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I am a Human Resources professional who strived to implement a consultancy approach long before adopting the title. With over twenty-five years of business, operations, human resources management training and experience, business leaders have appreciated my firsthand experience in operations, my understanding of how all the HR functions impact the bottom line, and the proper balance of employee and business needs.
Before focusing on HR, I established a solid track record as a successful business partner improving revenue generation and containing costs when working with start-ups and organizations undergoing explosive growth. I derived keen insights from my operational background enabling me to improve profitability through attention to return on investments, employee retention, improved organizational design and development, and aligning HR to organizational strategies and goals. My experience is largely based in retail, and other client or customer service industries, with exposure to mining and financial organizations. I have extensive experience in recruiting, training and facilitation, employee relations, negotiation and conflict resolution, talent management, leadership development and succession planning.
Recently, I completed a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management with a Specialization in Organizational Leadership and have successfully applied my knowledge in the latest trends affecting HR and business today – talent management, employee engagement, leadership development and organizational culture. I remain current through education and networking, in large part, from my involvement with the Mile High Society for Human Resource Management, the local chapter of the global association of SHRM, where I serve as Programs Director on the Board of Directors.
As a lifelong learner, I share my knowledge of successes… and failures. As a risk taker, I share the benefits of diversity and change while overcoming associated challenges. As an optimist, I emphasize the positives while dealing with the negatives.
Human Resources Consultant
CRichter ~ HR Consulting, LLC
March 2014 - present
Consultant to small-medium sized cannabis business owners with an emphasis on driving sales by aligning individuals and teams to financial goals, enhancing productivity through redesigning positions and processes, and managing projects from needs analysis through solution sustainability.
- Featured speaker at the National Cannabis Industry Association and Indo Expo trade conferences in Las Vegas, Denver, and Seattle, focusing on employment law and performance management, engaging participants with real world experiences.
- Provided compensation and benefit analysis addressing misclassifications, demonstrating the need for internal and external equity, and advising owners on total rewards strategies.
- Set up or audited HR policies, procedures, and handbooks to mitigate risk and increase employee satisfaction, in conjunction with comprehensive training to increase owner’s knowledge in employment laws and regulations, as well as the latest trends in talent management.
2011 - 2012
Masters in Human Resources Management with a Specialization in Organizational Leadership
Society for Human Resource Management
January 2015 - January 2018
As an employer, I am concerned about federal implications, specifically federal rights and protections for employees and employers. Are my employees rights under federal law affected because of the industry, and as an employer what can I do to assure current and potential employees that they are protected?