Kathy Gurchiek is associate editor, global issues, OED, and diversity at SHRM. She is a frequent contributor to HR Magazine and is a top influencer in the SHRM LinkedIn discussion group. She is an award-winning journalist who has worked as a business writer for the Salt Lake Tribune, served as a managing editor of a Department of Defense journal, taught business communications, and served on the creative team for the 2002 Winter Olympics. She’s worked as an editor and reporter at newspapers around the country and has freelanced for media outlets such as the Chicago Tribune and the Associated Press. Contact her at Kathleen.Gurchiek@shrm.org and follow her on Twitter @SHRMwriter.