HRCap Executive Joins Forbes HR Council

Written by HRCap, Inc.

July 7, 2022


We are pleased to announce that our HRCap Executive Stella H. Kim (Managing Director and Head of Executive Search) has recently accepted an invitation to join the Forbes Human Resources Council, an selective invitation-only community for senior-level human resources executives across all industries.


Members are selected based on their depth and diversity of experience, then invited to participate in a private forum for discussion and collaboration with the opportunity to share their industry insights.


Since March 2022, Stella has actively contributed and served on the expert panel by sharing her thought leadership on recruiting, executive leadership, and organizational design as follows:



“15 Questions To Answer Before Partnering With A Staffing Agency”

Can they answer candidate questions about your organization?--It's most important to assess their depth of understanding of your company, as this builds credibility and trust for all parties. How accurately can they represent your business? Do they know your corporate culture well enough to vet for best-fit candidates? Can they set realistic expectations by answering candidate questions on organizational structure, growth agendas, and leadership styles?

- Stella H. Kim, SPHR



“14 Skills Every HR Leader Needs For Success In Business”

Recognition is key. Employees often feel that their hard work is overlooked, so it's important to acknowledge their contributions, virtually or in person. Each person may also have a different preference for how they want to be recognized in a public or private setting. We can normalize giving each other more positive feedback (not just constructive feedback) and giving due credit for others' ideas in all meetings.

- Stella H. Kim, SPHR



Stella has been continuously learning, giving back her expertise, and networking with like-minded council members by ideating on business challenges. Stella looks forward to shedding deeper insights and publishing more meaningful content around global recruiting best practices, hybrid workplaces, cross-cultural and cross-generational diversity and inclusion, and executive leadership development.




About Stella H. Kim, SPHR


Stella H. Kim, SPHR is an Executive Recruiter, HR Advisor, Workforce Specialist, Labor Economist, Organizational Psychologist, and Career Coach. Stella currently serves as the Managing Director at HRCap, Inc. (largest Asian Global Executive Search firm in the United States). She founded and leads the Executive Search Practice, specializing in Executive-level and Critical Hire Placements for SMB and Fortune 500 clients. She is also responsible for HRCap's enterprise-wide Digital Transformation and Global Rebranding, managing over 10 ongoing agile projects for data-driven strategy, process optimization, and employee engagement. Under Stella’s leadership, HRCap was named “2022 Top 10 Executive Search” by Manage HR Magazine, and “2021 New Jersey Best Place to Work” by NJBiz Magazine. Prior to HRCap, Stella specialized in Workforce Management and Talent Analytics at the Professional Development Center of Excellence at IBM Headquarters, providing data-driven talent strategies for enterprise-wide employee engagement, and positioning IBM for greater growth. Formerly, she was a Senior Strategy & Analytics Consultant at IBM Global Business Services, focused on organizational change and tech implementation projects for IBM internal and client projects.


Stella has the proven ability to increase value through the unique intersection of technology, talent, and transformation. Her expertise lies in identifying capability gaps and underlying opportunities to empower greater potential in individuals, organizations, and communities. Stella passionately enables cultural & generational diversity by driving acclimation through awareness and training. She is known for her commitment to bridging by building communities from the ground up to create greater value, synergy, and social impact. She serves leadership roles on advisory boards and non-profit associations and is frequently appointed to speak at government, professional associations, and academic institutions, where she shares her expertise in the labor market, HR strategy, and recruiting trends. Stella is an Industry Guest Lecturer at Stony Brook University and an Advisory Council Member at Seton Hall University Stillman School of Business for the Transformative Leadership Program. She is also a Stevie American Business Awards Judge for the COVID-19 Response & HR Awards Committee.


Stella holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Princeton University and is a Master's Degree in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. She is a certified SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) and has completed Executive Programs in Social Impact Strategy at the University of Pennsylvania and Human Resource Management at Villanova University.




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