HR Maverick

Brent Watson

Brent Watson enjoys problem solving, analyzing data, team building, and becoming an HR Guru. His work experience comes from the employee experience, recruiting, and training arenas. After attending a local HR conference, Brent knew that he had found his people and the problems he wanted to solve for in the business world.

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

I have found networking to be key in developing my career, HR related or not. Networking can be compared to building bridges – It will help you overcome any obstacle you face, whether that be finding a job, identifying your niche, taking the next step in your career, or becoming a more well-rounded professional.

Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

What’s the difference between an employee stock purchase plan and an employee stock ownership plan? When should a company consider implementing one or the other? These are a few of the topics covered in this article.

Individual Development Plan

You want to take your organization to the next level and ensure that all employees are engaged in their work. How can you accomplish this goal? This article will introduce you to the individual development plan (IDP) which can create greater focus and commitment and reveal new opportunities in your company.

Succession Planning

You’re amazed by your current leadership team and the results they are able to obtain month after month. At times you wonder what would happen to your company if they decided to take another offer or retire. Is there something you should be doing to prepare for this? This article will cover what a succession plan is, how to start a succession plan, and examples of a company’s succession plan.

Stay Strategy

Your superstar employee—whom you worked so hard to recruit, hire, and onboard!—informs you that they are leaving the company. They make a huge impact and help raise the bar for everyone else around them. The news is devastating, but there is still something you can do besides let them walk out the door.
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