Amy Bakay, Owner/Founder


“The best time for HR is before you think you need it.”

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So goes the mantra for HR NOLA, a locally-founded firm that provides access to HR services for companies of all sizes. Amy Bakay, SHRM-SCP, founded HR NOLA after a career spanning more than 20 years in the HR field, during which she provided services to a variety of companies and industries.

Bakay saw a need for a custom, quality HR services provider after her board leadership roles with the local nonprofit NOLA SHRM. She identified a particular niche: a company that could provide much-needed HR services while avoiding the fulltime overhead burden that was too much for small companies. Since HR NOLA’s inception in 2017, the company has blossomed to fill that niche and to explore the market beyond—they now service clients locally and nation-wide with remote and on-site help.

HR NOLA’s initial intention was to provide small to midsize markets (employers with 25-100 employees) with crucial access to HR services, but they soon realized that New Orleans’ entrepreneurial mindset and startup culture also had need of their services. Their full-level compliance and culture risks audit allows them to create a unique tactical and strategic business plan for startups and midsize companies alike.

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The company, which is staffed with consultants whose primary backgrounds are in human resources and business management (and who are SHRM certified), focuses less on traditional HR of managing rules and policies, and more on creating a work environment that encourages employees to want to come to work each day—while also avoiding the non-compliance and toxicity that can cost a company millions.


318 Harrison Avenue # 101
New Orleans, LA 70124
833-HRNOLA-1 ·


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