Name of Company: Reunion Marketing, Cary NC
Business: Digital Marketing
President: Ryan Szwejbka
# employees: 50
Reunion Marketing got its start nearly seven years ago when a group of individuals pooled their resources, secured a few loans, and worked out of their apartments to create a flourishing full service digital marketing company. Ryan Szwejbka, President and one of the founders, says it’s been a fun journey.
“We met Ann just at the time we were exploring the idea for outsourcing our HR,” says Ryan. “I had been performing HR duties, managing situations as they came up, but it was very reactive, and we knew we wanted to be more proactive. We’d grown to 50 employees spread across the country and we wanted HR to be a strength for the company, not just limping along.”
Close HR Connections came in, got a rundown from Ryan and his team, then prepared and implemented a plan to “clean up” items that needed attention. Since then, Ann and Ryan meet weekly for 30 minutes to discuss things that pop up. Ryan says Ann keeps him up to speed – Close HR makes the recommendations and Reunion Marketing leaders make the decisions.
Examples of recent work include drafting (and re-drafting!) COVID policies and being a part of difficult employee relations conversations, where Ann actually mediates and coaches managers.
“We trust Ann and Close HR Connections,” states Ryan emphatically. “She is a respected resource for me. I’m not afraid to bring things to her, looking for her expertise. She offers a lot of protection, advising us on the correct way, the legal way. We’ll continue to use Ann and her team as fractional HR. They’ve been fantastic.”