HR Directions is a human resource consulting firm formed in 2006 that provides strategic consulting services in the following areas:
Our Mission Is...
To develop a solid human resources foundation in and outside of our organization by utilizing our team's expertise in employment law, organizational development and employee relations.
CEO and Managing Member
Cherié has over twenty years of experience providing employment and HR solutions to her clients. Cherié has been recognized as an HR Mover and Shaker and is active with the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, the Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter of ALS, and the Women’s Business Enterprise Certification Committee. Cherié graduated from Meredith College with a BA in Business Administration and a concentration in Accounting. Upon graduation, she joined First Union as a financial analyst for four years. She then worked in the non-profit field as a Regional Manager with the American Diabetes Association before entering the recruiting and Human Resources industry.
Vice President of Human Resources
Mikio Anderson started her career with HR Directions in 2006 shortly after graduating from UNC Chapel Hill with a B.A in Public Policy. She found her passion in the vast world of Human Resources and achieved multiple certifications in the field: Senior Professional in Human Resources, SHRM Senior Certified Professional, Certified Personnel Consultant, and Certified Temporary Staffing. Mikio functions as a consultant for HR Directions’ clients while overseeing all aspects of the HR Department. She strives for continuous learning in the ever-evolving HR arena, and her memberships in HR associations and the relationships with HR peers in the community support that knowledge. In her time outside of work, Mikio enjoys connecting with nature in a variety of ways such as exploring new places, hiking, kayaking, and gardening. Although she appreciates the satisfaction of cooking a good meal, the savoring of food from different cultures is where her heart lies.
Amelia is a creative problem-solver who thrives in a fast paced, multi-disciplinary environment. She is passionate about supporting and contributing to an engaged employee experience and seeking ways to facilitate human capital development. Amelia has been leading teams through human resource operations for 8 years with focuses on onboarding, training, performance management and team development. She graduated from Elon University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with minors in Business Administration and Leadership Studies and has an HR Professional Certification through SHRM (Society of Human Resources Management). Beyond the work-day, Amelia can be found exploring local trails with her dog, traveling with friends, and spending time with family at the beach.
Chrissy began working with HR Directions in January 2019. At HR Directions, Chrissy is responsible for providing Benefit Administrator duties and responsibilities to employees by managing and directing group health insurance benefits and wellness programs. She has been in the HR industry for 15 + years with experience in Payroll and Benefits, Recruiting/Staffing and Orientation, and Client Account Management. Chrissy graduated from Meredith College with a B.A. in Communications Studies. Chrissy enjoys practicing/teaching yoga, DIY projects, and weekly beach trips in the summer.
Senior Compliance Specialist
Katy has been working with HR Directions since 2015, where she combines her passion for employment law with her drive to provide our customers with exceptional service. Katy graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Dramatic Arts and then went on to acquire her M.A. in Visual Culture: Costume Studies at New York University. She became a Certified Staffing Professional with the American Staffing Association in 2017. In her free time, Katy enjoys sewing, crafting, traveling, and performing in local theater productions.
Meredith began working with HR Directions in February of 2020 after relocating to the area. Meredith graduated from the University of Maryland receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice. With her love for law and passion to work with others, she discovered that working in HR compliance was a perfect fit for her. As part of the compliance team, Meredith ensures that employment laws are upheld throughout the onboarding process for new candidates while reviewing each piece of compliance to assist in individuals starting their next step in their career. Outside of the office, she enjoys anything activity outdoors including running, hiking and kayaking and especially loves training her puppy.
HR Directions provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other status protected by national, federal, state or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
HR Directions respects and values diversity among our employees and expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. No employee shall experience retaliation for reporting, in good faith, any violation of HR Directions policy or unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.