About Us

Our mission is simple: To make better workplaces.

Our work makes your life easier, keeps you in compliance and saves you time and money.

We believe that your employees matter.

We also believe that happy, well-treated employees perform better, stay longer and contribute to organizational success.

When HR is done right (and we know a thing or two about that!), it adds value to the entire organization.

How can we help you?

We are conveniently located outside of Frederick, MD. We work with clients in for-profit businesses, nonprofit organizations and government entities primarily located in Maryland and northern Virginia.

More on our mission:

We work with business owners and managers who value their employees and understand that investing in human capital is the best way to engage, retain and motivate employees. Our business relationships focus on getting results. We advise you on how to solve your employee problems with honest and clear communication. We pride ourselves on being exceptionally responsive to clients and providing quality work every time.

We never treat you like a number. All our clients are extremely important to us and we are interested in helping you succeed. Some firms don’t like to work with small businesses, but we embrace that fact.

People Focused. Purpose Driven. Creative Problem Solvers.

Our values:

  • Authenticity
  • Consistency
  • Responsiveness
  • Quality Work
  • Focused on Results and Problem-Solving

About our logo:

Our brandmark is a simple box-shaped ‘A’ created from a network of organic dots and dashes. This network represents HR Answerbox’s problem-to-solution path that is established for each of our clients, helping to develop work environments that engage, retain and motivate your employees and management teams. This line of employer/employee communication and connectivity is at the heart of what we want most for your organization’s culture—successful results.

Amanda Haddaway
Managing Director

Quoted by:

Amanda Haddaway is the managing director and lead consultant and trainer for HR Answerbox, a boutique consultancy focused on solving the people problems that business owners, executives and managers face on a daily basis. Amanda has nearly 40,000 hours of experience in human resources. She specializes in resolving difficult employee relations situations, designing and facilitating interactive training solutions and advising small businesses on how to effectively manage their human capital.

She holds the two highest professional certifications in human resources, SPHR and SHRM-SCP, as well as a Master of Jurisprudence degree in Labor and Employment Law from Tulane University Law School, a Master’s degree from George Washington University and a Bachelor’s degree from James Madison University.

Amanda is a national speaker and a published author of two books and numerous articles. She serves as the director for the Maryland SHRM State Council and the chairperson for the Frederick County Workforce Development Board. She is an adjunct instructor at Montgomery College and a trainer for the Society for Human Resource Management.

“I understand that employees are both the greatest expense and greatest resource of most organizations. I want to help you maximize your people assets through proven and effective HR strategies.”Amanda Haddaway, MA, MJ, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Amanda serves as our lead consultant and trainer. She is also available to conduct workplace investigations, serve as an expert witness, and provide media interviews.