Creator, Honest Human Resources Consulting LLC and Honest Human Resources Podcast
Matthew is excited to be the brain child and creator of both Honest Human Resources Consulting LLC and Honest Human Resources Podcast. Matthew had very humble beginnings as a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina. He overcame the societal pressures of being raised in a low income, single parent home and was able to defeat several odds to include being the first to graduate in his family from both undergraduate and graduate schools.
In 2012, he successfully obtained his Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with a Spanish Minor at The ILLUSTRIOUS North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. In 2016 he obtained a Masters of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Matthew is a member of various professional psychology and human resources organizations dedicated to destroying the ceilings of status quo and business as usual to include both the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).
Matthew began his career in the Washington, DC metro area working in the shredding industry as a Human Resource Assistant, in which he was exposed to various HR disciplines to include talent acquisition, employee relations and compensation & benefits. As time would have it, he moved on to pursue achievement and expertise within the talent management discipline in various industries, including staffing, finance, IT/Tech and nonprofit. Currently, Matthew continues his career in the San Francisco Bay Area and serves as a People & Culture Partner leading all talent acquisition and talent management operations for over 30 programs in his current role.
Matthew demystifies stereotypical perceptions of Human Resources through his conversational, engaging and weekly broadcasts of the Honest Human Resources Podcast. He is on a quest to bridge the gap of understanding between HR and non-HR professionals alike by discussing a series of topics to include: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, toxic workplace culture and knowing your worth BEYOND your base salary. In addition, he engages working and non-working professionals as a career-focused HR subject matter expert through consulting others on how to take the steps necessary to get closer to your bag. He provides various services to include: resume and cover letter revision, interview prep, negotiation prep, job search assistance and relocation implementation.