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Kyra Matkovich, SHRM-CP, PHR is a Principal HR Business Partner with over 25 years of business and HR experience in multiple industries including biotech, healthcare, insurance, nonprofit, and government. Her passion is people and creating meaningful work experiences by helping organizations connect HR initiatives with business strategy, with a special emphasis on fun, collaboration and leadership development. Kyra previously served on the Wisconsin SHRM State Council, and Boulder Area HR Association, and was a member of the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition Blogger Team and the 2020 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition Influencer team. She is a wife, mother, and breast cancer survivor with a love of the outdoors, entertaining, and gardening.


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Articles by Kyra Matkovich

Inspiration. Bravery. Passion. Advocacy. Activism. Charity. 

September 21, 2021
The 2021 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition is a week away. **GASP** A WEEK! 
Let’s go back for just a moment to 2020.  There was so much anticipation and excitement around SHRM20 in San Diego – which started during #SHRM19 in Las Vegas. 

And then…. COVID-19. 

September 2, 2021

September 26 is #HumanResourceProfessionalDay. 

Every day, HR professionals positively impact the lives of employees in workplaces around the world and contribute to the business strategy that allows their organizations to compete, grow and thrive. 

We asked our bloggers to share their HR stories.


HR Chose Me 

September 26, 2019


Warning: Long post ahead. #sorrynotsorry

April 2, 2019



HR can be serious business. It can also be a source of comedic material. The funny and the not-so-funny.

The reality is...

People can be really difficult. Communication is hard. Change is hard.

Work can suck.  

But people are really funny. And the situations we find ourselves in - at work, at home, in public - can be hilarious.

Ever heard that laughter is the best medicine? 

December 5, 2018