Melanie Reid

Melanie Reid

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Melanie Reid

Human Resources

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Guiding the process of recruiting and selecting talented managers or general managers to take your organization to the next level
  • Support, mentoring and training for managers
  • Developing, expanding or strengthening Human Resources systems including employee handbooks, job descriptions, performance evaluation systems and training programs


  • Designed and facilitated numerous management training sessions
  • Conducted over 50 employee satisfaction surveys in co-ops across the country
  • Coaching and mentoring of several general managers and human resource managers
  • Presenter at Consumer Cooperative Management Association (CCMA) conference, Up & Coming startup conference and Small and Strong conference
  • Led Open Book management initiatives in several co-ops
  • Assisted with the hiring of several successful general managers

Melanie Reid’s experience and knowledge bring me a sense of calm and confidence. Melanie has conducted both staff surveys and an HR audit for our Co-op as well as support in dealing with difficult situations. Melanie is both a professional and a pleasure to work with. Her work is thorough and her recommendations for improvement are backed by years of personal experience.

Jen Girty, HR Manager, East End Food Coop, Pittsburgh, PA

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