CrystalHanson-01Crystal Hanson, owner and HR practitioner brings over 13 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.

In her corporate experience, she handled the day-to-day employee and labor relations, supported the goals of the businesses, designed, negotiated, and implemented HR policies, facilitated training for managers & supervisors, led hiring processes, was a subject matter expert in employee relations leading investigations & appeals, managed employee engagement surveys and the subsequent action plans, 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 businesses with everything from setting up compliant and efficient HR processes, conducting HR audits, developing or updating employee handbooks, 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.

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 application and crop production.

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