Recent press

Master Checklist for Your First 6 Months as Head of HR (Reinventing HR – A blog by Reflektive)

The ROI of Recognition in the Workplace (Reinventing HR – A blog by Reflektive)

Working with Nerds: A Survival Guide for Extroverts (Swift Systems Blog)

How to Know If You Should Use Performance Ratings (Reinventing HR – A blog by Reflektive)

The Link Between Performance Management and Employee Engagement (Hppy)

Three Ways to Turn Managers Into Coaches (Reinventing HR – A blog by Reflektive)

The State of Small Business: Maryland (Business News Daily)

10 Tech Tools for Entrepreneurs (

HR Answerbox Partners with iHire to Provide New Recruiting Solution 

5 realistic resolutions that will get you a job by graduation (Monster)

More companies refuse to throw holiday parties for workers (MarketWatch)

Radio Interview with Amanda Haddaway (WTHU)

Is Your Online Employment Page Turning Away Mobile Users? (CareerCo)

Are Your Job Descriptions Motivating Job Seekers? (FlexJobs)

11 Important Qualities to Look for in Your Next Hire (Business News Daily)

Feedback, appreciation and benefits: How to improve your retention rate (SmartCEO)

Time to Let Go? 15 Expert Tips for Firing Employees (Business News Daily)

6 Career Missteps to Avoid in 2014 (U.S. News & World Report)

Five Things Missing From Your Employee Handbook (NFIB)

Job Interview Questions That Could Get You Sued (BusinessNewsDaily)

How Smart Leaders Manage a New Employee’s Engagement (Dale Carnegie Training)

Things to do after work that can help your career (CBS MoneyWatch)

Spotting a candidate fishing for a counter offer (CBS MoneyWatch)

The many faces of business-casual (Chicago Tribune)

Amanda is available for interviews, profiles and expert commentary on many HR topics. Reach her at or 703.338.7176.

Professional bio

Amanda Haddaway is the managing director and lead consultant and trainer for HR Answerbox, a boutique consultancy focused on solving the people problems that business owners, executives and managers face on a daily basis. Amanda has more than 15 years and 30,000 hours of experience in corporate HR services, which allows her to effectively partner with organizations to help them solve their human resources and employee challenges.

She holds the two highest professional certifications in human resources, SPHR and SHRM-SCP, as well as a Master’s degree from George Washington University and a Bachelor’s degree from James Madison University. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Jurisprudence (Labor and Employment Law) at Tulane University Law School.

Amanda is a published author of two books and numerous articles. She serves as the deputy director for the MD SHRM State Council and the chairperson for the Frederick County Workforce Development Board. She is an adjunct instructor at Montgomery College and a trainer for the Society for Human Resource Management.