Taylor Hoedemaker, PHR
Manager, Human Resources
Williams Sonoma Inc.
San Francisco Regional Board Member
The rockstar NCHRA member we’re spotlighting this month (of August) is Taylor Hoedemaker, PHR. She is a true “triple threat,” having taken our certification prep course and easily passing her PHR exam, generously hosting our PHR-SPHR course in the spring of 2017, and continuing her membership as an applicant to serve on the San Francisco regional board.
Taylor is with San Francisco-based retail giant Williams Sonoma Inc. (Corp), and a proud PHR certification holder. Thank you, Taylor, for serving your HR community by your commitment and volunteer efforts!
Here’s what we learned about Taylor:
What do you find is your greatest reward working in HR?
I always feel a sense of accomplishment each day knowing I made a difference in improving an associate’s work experience. When I reflect on the purpose of my role at Williams-Sonoma, I think a large part of it is to ensure associates are happy, healthy, and engaged and knowing I help support that keeps me motivated and excited to go to work each day.
What role has NCHRA played in your career?
NCHRA has connected me to a lot of incredible people who work in Human Resources. I love meeting new people in HR to consult with, bounce ideas off of, and share our accomplishments and challenges with. Their prep classes are amazing and helped tremendously when I took the PHR and they have some of the best seminars I have attended.
What is something people might not know about you?
I studied Biology and Biotechnology – I would never have thought I would end up in Human Resources but I love it and feel really lucky that I happened to land my dream job!