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HiGroup in the News:


Pacific Business News:
Hawaii HR firms grows to meet West Coast needs

The September 30th issue of Pacific Business News featured Hawaii Human Resources and CEO and President Matt Delaney with news of Hawaii Human Resources growing with two new offices in California by the end of year. Read the full article by clicking the thumbnail below:

The Hawaii Group Volunteering at Lōkahi Back-to-School Telethon ’11

On Thursday, July 21, 2011, members of The Hawaii Group of and Hawaii Human Resources are honored to be volunteering at KHON2 headquarters for the annual Lōkahi Back-to-School Telethon. Every dollar raised will go toward purchasing school supplies for Hawaii’s keiki in need.

The Hawaii Group, Matt Delaney at North Shore Chamber of Commerce Expo ’11

On May 25th at Turtle Bay Resort, The Hawaii Group, Hawaii Human Resources and HiEmployment are proud to present CEO Matthew Delaney as a speaker at the North Shore Chamber of Commerce Business Expo 2011. All are welcome to come out and meet the Hawaii Group team.

CEO Matthew Delaney will be giving a seminar:

Stick to Your Day Job
Entrepreneurs are the backbone of the Hawaiian economy. Though over time as these business grow, the burdens of employment and financials can often chip away at passion and pull attention away from areas of expertise.

Download the PDF below to register for the event and learn more about it:

Hawaii Business Magazine:
Best Places to Work: Hawaii Human Resources

Hawaii Human Resources has been named as one of Hawaii’s Best Places to Work by Hawaii Business Magazine.

“HiHR is committed to honesty in all communication and respects the realities of day-to-day business in Hawaii. For HiHR clients, this means transparent, detailed billing, flexible terms and customized services that recognize the individuality of every Hawaii business. For HiHR employees, this translates to flexible work schedules, ongoing education opportunities, health club memberships and kid-friendly office spaces — all aimed at nurturing healthy and happy employees who provide even better client service. In 2011, HiHR was recognized as one of Hawaii’s Best Places to Work.

“In the end, outsourcing to HiHR not only saves you money, but also offers a valuable business ally. As a trusted resource, HiHR provides a comprehensive suite of services that allows entrepreneurs to focus on core business issues and, ultimately, increase productivity and profitability while lowering risk, overhead, and stress. All with respect, transparency, honesty, and a very happy team.”

Hawaii Business Magazine:
20 for the Next 20: Matthew Delaney

Hawaii Human Resources CEO Matthew Delaney was announced as one Hawaii’s 20 for the Next 20 in Hawaii Business Magazine.

“In mid-2009,as dozens of local businesses closed, Matthew Delaney opened a new one. Twenty-one months later, Hawaii Human Resources had annual billings of $23 million by providing HR services for 150 companies and should more than double its revenue this year.

“Delaney’s philosophy mixes his workaholic nature with the understanding that business thrives when families thrive. His family-friendly approach includes a catered daily lunch for employees and flexible policies that include welcoming children in the office.”

Hawaii Better Business Bureau:
HiHR is a BBB Torch Award finalist

Hawaii Human Resources was announced as one of three finalists in the Medium-sized Business category for the Hawaii Better Business Bureau's 2011 BBB Torch Awards.

“‘In a time when consumer trust is fragile, the Torch Awards serves as a reminder that there are businesses and organizations that are honest, dependable, reliable and trustworthy,’ said Dwight Kealoha, chief executive officer of Hawaii’s BBB. ‘This year’s finalists embody the BBB’s mission to advance marketplace trust with consumers and businesses, as well as charities and donors.’”

Download the official press release (PDF)

Pacific Business News:
HiHR is second-largest in the state after two years!

Hawaii Business:
Formula for Success: Save Others Money

The Hawaii Group, Hawaii Human Resources, and President and CEO Matthew Delaney were featured in Hawaii Business magazine in November 2010. The feature focuses on the company’s formula for success in a down economy.

Hawaii Human Resources, or HiHR, has been growing steadily since its start in early 2009. A provider of human resource needs ranging from payroll to health benefits, HiHR recently tallied 118 clients on all major islands, representing more than 1,300 employees.

“Our business is growing rapidly because we enable companies to save money and stay in business,” says CEO Matthew Delaney, a CPA by training, with extensive experience in the hotel/resort business. “If we can do it cheaper and more efficiently … if we can take care of their back-office needs, they can focus on their core mission,” Delaney says.

Read the profile in Hawaii Business

Pacific Business News:
Matt Delaney featured in Business Leadership of Hawaii Awards Photo Spread

Pacific Business News:
HR company founder proved critics wrong

Matt Delaney, CEO and President of Hawaii Human Resources and The Hawaii Group, was featured in the October issue of Pacific Business News. Delaney explains he has been able to grow the company in the face of local and national economic adversity. Read the full article by clicking the thumbnail below:

Star Advertiser:
Delaney a pro at overcoming obstacles

Matthew Delaney, President and CEO of Hawaii Human Resources and The Hawaii Group, was profiled in detail in the Star Advertiser on Tuesday, October 12, 2010. The feature details the interweaving of Matt’s inspiring and impressive business and personal histories, and his success in overcoming cancer and confronting industry setbacks.

Delaney also gives back to the community by championing causes such as Special Olympics, the Queen’s Health Systems, the Queen’s Medical Center, Queen Emma Land Co., the Outrigger Canoe Club, Hawaii Hotel and Lodging Association, Hawaii Hotel Foundation and the Waikiki Improvement Association.

“He applies a very practical, no-nonsense business entrepreneur approach to our nonprofit mission,” said Mark Yamakawa, executive vice president and chief operating officer for the Queen’s Health Systems and the Queen’s Medical Center. “He has more than given back to our organization.”

Read the profile at the Star Advertiser