Jessica Lee is an HR professional based in Washington DC. Her mission? To challenge your preconceived notions of what an HR pro is. She’s no Toby from The Office, nor does she believe other HR pros need to suffer from the long-standing stigma of being a glorified paper pusher or the policy police.
By day, she is a senior employment manager for APCO Worldwide, a global communications consultancy where she manages their recruitment activities ranging from pipeline generation to university relations and employment branding initiatives. Prior to joining APCO, Jessica held progressively responsible HR roles in both the public and private sectors with experiences that include managing benefits, employee relations, HR technology implementations and people program development making her a true generalist.
Outside of the daytime gig, Jessica is an active and influential member of the HR/recruiting social media community including serving as editor of the highly trafficked blog Fistful of Talent where she and her colleagues opine on anything and everything related to talent management. And she holds nothing back in her sharing her opinions but remains grounded in her writing by leveraging her firsthand experiences as an HR pro.
Jessica is called upon frequently to provide insight into using social media to recruit, build talent communities and enhance employment brands. She is a sought after speaker, highly networked blogger, and continues to try make HR look good and for those efforts, she has been recognized as one of HR’s top 100 influencers by Salary.com and the HRExaminer.
Jessica’s posts on HRExaminer can be found here.
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