Diane Gadzalinski is the Vice President of Human Resources at QPS Employment Group. She oversees the HR responsibility for all internal employees and Associate Employees of QPS, with the exception of Workers’ Compensation and Unemployment. She also provides HR support to all branches and employees. While Diane loves coaching and mentoring employees along with the people she works with, she finds it challenging at times to balance the AE HR responsibilities while providing the internal HR support that is needed.
Diane has her Master’s Degree in HR Management, a SPHR (Senior Professional in HR) certificate, a SCP (Senior Certified Professional) certificate and a CSP (Certified Staffing Professional) certificate. Before joining QPS, Diane worked in HR at Briggs & Stratton along with ALSCO. She was also a flight attendant for Midwest Express Airlines very early in her career. Diane started as the Human Resource Director for QPS and was promoted to VP of HR in 2014.
Diane is a member of SHRM at the national level as well as part of the Metro Milwaukee SHRM. She participates in a Senior HR Roundtable through MRA and is also a member of SHRP (Society of HR Professionals) through MRA. She is also a member of NAPW (National Association of Professional Women). Diane also enjoys volunteering and participates in the American Cancer Society walks and events.
Throughout Diane’s years in HR, she has learned that there are always several sides to a story and that listening is an extremely important skill to have. She has also had some great mentors. Kimberly Noon, a manager of hers in a previous role, was her best mentor. She taught Diane to look at the big picture and think outside of your current role, to always look forward and beyond what is in front of you and that you need to learn and know the business, not just your department or role.
Diane’s advice to women in the business/entrepreneur field is to find a mentor or coach to help guide you. She also suggests joining groups and events that will allow you great networking opportunities.