Human Resource Services
Kim Catacutan is a human resources consultant who specializes in recruitment, testing, selection, classification, compensation, and other human resources support and projects.
Kim has more than 25 years of experience in public-sector, private-sector, and nonprofit organizations. As a human resource professional for the City of Sacramento and UC Davis, she prided herself on bringing a positive, collaborative attitude to her projects and improving the relationship between HR and other departments. At the City of Sacramento, she worked closely with directors, managers, and staff in the departments of utilities, information technology, and finance. She also presented recommendations to the Civil Service Board and management.
For five years, Kim worked as a human resources consultant for CPS HR Consulting, where she completed a variety of projects for cities, counties, states, utilities, and special districts, primarily in the areas of recruitment, testing, selection, classification, compensation, and training. Her most impactful assignment involved working with the City of San Jose Human Resources Department for one year, managing recruitments and classification studies. She was also part of a team that provided sexual harassment prevention training to the State of California employees.
In addition, Kim was a product manager at Social Intelligence Corp, the first and arguably most respected social media background screening company in the United States. She and her team produced 500+ hiring reports per week, and she independently completed their most complex due diligence reports. As well as being a manager, mentor, and valuable member of the production team, she was also tasked with investigating and monitoring extremist groups that pose a potential threat to workplace safety, creating resources and best practices for flagging online behavior, and researching social media news and new social media platforms.
Kim also has extensive experience working as an operations manager and board member for nonprofit organizations, where she wrote policies and procedures, improved processes, increased revenue, and coordinated hundreds of volunteers and staff.
In addition to her experience in human resources, Kim earned a Master of Arts degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from California State University, Sacramento, which included a master’s thesis researching the relationship between test-score banding and job performance. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Developmental Psychology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where she graduated summa cum laude. Furthermore, she holds an FCRA certification from the Professional Background Screening Association.