HR Storytellers is a podcast featuring practitioners and thought leaders in human resources, sharing stories about why they love HR, what motivates them and what's moved them in their careers. HR Storytellers is a podcast from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
LaTrelle Porter: An HR Career in Creating Opportunities for Others
In this episode of HR Storytellers, LaTrelle Porter, SHRM-CP, recounts success stories and hiring strategies from her efforts over the past 20 years in city government to recruit and support job candidates with criminal histories. Porter, a human resources business partner for the city of Savannah, joins host Tony Lee to share her HR story.
Jeff Palkowski: In HR, I Almost Feel Like a Firefighter
In this episode of HR Storytellers, Jeff Palkowski, SHRM-SCP, outlines how he left a career in customer service to learn HR from the bottom up, starting at a staffing firm and then leveraging his talents and additional education to move into human resource management. Palkowski, workforce relations manager in the division of Information Technology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, joins host Tony Lee to share his HR story.
Brian McComak: In HR, a Variety of Lenses Help You Figure It All Out
In this episode of HR Storytellers, Brian McComak shares his thoughts on why learning to hire without bias and treat all employees equally is a challenge that line managers and the HR professionals who help them need to overcome. McComak, a former HR manager at Christie’s, Disney and Tapestry, and now the CEO and founder of Hummingbird Humanity, an inclusion consulting firm in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., joins host Tony Lee to share his HR story.
Heather Deyrieux: When HR Careers Begin By Just Saying “Yes”
In this episode of HR Storytellers, Heather Deyrieux, SHRM-SCP, explains how her passion for volunteering and the successes and fulfillment she achieved helped lead her from a career in strategic planning to human resource management. Deyrieux, human resources manager for Sarasota County Government, past president of the HR Florida State Council and current SHRM Southeast Member Advisory Council representative, joins host Tony Lee to share her HR story.
Brenda Reedy: Yes, in HR, Sometimes You Do Have to Say That
Brenda Reedy, SHRM-SCP, discusses why being brutally honest with employees, especially when they’re trying to overcome a difficult personal situation, is critical to succeeding as an effective HR professional. Reedy, human resources manager at the Wyoming Supreme Court in Cheyenne, joins host Tony Lee to share her HR story.
Louis Lessig: Taking the Wide View to Successfully Navigate Employment Law
As an employment attorney, Louis Lessig, SHRM-SCP, offers guidance on how HR professionals can keep their employer as far away from the courtroom as possible, especially when managing people working in multiple states. A partner at Brown & Connery in Westmont, N.J., Lessig also serves as state director of the Garden State Council of SHRM. Lessig joins host Tony Lee to discuss his HR story.