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SHRM Foundation Director

    2023 SHRM Foundation Director

    Name HR Experience Current Company
    Richard Allen 6 Years 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.

    Richard is an accomplished HRIS Analyst with a wealth of experience in both human resources and retail management. He possesses a degree in Accounting and Paralegal Studies, which has given him a unique skill set and an ability to approach his work from a different perspective than most.

    Richard began his career as a Retail Manager in 2008, where he developed invaluable skills in sales, customer service, and team management. His ability to lead and motivate his team, combined with his strong analytical skills, resulted in consistently exceeding sales targets and customer satisfaction goals.

    In 2016, Richard transitioned into the field of human resources as an Employment Specialist, where he quickly became an integral member of his organization. He was responsible for overseeing the company's technology infrastructure and data management, ensuring that all HR-related processes and systems were efficient and effective.

    Currently, Richard is employed at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc., where he serves as the leader of their LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group. He is passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all employees. In addition to his work with 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Richard is an active participant in the United Way of Jackson County. He serves on their Diversity Equity and Inclusion Council, where he volunteers his time and expertise to support local community initiatives.

    Throughout his career, Richard has demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence and a passion for continuous learning and development. He has honed his expertise in HR technology, data analysis, and team collaboration, making him an asset to his organization. Richard is dedicated to staying up to date with the latest industry trends and best practices, and he constantly seeks out new opportunities to expand his knowledge and skills.

    In his personal life, Richard enjoys spending time with his family and his two dogs. He is an avid photographer and enjoys traveling and outdoor adventures. Richard also volunteers with local LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations, where he uses his expertise to promote positive change and make a difference in his community.