HR Sushi Bar
I created this blog and called it “HR Sushi Bar” with several things in mind:
- Human Resources has many different and diverse components, much like a sushi bar.
- I don’t tend to be very verbose, but prefer to pose short questions and provide short observations to generate thought (bite sized pieces).
- Much like a sushi bar, you’ll hopefully be able to sample a variety of topics and issues, some you may like, some you may not. (I’ll try to avoid posting any “gas station sushi!”)
- If you are coming here looking for in-depth, analytical, scholarly human resources insights…you’ve probably come to the wrong place!
- As a human resources professional of Asian-American decent and sushi lover, this seemed like a logical confluence of interests.
The Author – Jeff Palkowski
Although my undergraduate major was mass communication / journalism, you will quickly discover that I am clearly not a professional writer / journalist. I like to offer ideas, perspectives and experiences in an easy-to-understand manner and hopefully relate to the majority of the readers with some real-life examples and often, unanswered questions.
Some fast facts about me:
- I was ‘Made in Japan” and imported to the U.S. at three-months old
- My early years were in a military family as the son of a US Marine (Semper Fi)
- I grew up and spent most of my life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- I have a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication/Journalism and a Master’s in Human Resource Management
- I have work experience at many levels and in many industries which include:
- Financial Services – Investment Services Agent | Call Center Supervisor | Project Manager | Vice President of Investor Services | IT Relationship Manager | Methodology Process Manager
- Staffing – Integrity Interviewer| Professional/Technical Recruiter | Outsourced Remote and Corporate Recruiter
- State Government – Legislative Assistant | Policy Advisor | Deputy Chief of Staff
- Unemployment Insurance – Unemployment Claims Adjudicator
- Public Sector Human Resources – Human Resources Specialist | Human Resources Manager | Assistant Director of Human Resources | Title & Compensation Analyst
- I have the following human resources certifications and professional memberships
- Professional in Human Resources (PHR)
- Society of Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)
- Greater Madison Area Society of Human Resource Management (GMA SHRM)
- Board of Directors – Director of Government Affairs
- Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)
- Advocacy Captain for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District
- College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR)
- I currently live in South Central Wisconsin and work in the Office of Human Resources for the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Some of my #HRTribe at #SHRM18