HR Awards: Kenyetta McCurdy-Byrd
Organization: REACH Riverside Redevelopment Corp. (Wilmington)
How have you championed the efforts of HR professionals in the company or community?
Throughout my career, I have championed the value of human resource professionals, both through word and deed. Maximizing the potential of human capital is the essence of HR. A strong HR professional brings clarity of communication to support transparency and build trust, opportunities that promote soft skills and the cultivation of relationships, responsiveness to questions and concerns to ensure staff and leadership needs are met, and fair and consistent conflict resolution. For the past 20 years, I have advocated not only within the workplace but also the larger business community for a better understanding of HR’s role and its value to companies in attracting, retaining, managing and growing employees. Together, a dedicated staff, a visionary leadership, and an efficient Human Resource team that serves with equity, can make boundless achievements.
What is the impact that you have made on the HR community?
Each day, through my work at REACH, I put my value and respect for HR into action. As part of our comprehensive community revitalization plan, I am responsible for workforce development initiatives including job training & placement programs/services.