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Pradnya Deshpande

Pradnya Deshpande

Introduce yourself to our audience. Tell us who you are and what you are currently focused on.

I'm a SHRM-CP certified graduate with a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from Roosevelt University. I have completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management with electives in psychology from Murdoch University, Australia.

I have 3 years of experience in recruitment primarily in the IT Services industry. I currently work as a HR Coordinator and Immigration Specialist for IPC Systems, Inc.

Tell us about your favorite Ellevate Network memory or success story. Why are you a member?

The Ellevate conference of 2019 was a great first time experience for me. An opportunity to network with a large group of individuals from a diverse background was the icing on the cake.

What qualities does it take for someone to be successful in your line of work?

Attention to detail, knowledge, practicality, time management as well as communication skills help in the HR field

What is one of your most memorable career accomplishments?

I recently passed my SHRM-CP certification

What project have you worked on that you’re most proud of? Why?

Immigration and Global Mobility are the areas that I work on to a large extent and being a Subject Matter Expert in there matters is what I am extremely proud of. This helps to keep me connected with the employee, managers and organization leader. There is never a dull day in the world of immigration :)

We’d love to hear more about your career path. What led you to where you are today?

An interest in meeting and networking with new individuals as well as a passion for training is what lead me to the HR path

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Appreciation from managers, employees and senior leaders is extremely rewarding. It helps show an individual that they are on the right path and that their efforts are visible and acknowledged by the organization. Career Development and advancement opportunities is another plus.

What is it about your job that makes you feel it’s the right fit for you?

The opportunity to be a part of a wide range of projects and to gain knowledge on all different aspects of HR and how each of these are in some way interrelated to one another is what makes me feel that it's the right fit for me.

What is your favorite social media site? Why?

I am a huge fan of Instagram. I have a soft corner towards photography so Instagram is any avenue to showcase what I can do and to admire the work of other individuals

What would you say your personal superpower is?

Being a good listener is my superpower. This has helped me tremendously as a HR professional.

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