celebrating our 25th year of success in
human resources staffing and outplacement

PAPPAS & PAPPAS 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.

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®. Click here to learn more about how CareerMode® can help.

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

Head of HR Operations

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Reporting to the Managing Director, Head of Human Capital, the Head of HR Operations (HHROps) will be responsible for managing all administrative aspects of the Firm’s HR function. The position requires strong interpersonal skills to interact positively with employees at all levels, professionalism and leadership ability to manage complex programs,...
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Vice President, Talent Management and Inclusion

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The Vice President, Talent Management and Inclusion (VPTI) will be primarily focused on providing services to the organization and will be charged with developing and implementing strategies and programs to support the growth and strategic direction of the team while engaging and developing its employees. The VPTI will lead key...
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Human Resources Business Partner

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Reporting to the Principal, Director of Human Resources, the Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) will collaborate to create and deliver HR initiatives and programs while supporting and aligning the HR function with overall business strategy. Partnering with leadership as a strategic business asset, the HRBP will build upon the positive,...
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Executive Director, Human Resources

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Reporting to the Associate Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, the Executive Director (ED) leads the Human Resources (HR) & Strategic Talent Management (STM) team in supporting two internal teams, and works with both senior teams to attract quality employees, ensure their strategic engagement and growth, and guide their ongoing...
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Director/Sr. Director, Human Resources

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Reporting to the Chief Human Resources Officer, the Director or Senior Director, Human Resources (Director/Senior Director) will collaborate with the HR team to develop and lead new and expanding HR programs in domains including Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging and Management Development. The Director/Senior Director will provide strategic HR leadership and...
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Chief Human Resources Officer

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The Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) will develop and execute a dynamic human resources strategy that enables the overall business plan and long-term strategic growth. Partnering with senior leadership as a strategic business asset, the CHRO will build upon the positive, engaged culture that works to assimilate the interests, talents,...
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