A vision to help businesses succeed | 2011
It all started with an idea, helping small businesses succeed. What if we could increase the chances for small businesses to beat the odds by providing strategic HR expertise, freeing them up to focus on what they do best, growing their businesses? On the heels of a recession, in September of 2011, that’s precisely what we set out to do.
With a hip website, a cheerful tangerine logo, and a whole lot of drive and determination, Jean Roque set out to build a business providing HR outsourcing and consulting services for local small businesses. Since day one, our mission has been to help our clients thrive! While Trüpp has grown and evolved significantly over the years, we’re proud to say that hasn’t changed. It’s the “why” behind everything we do.
Building a reputation | 2012-2013
Trüpp quickly established a solid reputation as a contemporary HR company with deep expertise. Rather than focusing on the way things had always been done, we tailored our services to our client’s unique goals and business framework. From there, the business grew like wildfire across the greater Portland metro area and SW Washington. On our one-year anniversary, Trüpp moved into its first office in a hip industrial space on the 2nd floor of the Eastbank Commerce Center, just a few doors down from where Portlandia was being produced!
Trüpp’s brand and marketing approach was intentionally focused on establishing itself as a valuable and credible resource. Our newsletters, blog articles, and helpful webinars were quickly relied upon by local business leaders and HR professionals. Before the end of 2013, with seven team members improving our awesomeness, Trüpp had already outgrown its first little office and expanded to the 4th floor with more than triple the space.
Expanding products and services | 2014-2016
As our client list grew exponentially, we expanded our services to meet a broader range of client needs, targeting SMBs located throughout the United States. We added benefits administration outsourcing and began developing our proprietary HRIS platform, Siinch©, to accompany our HR services.
By 2016 Trüpp landed in the Portland Business Journal’s Fastest-Growing Private 100 and Top 50 Women-Owned Companies!
A time for refinement | 2016-2019
Intent to find a space that would support our growing team, in August of 2016, we moved into the newly built Framework Building on 6th and Davis in Northeast Portland. Its wall-to-ceiling windows and wood frame construction gave a clean, modern feel that perfectly fit our newly updated branding.
We formalized our compensation and compliance consulting, including a specialization in pay equity services, and quickly became the go-to experts on the topic. Not to be outdone, in 2018 our live training was transformed into sleek engaging eLearning courses. We introduced, Eliminating Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace, which wowed our learners, garnering stellar Google reviews. Take that, Harvey Weinstein!
Back home again | 2020-2021
The Spring of 2020 took us right back to where we started from–working from home. At the same time, we were diligently working night and day to keep up with the urgent demands of the business community, who were taking the full brunt of the pandemic. Assisting with overnight furloughs and layoffs, developing work-from-home and COVID-19 safety policies, providing HR guidelines and emergency consulting services, we made every effort to provide our clients peace of mind and offer creative options as they faced some of the most challenging decisions of their professional lives.
In June, as the pandemic lingered, we expanded our leave administration outsourcing services to assist businesses trying to make sense of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Paid Family Leave components of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).
As we pivoted to a fully remote workforce, ever the optimists, we turned lemons into lemonade! We placed a high priority on providing workplace flexibility, fostering employee engagement, expanding our diversity and inclusion initiatives, creating opportunities for team collaboration, and being stellar communicators.
We’re excited about stepping into our tweens! Moving forward, we will continue to offer greater convenience through our SIINCH© HRIS platform and expanded services that simplify HR and help our clients thrive!