This is one in a series of features highlighting the ‘Genesee 10 to Watch’ and ‘Spark’ Award recipients.
‘Do what you love and you will be successful’ is a motto that drives success for Vanessa Nelson, President of Expert Human Resource Consultants, LLC (EHRC). Three years ago when Nelson decided to start her human resources company, she wanted to help businesses succeed. At that time, she says she had no idea how many businesses needed help with human resources issues. Now she cites her love of what she does in combination with the needs of businesses in the region as the key to her early success.
“In 2009, when I first decided to step out and start my own business I wasn’t sure how it would work,” said Nelson. “However what I discovered is that there was a great need in the community. Today, I know I made the right decision and I love what I do. Being a business owner has transformed my life.”
According to Nelson, being able to meet the needs of her clients is a team effort. She says assembling a team that complements her 13 years of human resource experience has helped the business grow. The EHRC team combines marketing, legal and human resources expertise.
EHRC offers a wide range of consulting, training and human resources support to help companies avoid employee-related lawsuits, maintain legal compliance, reduce costs and increase competitiveness. Additional services provided by EHRC include employee handbooks development, labor relations, policy and procedure development, workplace investigations and unemployment claims.