Julie Develin

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Julie is an HCM Strategy Consultant for Kronos, and an adjunct professor in the HRD graduate program at McDaniel College, a program from which she also holds a master’s degree in HRD. A long-time SHRM member and volunteer-based in Maryland, she helped found Carroll County SHRM, and she has served as secretary, vice president, president, and webmaster of the chapter; now, she remains involved with the Maryland SHRM State Council in volunteer roles.

A 17+ year HR practitioner, Julie is passionate about helping organizations implement strategic employee technology and workplace initiatives to enhance productivity, improve communication, and increase satisfaction across the workforce.

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


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Human resources professionals are an agile group of people (but you already knew that, right?!). We are always shifting to keep up with the latest laws, workplace trends, HR tech innovations, employee needs and expectations, and now our latest challenge: the fallout from a global pandemic. This brings a multitude of new considerations to the workplace, and to HR professionals.  

June 2, 2020

I hope you’ll join Richard Lowery, Chris Mullen, and me for the SHRM webinar: Learning from Times of Uncertainty: HR's Critical Role in Business Continuity on Tuesday, April 7, at noon ET. We look forward to having a candid conversation about HR’s vital role in business continuity with the HR community!


April 6, 2020


My colleague Nick recently posted on social media that he received a text from a former lacrosse teammate, and they spoke about their last game together. What he gleaned from that conversation is how much he misses going to battle on the lacrosse field every day with his team.

But then he had a revelation.

He still does go to battle with teammates each day, only in a different way—in a business setting.

January 27, 2020



You might’ve read about Microsoft Japan testing the four-day workweek in the summer of 2019 recently. The story swept across the internet, in part, because the results were so eye-opening: Microsoft Japan found that employee productivity jumped 40 percent. Efficiency was increased in many other areas, too, from lower electricity costs to less use of paper.

November 20, 2019


Walk into a retail store, and you’ve already seen the evidence.

Each year it seems to arrive faster, and the holiday season is upon us yet again. For employees, this has many implications both in and out of the workplace. For HR, we need to be strategic with our holiday workplace happenings.

October 28, 2019



Human resources professionals, today is World Mental Health Day.

Let’s chat.

October 10, 2019