Our most recent Employee Spotlight features Elyse Gac, who serves as an HR Generalist at Maven Wave. Prior to her position at Maven Wave, Gac was a Human Resources Associate at Performics. Gac studied Creative Writing and English at The University of Wisconsin-Madison and received her Masters of Science in Reading Education from California State University-Fullerton. During her free time, you can find Gac enjoying a book, listening to live music or cooking. Something you probably wouldn’t know about Gac is she made a TV appearance on the Real Housewives of Orange County!
What led you to be interested in a career in human resources?
After receiving an MS in Reading Education, I utilized my degree on an HR team. From there, I naturally progressed into a human resources generalist role – at that point, I realized I really enjoyed this field and continued with it!
What does your position as HR Generalist entail?
I am the go-to person for any HR related questions! I manage payroll, as well as our benefits. I also recruit employees and I am involved in the employee onboarding process.
What do you enjoy most about working in Human Resources:
What I enjoy most about Human Resources is that I am able to work with everyone at the company, regardless of what department they’re in or what level they are. It’s exciting to have exposure to all aspects of a company!
What is an example of a new strategy you plan to implement to your new role at Maven Wave?
I hope to make Human Resources more visible and easily accessible to our employees. HR related issues can be tough and employees need assistance – I hope to be a resource for our employees to solve these problems as they arise.
What project are you most excited to work on in the future?
I am very excited to develop a more robust onboarding program for our future hires. We are in the process of developing an improved onboarding process to create a positive experience that allows employees to easily adapt to the Maven Wave culture.