HR Maverick

Mandy Sanchez, SHRM-CP

As a HR Business Partner, Mandy has over 9 years of experience in coaching colleagues, business owners, senior executives, and employees to influence outcomes and mitigate risks. Mandy achieves this by managing over 100 clients with over 1,360 worksite employees. Going forward, Mandy’s goal is to continue empowering colleagues, senior executives, and business owners to make sound HR and business decisions

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

1) You’re never going to know anything so don’t feel pressured to do so. Laws and regulations are constantly changing so it is okay to say to someone that you’ll look into an HR question further. 2)If you have another HR colleague or friend that you can trust, lean on them for support. Run situations by them to get their perspective. Sometimes they can see things that we don’t see on our own. Don’t be ashamed to rely on sources for help.


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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