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Flexible Human Resources Consulting By True HR Based In NJ 


At True HR, we envision a world where everyone is making a meaningful contribution at work and living fully self-expressed. To this end, we build robust, flexible HR solutions that transform businesses and empower people. Our agile, future-oriented approaches are rooted in over 25 years of real-world experience and best practices honed across industries.

As a full-service human resources consulting firm, we have your back when it comes to compliance and creating the foundation for success. But we don’t stop there. We work nimbly to innovate within today’s shifting work/life landscape. We have the range and expertise to help you attract, recruit, and retain great talent and to coach you and your people to the highest levels of leadership, adaptability, and alignment. We will help you authentically meet the expectations of — and invite the best from — an increasingly discerning workforce.

We know you’re busy running your business, but you want more than to cross “HR” off your list. Whether you seek to build your HR department from the ground up, maximize your employee experience, or hire a thought leader, speaker, and professional coach to help you transform and inspire, True HR has you covered. From steady-state organizations to budding startups, we’ve been there. We are the objective eye and skilled hand you need to amplify your best assets.

Shannon’s approach to human resources is authentic and pragmatic. She operates with a high degree of professional integrity and is inclusive of diverse perspectives.


– Steve Richardson, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, QuVa Pharma, Inc.

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SHANNON CLARK JOHNSTON founded True HR because she knows that an authentic, efficient approach to human resources can truly transform businesses and bring out the best in individuals. With over 25 years in the field in a variety of roles including head of HR, corporate trainer for a Fortune 100 company, executive coach, thought leader, and keynote speaker, Shannon has seen it all. She meets each new challenge with insight, integrity, warmth, and a dose of good humor.

In addition to extensive on-the-ground experience, Shannon’s MS in organizational leadership and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification attest to her mastery of HR strategy and policy. 

She is a master certified professional life coach, serving businesses and individuals who want to apply her powerful goal-setting strategies in the service of holistic success and thriving. She has also committed to paying forward True HR’s success through charitable giving to organizations that support personal transformation. Shannon maintains an extensive network of talented collaborators, ensuring True HR can offer the well-rounded perspective and expertise to rise to any HR challenge. She can’t wait to explore what True HR’s real experience and authentic partnership can do for you.

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Shannon’s knowledge and experience is undeniable and her energy and passion for human resources is contagious!  She is an absolute professional, and at the same time, she injects humor and fun into her work.  Shannon loves what she does, and it shows.

– Adam Connors, Founder


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