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Discover Balanced HR

At Companies in Balance we're experts in scalable growth, wherever you are on the journey. We help leaders in small businesses build a company that's flexible, effective and engaging. We work collaboratively with your team to craft solutions that work in real life.

I'm Riikka, the founder of Companies in Balance. As a HR leader I have delivered fast scale-up, business and culture transformation and built HR functions from scratch in a variety of B2B sectors, such as technology, life sciences and professional services.

Companies in Balance was born when I saw businesses wasting energy and diluting their success due to extremes and blind spots in how they operate with people. Not to mention de-motivating employees and, at worst, affecting their wellbeing.

This is why, even in business, I believe holistic thinking leads to health!

By looking at the full picture, we can adjust people, culture and leadership towards 

balance: a dynamic state of optimum function.

When your company is out of balance...

Missing the right HR solutions to drive our strategy and culture.

Time wasted on unclear priorities and disjointed initiatives.

Struggle to recruit, retain and develop the talent we need.

Half-hearted performance and settling for the status quo.


The truth is, when companies lack balance, employees are unable to focus their energy on what matters most. 

By aligning your HR with strategy and culture,

you build the company you want to be: 

Leadership practices that drive business goals and target culture.

A clear common direction and coherent priorities.

A positive environment where people want to work.

Better performance, adaptability and creativity from everyone.

We have been working on our internal company goals and HR processes, on keeping the culture we want we as we get bigger, our contracts and policies so that they better reflect who we are and where we are going. 
We're launching new ways of peer buddying, 360 degree feedback, positive accountability and more.
I can't recommend Riikka and Companies in Balance enough!

Richard Freeman, CEO, always possible

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