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HR Hero #002

To continue our series of HR pros that we admire for their fresh, innovative thinking in the field, we’re thrilled to debut the profile for an HR Hero from a brand very near and dear to us, Coca-Cola. (For those who aren’t in the know, Wonolo is backed by The Coca-Cola Company via the Coca-Cola Founders program.) Meet Ceree Eberly, the beloved beverage brand’s Chief People Officer. We got a chance to get her thoughts about how she envisions HR and what she thinks about the business function in general.


Be on the lookout for more profiles of HR Heroes, and if you have someone that you think would be a great fit for this series, tweet your nomination to us using the #hrhero hashtag.


The one piece of advice I’d give to a new manager is: Balance the need to drive business results with taking the time to get to know your people and what matters to them

I’m most proud of: Our team. They are awesome and they inspire me to be a better person

I feel happiest when: I can make a difference to the life of someone

I started working in HR because: I was better at people than trying to be a doctor

It drives me nuts when: People pass the buck and don’t take accountability

I’m particularly excited about: The role HR can play impacting the business to drive future growth

HR is: Awesome–we can change the game with business!

I always start my day with: Gratitude–having another day on the planet

I think the staffing industry is: On the verge of changing the game on talent

The next great innovation in HR is: Automation

My go-to interview question is: What is one thing I haven’t asked you that I should know or I have assumed?

The Home Depot’s Eric Schelling’s go-to interview question: What is the biggest misperception people have about you? That I am too nice because I come from the southern part of the U.S. and I smile a lot!

Firing someone is: Gut-wrenching and not done without a lot of thought

My favorite app is: Uber

We can “sexify” HR by: Changing how we communicate and connect to our employees

The one trait I look for in a good employee is: Will give two–having the right values and the ability to learn

The superhero I most relate to is: My dad–he was my coach and my hero! But I do like Yoda and Jedi Knights