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Melissa "HR Mom" Griffin

Writer, Public Speaker

HR Mom


Melissa “HR Mom” Griffin has worked in Human Resources for almost 18 years, recruiting and hiring talent in healthcare, retail, education, and most recently at a Fortune 100 insurance company. In their extremely competitive call center recruiting market, her teams used innovative interviewing and selection strategies that helped them identify talent in candidates others might overlook. 

In 2020, after years of noticing a decline in skills of entry-level workers, Melissa began to write about how parenting styles can impact a child's success. She launched the “HR Mom” online community and travels the country inspiring and equipping parents and educators to develop their kids' critical life skills and independence. She believes parents are most effective when they “Stop Parenting and Start Leading.” She remains active in the HR community, consulting with hiring leaders to encourage their commitment to truly inclusive hiring practices.