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Monthly Member Spotlight: An Interview with Maria Clyde

Wednesday, February 26, 2020   (0 Comments)
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Introducing the Delaware SHRM Monthly Member Spotlight! Each month we’ll showcase a member who’s making waves in the HR field. Get to know your colleagues at Delaware SHRM and take pride in associating with some of the top professionals in the region! 


Maria Clyde, Delaware SHRM Member Spotlight


Monthly Member Spotlight: An Interview with Maria Clyde 

As a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and a Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Senior Certified Professional (SCP), Maria has more than nine years of human resources experience, and joined B+H Insurance, LLC in late 2016. Maria handles HR for the agency and assists clients with their in-house HR needs. This includes reviews and assessments of current policies, employee handbooks, job descriptions, compensation structures, compliance requirements, benefits packages, company marketing and various other HR or corporate development needs. Before joining BHI, she worked for a mid-size government contractor in Washington, DC (LST) that serviced the Federal Aviation Administration as well as various Department of Defense agencies. As an active member of the Delaware SHRM, she focuses on professional development and staying up-to-date with changing legislation affecting HR management. 


What’s the best piece of advice you received along the way as you were building your career in HR?
Someone once told me to "manage expectations." That is the best piece of advice I've ever received, as I try to do so with everyone I encounter professionally.

What advice would you give to a new college graduate?
You must be able to figure things out on your own. Ask questions, try new things, be vulnerable, fail, learn, try again, succeed and repeat.

If you could live (and work) anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Somewhere warm!
Outside of your work in HR, what wakes you up in the morning?
My family! Especially my 6 month old daughter, Francesca!

What is a current issue you are passionate about?
Sexual Harassment Training, and education and training overall. 

Anything else you'd like to share with us? 
Human Resources is a true strategic business partner, and I'm excited to be an HR professional working with businesses that recognize that.

Be sure to say hello to Maria when you see her at one of our monthly meetings! Do you have a member in mind that you feel is doing notable work in HR? Nominate him/her to be next month's featured member. Nominate here!

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