DisruptHR Louisville Interview with Angela Bailey

Angela BaileyAngela Bailey is the Director of Outsourcing Solutions for HR Affiliates and a speaker at DisruptHR Louisville. Angie has served human resources for more than 20 years and her experience has crossed many industries including manufacturing, higher education, consulting, non-profit, retail and healthcare. Her expertise includes benefits design and planning, compensation analysis, talent engagement and development, worksite wellness and HR project management.  

We got a chance to interview Angela ahead of the DisruptHR Louisville event..

Q: Tell us about yourself – your career history and how you came to be in your current role

A: I have served the Human Resources industry for over 20 years.  I actually started in accounting/bookkeeping which morphed into managing HR.  My experience has been very diverse working in many industries and many HR disciplines, which offers both broad and deep skill sets.  Moving into a consulting role made perfect sense at this point in my career.

Q: What does your company do?

A: We work with business owners and leaders to develop and implement People and Talent strategies that anchor a thriving culture and drive financial success.  HR Affiliates provides HR Consulting, Outsourcing and Professional Recruiting.

Q: What made you decide to be a speaker at DisruptHR Louisville?

A: HR continues to evolve, and this is a great opportunity to share what I’ve learned from working with business owners and leaders.

Q: What will you be speaking about at DisruptHR Louisville?

A: What business HR is really in.

Q: What are the major learnings that attendees will take away from your session?  

A: Be a business partner and thought leader.

Q: You only have 5 minutes to present at DisruptHR Louisville. What unique challenges and opportunities does this format offer?  

A: Logistics is the biggest challenge – I’d rather present without slides with only 5 minutes.  The opportunity is to break out of the traditional presentation mode and just speak the truth!

Q: Why does Louisville need an event like DisruptHR?  

A: It’s always a good time to hear from thought leaders, and I love the concept!

Q: Are you attending/speaking at any other HR-related events in the next 6-12 months? If so which ones and why?  

A: Yes, KY Worksite Wellness Conference, KYSHRM Conference and various local SHRM Chapters

 

More About Angela

Angela dedicates much of her non-work time to mentoring others in the areas of professional development and wellness. Angela serves as the Wellness Chair for KYSHRM, and Wellness Director for LSHRM and on several local and state-based worksite wellness councils.


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