Rick Baron, MS, SPHR, CPC
Recruiting, Human Resources & Business Partner
Rick Baron is an, Advisor and Business Partner, specializing in Human Resources Management & Recruiting that help organizations exceeds their highest objectives through the efforts of its members.
Over his career, Rick has held strategic HR, Staffing, and Shared Services positions with Coca-Cola , CIRCOR International , Leslie Controls , Harmar Mobility , PGT Industries , Sarasota County Government , Trinet , and Spherion . He is also a course developer and faculty member for the University of Miami.
Rick’s credentials include the designation of Senior Professional in Human Resources issued by the Society for Human Resources Management and Certified Personnel Consultant issued by the National Association of Personnel Services . He holds a Bachelors Degree in Human Resources Management and a Master’s Degree in Business and has completed doctoral studies in Organizational Leadership and post-graduate studies in Instructional Design.
Rick’s community involvement includes being a member of the board of the Suncoast Workforce Board and Sarasota-Manatee Human Resources Association and chairs committees that promote HR certification and career development within the Human Resources field. He is also the Career Management Examiner for the Tampa Bay area and is a popular speaker on the subjects of Human Capital and Career Development. In 2010 he published the book,“Your Career 101: A Guide to Managing Your Career”, which has been adopted by the University of South Florida. Rick was awarded “HR Professional of the Year” by the Sarasota-Manatee Human Resources Association and was nominated “HR Volunteer of the Year” by HR Florida, the Florida State HR Affiliate.
He also is the moderator and manager for two LinkedIn Groups, to include:
Florida HR Jobs
Human Resources in Manufacturing
In 2013, Rick started writing his second book entitled, “The Successful HR Career “, a career guide for Human Resources professionals expected for completion in 2014.
He is a persistent Blogger on the subjects of HR Careers and the development of leadership within organizations.
Rick is an avid cavern diver, bonsai artist, and cook, as well as an aspiring, but not nearly successful rock drummer and beat mixer. He’s been married and has been a big fan of his wife Sue for almost twenty years and is the father of two daughters who think he fires people for a living.
More information about Rick and sample work products can be found at his LinkedIn Page at: http://www.linkedin.com/in/rmhbaron