HR Maverick

Shea Patel

Shea is a Human Resources Business Partner for her family’s store. She has had this role for that past 4-5 years, but has been working for the business since she was a kid. After graduating college, she took on more responsibilities in the store and then went on to complete her master’s in Psychology. Now, she is hoping to lend her expertise to another organization’s HR department and pivot out of the family business.

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

Don’t give up, be personable and positive, and learn as much as you can (both on and off the job!). HR is so vast, interesting, and everchanging. I hope you find the exact aspect of it that makes you feel passionate!

Company Halloween Party

So you’re throwing a Halloween party, but having some trouble getting everything together. Don’t worry! We can figure this out together.


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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