Patricia Sharkey

“We Gotta Talk.”

Patricia (Patty) Sharkey is the founder of Sharkey HR Advisors.

Patty is known for her conversational common-sense approach to Human Resources. She is often referred to as “The HR Guru.” She started her career as a waitress for the Hard Rock Cafe, Orlando, FL. Her serving career and scholarships paid for her undergraduate degree. Growing up in poverty to become successful business owner, writer and fundraiser has given Patty a unique approach to ensuring employee engagement, business profitability and legal compliance.

Patty’s unconventional approach and humor as an HR professional has garnered her success in production of Sharkey HR Radio and creation of National Big Wig Day! Patty’s extensive HR knowledge, transparency and rhetoric skills have made her a superior mediator.

She is a member of Forbes Human Resources Council, Society of Human Resources, Executive Member of Women in Film LA. Patty earned her Masters’ Degree in Human Resources from Chapman University. Certified Professional certification from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM-CP) is projected for July 2019.

Patty’s skill areas include designing and implementing HR Systems from scratch for startups, as well as conversion of existing HR systems, full-cycle HR functional areas, including but not limited to: payroll and benefits, establishing effective hiring, onboarding and training teams. She has strong command of Federal and California labor laws.


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