HR Maverick

Gillian Harper, SHRM-CP, PHR

Gillian is a Certified HR professional with extensive experience in staffing, employee relations, federal and city compliance and leadership development, with a proven track record of managing communications, projects, budgets, operations and people. Ability to partner with department heads to streamline processes creating efficiencies and the highest impact of HR services. Gillian is passionate about coaching and motivating managers to become better leaders who lead from their authentic selves.

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

Find and use your voice as stewards of this work. Develop your HR philosophy and find every opportunity to lead from that place.


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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