With an HR Shield membership, you gain instant access to employment forms, training and expert HR advice on everything from unemployment compensation to personnel management—all starting at just $49 per month! Every membership comes complete with a dedicated HR Advisor who’s ready to give you all the personal attention you deserve, but why should you have to wait until signing up to meet our trusted HR Advisors?!
At HR Shield, we want you to meet our team – the individuals responsible for helping companies streamline HR administration through HR management best practices. Our new employee spotlight pages will profile some of our hardest working and experienced HR Advisors that make HR Shield a success! This week, meet Jenni!
Name: Jenni Stone, HR Advisor at HR Shield
So, what’s your story, Jenni? For more than 15 years, I have been immersed in the human resources industry as a Recruiter, Retention Specialist, Generalist, and Project Manager. My prior experience that led me to HR Shield includes the telecommunications, health care and staffing industries.
Did you always want to be an HR professional? Most HR professionals will tell you they accidently ended up in their HR roles…. and, it’s the same for me! In 1996, I had actually been working in the hospitality industry for over 15 years, and was ready for a change. I made an appointment with a staffing agency to try and get a clerical job, but on the day of the appointment I couldn’t find the company’s information, and could only remember the agency started with the letter “A!”
I called the first staffing company in the phonebook that I could find (A-1 Temps), and although it was the wrong company, they invited me in right at that moment to interview for a position. After the interview, they offered me an internal position with them as a Service Coordinator rather than the clerical position I was originally seeking. This began my journey into recruiting, and ultimately where I am today. I will always be grateful to A-1 Temps for taking a chance on me!
How did you get so heavily involved in the HR World, and learn so much? Shortly before my first true HR role in 2005, I began school with the intention of attaining my degree in Business Management with a concentration in HR Management. During this time I became aware of both the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and The HR Certification Institute. Both organizations promoted the importance of becoming certified.
In 2007 I sat for my certification test and was awarded my PHR Certification (Professional in Human Resources). I joined HR Tampa in 2009 and soon became a member of the board serving in both the Technology and Certification roles!
What do you like most about working at HR Shield? I love the variety. Our clients are so different, from industry, to size, and they all have their own unique set of support needs and questions. I love the challenge this gives me, and the relationships I build every day.
If you could give a company one piece of HR advice, and one only, what would it be? Ignoring a problem won’t make it go away. Performance issues, absenteeism, employee morale…. all of these issues need attention NOW. Don’t be reactive, be proactive.
Join us next week for a continuation of this interview, where we’ll find out what Jenni likes to do outside of HR Shield!! HR Shield offers a variety of affordable membership levels, so you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your company’s specific needs and budget. To meet other HR Shield Advisors, tune in to our blog, or simply call us at (877) 636-9525!