Who are the people that are taking the lead in disrupting the future of work?
They’re the official Disruptors (Organizers) of DisruptHR events held in cities around the world. Each week, we’ll introduce you to one of these intelligent, inspiring, and beautiful people (okay, pick two) who have stepped up, and volunteered to organize a Disrupt HR event in their city.
Yvette Henry of DisruptHR New Orleans (Disruptor #139)
LinkedIn – Yvette Henry
Twitter – @YvetteHenry
Who are you, and what do you do in your “day job”?
My name is Yvette Henry. I am the Director of Human Resources, Universal Data, Inc.
Universal Data, Inc. is an Information Technology Professional Services MSP and Consulting firm.
How did you first hear about DisruptHR?
Why did you decide to raise your hand and become an organizer for DisruptHR events in New Orleans?
How many events have you organized?
What types of people/industries have attended your events?
What are you most proud of that has come out of being involved with/organizing DisruptHR events?
What kind of feedback have you received from those who attended prior DisruptHR New Orleans events?
The follow-up feed back from Mag Bickford meant the world to me:
“I wanted to say thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your inaugural event. I really liked the format and the other speakers were great. I know that the electronic issues probably drove you crazy but those things are easily fixable. Let me know if you need any additional help. I have other speakers at the firm if you need them.”
What is your favorite DisruptHR Talk, and why?
Based off of the Talks and conversations at your events, what do you feel are the areas with the biggest opportunity for disruption?
What excites you or frustrates you about the future of work, your career and/or DisruptHR?
I love the work that I do! I have built two Human Resource departments from the ground up and am currently in the process of building my third department (employees have ranged from 50 to 250). It’s exciting to be a strategic partner who has a seat at the table whose input is recognized and actually helps drive the vision of an organization forward. From talent acquisition to benefits or resolving day to day workplace issues, the work of an HR professional is never dull. If anything, its exciting at best.
As much as I love technology, Human Resources is a people job. I find that it is important to keep our pulse on the people that work for and with us. That means you have to sometimes get away from the computer, walk the halls, say hello and talk to people. Let them know that they are important, we are here for them and we want the time that they spend in the workplace to be as pleasant as possible. I am a firm believer that “the employees are a company’s greatest asset.”