HELLO. I’m Tamara and I’m (currently) an HR Generalist. I have worked in support of nonprofit organizations as an employee and consultant for 12+ years. I particularly enjoy the helping aspect of human resources. I view Recruiting & Hiring as helping people obtain jobs. I view Employee Relations as helping people communicate and obtain a healthier/happier work experience. I view Benefits Administration as helping to ensure people are covered in case of illness or injury. You get the idea.
The tagline for the site is ‘human resources from a humanist perspective’ because I truly believe that human beings are our most important resource. I view everything I do through an ’employee centered’ prism. I’ll be the first to admit that it’s not always easy advocating for employees while also looking out for the best interests of the employer but I believe the two should be in alignment more often than not. I believe treating people fairly, with respect and consideration for them as individuals, not just as cogs in the machine, should always be a priority.
I decided to start this blog to share my views on a variety of HR-related topics as well as to give some insight into my world as an HR professional. I enjoy working in this field but, to paraphrase India Arie, “I am not my job,” so I will also post other things that help me get through the day: music, inspirational quotes, things that make me laugh, etc. It’s important to be well-rounded, right? I hope you’ll stick around and get to know me.
Twitter is one of my favorite things so please feel free to contact me on Twitter at @tmrasberry. I look forward to hearing from you!