Human resource professionals are facing an onslaught of challenges to their profession, leaving many to question the reasons why they decided to pursue a career in HR in the first place.
Some of the dramatic shifts facing HR professionals include:
- Increased use of AI and automation.
- Outsourcing of many HR functions.
- Desire for more inclusivity.
- Gen Z and Millennials changing work needs.
- Recruiting challenges.
- Engaging a remote workforce.
The 5 following human resources professionals love helping people thrive in their work, but felt working in conventional HR no longer enable them to do it, so they decided to go out on their own!
Jillian Hubbard found it to be challenging to find a DEI role in traditional employment that fit what she wanted to do and how she wanted to do it. She decided to create the work she wanted to do for herself.
She wants to inspire you to be your authentic self at work, as well as inspiring employers to encourage more authenticity in the workplace. Listen to Full Interview
Alyssa Ruff is the founder of HR Octane, a consultancy focused on IT and data management for HR departments within global companies to help them reduce HR costs.
She started building an HR consulting business several years ago by freelancing when her first child was born and incorporated her business last year. Listen to Full Interview
Former human resource professional, Kathy Vines left her HR career behind to pursue her passion for organizing. She discovered she could help others thrive in their life and work by helping them get better organized. Listen to Full Interview
Liz Ryan is a former opera singer who fell onto the HR path almost 40 years ago. Now she’s the founder and CEO of Human Workplace.
Liz has been writing about the changing workplace for the past two decades. She will leave you feeling empowered to take back control of your work. Listen to Full Interview
Long before Jennifer Brown was a keynoter and author about diversity and inclusion, she was a professional opera singer!
A couple of vocal chord injuries spark her transition into HR facilitation. Now, she’s the founder and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting, a diversity and inclusion facilitation firm.
Check out her book, How To Be An Inclusive Leader, to help people create real and lasting change in the workplace. Listen to Full Interview
As you read and listen to the stories of why these 5 human resource professionals launched their own businesses, take some notes about recurring actions they took as inspiration for actions you can take to create work that works for you!
This article was written with the help of writer and inner peace coach Jordin James.