HR Maverick

Andrea Leak, MHRM,MPA,MA

Andrea is a seasoned Human Resources Manager with a passion to provide guidance to people who are in search of a career they’ll enjoy. After working for over 12 years in the government sector, she has led and partnered with organizations and agencies with succession planning, training/development & employee/labor relations. When Andrea isn’t hard at work, she enjoys quality time with her family.

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

The 7 Human Resource Management basics are the key to success. Recruitment, Succession Planning, Training and Development, Human Resources Data, Human Resources None of these HR fundamentals are isolated. They all interact and affect each other.


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.

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