Marcy Noyce has 15+ years of experience in payroll, time & attendance, talent acquisition, performance management, project management, process building and process improvement in industries including healthcare, retail, and transportation. As a former HR practitioner turned consultant, Marcy understands the challenges today’s HR leaders face and is able to offer best-practice consulting services to address those challenges through the utilization of HR technology.
Hometown: New Braunfels, TX. I have lived here since 5th grade. I moved to Dallas for 12 years in between.
Alma mater: Texas Women’s University in Denton, TX. I received my degree in HR with a minor in Psychology.
All-time favorite restaurant: Chama Gaucha, a Brazilian steakhouse in San Antonio.
Last book you read: One of the books in Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum Series. I think I am on #22.
What do you do when you’re not working? I started and run a social group in New Braunfels. We do activities and travel to different places throughout the year. The group has about 565 members. I started it with 52 members, and it has grown by 500+ members in less than a year. I also have a 5-month-old grandson that keeps me busy.
How did you find out about HRchitect, and what made you join the company? I had worked in consulting for a while, and had moved into an HR practitioner role for a company based in Austin, Texas. I was unexpectedly laid off by that company due to a lack of work, and I immediately started thinking about transitioning back into the world of consulting. Luckily, during that time, I had been corresponding with Matt Lafata, CEO, over LinkedIn regarding a consultant opportunity. After reading the great reviews of other employees, I took a leap of faith, and within 5 hours of being laid off from my previous role, I joined HRchitect. I’ve never looked back. I love it here and everyone I work with, and the company itself.
How has your background impacted your experience as a consultant? My background has helped a lot, in a very positive way. I am one of those consultants that had experience on both sides of the spectrum. I have worked on both the client-side and the consultant side. That experience allows me insight into best practices vs. just doing an implementation. If you have never actually worked in payroll, it sets you at a disadvantage. Without that experience, it can be very hard to understand what the day-to-day is for your client’s stakeholders and the processes they have to deal with. I think that has really given me an advantage in this industry.
In your own words, what do you do at HRchitect? A little bit of everything. I am a Solution Consultant for one of our partners on our HR/Payroll services team and a Project Manager on our workforce management implementation services team. I am also the Learning Subject Matter Expert internally. I have about nine client projects that I’m working on currently.
What’s a typical workday like for you? I usually get up at 6 am, go to the gym, take my grandchild to daycare, and am back at my computer at 8:30. I typically work until 5:30-6:00 pm. I have back-to-back meetings all days but have time in between to get things done for my clients. It is very busy, but I like this and prefer to keep busy.
Tell us about a project you’ve worked on that you’re particularly proud of. I am most proud of my current project, working as a Project Manager for Oklahoma’s largest provider of pre-hospital emergency medical care. The client had multiple projects going on at one time. I took over as a Project Manager on the client side working on one of our partner’s platforms, while the other two streams of business didn’t have a dedicated project manager. I have been able to pull all three business streams together, keep the project back on track and keep us from having an overall PM over the entire project. The client, our partner, and the different business streams are very happy. So, this makes me proud.
What’s been one of your favorite destinations to travel to for a client site visit? My most favorite place to travel was Manhattan. I did six months in Manhattan with my previous consulting firm for a long-term client engagement.
As part of a team that works 100% virtually, what technology or collaboration tools do you use to make your work life easier? I’m a Slack and Teams person. I use Slack to communicate internally and Teams to keep in touch with project team members at partner organizations.
What motivates you to wake up and go to work every day? I love my job. I really do. To get up every morning and talk to clients is my motivation. Also, my grandson motivates me to get off work because I get to spend time with him.
Which employee perk that HRchitect offers do you enjoy the most? Why? Remote working is what I enjoy the most as it allows flexibility in my schedule. I also love that HRchitect is very driven to donate to charities of our choice throughout the year. I had a friend who was fighting stage 4 cancer, and he lost that battle in December. That donation that HRchitect made on my behalf during the holidays to MD Anderson Cancer Center in his honor made a huge impact on me.
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