About Simplicity

We help everyone thrive in 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 and resources
1 in 3 Americans freelanced in 2018
91% of organizations use outside talent
Cost to replace highly skilled FTE = 213% annual salary
Navigating the Talent Shift Book

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 Simplicity?

Agility

We quickly and efficiently provide you with the right talent at the right time for the right project whether it’s a single resource or a flexible, managed on demand team.

Accountability

We get it done on time and on budget. Our SPEED methodology minimizes risk and maximizes impact to drive consistent, reliable results.

Access

We offer access to a curated community of 8,000+ on demand experts.
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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 consultants 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. Our talent team conducts a thorough skills assessment to deliver the best talent, fast and right.

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.

Lisa Hufford Founder Story

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.
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Self starter

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

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Meaningful Relationships

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

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Innovative

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

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Learning

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

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Energy

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

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.

View our 2019 corporate social responsibility report.

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