Akin & Associates is a leading San Diego Human Resources Consulting and Recruiting Firm. Please read more about our story and extensive experience in the HR industry:
Cathy Akin, Principal Human Resources Consultant
Cathy Akin has more than 30 years of HR management experience. She’s worked at large corporations and small early-stage startups as well as public and private companies, including Honeywell, General Electric, Uniden, Ferring Research Institute and Epicor Software Corporation (DataWorks).
Cathy’s consulting engagements have included HR Department audits, employee climate surveys, OFCCP audits, technical recruiting, compensation analyses, benefits gap analysis for acquisitions, evaluation and selection of an applicant tracking system, prevention of sexual harassment training and temporary HR management. She’s provided those services in a wide variety of industries, including biotech (lab services, medical devices), commercial construction, communications equipment manufacturing, hospital, senior living facilities, insurance, pharmaceutical, and software development.
Cathy holds a B.S. in business management with an emphasis in HR management from San Diego State University. She’s been nominated for the UCSD Athena Pinnacle Award three times and was honored with the Women Who Mean Business Award in the Human Resources category by the San Diego Business Journal. Cathy has served on the boards of several professional organizations, including SHRM’s High Tech Net National Board, UCSD Athena Founding Board Member, and Member of the Executive Committee of the San Diego Science Alliance. She co-founded the San Diego Tech Force and co-founded the Athena Technology Affinity Group.
Bill Akin, Principal Consultant
Bill Akin has more than 25 years of experience recruiting technical and management personnel. Time and time again, he’s proven his savvy and leadership in finding the right people for the right job in industries such as lab services, biomedical, software development, medical devices, software and hardware storage solutions, computer peripherals, web analytics, enterprise and supply chain software, alternative fuels, and aerospace.
Before forming Akin & Associates in 1988, Bill was the owner of Search Professionals, which grew to a staff of 25, including 13 software developers. Earlier, he was employment manager at Cipher Data, division employment supervisor at 3M, and personnel supervisor for Deutsche Electronic Components. He has extensive firsthand experience with all aspects of the recruiting, compensation, benefits and training.
Bill holds a BS from California Polytechnic and a BS (business administration) from the University of Redlands, Whitehead College.
Why Did We Build Akin & Associates?
We love what we do, which is help businesses stay compliant with the laws while hiring the best talent to keep their companies thriving. Simply put, we help people. That has always been our motivation. We serve San Diego primarily with Human Resources consulting and contracting, but also have clients nationwide that rely on us remotely to help manage their HR and staffing departments. We would love to hear from you about your human resources needs today!