Enriching the World of Work
Navigating the Future of Work
At Cooper People Group, we strive to enrich the world of work. We approach every challenge with wide-ranging, deep expertise. Our team is ready and available to help you navigate even the most complex human resources issues with comprehensive and invaluable services.

People Problems, Solved

Whether your team requires hourly startup support, a small project completed, or a long-term fractional HR leader, we build solutions that are tailored to meet your needs.

HR Assessments
 

From culture to compliance and everything in between, we’ll work with you to uncover what’s working and what’s not; designing a roadmap for improvement.

Fractional HR Leadership

Not every business needs a full internal HR team, but you may need a strategist to ideate, develop and implement essential people strategies to support your business.

Custom People Training & Projects

Our creative solutions will help you attract, develop and retain your talent throughout the employee life cycle - from employment branding through alumni.

HR At-Your-Service
 

Experiencing employee issues? Hiring remote workers? Have leave questions? We love to meet you where you're at with some ad-hoc support when you need it most.

Our Approach

There are four important elements to building a strong, people-centric business: strategy, structure, process and, of course, people. Whichever phase you’re in, we’re ready to jump in and support you.

Strategy

What got you here won’t get you there. Propel your organization forward with an HR strategy to help your people succeed. With an effective HR strategy, you can turn reactiveness into proactiveness.

Structure

A quality structure allows your organization to stabilize, scale, and minimize growing pains along the way. To build this sound foundation, our team uses our years of organizational development experience and expertise to guide you through the process.

People

Recruiting, developing, and retaining the right people influences the culture and environment you’re building. As your trusted advisor, we are in constant collaboration with you to execute innovative people strategies that allow your team to succeed in their roles. 

Process

Creating standard processes provides you and your team the freedom to do their best work. From best-in-class systems, tools, and policies, we have the knowledge and skills to help you construct a well-oiled machine.

