Crystal Hanson, founder and HR practitioner, brings over 15 years of professional HR experience, including prior roles at 3M and IBM.

Crystal obtained a Master’s degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, also from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Throughout her vast corporate experience, Crystal handled day-to-day employee and labor relations, supported the goals of her respective organizations, designed, negotiated, and implemented HR policies, facilitated training for managers & supervisors, led hiring processes, managed employee engagement surveys, and strategically promoted long-term company branding and recruitment efforts.

In 2016, she launched South Creek HR, LLC., to provide HR services and solutions to small and mid-sized businesses. Since that launch, she has helped her clients achieve actionable growth by giving them the time that they need to focus on what’s most important – growing their business. Through South Creek, Crystal has assisted her clients in everything from setting up compliant and efficient HR processes, conducting HR audits, and developing or updating employee handbooks, to training managers on how to protect their company, handling objective investigations, and providing HR advice and counsel as issues arise. Her consulting work has primarily been in the industries of agriculture, pork production, and manufacturing. Today, Crystal lives with her husband and their 3 kids on a farm just outside of Fairmont, MN, where they are involved with pork production, custom manure applications, and crop production.

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We work with owners and managers to mitigate the many different employment-related risks involved with running a business in an environment of changing state and federal regulations. Our goal is to ensure that we proactively address issues before they happen to keep your business safe from potential liabilities.

Enable your leaders, protect your company, and build better workplaces.

Reducing turnover is a challenge for any business, but you can learn how to get the most out of your employees with our team by your side. With cutting-edge management training, leadership development, and employee on-boarding, you can ensure that your team is built to last for the long haul.

We provide a number of supporting products that you can use to build more productive and effective workplace relationships.

South Creek HR can provide you with the products you need to reduce conflict, build an effective team, encourage leaders, and bring out the best in every employee. .


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