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2012 Founders & Visionaries - Wahine Edition

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Inkinen & Associates, Inc. and Remedy Intelligent Staffing

Kristi Inkinen Yanagihara, Owner of Remedy Intelligent Staffing, and Kathryn Inkinen, President, Inkinen & Associates, Inc.

Know that your people are your best business asset. Understand Hawaii’s special style of doing business. Look beyond the resume to find the right fit. Care that a candidate’s passion for a career path can benefit a company. For 20 years, Kathryn Inkinen has built on these core attributes to develop a successful vision as founder of Inkinen & Associates, Hawaii’s premier locally based executive search firm.

“We help companies grow by finding new executive management personnel capable of meeting each company’s unique challenges and realizing its vision for a preferred future,” says Inkinen whose company specializes in executive to middle management placements in all industries. “We also help candidates grow their careers with opportunities that appreciate their skills and interests.”

Kristi Inkinen Yanagihara shares her mother’s business philosophy and the same core attributes, as owner of Remedy Intelligent Staffing of Honolulu, which focuses on entry level to middle management positions. “Our specialty is long term placement by helping candidates, including recent college graduates, career changers and those whose careers are evolving, identify opportunities to set them on a meaningful career path,” says Yanagihara. Her 11-year-old company, which was recognized as one of Hawaii’s top five fastest-growing companies in the past, is an independently-owned franchise of Select Staffing.

Both firms, each independently managed, are now developing more collaborative opportunities to offer companies a full service consulting source recognized for excellent service and solid trust. From finding the right executive assistant to the next CEO, to providing the specialized support staff to placement of a productive middle manager, “we look for a good fit with the company’s corporate culture,” says Inkinen. “And we assign the most knowledgeable staff person from our talented teams to ensure that happens,” adds Yanagihara.

In these challenging times, companies seeking new talent will find that Inkinen and Yanagihara’s approach allows them to focus on running their businesses with confidence. Their experienced consultants learn a company’s vision, philosophy and strategies to gain an employer’s perspective on positions. Going beyond simply focusing on skills and experiences, they serve as discreet and critical intermediaries with an in-depth and personal understanding of whether a candidate is the best fit for a particular company. Yanagihara, with a master’s degree in human resources, and Inkinen, with 25 years of experience in corporate human resources, understand a company’s HR needs. Important and confidential background checks, skills testing and more are among the vetting services provided.

“We believe that good people are a company’s greatest asset,” says Inkinen. Yanagihara adds, “We look forward to what we can offer companies through our collaborative efforts to help position them for future success.”


Remedy Intelligent Staffing
876 Curtis Street, Suite 102
Honolulu, HI 96813
808-733-8550 / 808-733-8555 fax
Visit our new website at www.remedyhawaii.com
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Inkinen & Associates, Inc.
20 years as Hawaii’s Premier
Executive Search Firm
1003 Bishop St. Suite 477
Honolulu, HI 96813

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