celebrating our 26th year of success in
human resources staffing and outplacement
PAPPAS & PAPPAS®, a woman- and veteran-owned business, is a recognized leader in the Human Resources marketplace. Dedicated to the delivery of HR services, we provide clients and candidates with unequaled support in the areas of Executive Search, Direct Placement, Contract Placement, and Outplacement. Our extensive experience in Life Sciences, Professional Services, Financial Services, Technology, Healthcare, Nonprofit, and Academia positions us to strategically partner with organizations in these dynamic industries.
We have been champions of diversity, equity, and inclusion for decades, and view everything we do through a DEI lens. Karen Pappas and Dave Pappas are siblings who were raised in a family that values diversity; their mother immigrated to the U.S. as a child and their father, although born in this country, was the son of two immigrants. Our firm has worked diligently to include underrepresented talent in our searches since opening in 1997.
Executive Search is a major practice within our firm, and we enjoy a proud history of success in partnering with clients to establish HR leadership and build HR teams. We effectively leverage our ATS containing close to 30,000 records, our vast network of HR professionals, and our ability to identify new talent to deliver a diverse slate of tier-one HR candidates. Click here for a list of recent HR leadership searches.
We will build the optimal Direct and/or Contract staffing plan to identify the most qualified HR candidates. Areas of expertise include HR Leadership, HR Teams, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Total Rewards, Organizational Development, and HRMS. All HR contractors are employees of our firm; we carry comprehensive insurance to protect our clients and contractors, and assume all employer/employee tax responsibilities. For clients seeking to outsource their staffing function, we offer several Outstaffing® solutions.
Decades of experience as career strategists, executive coaches, and search leaders have enabled us to create high impact programs that optimize the potential of an executive in transition. Components include Transition Messaging, Professional/MBTI® Assessments, Career Management Plan, Portfolio Development, Strategic Networking, Interview Coaching, Offer & Negotiation Counsel, and Wellness & Stress Reduction.
We will tailor our programs (service offerings, length, hours, and fee) to meet the specific needs of the transitioning professional or group. Sessions may be conducted in our Boston, MA office or remotely. For those seeking career management and/or transition support without employer sponsorship, we now offer private-pay programs through CareerMode®.
Karen co-founded Pappas & Pappas® and CareerMode®, and is the driving force behind the success and extraordinary reputation of both firms. Prior to this, Karen was the Vice President of a well-regarded Massachusetts HR consulting and outplacement firm, and the founder and leader of an exclusive professional placement firm in Boston. Karen began her career with a global staffing firm, where she launched new U.S. locations and led turnaround operations for underperforming field offices.READ FULL BIO
As Managing Partner and Co-founder, Dave balances creativity, strategy, and logic to deliver innovative programs and services to internal and external clients. He excels at building cohesive teams for organizations via Outstaffing®, an inventive and successful talent acquisition model of his own design. In addition, Dave oversees operations for the firm, including human resources, legal, marketing, payroll, and IT.READ FULL BIO
A Senior Director of the firm, Trina has been with Pappas & Pappas® since November of 2002. In her role, she works closely with clients and candidates to identify and place contract teams for HR & Training initiatives. Trina also supports recruiting efforts for direct HR placement and executive searches.READ FULL BIO
Vice President, People & CultureSearch
The Vice President, People & Culture (VPPC) provides thought leadership and helps develop and execute an employee experience strategy designed to attract, retain, and develop talent to execute the organization’s mission and achieve organizational, team, and individual performance outcomes. The VPPC develops and strengthens programs of leadership development and succession...
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Senior Manager, Talent AcquisitionSearch
Recognizing the importance of attracting, developing, and retaining a talented workforce, our client is expanding its Talent function and seeking a Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition to lead the firm’s internal talent-acquisition program. This role represents a dynamic opportunity for a professional with strong interpersonal, organizational, and management skills to work...
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Director, Benefits, Learning and DevelopmentSearch
The Director, Benefits, Learning and Development will design, oversee, and administer all employee benefits, learning, and development programs at the firm. This will include the administration of all benefit and wellness programs, as well as providing learning and development opportunities for all employees. This role requires strategic thinking, planning expertise,...
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Director, Compensation and BenefitsSearch
Reporting to the Head of Total Rewards, the Director, Compensation and Benefits (Director) is responsible for the design, oversight, and administration of all employee compensation and benefits programs and initiatives at the firm. This will include the annual total compensation planning process, competitive pay analyses, and job infrastructure review, along...
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Human Resources Generalist, OperationsSearch
The HR Generalist, Operations (HRG/Ops) is primarily responsible for the digitization of the HR Operations and Shared Services function, which includes administering and enhancing payroll and benefits, supporting the build and maintenance of the HRIS functions, and providing excellent care while addressing HR Operations inquires. The HRG/Ops reports directly...
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Director/Sr. Director, Talent AcquisitionSearch
Reporting to Chief Human Resources Officer, the Director/Senior Director, Talent Acquisition (D/SDTA) will collaborate closely with the business leaders and members of the HR team to lead the scale-up and expansion effort for a growing global organization. The D/SDTA will lead the human capital planning process to deliver on branding,...
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