We’re your trusted advisor for the new world of work

Female founded. Female run. Committed to helping everyone thrive in today’s on-demand world.

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40% of the workforce doesn’t want to be your full-time employee

Forbes

Today’s managers have higher demands and less time & resources

1 in 3 Americans freelanced in 2018
Upwork

91% of organizations use outside talent
Toptal Enterprise

Cost to replace highly-skilled FTE = 213% annual salary
Center for American Progress

Navigate the talent shift with confidence

The new world of work demands a new way of doing business. Thousands of organizations are rethinking how they hire to reach their goals. We help innovative companies navigate the talent shift. In fact, we wrote the book on it.

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The un-agency approach

No bloated retainers. No out-of-touch teams. No tracking utilization.

Our experts are embedded in your business—when you need them—to drive quality results from day one. And they’re backed by the stability of an employer so they can focus on what they do best: delivering impact.

“Simplicity has provided exceptional resources for every single project I’ve ever managed.”

Marketing Manager, Microsoft

Why us

Access

With a curated community of 6,000+ experts, you get access to strategic doers who embed in your team and hit the ground running from day one, lending a collaborative, results-driven approach.  

Accountable

We get it done—on time and on budget. Our SPEED™ methodology translates to less risk and more impact to drive consistent, quality results.

Agile

We partner to help you build dynamic, flexible teams so you can achieve your business goals and do more with what you already have.  

Curated community of experts

We work with the best of the best. Our seasoned experts are choosing to drive impact, on their terms. Here’s how we curate our community of experts to pair you with the region’s top talent.

1. Consultant application. We ask all prospective employees to submit an online profile detailing their areas of expertise, work history and requirements, skills, and ideal project.

2. In-person screening. Team fit matters, so we meet all applicants in person. Our weekly talent sessions allow our talent & employee engagement teams to connect with prospective employees.

3. On-demand access. Armed with the info we need to assess an applicant’s skills and expertise, we contact them when we have a project that aligns with their passion & experience.

Our story

Lisa Hufford founded Simplicity Consulting in 2006.

After 14 years in corporate America, her career was at a crossroads. She still wanted to do impactful work, but she also wanted the flexibility to own her schedule.

Lisa saw that companies were starting to rethink the traditional employment model. And she knew that she had the expertise to deliver meaningful results. So she approached her VP at Microsoft and pitched him a project—as a consultant.

One successful project led to another, and Lisa quickly became the go-to advisor for experts who wanted to redefine how they worked and for companies and managers who wanted to leverage on-demand talent. Today, Simplicity employs nearly 200 people—more than 70% of whom are women.

We exist to help experts deliver impactful work and to help companies build dynamic, flexible teams.

Our values

Our business was built on relationships. Here’s how we show up—and why our clients keep coming back for more.

Self starter

We’re proactive, action-oriented, and self-directed servant leaders

Meaningful relationships

We strive to add value to every conversation and use active listening to build trust and integrity

Innovative

Creative problem-solvers at heart, we collaborate to find new solutions and fresh perspectives

Learning

We’re curious lifelong learners who are continuously learning and improving

Energy

A positive attitude is contagious: We believe in infusing a little fun into the workplace

 

Commitment to diversity & inclusion

We’re incredibly proud of our diverse team.

Our all-women leadership team is committed to helping everyone thrive in the new world of work, and our team of experts is more than seventy percent women. A certified WBENC Women’s Business Enterprise and proud equal opportunity employer, we’re focused on supporting women in technology and creating an inclusive, supportive environment to help women (and men!) find their personal definition of success.

 

Community focus

We believe in the importance of community.

Our team lives and works in the greater Puget Sound region, and we’re committed to giving back by fostering a work environment that brings out the best in people and donating our time and money to local organizations that better our community, like the Female Founders Alliance, Bellevue LifeSpring, Year Up, and Hopelink.

Build your team at the speed of business

Get the right talent for the right project at the right time. Let’s talk.

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