About California HR Rescue

Kay 2015 California HR Rescue is a division of TalentWealth, a professional human resources and labor relations consulting firm.

Kay Diamond, President and Founder, has a unique blend of public and private sector experience managing human resources and labor relations while contributing to top level business strategy planning and execution in the Aerospace Manufacturing, Bio-pharmaceutical, and Health Insurance industries.  She has worked with diverse businesses, serving as the first human resources professional and designing and implementing human resources infrastructure.  She brought to these companies her extensive knowledge of California labor law and human resources best practices, and a wealth of executive experience acquired over three decades.  She is particularly skilled at helping employers sort out and deal with difficult employee issues such as employee performance and behavioral issues, sensitive employee terminations and key executive recruitment.

During her varied and challenging career, Kay also served as Finance Director and as Chief Executive of several California cities and as management’s chief labor negotiator, negotiating contracts with the Teamsters, AFSCME,  SEIU and Police unions.

Kay Diamond, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Kay  has saved companies thousands of dollars in costs that would have been spent on specialists because of her repertoire of knowledge and experience in such matters as designing compliant HR processes, handling difficult employee turnarounds, coaching supervisors and executive management and conducting employee complaint investigations .  Unlike most consultants, Kay will not simply tell you what you need to do.  She will handle it for you or give you the tools with less cost and less time invested.   She will tailor solutions to your organization’s goals and culture and not just give you a canned, off the shelf product.

A California native, Kay holds a Master’s degree from USC, an undergraduate degree from UC Santa Barbara and she attended UCLA for Accounting and Information Systems Management coursework.  She is certified as a Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute and as a Senior Certified Professional by the Society for Human Resources Administration (SHRM).