celebrating our 27th 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.

Staffing

EXECUTIVE SEARCH

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.

DIRECT/CONTRACT PLACEMENT

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.

OUTPLACEMENT

EXECUTIVE PROGRAMS

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.

INDIVIDUAL/GROUP PROGRAMS

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®.

Leadership

    • Karen Pappas
    • Managing Partner

    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.

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    • Dave Pappas
    • Managing Partner

    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.

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    • Trina Rostron
    • Senior Director

    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.

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Opportunities

Human Resources Associate

Direct

The Human Resources Associate will play a critical role in supporting the daily HR operations. In this newly-created role, you will work closely with the HR leader to ensure effective and efficient HR processes. This role offers an excellent opportunity for growth, learning, and career development. Responsibilities * Lead benefits...
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Director of Human Resources

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The Director of Human Resources (DHR) will provide strategic organizational design and leadership and partner closely with the senior leadership team to support the delivery of the business strategy through the company’s people. The DHR will set and lead the strategic vision and People & Culture plan for the company,...
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Director Total Rewards

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The Director Total Rewards will serve as a strategic partner to the Chief People Officer to lead the strategy, development, compliance, and administration of all Total Rewards programs. The Director Total Rewards will demonstrate creativity and thought leadership in the development of Total Rewards methodologies and approaches that will attract,...
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Director, Compensation

Direct

Our client is seeking a Director, Compensation to lead compensation initiatives and programs while working in partnership with the HR team to design and deliver reward solutions that align with the company’s business needs. In this role, you will be a subject matter expert on the HR team, advising senior...
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Vice President, People & Culture

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Our client is currently seeking a thoughtful, strategic, and experienced Vice President, People & Culture (VPPC) to lead their human resources, talent acquisition, and retention functions as they continue to grow and scale. The VPPC will be highly responsible and accountable with a precise attention to detail, all while maintaining...
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Director, HR Business Partners

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The Director, HR Business Partners will focus on the development and delivery of human capital strategy, consult with business leaders to objectively drive people aspects of business performance, strategize organizational design, leverage people analytics to inform business and talent strategy, and be a coach and advisor to senior business leaders....
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