What attracted you to Nonprofit HR?
Its leadership, values, diversity, organizational culture and opportunity to grow personally and professionally.
What’s your favorite aspect of talent management?
Most people have likely encountered, at some point in their career, management that only knows how to make reactionary decisions, by which point it is inevitably too late, resulting in an overburdened staff and a compromised mission. What excites me most about what we do is applying our expertise to assist organizations working for the betterment of society to proactively recruit and retain the best talent.
What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now and why?
The coolest thing I have been a part of so far is the onboarding, procurement of benefits and establishment of processes to support the transition addition of a foreign office to a locally based NGO.
“My favorite thing to do as a kid was riding my bike. I loved the freedom and exhilaration of feeling the wind rush past me. It’s still one of my favorite things!”
How do you see HR changing in the next 5-10 years?
I think we’ve already seen the first stage of the remote work and flexible scheduling revolution. The expansion of the global community and the integration of technology has enabled employers and employees to redefine what ‘work’ looks like. Between the draw for employers to reduce overhead and recruit from a larger talent pool and employees to improve their work-life balance, I believe HR will need to expand its focus on how to navigate entirely remote workforces.
What was your favorite thing to do as a kid?
Riding my bike and the freedom and exhilaration of feeling the wind rush past me. It’s still one of my favorite things!
Which 2 people would you like to have brunch with and why?
There are so many people to choose from but I think my first choice would have to be my grandfather William T. Pecora who passed before I was born while Undersecretary of the Interior. As the nation’s leading geologist it was his vision about the application of new imaging capabilities that led to the establishment of the NASA Landsat program which continues to impact climate science today. I would give anything to get to know the man behind the accolades.
What’s a fun fact about you?
The jury is still out on if this qualifies but I think the most interesting thing I’ve ever done was move to Florence where I worked as a nanny to late designer Emilio Pucci’s grandchildren.
Maggie Jewett, MA, SHRM-CP, is an Associate Consultant who joined Nonprofit HR after gaining five years of experience providing full HR life-cycle support as the primary point of contact for 200+ employees with a focus on HR and talent development, benefits administration, risk management, compliance, and HRIS management. Read Maggie’s full bio.