Redefining the Human Resources Role with Laura Remaker, Head of People Operations at gettacar

By Jeremy Weisz posted 05-03-2021 11:31 AM


Laura RemakerLaura Remaker is a diversity champion, a leader in human resources, and the Head of People Operations at gettacar, an online platform that helps users buy, trade, sell, and finance used cars. Laura has managed HR, talent acquisition, employee engagement, and leadership and succession planning for seven fast-growing companies.

Before joining gettacar, Laura served as the Advisor and Chief People Officer at Spring EQ and the Vice President of Human Resources at Greenphire. With over 18 years of experience in the industry, she is redefining the role and value of human resources.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • Laura Remaker discusses how her passion for negotiating and mediating led her to HR
  • How has the role of human resources and human capital evolved over the past 20 years?
  • Laura talks about the past companies she worked for and how they influenced her work ethic 
  • The steps Laura took to shape and grow her career
  • How to build a sense of connection and trust between employees and leaders
  • Laura’s role at gettacar — and why she chose to join the company
  • What does Laura look for when hiring employees, and how has she filled open roles during the pandemic?
  • Laura’s advice for educating the next generation of HR leaders: make it work and break the rules

In this episode…

Laura Remaker is redefining the role of human resources; she is thinking in a business mindset, celebrating mistakes, and breaking outdated rules. By taking this innovative approach, she has become a catalyst for company success, and now she’s here to share all of her expert tips with you.

As an action-oriented people leader, Laura has learned how to manage — and develop — a cohesive team. As she says, building a strong foundation for your business requires transparency, authenticity, and diversity. That’s why Laura always aims to be a true business partner and seek out the best in both the companies and the people she works with.

Listen to this episode of Level Up as Nick Araco talks with Laura Remaker, the Head of People Operations at gettacar, about the transformations taking place in human resources. Laura discusses her career development in the HR industry, her tips for creating a sense of connection between employees and leaders, and the vital importance of sharing ideas in the workplace. Stay tuned!

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