Jon Thurmond

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Jon Thurmond serves as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Human Resources Manager for Team Fishel, a utility engineering and construction firm.  His experience includes working in the construction, public utility, healthcare, and accounting & finance industries, in roles encompassing Employee/Labor Relations, Recruiting, Training, and HR leadership.

Jon hosts the #HRSocialHour Half Hour Podcast and Twitter chat. 

Jon holds SHRM-SCP certification, a Labor Relations-Contract Administration certificate from Cornell University, a Master’s in Music Education from the University of Kansas, and a Bachelor’s in Music Education from Middle Tennessee State University.  He is a Hootsuite Pro Certified Professional.


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In this special #SHRM19 episode, #SHRM19 Blogger Jon Thurmond is joined by Val Grubb, #SHRM19 MEGA session speaker, HR consultuant, coach, author, speaker, and owner of Val Grubb & Associates in New Orleans, LA. 

May 22, 2019


We're joined by Claire Petrie, Talent Acquisition Manager with Remedy Intelligent Staffing in Buffalo, NY. We talk about making the move from corporate HR to third party, how LinkedIn video has helped Claire in networking, and Jon and Wendy introduce a new segment to the show, HR Superfriends!

Claire's recommendations: (Mary Faulkner)

July 20, 2018

It's the second part of our conversations with several of the international SHRM18 Bloggers. We spoke with Mofota Sefali (Pan-African as she describes herself), Anish Aravind from India, and Renee Robson from New Zealand, living in Australia! 



July 12, 2018


Wendy and I had the great opportunity to talk to several of the international SHRM18 Bloggers and are sharing those conversations with you. First up, Sel and Ben Watts of Watts Next HR from Australia and Kavi Arasu from India! 



July 9, 2018


We're joined by SHRM18 Blogger Mary Williams, Vice President of Operations and Human Resources with Clear Digital Media/ClearSounds Communications in Naperville, IL.  We talk about Mary's experience as a "Department of One" and Jon pulls a connection to her favorite TV show. 

Mary's recommendations:

June 6, 2018



I had a chance to speak with Michael Wilkinson, founder and Managing Director of Leadership Strategies, Inc.  We talked about how HR pros can become better facilitators and Michael shared great advice on how to "divide and conquer" a conference like SHRM18.

May 30, 2018


CareerArc is a leading provider of social recruiting and outplacement solutions.  As a current customer, I really appreciate their platforms, training opportunities, and customer service. 

April 7, 2018