A Word From Our Clients

Zachary Verhulst
Zachary VerhulstFounder + Managing Principal, Pure Architects
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"From helping us to roll out our first employee handbook to finalizing our benefits package, the CPG team has been there to help us connect with and onboard great talent. As a small business, we don't need a full-time HR leader, but having the CPG team available for questions related to compliance, COVID and culture have provided me the tools and support to grow my team intentionally and sustainably."
Brian Scott
Brian ScottPresident, Rochford Supply
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"Rochford Supply is a growing small company in Minneapolis, MN without a dedicated HR team. We needed an HR partner to help us support our recruiting, compliance and growth while professionalizing our entire HR function. The Cooper People Group has seamlessly integrated into our organization’s daily operations while leading the transformation of our recruiting and HR practices and procedures. Due to our partnership with CPG, we’ve been able to recruit and hire great new production and professional team members while conducting a thorough evaluation of the organization and implementing action plans and improvements that position our organization for the next phase of our growth. Lisa, Claire and the entire CPG team have become a critical part of our team and we are incredibly grateful for the thoughtful collaboration, leadership and guidance they have provided Rochford Supply."
Chip LaFleur
Chip LaFleurPresident, LaFleur Marketing
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"CPG has a partnership mindset, we can engage with Cooper People Group in the ways that make the most sense – they don’t treat us like a client they’re trying to get to maximize spend. They treat us like partners, knowing that we will continue to engage them for years because then help where we need help, help us grow and mature our team, and then step back, knowing we’ll engage them again for what we need at that time."
APEX Controls
APEX Controls
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"APEX Controls provides controls engineering and electrician services to the West Michigan community. We are a fast-growing company and were in need of high leveled HR support. CPG has great attention to detail and response time. They have a wealth of knowledge in their back pocket and a large network of HR professionals to guide us whenever needed. One word to describe working with them would be: impactful."
Stacy Bare
Stacy BareExecutive Director, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks
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"As a small non-profit, having access to a world class HR Team at Cooper People Group has been critical to help us grow and navigate an evolving time of work. Thanks to Cooper People Group, we've been able to onboard amazing staff as well as help those who want to depart, depart in a healthy way that has led to further positive connections in the community with the employees who have left! Who would have thought it?"
John Grace
John Grace
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"CPG listens - really taking the time to understand our culture, our business, and our needs. They lead with strategy and solutions to meet our needs. All of these efforts led to strong strategy development that was well received by our team. The staff at Cooper People Group supported us and provided exceptional customer service throughout solution implementation. We are so grateful for their expertise and partnership!"
Mark Hudson
Mark HudsonIntegrator / GM, Tech Defenders
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"CPG stepped in to provide fractional HR leadership at the beginning of our peak season. Lisa and team listened to and understood our unique needs and formulated a comprehensive plan within days. Two weeks later, they were seamlessly integrated into our organization. Knowing my people were covered during the most critical time of year for us allowed me to focus on every other aspect of our business - and that is invaluable!"
Lisa Valk
Lisa ValkCOO, Family Promise of West Michigan
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"CPG came in and led the HR functions, gave us a very clear understanding of what our HR needs were, and helped us hire the right HR person for our organization. [I would recommend CPG to] any organization that is in need of HR support, leadership, or training. They are a great partner for either short-term or long-term projects. They will make the engagement work for the client. Not only did they meet our expectations they far and away exceeded them. So, the whole experience felt magical! Still can't believe we are where we are now in such a short amount of time."
ABC Western Michigan
ABC Western MichiganAssociation Board Executive
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"Cooper PG did an exceptional job coordinating a process to allow us (the board) to measure performance on corporate strategy and individual development. It was accomplished by asking thoughtful questions related to both objectives and by collecting feedback from peer groups. The result is an intentional review process that unites the President/CEO with the board to advance the mission of the Associated Builders and Contractors."
Suzanne Hinchliffe
Suzanne HinchliffeChief People Officer, Corium Innovations, Inc.
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"We are very pleased with the HRIS transition. [The CPG] team has been outstanding, and we are confident the HRIS transition is going to be smooth, seamless and a success!"
Sarah Lodato
Sarah LodatoHead of People, InvestNext
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"I love working with y'all and wish we could be a team indefinitely. You've been incredibly valuable to us, and it has been great having you as a partner as a team of one!"
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Zachary Verhulst
Zachary VerhulstFounder + Managing Principal, Pure Architects
Read More
"From helping us to roll out our first employee handbook to finalizing our benefits package, the CPG team has been there to help us connect with and onboard great talent. As a small business, we don't need a full-time HR leader, but having the CPG team available for questions related to compliance, COVID and culture have provided me the tools and support to grow my team intentionally and sustainably."
Brian Scott
Brian ScottPresident, Rochford Supply
Read More
"Rochford Supply is a growing small company in Minneapolis, MN without a dedicated HR team. We needed an HR partner to help us support our recruiting, compliance and growth while professionalizing our entire HR function. The Cooper People Group has seamlessly integrated into our organization’s daily operations while leading the transformation of our recruiting and HR practices and procedures. Due to our partnership with CPG, we’ve been able to recruit and hire great new production and professional team members while conducting a thorough evaluation of the organization and implementing action plans and improvements that position our organization for the next phase of our growth. Lisa, Claire and the entire CPG team have become a critical part of our team and we are incredibly grateful for the thoughtful collaboration, leadership and guidance they have provided Rochford Supply."
Chip LaFleur
Chip LaFleurPresident, LaFleur Marketing
Read More
"CPG has a partnership mindset, we can engage with Cooper People Group in the ways that make the most sense – they don’t treat us like a client they’re trying to get to maximize spend. They treat us like partners, knowing that we will continue to engage them for years because then help where we need help, help us grow and mature our team, and then step back, knowing we’ll engage them again for what we need at that time."
APEX Controls
APEX Controls
Read More
"APEX Controls provides controls engineering and electrician services to the West Michigan community. We are a fast-growing company and were in need of high leveled HR support. CPG has great attention to detail and response time. They have a wealth of knowledge in their back pocket and a large network of HR professionals to guide us whenever needed. One word to describe working with them would be: impactful."
Stacy Bare
Stacy BareExecutive Director, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks
Read More
"As a small non-profit, having access to a world class HR Team at Cooper People Group has been critical to help us grow and navigate an evolving time of work. Thanks to Cooper People Group, we've been able to onboard amazing staff as well as help those who want to depart, depart in a healthy way that has led to further positive connections in the community with the employees who have left! Who would have thought it?"
John Grace
John Grace
Read More
"CPG listens - really taking the time to understand our culture, our business, and our needs. They lead with strategy and solutions to meet our needs. All of these efforts led to strong strategy development that was well received by our team. The staff at Cooper People Group supported us and provided exceptional customer service throughout solution implementation. We are so grateful for their expertise and partnership!"

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