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MSquared Talent Solutions specializes in providing payroll and human resources support for small to mid-sized businesses within all industries, as well as HCM technology implementations and HR consulting to larger companies.

HR Support that fits your needs

We were born from recognizing the need small businesses have for human resources support that is transparent, authentic, and reliable, from payroll administration to strategic talent and leadership development. Small business owners and managers wear many hats, and most do not have the time or budget to invest in a full-time human resources professional or modern payroll solution. Our goal is to make payroll and benefit administration simple and affordable for small businesses, while simultaneously improving the employee experience. Let us help streamline time-consuming HR processes so you can remain focused on operating and growing your business.

Larger organizations may benefit from our award-winning, industry-leading human capital management technology that includes a dedicated partner who provides customization and implementation support to fit the unique needs and characteristics of your business. Perhaps your HR staff do not have the bandwidth or expertise to complete an HCM system conversion or other larger-scale projects such as creating a comprehensive compensation system, setting up a competency-based job model, or building a behavioral-based recruitment process. Let us partner with your team to design and implement HR solutions that meet your needs.

Meet the team

Our small but mighty team has nearly 40 years of combined human resources expertise. We are work from home-based offices in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Corridor.

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Becky Rafferty

President and Owner

Becky Rafferty serves as president and owner of MSquared Talent Solutions. She has over 22 years of progressive human resources experience providing strategic leadership in her previous roles as vice president of talent management, director of compensation and HRIS (human resources information systems), compensation consultant, director of human resources, and foreign service human resources officer. Becky has a master’s degree in healthcare administration, human resources focus from Colorado State University, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration, management and organizations focus from University of Iowa. Her passion and expertise lie in organizational growth and development, improving business operations through the people that drive business success.

Becky grew up on a family farm in Milton, Iowa where her parents instilled a strong work ethic and passion for helping others succeed. She currently lives in Swisher, Iowa with her husband, James, and two children, Maggie and Molly, who are the inspiration behind MSquared.

Lindsey Hotz serves as a human resources consultant with MSquared Talent Solutions. She has over 16 years of human resources experience covering all aspects of HR including recruitment, onboarding, payroll and benefit administration, compensation analysis, training and development, employment law and compliance, employee relations, leave administration, performance management, leadership development, and wellness program development. Lindsey has a bachelor’s degree in business management, human resources focus, and training and development in business certificate from the University of Northern Iowa.

Lindsey spent time growing up in Clear Lake, Coralville, and Mount Vernon, Iowa. She currently lives outside of Lisbon, Iowa on a family cattle farm with her husband, Jeremy, and three children, Lillian, Tucker, and Holly. Her husband works for his family’s insurance agency, and personally understands the dynamics of and challenges faced by small, family-owned businesses.

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Lindsey Hotz

Talent Solutions Partner