Ellen Raim
Currnt facilitator
Ellen Raim

Vice President, People & Culture at Invoca

Portland, Oregon Area

  • Focus: Contributions are valued by peers
  • Accountability: Thoroughly contributes in all areas
  • Sense of Urgency: Consistently responds in a timely fashion
  • Team: Frequently supports and responds to peers

Awards earned:





Rating: 4.56/5 stars (461 ratings)

Level: LEVEL 04 (12mo pts: 1310 pts)

Lifetime points: 4981 pts View details

Management 80
Training 74
Culture Change 43
Employee Engagement 42
Recruiting 23
Change Management 23
Legal Compliance 20
Hiring 12
Leadership Development 11
Payroll 10
Organizational Design 8
Organizational Development 6
Employee Benefits 6
Performance Management 5
Succession Planning 3
Human Resources 3
Coaching 3
Team Building 3
Applicant Tracking Systems 3
Workforce Planning 2
Business Strategy 2
HR Policies 1
Employee Relations
Personnel Management
Strategic Planning
Talent Management
Talent Acquisition
Executive Coaching
Mergers & Acquisitions
Compensation & Benefit
Benefits Administration
Process Improvement
Deferred Compensation
Conflict Resolution
Organizational Effectiveness
Career Development
Performance Improvement
HR Consulting
College Recruiting
Staff Development
Temporary Placement
Employer Branding
Strategic HR
Export Controls
Logistics Management
Quality Assurance
Health & Safety
Acquisition Integration


I have a unique career path that has allowed me to study and understand how people behave at work, individually and in groups. I started my career as an employment lawyer where I saw the fall-out of poorly designed cultures and people processes. I moved into HR, got a masters in organizational design and another in Behavioral Science and have used the rest of my career to research and test methods to make workplaces as fulfilling and productive as possible.

As a Senior HR Executive I developed expertise leading the full spectrum of strategic human resources and compliance functions for global organizations. I have Provided guidance to employees in 14 countries including Germany, Israel, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan, China, Philippines, Ireland, UK, Malaysia, India, Canada, Costa Rica and Japan.

As a consultant I helped companies with unique "people" issues. My Industry experience includes high technology, semiconductors, consumer products, retail, aviation, law firms, manufacturing, and public sector.

Areas of expertise include:

• Global HR Strategy, Planning & Leadership
• Organizational Design & Development / Change Management
• Employee Relations / Employee Engagement
• Legal Compliance, Risk Management & Health/Safety Oversight
• Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Planning
• Performance Improvement Initiatives
• Leadership Development & Succession Planning
• Workforce Needs Assessment & Training Program Design/Delivery
• HRIS, ATS System & Recruiting Technology Expertise
• International Logistics, Quality Assurance & Export Control

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Vice President of Human Resources

Erickson Incorporated

September 2016 - January 2018

Special Project-- Following the sale of prior employer, Cascade Microtech, agreed to help stabilize the people-related operations of this publicly-traded company entering bankruptcy.

• Immediately evaluated the health of the organization, launched a series of key change initiatives, and developed an updated workforce vision and strategic plan for 2017
• Redesigning various pay plans to increase market competitiveness
• Planned/executed a targeted RIF to reduce costs
• Vetted and selected a series of new Health Benefits and 401(k) brokers to save money and improve service
• Improved the staffing function to address challenging talent acquisition/retention issues
• Worked closely with bankruptcy attorneys to develop workforce-related documentation and pleadings, in addition to managing all internal communications related to the bankruptcy
• Rebuilt the HR team after significant turnover
• Redesigning the performance review program to be more coaching-focused, based on organizational volatility

Principal Consultant

Forge Insight- Shaping Organizations

February 2018 - Present

Consulting at the intersection of Behavioral Science and People Management

Principal Consultant

Forge Insight--Shaping Organizations

January 2018 - Present

Using Behavioral Science to inform and improve human capital consulting.

Vice President, People & Culture


January 2019 - Present