At the 2015 HR Tomorrow Conference, Land O' Lakes will sponsor the breakfast portion of the day, and welcome HR professionals to the conference. Land O' Lakes HR Director Kim Wirka, '98 MA-HRIR, discusses why Land O' Lakes continually supports HR Tomorrow and why it's significant to her as an MA-HRIR alumna.
"We support HR Tomorrow because we think it’s important for HR professionals to continue to develop their knowledge and skills as they progress in their careers," Wirka says.
Not unlike other sponsors, Land O' Lakes encourages their employees to attend the conference. Wirka is pleased that Land O' Lakes supports professional development opportunities for her and for other employees.
"We have a group of Land O’Lakes HR professionals who will be attending the conference this year, including several talented MA-HRIR alums," she says. "They will gain knowledge, new approaches, and a chance to network with other HR professionals from other companies."
But while building on career skills is a huge draw for HR Tomorrow attendants and sponsors, Wirka also enjoys being able to give back to her alma mater.
"I enjoy networking at the conference, seeing familiar faces, and connecting with current MA-HRIR students. I participate in campus recruiting as an alumni and really enjoy the interaction with the next generation of HR Talent," she says.