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​Karen graduated with a B.S. in Architecture. Instead of becoming a practicing Architect, she pursued a career in law enforcement, working as a Correction Officer in New York State Corrections male maximum prisons for seven years. She then returned to school in 2004 to pursue her Masters in Human Resources and began her HR career then. She had worked in industries such as higher education, big box retail, security, and non-profit social services, before joining SHRM in 2010. 

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Karen Burke, SHRM-CP


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Articles by Karen Burke, SHRM-CP

Video conferencing became a necessary staff meeting tool for many of us due to the pandemic. With the increased use of online video software for staff meetings, I’ve received increased questions about what can and cannot be addressed with employees during virtual online meetings. 

November 3, 2022

As a SHRM HR Knowledge Advisor, I am frequently asked by members if they must provide employees with a reason for termination. Employers often hope that they are protected under the at-will employment doctrine.

December 17, 2021