#SHRM14 HR Motivators: Callie Zipple

We Know Next is finding and interviewing HR Motivators at the SHRM 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition.  Below is a Q&A with HR Young professional Callie Zipple.

Q. What do you see as being the biggest challenge for HR in the next 10 years?

Finding a way to stay competitive during the hiring process.  Candidates often have more than 1 offer…why yours? 

Q. What book are you reading right now?

I read a lot of mystery novels.  I just finished the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child.  I TRY to turn my work brain off when I leave the office.

Q. What advice would you give other leaders about employee engagement?

Communicate with your employees!  Ask the right questions and make them believe you are interested in and are considering their answers.

Q. What do you love most about your job?

As an HR Generalist, I enjoy being the go-to resource for questions or problems.  There is no consistency from day to day which keeps me busy and on my toes.

Q. What qualities do you think are most important for strong leadership?

Confidence!  As a young professional, I have learned to fake it until I make it or people won’t take you seriously. 

Q. What advice would you give to people who would like to work in the HR profession?

Be flexible and open to new opportunities.  Just because you aren’t being offered your DREAM HR job doesn’t mean you can’t make that first job be what you want it to be.


HR Generalist with Adelman Travel, HR Volunteer with WISHRM & SHRM.  You can find her on Twitter at @CallieZipple

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