HR Mavericks

HR Maverick

Amelia Minto

Amelia Minto

Known as “Miss Sunshine,” Amelia is an enthusiastic HR practitioner who believes in leading with love, building relationships, and being a forever learner. Amelia began her HR career as a “Jane of all Trades,” taking on multiple functional spaces for small businesses with government contracts. In constant exposure to human resources functions, she honed her interest in pursuing the field as a career goal. Her career history demonstrates a professional who’s climbed the ranks…starting from the earliest HR spaces and growing with every new opportunity. If you ask Amelia what her strengths are, she’ll tell you “my approach is not traditional, it’s loud, it’s bright…sometimes too relaxed, but what a lack in strategic movement I make up for in interpersonal approaches.” Amelia built her career from Coordinating to Directing maintaining a bubbly spirit with a concentration on ethical principles and leading people-focused management. Amelia began her working career doing freelance art gig work. Her long-term goals include becoming a C Suite leader in an organization where she can help develop and create healthy work cultures, with an emphasis on mental and emotional wellbeing.

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

It's ok to not be ok. HR is particularly challenging right now. There are days that are really going to throw you but there are days that are absolutely rewarding. Believe in yourself, lead with compassion and hang in there!

HR Encyclopedia articles written by Amelia Minto:

Applicant Rejection

We all know how hard it can be to reject a hopeful job applicant. However, it can be an opportunity to stretch your empathy and leave the applicant feeling less dejected. Read on to learn best practices.

Workplace Conflict Resolution Training

We all know from personal experience that workplace conflict can make us unhappy and less productive. As an HR professional, part of your responsibility is helping to resolve feuds and educate your people about conflict resolution. Let's look at how to turn disagreement into new skills.

Social Media Policy

Like everyone, professionals use social media as an outlet for entertainment, support, connection and expression. How we present ourselves on these platforms, however, may have a direct impact on our employers. A proper social media policy respects that your pages are personal but provides guidance on how one should conduct themselves and the impact on their organization. Read on to learn more.