Member Spotlight: Alma Flores October 2017 Print
Thursday, September 14, 2017 10:24 PM

Why did you choose Human Resources as a career?

Interestingly, I think Human Resources chose me.  I was always fascinated with people and their behaviors in different settings (hence the reason for the Sociology degree) and knew that I wanted to help people and make a positive difference.  It’s been 15 years now and I haven’t looked back.

When did you join SDHR Roundtable?

I joined a few years ago because I was interested in staying abreast of HR trends and learning from others.  Recently, I have been attending the Recruiter Roundtable events as well and have found them to be helpful at understanding the employment market.  I’ve met some amazing HR professionals at these events.   

What do you enjoy most about working in the HR Industry?

I am passionate about people and helping them meet their goals.  Human Resources feeds my need to help people while keeping me challenged with business goals.  I enjoy coming up with “win-win” solutions and thinking outside of the box.  I’ve been fortunate to work with some great teams and mentors.

What is the best piece of career advice you have received that you would like to share?

“Begin with the end in mind.” It was more than just career advice, it was life advice.  I recall sitting in front of my boss’s desk and she asked me, “Alma, what do you think people are going to say about you at your eulogy?  Are they going to say that Alma was a great HR Professional?  No, they are going to remember you as a person.  They are going to remember how you treated them, inspired them, helped them, and made a difference in their lives.”  That was early in my career, and I still think about that conversation today.  It guides my decision making in Human Resources.  I strive to treat others with dignity and respect even in the most difficult situations.  This has taken me far since I am in the business of Human Capital Management.

What do you enjoy most about your current role?

No day is ever the same at HME.  I am constantly challenged to think outside of the box and I am able to make a positive impact.  I have the opportunity to see both the employees and the company succeed.

HME is the leader in wireless communication and is seeking awesome talent to join their winning team.  Contact Alma Flores at aflores@hme.com for more information.

Alma welcomes you to connect with her at https://www.linkedin.com/in/almaflores1/