Angela Smith

Angela Smith is a Human Resources professional who is currently working at a Dallas-based IT staffing firm. She leads all HR efforts with a focus on employee relations, retention, and development as well as joint-employment issues. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Oklahoma. Contact her at angela@maxsysolutions.com.

Articles by Angela Smith

Best of TLNT

Why HR Is Known as the Necessary Evil – and How to Change That

© freshidea - Fotolia.com

Editor’s note: TLNT is continuing an annual tradition by counting down the most popular posts of this past year. This is No. 47. Our regular content will return in January.

I chose to devote my career to Human Resources due to a passion for business and an understanding of the value human capital brings to a company.

I fear however, that many professionals choose to pursue a career in HR to utilize their soft skills or the desire for a quick route to a corporate job.

Whenever HR professionals gather  – either in person, or in a thought-based endeavor — there is always a debate about why organizations seem to not value Human Resources enough, and, how to go about fixing that. Read more…

HR Insights

Why HR Is Known as the Necessary Evil – and How to Change That

© freshidea - Fotolia.com

I chose to devote my career to Human Resources due to a passion for business and an understanding of the value human capital brings to a company.

I fear however, that many professionals choose to pursue a career in HR to utilize their soft skills or the desire for a quick route to a corporate job.

Whenever HR professionals gather  – either in person, or in a thought-based endeavor — there is always a debate about why organizations seem to not value Human Resources enough, and, how to go about fixing that. Read more…