Osasumwen Arigbe

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Osasu is an HR professional based in Washington DC. In her current role, she brings a strategic lens to support the organization with HR and organization development matters. She leads several HR initiatives and launches transformational projects that promote organizational effectiveness. She brings a unique perspective to her role because of her diverse background/experience and passion for the HR field.

Osasu holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Georgetown University. As a student, Osasu served as the Secretary for the Georgetown SHRM Student Chapter. She has also been an active member of SHRM and the local chapter in Northern Virginia (NOVA SHRM) since October 2016.

She enjoys being in a constant state of learning. She also enjoys writing; therefore, she wholly embraces this opportunity to share her ideas and experiences with others.

You can connect with her on LinkedIn or on Twitter @OsasuArigbe.


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Articles by Osasumwen Arigbe, PHR


Employee burnout is fast becoming prevalent in many workplaces and is also a recurring theme in my day-to-day conversations with people. Unfortunately, many workplaces dismiss the subject and make it more of the employee’s issue than a workplace issue. 

June 13, 2019


I remember walking into the large Exposition Hall during the 2018 SHRM Annual Conference and seeing several people swarming around vendors. It looked overwhelming at first, but after a couple of visits, I truly explored what the SHRM Exposition Hall had to offer. While there, I had the opportunity to learn about new products and services, gain new contacts, and get lots of promotional gifts. Oh, I loved the giveaways!

May 14, 2019


In June 2018, I attended my first SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition (#SHRM18) without knowing what to expect. SHRM stands for The Society of Human Resource Management and is the largest HR professional society in the world. With over 300,000 members worldwide and serving as the leading provider of resources that help professionals do their best at work, there is something to be said about its conferences.

April 1, 2019



One of the highlights of 2018 was seeing the attention that the subject of mental health received globally. This awareness of mental health issues has shown us the importance of creating environments that support the mental well-being of people.

January 15, 2019


I have learned that different psychological phases come with starting a new job. Let’s use this scenario: You followed the activities of Company X for years and wished to be part of such a great organization. Finally, an opportunity emerged, and you wasted no time in pursuing it. You got called for an interview, and after going through the necessary stages of selection, you got hired! You are happy, the hiring manager is happy! What happens next?

November 5, 2018


The SHRM Diversity and Inclusion Conference (#SHRMDiv) is fast approaching and I am very excited and thankful for the opportunity to attend the conference as a SHRM Blog Contributor. Although this will be my first #SHRMDiv experience, I have to admit that I am already impressed by the excellent selection of topics and speakers.

October 9, 2018


Recently, I received a call from a friend I hadn’t heard from in a while. Typically, when calls like this come in, I want to catch up on everything including work. The last time we talked, he had just gotten a new job in the tech industry and so I was excited to learn about his accomplishments at his job. However, the response I got wasn’t what I expected.

August 20, 2018