HR Maverick

Suzi Tropiano, SHRM-SCP, PHR, GPHR

With over 25 years of Human Resource Management experience, Suzi Tropiano has worked in many industries including finance, manufacturing, construction, healthcare, information systems, technology, and professional services. Prior to starting Blueprint HRM, Suzi worked both as a senior HR leader in organizations as well as an external consultant. In both types of roles, she has been successful in setting up HR structure and systems at various stages of company growth both from start up to updating and reinventing existing systems.

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

To be successful in HR you need to understand all aspects of business – not just the HR function.

New Hire Paperwork

Once you hire a new employee, one of their first tasks is to complete new hire paperwork. This paperwork is essential for enrollment and tracking employee benefits, maintaining payroll, and legal compliance.

Blended Workforce

More organizations are recognizing the benefits of a blended workforce, one which combines the consistency and long-term commitment of full-time employees with the agility and on-demand skills of non-traditional, contingent staff. This on-demand staff offers experience and skills that are crucial to organizations, no matter the length of their tenure. HR professionals and business leaders need to be familiar with this new, blended workforce.

Goodbye Email

HR people leave jobs, too. When you leave a job, do you write your colleagues a farewell letter? Have you seen other employees do so? Read on to learn why this practice is helpful on personal and professional levels.
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