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Monday, October 15, 2018
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Srinidhi Varadhan, aPHR
- What led you to Human Resources as a profession/How did you get into your current role?
My passion for HR began when I was doing pro bono work for my law school. It was an employment law telephone advice line, we provided advice to employees who had employment problems. Being the first point of contact for employees and acting as a liaison between employees and volunteer employment lawyers intrigued me to pursue HR.
- In your opinion, what is the future of HR? How do you see it changing over the next few years, especially in terms of HR innovation?
Technology, especially Artificial Intelligence, is the future of HR. From enhancing and automating business processes to reducing bias through algorithm assessment program. AI can really revolutionize human resources.
- What do you find is the greatest reward working in HR?
Culture and people. Working with diversified people and learning their culture has always been my passion.
In developing the people around us, the work done in HR goes a long way in the professional development of other employees.
With performance reviews and interviews, HR professionals can collect valuable information that guides employee development plans.
- What role has NCHRA played in your career?
NCHRA and certification that I prepare for with NCHRA is a playing key factor in my job search. Companies recognize that I am a member of a reputable HR association.
Volunteering with NCHRA has improved my network and helped me attend conferences and networking events to keep me up-to-date with HR and HR technology.
- What is something people might not know about you?
The National Park service in the U.S. is a fantastic idea. I am a big fan of this concept. I would like to complete visits to 60 national parks in U.S.
So far I have visited 9 national parks in California and 5 in Utah.
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