The HR Origin Story
Why HR? I get that question a lot. Like many other professionals in the HR space, I fell into it. I was working as a retail manager running an operations department, and a vacancy prompted me to take a HR role. My training and education was in the field of Business and Marketing. Once I began recruiting and developing others, I felt at home.
After spending 5 years in the retail HR space, I needed a change (mostly better hours, since my wife was expecting). I found a job in the manufacturing space. I went from a progressive organization, where HR was the heart of the culture and a driver of talent, to an organization who thought HR was the "principal's office". That started my journey as a HR Disruptor.
Through the course of many years, my view on HR is that "Old school" HR is a path to failure. If we aren't nimble, innovative, and challenging the status quo, HR will simply be a cog in the machine of mediocrity. That's why I started this blog to help other HR practitioners who see the same problem.
Join me on my journey to help other like-minded HR professionals drive culture improvements, inclusion, and continuous improvement at their organizations!
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I'm the Vice President - Human Resources for CPM Holdings, Inc. In this role, I oversees the aspects of Human Resources for 27 domestic and international locations in 11 countries. I've previously held progressive HR roles for Fortune 500 organizations.