HR Mavericks

HR Maverick

Melinda Anderson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, MBA

Melinda Anderson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, MBA

Melinda is a senior-level people partner and business leader that is passionate about a positive employee experience, healthy company culture and driving DEI. Melinda serves as a positive change ambassador and the first thing you'll notice about her is her true passion for HR. Helping people and improving workplaces are Melinda's purposes in life, in addition to loving every dog possible!

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

What I wish I knew when I graduated with my BBA in HR and was just getting started in the "real world:" sign up for SHRM and your local HR Associations and keep abreast of the trending topics. LinkedIn is a great resource to expand your network, learn from each other and share job opportunities. It is difficult to get started in HR, but don't give up!

HR Encyclopedia articles written by Melinda Anderson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, MBA:

Organizational Chart

There's no need to panic when someone asks to see the org chart and you don’t have one yet. Here are some quick types, tools and steps to create a perfect org chart for your organization.

Job Accommodations

What are job accommodations and why are they important? There are many to be familiar with, along with best practices on how to handle requests for them. Read on to find out how to respond if an employee requests a job accommodation.

Great Resignation

In 2021, 47.8 million workers quit their jobs. This mass exodus of employees has had a far-reaching economic impact, making the name “The Great Resignation” similar to “The Great Depression.” Read on to see why your people are leaving and what you can do to retain your key employees.