This council is dedicated to delivering resources and support to fuel HARDI members’ success in recruiting and developing human capital. This includes building and maintaining support networks for council members themselves, in addition to others within the industry. The council has identified a priority list for ways they are working to contribute value to the industry: recruitment and selection, onboarding, employee retention and engagement and succession planning.

Sometimes HARDI’s Human Resources team needs the assistance of HARDI Council members. We ask that all of HARDI’s Council members make it a priority to contribute when these issues arise.

The Human Resources Council will be responsible for guidance on relevant content for Strategic Leadership & Finance Focus Conference and Emerging Leaders programs.



Dee Sharkey, Johnstone Ware Group

Vice Chair

Open (Nick Benton assuming role)


Ideal Member

HR Expert/HR Manager/Director, or someone who deals with HR related issues in their day-to-day job. Members should also have a willingness to idea-share with the group.

Membership Requirements

Being able to participate in the monthly call. All member types are accepted.

Meeting Times

Monthly phone call.


If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Nick Benton at