HR Mavericks

HR Maverick

Jim Hankins

Jim Hankins

Jim is the founder of Antero Compliance, a professional services company focused on HR, corporate compliance, workplace investigations, and other operational topics. He served in leadership roles for several large companies and is a former criminal investigator. He specializes in topics including complex investigations, employee and customer safety programs, risk management, and other initiatives supporting small and large companies.

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

Focus on understanding the maturity of your HR function as well as the same for the organization. Anticipate difficult conversations and be ready for career/program defining moments. Also, learn to find comfort with evolving, changing perspectives while you are able to maneuver changing viewpoints.