Serving Central PA

About Paraclete Partners

If you are a small business owner who is not ready to hire a full-time human resource manager, Paraclete Partners will help you navigate complex HR issues.

Perhaps your business has grown large enough to need assistance with HR details. Maybe you don’t have formal policies at all and realize a written handbook would be beneficial.

Do your business practices comply with state and federal laws? If you don’t know, we can help you assess your situation and create solutions to keep you in compliance.

What we can do for you:

  • Develop human resource policies and procedures to meet the needs of your organization
  • Facilitate company mergers, should the need arise
  • Manage both minor and major employee concerns and issues
  • Develop leadership skills, meeting needs of all levels of team members
  • Increase workplace productivity
  • Boost employee satisfaction, which will result in improved employee retention

Craig Porterfield was able to provide our company with our first HR handbook. We were completely unaware of the various categories and groupings that would need to be addressed in this document. Craig was able to walk us through the entire process step by step with real world examples of why we needed to cover each area. For a small company like ours, we found Craig to be a fantastic HR consultant.
— John Nixon, President, ClearedJobs.net


Craig Porterfield Paraclete Partners

Craig Porterfield, PHR
Owner, Paraclete Partners

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Craig earned his PHR cert­ifi­cation from the Human Re­source Cert­ifi­cation Inst­itute. By earn­ing these cert­ifi­cations, he has dem­on­strat­ed his ex­pertise and mast­ery in real-world human re­source pract­ices and their imple­men­tation, the ability to focus on pro­gram devel­opment and im­ple­men­tation, and tac­ti­cal­/lo­gis­tic­al or­i­en­­ta­tion to­wards policies and prin­ciples.

Craig is also a mem­ber of the York County chapter of SHRM. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR member­ship organ­ization devoted to human re­source man­age­ment. Rep­resent­ing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the Society is the leading provider of re­sources to serve the needs of HR pro­fess­ion­als.

Why Paraclete Partners Got Started

Running a small to mid-sized business is difficult.

Staying one step ahead of the competition, developing new marketing strategies, dealing with nonstop customer issues, making sure the monthly expenses do not exceed the monthly income, trying to collect late payments from customers, keeping up with all the new government regulations…it can feel overwhelming.

As hard as you try, you find yourself not having enough time in the day to give all of these issues the attention they need.

How am I so familiar with all of the issues you face each week as a business owner?

For 14 years I ran small- and medium-sized businesses. I, too, faced the challenges of keeping all these balls, and many more, in the air. I’ve been in your chair, and I know what keeps you awake at night.

After managing small- to medium-sized companies for 14 years, I found my passion changing to the human resource side of the business, where I spent the next 14 years of my career.

I have created entire human resource departments, handled company mergers, and dealt with everyday employee issues. There isn’t much I have not seen or experienced.

We work in partnership with supervisors and employees to create solutions for issues by

  • developing a strong team ethic
  • working with staff to create an atmosphere where everyone shares together in the provision of quality service
  • communicating organizational mission values, and
  • striving to meet common goals.

By providing these services to my clients, employee retention will increase and overall morale in the organization will improve; consequently, productivity will increase and your organization should increase its strength and profitability.

When employees achieve their potential and managers become leaders, organizational effectiveness increases significantly. I gain great satisfaction in seeing these positive transitions take place.

Our goal is to take the human resource responsibilities off your plate so you will have more time and energy to devote to other areas.