HR Mavericks

HR Maverick

Alaura Shefchik, M.Ed., SPHR

Alaura Shefchik, M.Ed., SPHR

Alaura is an espresso-addicted HR professional who loves improving processes and providing the best experience to employees. She focuses on performance management, compensation best practice, and leadership coaching and strategy. When not working, she loves playing video games and making sourdough bread.

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

Don't be afraid to ask questions.

HR Encyclopedia articles written by Alaura Shefchik, M.Ed., SPHR:


The idea of demoting an employee may be worrisome. Demotion is a delicate process that can strengthen or destroy the employee’s relationship with the company. Read on for best practices on how to guide the process positively.

1099-NEC Form

The 1099-NEC form is required for all non-employees who earn $600 or more in a year from your company. Read more to learn who qualifies, when to file, and what will happen if you fail to file the 1099-NEC form by the deadline.