HR Maverick

Ricky Gettys

Ricky spent several years uncovering how culture and politics change society and business internationally. Over time, he learned how to use the same tools to understand and change organizations. He also loves baking sourdough bread, bike commuting, and fostering conversations.

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

Find a mentor and ask to know more. Lead with genuine curiosity, not


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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