Melissa has 9+ years of HR experience. Most recently, Melissa has held various HR roles with her last one as an HR Consultant for Equitas Health (leading healthcare provider for LGBTQIA+ organization in Ohio), where she provided HR-related support to over 500 employees, full cycle recruiting, organizational restructuring, internal and external audits, employee relations, payroll, onboarding, leave management and credentialing. Her areas of expertise include but are not limited to auditing, diversity, and inclusion initiatives, leave management, policy/procedure development, implementation of HR related software, training and training materials, supporting LGBTQ+ in the workplace, as well as general HR issues. Melissa earned her master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Keller Graduate School of Management and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University. She has her SHRM-CP and earned her Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate through the USF Office of Corporate Training and Professional Education.
What words of advice and encouragement would you give to someone just starting out in HR?
Remember to put the human back into HR.
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