Trent Cotton joined the HR industry in 2004 after working as a sales leader in the Financial Services Industry for eight years. After spending his first couple of years in HR trying to fit in, he found his voice. Now he leverages all of the things he once hated about HR to become a consultant and invaluable partner to the businesses he supports. His passion is to lead, innovate and engage the HR industry. He uses his blog at NakedHR.me to reach thousands of readers and provides unique insights into a range of HR and business topics. He currently writes for NakedHR.me and SprintRecruiting.com. He contributes to HRGazzette.com and to DataDrivenInvestor on Medium. His writing style is raw and in your face, and not what you would expect from an HR executive. Connect with him on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/trentcotton or on Twitter @TrentCotton.