Who We Are
From its founding in 2014, Gotcha Covered HR has been built upon a concept of community. With a background as a Labor and Employment Law attorney, Patricia Pannell, CEO of Gotcha Covered HR, recognized that poor HR decisions are costly and often destructive, particularly to small businesses. In order to help create a community of holistic workplaces where businesses and their employees could both thrive, Patricia determined that business owners needed access to cost-effective professional HR support. To continue that core mission, in 2023 Patricia joined with Teresa Lawrence, CEO of Delta Administrative Services, to create a partnership that would provide even greater resources to the business community of New Orleans, and beyond. With their combined wealth of expertise, this partnership offers a one-stop solution for all HR needs, saving businesses valuable time and resources, and ultimately leading to strategic growth and an overall stronger business community.
GCHR’s philosophy continues to be that a business can create a positive impact upon the entire community simply by fostering a positive work climate, where all employees are treated with respect and dignity, where employees’ creativity and productivity are recognized as a valuable contribution to the organization.
What Drives Us
From its inception, GCHR’s leadership has been involved in numerous initiatives that provide growth opportunities for individuals and business organizations. From small business incubators to women- and minority-led advocacy groups, GCHR has been visible and vocal in its support of the entrepreneurial spirit that drives a dynamic business climate.
Our CEO, Patricia Pannell, frequently partners with local chambers of commerce, trade associations, and other business development groups to present topical and informative presentations on HR best practices.
“I am passionate about giving back to my community,” says Pannell. “It’s all about celebrating the ‘gumbo pot’ that makes this City such a unique and wonderful place to live and work.”
Meet Our Team
Gotcha Covered HR leads by example through the diversity and talent of its own team of HR professionals, who bring fresh perspective to a business’ staffing decisions and policies, undaunted by past practices that may be hindering success. Clients always have a trusted advisor in GCHR’s team of consultants who help companies develop their big-picture HR policies. Having an end goal of increasing employee satisfaction ensures healthy and productive businesses, which ultimately benefits the entire community.
What Our Clients Think
Gotcha Covered HR provides exceptional knowledge, guidance, and support throughout every step of the process, while also maintaining exceptional communication, to meet all of our company’s needs.