HR Mavericks

HR Maverick

Thomas Gillespie

Thomas Gillespie

Thomas is a self-coined People Engineer. He is passionate about an employee first mindset and exposing HR as the single most important resource of any business. Despite a fascination with physics and engineering , Thomas found his greater passion was for businesses and people. Thomas received his Bachelors of Science in Organizational Development and Human Resources from The Marriot School of Management. After his undergrad, Thomas worked in industrial laundry, and retail before returning to the Marriot School of Management for his MBA. Thomas now works as the Director of Home Care for Simplicity Home Care.

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

HR is a big world but it feels small if you never get outside of task related HR (payroll, recruiting, performance reviews, etc.). Ask yourself how your work is supporting the vision or mission of the company you work for. Doing so will help you find greater meaning in your work and deliver more value to your company.

HR Encyclopedia articles written by Thomas Gillespie:

Social Media Recruiting

Recruiting is a tough gig, particularly in challenging labor markets and niche expertise. If you are eyeing social media as a resource but feeling uncertain how to get started, you are not alone. Here are the fundamentals on using social media for recruiting. Jump in—the water is fine, and the results can be near-immediate.