Member Spotlight: Janet Mainenti July 2015 PDF Print Email
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 01:53 PM

Why did you choose Human Resources as a career?

After completing my undergraduate in Applied Psychology, I truly had no idea what I wanted to do “when I grew up”. I was always fascinated with organizational development and social psychology, so I was fortunate to land my first job out of college as a HR administrator for a firm in L.A. Since then, I’ve continued to explore organizational development, as well as other areas of HR, and believe that employees should have the opportunity for both personal and professional growth within their individual roles in an organization.

What do you enjoy most about your current role at Point Loma Credit Union?

The employees can definitely make or break an organization! We have a wonderful, dedicated staff that makes coming to work and supporting the cause worthwhile. We have employees that have been here for 20 to 30 years, including one who’s been here for 37 years! I think that says amazing things about the company and how they treat their staff.

When did you join SDHR Roundtable?

I’ve been aware of SDHR Roundtable and its stellar reputation for many years, but never joined. Being in the North County, it was not always easy to get involved in anything south of the immediate area. However, now that I am working in the Kearny Mesa area, and more centrally located, I’m able to get involved with more regional organizations. I joined SDHR Roundtable in 2014, and will continue to renew my membership. SDHR Roundtable has a great group of knowledgeable HR professionals, which is vital for staying connected in the industry. The ability to reach out to other dedicated HR people becomes crucial for maintaining not only legal compliance, but, oftentimes, our sanity!

How do you use your SDHR Roundtable membership in your current role?

Experts always say that “it’s not what you know, but who you know”. I agree with that 100%! The SDHR Roundtable membership not only gives me access to educational and reasonably priced luncheon seminars, but also a group of HR professionals with whom to network and share ideas. HR is ever-changing, and in order to stay abreast of all of the current laws, regulations, and requirements, as well as the latest trends, I find it necessary to stay connected to informative groups such as SDHR Roundtable!

Janet encourages you to connect with her on LinkedIn

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