HR Maverick

Colleen E. Frislid, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Colleen manages a team of HR consultants that work with a variety of industries, specializing in the fields of human resources, strategic planning, and human capital management. Colleen applies expert knowledge, industry experience, and relentless energy to solving companies’ issues. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management as well as women in leadership groups. She is PHR, SPHR, and SHRM-SCP certified. She has an awesome pet cat, Attila and, when she’s not working she loves to travel, enjoy the great outdoors, and volunteer with different local charities.

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

HR is a wonderful world full of opportunities and complex scenarios. There are so many different areas that you can focus on and ways to gain experience! Don’t limit yourself or feel like you need to fit in to a box of “what HR is.” It is ever-changing and, can be a powerful role for individuals and organizations.

HR for Small Businesses

HR has a lot of responsibilities, from recruiting and training to employee relations and administration. In a small business, these tasks often fall to one person, which means the responsibility can be overwhelming! Small companies may not see the full value of HR or understand the breadth of skills it requires to be successful. Similarly, how one person sees the role of HR doesn’t necessarily align with how another person views the role. This speaks to the versatility of a small business HR professional. Read on for a summary of important topics for small businesses to consider and the impact that HR can have.

Wage/Salary Compression

Wage compression can create negative impacts to employee morale leading to difficulty recruiting top talent and costly turnover. But what really is wage compression and how can you manage it successfully?
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