People Operations

Vaco Raleigh Strategic People Operations

Our People Operations practice brings tactical and strategic expertise to their human resources and talent acquisition practice.  We can tailor our approach and services to be as broad or project driven as our clients need.


Expertise in evolving federal regulations and employee preferences regarding returning to the office


Your HR counsel covering all topics including diversity & inclusion, compliance, benefits, culture, mental health and more


Talent solutions including advising on, and providing, sourcing, recruiting, ATS implementation and training

Vaco has your solution

Our Services


We will walk your company through the process of developing an overall strategy for remote work versus a return to office plan. When you are ready to return, we will assist in developing a Return to Office plan, including detailed steps and decision points that have been reviewed and recommended by legal counsel. 

Our suggestions consider all federally required communications and regulations including:

  • FFCRA required postings
  • FFCRA policy
  • COVID-19 policy
  • Policy that meets all CDC, OSHA, and NCDHHS guidelines


We act as your shadow Human Resources department, including training, onboarding, and making sure you are within compliance. 

Our specialties include:

  • Diversity & Inclusion programs
  • Group employee benefit consultation
  • Compensation analysis
  • Leadership training
  • Compliance training consultation
  • HRIS RFP and implementation
  • Performance Review program design and delivery
  • Culture assessment & development
  • Employee branding / communication program
  • HR talent and onboarding
  • Handbook review and/or creation


With roots in talent placement services, we have evolved to offer full employment life-cycle consulting. 

Our solutions include:

  • Applicant Tracking System (ATS) RFP, implementation and training
  • Recruiting process implementation
  • Social Media strategy review and consultation
  • Recruiting branding
  • Interview training
  • Direct Sourcing program implementation
  • Recruiting for recruiter
  • “Health Check” for recruiting processes and systems
  • Full life-cycle recruiting
  • Sourcing
  • Key staff recruiting
  • High volume recruiting
  • Technical and Sales talent recruiting

Solutions for all your talent needs

Case Studies

Overhauling talent acquisition and retention

A large technology company needed to overhaul its recruiting program while hiring 30+ professionals for critical technology positions. We designed and developed an internal full lifecycle recruiting program, including the implementation of an Applicant Tracking System (ATS). We also enhanced job posting resources, including their career site, LinkedIn Recruiter, and Glassdoor.

Recommended culture shift led to improved company ratings on Glassdoor.
30 FTEs hired in 4 months.

$500,000 saved in agency placement fees

Return to office strategy

A small business client with an “in the office” culture had quickly pivoted to a 100% remote work force.  We developed a COVID-19 policy that not only aligned with company culture, but ensured compliance with all applicable government requirements, including OSHA, CDC, FFCRA and NCDHHS.

Quick pivot to remote work in the face of a global pandemic.

Compliant with ever-changing governmental requirements

Your Team

Andrea has over 20 years of Human Resources, Recruiting and Employee Benefits experience. She has an extensive background in enabling teams to scale and develop to keep up with an every-growing market. 

Andrea has worked with local legal counsel, and closely monitored evolving government guidelines and suggestions to effectively advise on return to office plans regarding COVID-19.

Learn more about Andrea.

Mandy has over 18 years of Human Resources and Talent Acquisition experience. She is established in complete ownership of the full employment life-cycle. 

Mandy has functional experience in recruiting models, ATS training, onboarding, new-hire orientation, and interview training. 

Learn more about Mandy.

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