HR Maverick

Crystal McFarland

Crystal McFarland is an HR professional with over 17 years’ experience working in healthcare, higher education, and dental technology. Crystal holds an MBA and has held several HR for various companies. Her areas of expertise include leadership development, change management, performance management, employee engagement, retention, HR strategy, and operations. Crystal is currently Director of Human Resources at WGU, located in Salt Lake City, UT.

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

Understand the value or HR and understand the intricacies and vast amounts of opportunities that is available in HR. Build your skills and ability to become a strategic partner and never let people put you in a box by handing you orders – instead be the one who comes with solutions to problems they didn’t event know they had!

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