About HR Answers, Inc.

HR Answers, Inc. is a well known provider of HR specialty services and products. Our vision is to approach human resources with originality.

The goal of HR Answers, Inc. is to promote greater understanding and knowledge about positive employment practice and compliance so that our clients have less risk of lawsuits and regulatory concerns.

HRA was founded in 1985 and is the largest independently owned human resource consulting firm in the Northwest. In 2021, Co-President Laurie Grenya succeeded HRA’s founder Judy Clark as the company’s second owner. Judy remains an integral part of the HRA family and continues to focus on our expert witness work. 

The organization is staffed by consultants who have a wide range of practical HR experience because each has previously been employed in various levels of HR positions. This experience includes public and private environments, manufacturing, healthcare, financial, high-tech, entrepreneurial, and non-profit organizations.

HRA is a full-service provider of HR products and services. These services intend to supplement an organization’s own resources. HR Answers can either provide services on a project basis or retain us for ongoing HR support. Services include:

  • Compensation Program Design or Support
  • Recruitment and Staffing
  • Benefit Plan Assessment
  • Policy & Procedure Development
  • AAP and EEO/OFCCP Compliance
  • Human Resource Function Review
  • Supervisory, Managerial & Employee Training
  • Employee Relations Issues Assistance
  • Employment Law Compliance and Expert Witness Support
  • Performance Management Design and Information
  • Labor Relations and all types of Organizational Development and Transition

Recently, COVID protocols, vaccine labor laws, remote work, hybrid offices, and other changes in the workplace have created considerable uncertainty for organizations, and a lot of questions too. Our team strives to remain at the forefront of the rapidly evolving changes affecting HR practices and can help your organization successfully navigate these complex issues.

Whether in an ongoing human resource advice capacity or a specific project role, HR Answers, Inc. recognizes its responsibility to offer the most current information and to tailor all work specifically to the client’s needs and decisions.

The strategies we develop, the decisions we make, the way in which we perform our jobs, the way we work with our clients, and our communities are based on six operating concepts we call our Prime Directives. They are:

  • We are HR!
  • We are Entrepreneurial!
  • We Develop People!
  • We Optimize!
  • We Give Back!
  • We Care!


To be the HR consulting firm of choice in the Northwest.


To be acknowledged as a high performance firm by everyone we do business with.


Credible, Honest, Aware, Sense of Community, Open, Flexible, Sharing, Caring, Planning, Creative.