All posts by HRCollective

Seattle HR Collective: Hiring Big Company Talent into Your Startup

Karthik Sivakumar, Head of Operations at Pro.com, joined Mikaela Kiner for a fireside chat on an autumn evening at the September Seattle HR Collective Meetup. He’d happily spent several years…

/ October 3, 2019

Seattle HR Collective: Managing Remote Teams

Mikaela Kiner kicked off the discussion of the July Seattle HR Collective Meetup on “Managing Remote Teams” by asking the audience how many attendees worked for companies with a remote…

/ July 24, 2019

Seattle HR Collective: It’s Time to Talk About Mental Health at Work

Years ago, from an outsider’s standpoint, James Pratt appeared to have it all with a successful career, a wife and children. He feels very lucky in life, but on his…

/ June 26, 2019

Seattle HR Collective: Finance for HR Leaders

It’s commonly believed that the human resource department and finance departments struggle to speak the same language and function together. HR may be more focused on increasing the effectiveness of…

/ May 16, 2019

Seattle HR Collective: Leveraging Storytelling as a Means to Building Culture

Culture is what makes your business unique and is the character and personality of your organization. A positive culture impacts satisfaction and happiness in the workplace. It also attracts talent…

/ April 18, 2019

Seattle HR Collective: Maintaining a Respectful Harassment-Free Work Environment

Angela Vogel and Mary Sanden of Davis, Wright, Tremaine developed an interactive training entitled, “Maintaining a Respectful Harassment-Free Work Environment” following the peak of the #MeToo movement so that managers,…

/ March 29, 2019

Seattle HR Collective: Pay Equity Analysis- Creating a Culture of Empowerment

Michaela Ayers is the Customer Education Lead at Payscale where she focuses on helping and empowering HR professionals make decisions using Payscale tools and data. A lot of her conversations…

/ March 6, 2019

Seattle HR Collective: A Female Board Member’s Perspective on How to Move Beyond Being an Order Taker

I can think of no better way to kick off a new year than by listening to Elizabeth Bastoni, a woman whose charisma filled the space Amazon so kindly loaned…

/ February 6, 2019

Seattle HR Collective: What’s Up in the Wake of #MeToo, Part II

There was such high turnout at our first Seattle HR Collective meetup on the subject of #MeToo, that we decided to have #MeToo, Part II to keep the conversation alive....

/ November 28, 2018

Seattle HR Collective: Pay Equity Gender & Beyond

Autumn fell in earnest over Seattle as nearly 100 people gathered together in the Galvanize space to learn about, and commiserate over, the pay equity gap that’s been widening once…

/ October 31, 2018