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Preston is a dual-certified Human Resources Partner with nearly 6 years of experience in the people and culture space. While seasoned in many aspects of HR, Preston’s expertise lies in team building, leadership development, and crafting world-class employee experiences. Preston currently serves as a Human Resources Manager for WestCare, (a nationwide nonprofit), where he leads HR operations for 5 states.

What words of advice and encouragement would you give to someone just starting out in HR?

Starting out in HR, building relationships is critical to success. The best thing you can do early on is find a mentor—someone more experienced you can bounce ideas off of. You can find one in your manager, a more seasoned member of your team, or by networking with other HR professionals.

Preston Sharpston

Preston is a dual-certified Human Resources Partner with nearly 6 years of experience in the people and culture space. While seasoned in many aspects of HR, Preston’s expertise lies in team building, leadership development, and crafting world-class employee experiences. Preston currently serves as a Human Resources Manager for WestCare, (a nationwide nonprofit), where he leads HR operations for 5 states.

What words of advice and encouragement would you give to someone just starting out in HR?

Starting out in HR, building relationships is critical to success. The best thing you can do early on is find a mentor—someone more experienced you can bounce ideas off of. You can find one in your manager, a more seasoned member of your team, or by networking with other HR professionals.

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