Kathy Rapp is the SVP of hrQ, a Human Resources professional services firm focused on HR search, HR contract staffing and HR consulting. Additionally, Kathy has 15+years of HR leadership experience with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Morgan Stanley and First Data, as well as experience within the technology, entertainment and healthcare industries. Kathy has also worked internationally in the APAC region.
Kathy serves on the HR Committees for the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council and Neighborhood Centers Inc. She writes for Fistful of Talent, a Workforce Management blog, www.fistfuloftalent.com, is a frequent speaker at HR and Leadership conferences and an active member of HR Houston, HC&B, SHRM, and is an Executive Mentor for the MBA program at the Bauer School of Business at the University of Houston. She earned a B.A. from Texas A&M and an M.B.A. from University of Houston.
Industry Expertise (10)
Areas of Expertise (10)
Houston's Best & Brightest Companies to Work For (professional)
hrQ joined 33 other Houston companies out of 400 nominated companies to win this award in 2012. It is due in large part to our culture, our founding values, our amazing team and our committment to our clients.
University of Houston: MBA, Management/Human Resources
Texas A&M University: BA, Psychology
Event Appearances (8)
HR Southwest Ft. Worth, Texas
Gulf Coast HR Symposium Houston, Texas
Texas Total Rewards Conference Dallas & Houston, Texas
CFO Conference Houston, Texas
An Integrated Approach to Building a High Performance Organization Austin, Texas
P2 Energy Solutions Conference Keystone, Colorado
HR Roundtable Houston, Texas
Transforming HR: It's NOT About Putting Strategic in Your Title
HR Southwest Ft. Worth, TX
Sample Talks (5)
What Hiring Managers Won’t Tell You, but You Really Need to Know
It is time to get down and dirty and tell it like it is! Considering a job change? Recently RIF’d? Ready for that next promotion? Conducting a job search is an art as much as a science - - - and much of it is common sense. We’ll discuss the top ten things that you need know about making an impression that hiring managers won’t tell you, but they do tell us!
Building the DNA of Your Organization; One Rock Star at a Time
Do you pay attention to organizational genetics? How does "DNA" improve the attraction, selection and onboarding of rock star talent? This is not a chemistry course. Topics include David Lee Roth vs. Sammy Hagar and Van Halen's succession planning nightmare.
How Tweet It Is – Using Social Media to Recruit & Retain
You’re hip, have Friends on Facebook and know about social media - but do you REALLY know how to use social networks to recruit and retain talent? If you were asked to implement a social media strategy to enhance your recruiting efforts and brand – would you break out in a cold sweat? Learn how it all works together – and come out tweeting in the process!
“How to Manage the Funkiness: Career Trends & Tools”
Unemployment is at an all time high, yet there is still a scarcity of high-quality Total Rewards talent with the skills and attributes needed for today and tomorrow’s organizations. The dual reality of the market poses challenges for Total Rewards professionals as they look to develop themselves and build their teams with limited resources. Knowing how to manage through this funkiness will help set you up for success.
HR 2031 – Trends & Topics for the Next 20 Years
Curious as to what Fortune 500 organizations think of emerging HR leadership topics, practices and business imperatives impacting organizations now and in the future? We will explore what progressive HR teams are doing to impact their organization’s bottom-line; innovative practices in talent acquisition and talent management; and what HR leaders think will be the most significant changes to the profession over the next 20 years.
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