Eileen Levitt, CEO of The HR TEAM, Presents AT VIP Grow and Earns National Center Instructor Honors

The Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) invited Eileen Levitt, CEO of The HR Team, to present at the January 2023 VIP GROW session.

Taught by subject matter experts from industry and government, VIP offers five (5) accelerator training programs for owners, principals, and C‐level executives of VOSB/SDVOSBs that specifically address the complexities of federal procurement.

VIP teaches veteran-owned businesses not only how to win contracts but how to mitigate risks, successfully manage federal contracts, and how to grow. VIP GROW is a 3-day in-residence veteran entrepreneurship training program that is offered at no cost to veterans nationwide.

Eileen Levitt, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is a human resources professional who has spent the last 27 years helping her clients mitigate risks pertaining to their human capital via outsourced HR consulting. Her firm’s long history of supporting government contractors provides a deep understanding of the unique requirements involved and helps contractors cultivate valued employees while working within stringent compliance parameters.

In addition to leading The HR Team, Eileen currently serves as a Commissioner on the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights. Appointed by the Governor, the Commission is dedicated to ensuring opportunity for all through the enforcement of Maryland’s laws against discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, and state contracts.

“I was honored to speak at the VIP GROW session and earn the coveted VIP Instructor seal,” said Eileen. “The organization’s mission to empower veteran-owned and service-disabled-veteran-owned small businesses to win and maintain government contracts is near and dear to my heart. We know the HR-related pitfalls that can hinder growth, particularly in today’s volatile hiring environment.”

Eileen’s presentation to VIP training participants covered critical and timely information. She answered their most pressing HR-related questions and provided them with checklists they could use to assess the effectiveness of their HR, including:

  • Questions You Can and Cannot Ask in an Interview
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Hiring Checklist
  • Recruitment Process Checklist

“We have heard so many positive comments from the participants who benefited tremendously from your insight and expertise,” said Barbara Ashe, President of the Veteran Institute for Procurement. “We can’t thank you enough for supporting the VIP program.”

About VIP GROW: VIP GROW mitigates company risk and is proven to increase annual revenue by 57% within one year of completing the program. Since its launch in 2009, 1,068 companies have graduated from VIP GROW from 47 states, D.C., and Guam. On average, VIP GROW companies are later-stage companies in business for 9 years with 16 employees. For more information, visit: https://nationalvip.org/

About The HR Team: Founded in 1996 by Eileen Levitt, The HR Team is a human resources outsourcing firm committed to developing strategic, customized solutions that respond to the unique needs and cultures of organizations of all types and sizes. Available as a one-source alternative to an in-house HR department or on an à la carte project basis, the company’s flexible service models address the full spectrum of HR needs that many organizations struggle to address. The HR Team helps clients achieve their highest level of success by providing value-driven human resources services that leave them time to focus on what they do best: directing business growth and profitability. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, the firm serves all of Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia. To learn more about The HR Team, call 410.381.9700 or visit https://www.thehrteam.com/.