Deborah Jeffries, PHR, CPC, Co- President,  is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) through the Human Resource Certification Institute and has 28 years’ experience in the human resources field.  Deborah is also a Certified Professional Consultant (CPC) through the International Guild of Professional Consultants.

She is the editor of HR Answers’ monthly newsletter, Advantage, and as a consultant, she works with clients on their handbooks, policy manuals, employee relations, recruitment processes, employment, compliance, and most often their training needs.  Deborah’s past experience includes recruiting, training, education, sales, and marketing.  She holds a BS in Psychology and a teaching certificate from Willamette University.

As a trainer, Deborah works with organizations on the employment process, recruitment, orientation, performance management, recognition and retention, discharge, customer service, harassment, diversity, improved communication styles, and most often Supervisory skills. Additionally, she has served as adjunct faculty to Marylhurst University and Portland State University, teaching business students key elements of human resources. Deborah is an active member of the Northwest Human Resource Management Association (NHRMA), and has served as Chapter President of her local human resources association. She is a past Board Member of both the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)’s Oregon State Council and SHRM Area V, which includes Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.

When Deborah isn’t in front of a class room presenting, she loves her down time. She fills her time reading romance, mystery, and self-help books, and working on arts, crafts, and gardening. Deborah Likes growing her own food (BIG blueberries and strawberries among other fruit and vegetables). She has her own rain barrel and is working on wind and solar power for the house next. When she is not doing those things, she is a HUGE sports fan….GO Mariners and Seahawks!!! Her teenage son plays baseball and is pretty darn good, if she does say so herself. So in the Spring, Summer, or Fall you will find Deborah on the baseball field taking pictures and watching her son pitch! And if you are looking for a friend for life, just supply Deborah with M&M’s and a Mocha Frappucino!