Introducing the CAHR18 Writers Coalition

We’re only a week away from kicking off the 2018 California HR Conference! From the speakers, to the food and the Marketplace Expo, we are confident it’s going to be the best CAHR conference yet. (If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time to hop off that fence and join us!) Attendees will return home better connected, inspired, informed and ready to take on their role in the HR community with a fresh outlook. If you won’t be able to make it (we’ll miss you and hope you can make it next year,) you can still stay in the know about what happens each day thanks to the 2018 CAHR Writers Coalition!

We’re pleased to introduce the members of the 2018 California HR Conference Writers Coalition. These knowledgeable HR folks are bringing their unique perspectives to the event to share the CAHR18 experience with the world. Watch for them in and around the conference, and, of course, on their various sites and social channels. Follow them to catch the latest updates and keep tabs on the greater conversation by following the hashtags #CAHR18 and #MyCAHR. Here they are:

Angela Anderson, Managing Partner, #1 HR ExpertAngela Anderson, Managing Partner, #1 HR Expert –, @1HREXPERT

Angela the # 1 HR Expert is a leader in the HR field and with her extensive experience in human resources makes her a great key note speaker for organizations. Angela works in all aspects of human resources— from Leadership Coaching, HR Consulting, HR Compliance, Sexual Harassment Investigations, Recruiting, HR strategies, Succession Planning, Workers Comp Cases to enforcing policies and procedures. She has also developed a revolutionary online course called “How to Break into HR in a Day” where she teaches the practical side of doing human resources. She bridges the gap from what people learn in college to the actual day to day HR operations. This course has helped many people break into a rewarding career of HR. She is very passionate about HR and loves to mentor her students as they excel in the HR field.

John Zappe, Editor TLNT.comJohn Zappe, Editor,

John Zappe is editor of and a contributing editor to its sister publication, He joined ERE Media in 2006 from the AIM Group, where he was a digital media sales trainer and employment branding and advertising advisor. Prior to that, John served as Vice President of Digital Media for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group. He’s been a newspaper reporter and editor, winning multiple regional, state and national awards, including the Headliner Award. In 1995 he led a team that launched one of the first newspaper web sites in the nation.


Stephanie Hammerworld, HR Analyst, AcrulesStephanie Hammerworld, HR Professional, Fair Chance Hiring Advocate, and HR Analyst at Arcules –, @HRHammer

Stephanie has over ten years of experience working in human resources. In addition to an HR career that has included consulting and working in corporate HR, Stephanie co-founded Pacific Reentry Career Services, an all-volunteer nonprofit that helps formerly incarcerated people find meaningful employment. Stephanie received a Master’s Degree in Women’s Studies from San Diego State University. Prior to working in HR, Stephanie worked at a domestic violence shelter where she ran a weekly art and writing workshop for residents. She later ran similar workshops for women in the Santa Cruz County Jail as part of a volunteer program that brought art and writing to incarcerated women. Stephanie has also blogged on HR topics for her own site (HR Hammer) as well as other HR sites.

Rick GirardRick Girard, Talent Acquisition Expert, CEO Stride Search Inc, Host of the Hire Power Radio Show, @rick_girard

Rick Girard is the Founder and CEO of Stride Search, an Engaged Search Firm. He has launched a crusade to disrupt recruiting by elevating the value that your talent acquisition partner brings to your organization. Rick raises the bar with a clearly defined methodology and process that is implemented to gain a massive competitive advantage for his clients. While not running a School for Gifted Mutants as Professor X, Rick hosts the Hire Power Radio Show, a weekly series on OC Talk Radio which serves as an entrepreneur’s resource to solve the most difficult hiring challenges. When not on the air, Rick regularly teaches talent teams a more effective approach to landing talent and writes valuable content for Hiring Managers and Job Seekers alike.

There’s still time to join us at the 2018 California HR Conference – Register today!