HR Maverick

Erich Kurschat

Erich Kurschat ( is the owner of Harmony Insights LLC (, a company that helps organizations and consultants leverage the DiSC personality assessment. He is also the founder of HRHotSeat (, an inclusive mastermind community of real HR pros solving real HR problems. Erich draws from a broad range of experiences as a corporate HR professional, a public speaker, a career coach, a classical musician, and a proud introvert to inspire others toward meaningful work and productive workplace relationships.

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

HR is one of the world’s great professions. Be sure to take care of yourself as you take care of others so that you’re always beginning from a place of strength. When life gets complicated, remember that there are countless others in your shoes who want nothing more than to support the vitally important work that you’ve chosen for yourself. You’ve got this.


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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