Kristi Inkinen Yanagihara
Kristi, owner of Remedy Intelligent Staffing, found her calling in human resources recruitment when she was growing up. She spent many hours watching her mother, Kathryn Inkinen, who is the founder of Inkinen and Associates, an executive recruitment firm with a long record of successful placements with Hawaii's top companies.
Kristi is responsible for all facets of Remedy Intelligent Staffing's operations, including managing communications with the franchise corporate office, company sales, marketing and finance. Her background in the placement industry and practical approaches provide an effective combination to meet the needs and demands of Remedy's growing roster of client employers. She holds a bachelor of business administration degree from Loyola Marymount University and executive masters in human resources from the University of Hawaii.
Human Resources Manager
Kristin has been with Remedy Intelligent Staffing since September 2010. As the Human Resources Manager, Kristin is responsible for managing the staffing team and the human resources side of the business. This includes overseeing the Staffing Specialists and Human Resources team members as well as recruiting and providing customer service to various local clients. Kristin also supports the back office human resources process including payroll and benefits processing.
Kristin has her Bachelor of Science degree in Travel Industry Management from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She worked for several years in operations at a local restaurant before joining the Remedy Intelligent Staffing team. Kristin also graduated with a Master in Human Resource Management degree from the University of Hawaii’s Shidler College of business.
Kristin was in the inaugural cohort of the Patsy T. Mink Leadership Alliance through the YWCA of Oahu. Kristin was also in the first cohort of the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce Hawaii-Hiroshima Emerging Young Leaders Program. She is a Board Member of the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce and has been heavily involved in the planning for their annual Cherry Blossom Festival event. Kristin is also a member of Hawaii Society of Business Professionals and Sakura Hawaii Alumnae.
Chantelle joined the Remedy Team in May 2015 and is responsible for assisting in the recruitment and placement process as well as maintaining close associate and client relations. She comes from a strong customer service background and has a versatile skill set from her different job related experiences. She has previous HR experience and has always been interested in recruiting and staffing after working with a staffing firm that helped to place her in a position.
Chantelle has her Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from Chapman University with a minor in Leadership & Organizational Studies. She was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and enjoys traveling, hiking, and going to the beach in her free time.
Erika is joining the Remedy Intelligent Staffing team as a Staffing Specialist. Her responsibilities include recruiting, staffing and maintaining a close associate and client relations to make the best fit between businesses and employees.
Erika earned her BSBA in Entrepreneurial Studies from Hawaii Pacific University. Prior to Remedy, she was a Senior Wish Coordinator at Make-A-Wish Foundation Hawaii where she helped to plan the wishes for our local Hawaii keiki. She loved building relationships with wish families and various members in the community to help create life-changing experiences for the wish kids. She was ready for a career change and is excited to still be impacting people’s lives through staffing. Erika is born and raised on Oahu and enjoys traveling (especially to Disney!), going to the movies and going to the beach!
Human Resources Coordinator
Kay joined the Remedy team in June 2015. As our Human Resources Coordinator, she is responsible for all HR duties for Remedy including processing payroll, managing benefits, assisting with recruitment and the testing and screening of new associates. She also handles employee relations and assists new associates with orientation and training. Kay enjoys the HR industry, where she is able to get to know many people and help them professionally.
Kay was born in California and came to Hawaii to study at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2010. Kay graduated with a BBA in Human Resources Management, International Business, and a minor in Japanese in Fall 2014. Her past experiences include working at the William S. Richardson’s School of Law library and holding an internship for STARTS International Hawaii Inc. She was also the HR Manager at Red Dot Productions, a marketing company, gaining invaluable HR experience. In her free time she enjoys skiing, watching movies and travelling the world.
Jaclin is joining Remedy Intelligent Staffing as a Staffing Specialist. She will be responsible for overall marketing and internal operations of the office such as weekly e-newsletters, social media, and public relations. However, her main focus will be recruiting and staffing to find the right fit for companies seeking employees.
Jaclin graduated from Chapman University with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. She began her career working as an Executive Team Leader of Guest Experience for Target and loved being involved in the recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and the development of a team. She moved to Hawaii in 2016 with Target and became the Executive Team Leader of Human Resources. She loved this role because it allowed her to oversee a team who was involved in payroll process, scheduling, staffing, recruitment, leadership development, and overall culture of the store. Through her experience at Target, she knew she wanted to further her career in staffing, marketing, and recruitment and was lucky to find a job that encompassed these characteristics. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, hiking, cooking, and going to pure barre classes!
Brandon has joined Remedy Intelligent Staffing as the Marketing Intern. He will be responsible for marketing operations as well as some administration roles, such as weekly e-newsletters, social media, job postings and public relations as well as other marketing special projects.
Brandon is currently a Senior at Hawaii Pacific University and will be graduating in 2019 with a Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. He is set on becoming a marketing director in the future and is dedicated and hopeful to achieve this goal. He moved to Hawaii for school in 2015 and has since then expanded his knowledge in the business world, especially with marketing. In his free time, he enjoys working out, going to the beach, and exploring the island!