of businesses like KMA, who clearly value the work of the sector, and are willing to contribute their expertise to support its well-being.

(Scott Schnapp, Previous Executive Director of MANP)

Our company has been experiencing double-digit growth every year since we opened in 2007, and KMA has been there every step of the way. From creating our employee handbook to dealing with complex personnel issues, KMA has acted not only as our “HR Department” but as a trusted advisor who has helped make our growth possible.

(Joe Walsh, Founder & CEO, Green Clean Maine)

KMA’s presentation on Appreciating the Strengths and Challenges of Introverts in the Workplace empowered me to be a positive change agent with my employer. The concrete suggestions helped us to better leverage our firm’s analytical talent. The presentation gave me new perspective about what I could be doing differently to become a more effective partner in introverts’ engagement and success and gave me the foothold for communicating examples of how as an HR professional, I can be a strategic partner alongside firm leadership.

(Class Participant )

KMA has been instrumental in the transition time between myself and the former Human Resources Manager. I have a few years of experience in HR and KMA has served as an adviser and a coach to guide me through tricky employee relations issues, advice on special projects, and have assisted me as I learn and grow with my new role. They are very responsive to any questions, personable, and can adjust to any situation. I appreciate that they look at things through many different angles due to their vast range of experience and knowledge in HR.

(HR Manager, Portland)

KMA Consulting was diligent, enthusiastic and extremely easy to work with. After performing an HR audit for Sterling Rope, my comfort level is much higher. Their team helped us develop a process for new hires and provide more for our employees overall. If I ever need extra HR support, I can call KMA Consulting.

(Controller, Sterling Rope Co., Inc.)

For years we knew we needed a human resource department, but had neither the time nor skills to develop a position. With the help of KMA, our HR generalist received the necessary direction, skills, and confidence to begin building our much-needed HR department. KMA is fun, knowledgeable and truly care that their clients succeed in the long run.

(Tim Haines, Sebago Brewing Company)

Great experience working with KMA! The folks at KMA managed the recruitment process from advertising to initial phone interviews, cumulating in the face-to-face interviews, reference checks, and employee selection support.  To me the benefits of working with KMA include compliance, professionalism, effectiveness of phone interviews, and strength in face-to-face interviews and follow through. We saved management time, improved our applicant selection process, and found super new employees through KMA!

(Anonymous, Insurance Firm)

Without a formal human resources department, KMA Consulting has become an important partner when it comes to attracting and hiring great candidates. They are responsive, easy to work with, and the services they provide are an excellent value.

(Jeff Messer, President/Owner, Messer Truck Equipment)

I want to personally thank you for all your help in providing us with outstanding HR staff at a time when our needs for such assistance was critical. Yes, it has been stressful and challenging during this transition, but we can now see a far better outcome and we owe KMA a huge ‘thank you.’

(Dr. Daniel Penan, DMD, Taylor Brook Dental Associates)

Your practice continues to impress me with the quality of the consultants you employ, the thought leadership you demonstrate through events, and with the clientele that all appear to be satisfied, if not ‘raving’ fans. I enjoy interacting with you and your outfit because I can literally see what ‘added value’ looks like.

(Patrick Sweeney, Chief Financial Officer, Lanco Integrated)

KMA’s work with our organization has been excellent and very well received by our entire team. The in-depth workplace assessment they conducted was crucial to identifying and documenting key issues needing attention. In turn, they have systematically resolved open items and brought great order to the practices and policies of our company. Our employees have embraced the inclusion of an HR consultant who has been at all times objective, approachable, and empathetic. As a business owner, I value her emotional IQ, all the while working to support the goals and vision of the company as a whole. The entire KMA Consulting team is enthusiastic and committed.

(Kathie and Paul Dioli, Owners Schlotterbeck & Foss)

KMA are change agents, whether it’s moving a person to a better place, getting a group to become a team, or identifying and fixing infrastructure issues within HR.

(Anonymous – HR Director)

I have had the pleasure of working with KMA and have been delighted with their work quality, insightful advice, and the depth and breadth of their HR knowledge. They have helped us on compensation and wage issues, benefit program design and implementation, employee relations and legal situations, redesigning a company’s orientation program, and developing and delivering training programs.

(Anonymous – HR Director)

A few years ago Connectivity Point was at a crossroads. We were blessed with a full schedule of projects and service work. The company was operating at maximum capacity. We had two choices: continue at our current pace and limit our growth potential or take the next step and hire enough staff that would allow us to not only support our current business demands but also go out and pursue new sales opportunities. We did not have the HR processes in place to grow and hire effectively and efficiently. We partnered with KMA and they worked closely with us to help identify our HR business needs and ensure we were in compliance. Together, we assessed our staffing, reviewed and refined our hiring practices and then quickly increased our staffing levels to prepare us for our increase in business. If it wasn’t for KMA, I fully believe we wouldn’t be where we are today. In the last two years, we’ve almost doubled in size and KMA has been with us every step of the way. KMA has helped us with our processes, our people and our resources to position us for continued growth and success. I’m so grateful to have KMA on my team. They truly are a valued and trusted partner.

(Doug Watt - Founder, Owner and President of Connectivity Point Design and Installation)

KMA got us through our HR transition and made all of our other work easier at the same time. We are very happy with our decision as your consultant jumped right in and has added value since week one (literally).

(Anonymous - Consulting Agency)

Thank you so much for coming to our Career Development Facilitator (CDF) course recently to speak to career advisers who are completing my course in order to apply for national certification as a CDF. The curriculum covers the topics of Civil Rights Law, Family Medical Leave, and ADA compliance, but it always makes these laws come alive to have someone like yourself, speak about how it really works in business. Your presentation was ‘spot on’ for what we had hoped.

(Jim Peacock, Career Development Facilitator Instructor, Peak-Careers Consulting)

I didn’t want to let the day go by without a ‘thank you’ for that really stimulating breakfast brief presentation this morning. That meeting was really worth the time and energy to attend. I left with things to think about, which is probably the highest praise I can give for a session such as that.

(Patrick Sweeney, Chief Financial Officer, Lanco Integrated)