HR Mavericks

HR Maverick

Claire Bird

Claire Bird

Claire is excited to expand her knowledge about HR in association with HR Mavericks. Claire is entering her Senior year of the Human Resource Management program at Brigham Young University. Claire is currently interning with Boeing in Global, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and People Analytics.

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

HR is such an exciting area to get involved with because we are dealing with everything at the root of the business. If you are looking to be involved with HR, talk with those around you and ask them about their work. Understanding the business and the people behind the business is what HR is about. Our people are our greatest assets--we need to treat them like it.

HR Encyclopedia articles written by Claire Bird:


Perhaps you've had this happen to you: a candidate spends many hours convincing you that they are dependable, reliable, and exactly what you are looking for, and then leaves you and your organization high and dry when you offer them the position. This is reneging, and we must understand why it happens in order to prevent it and respond appropriately.