Utah Business

Lindsay K. Mattes | Photographed by MANICPROJECT

Lindsay K. Mattes | HR Achievement Awards 2024

Lindsay K. Mattes | Photographed by MANICPROJECT
Lindsay K. Mattes | Photographed by MANICPROJECT

Founder & President | KINDHR


What advice do you have for those just starting their careers in HR?

We’re at a crucial crossroads in the workplace and the future of HR. Embrace the opportunity to lead a more compassionate, healthier and inclusive HR team. No longer should we solely serve as a mouthpiece for executives, implementing rigid policies to avoid genuine leadership. Our role is to embody servant leadership and empower organizational leaders to excel. By leveraging technology for administrative tasks, we can dedicate ourselves to cultivating a thriving culture and environment and, ultimately, ensuring the success of the organizations we support.

How does the company of the future take care of its employees?

The company of the future prioritizes the well-being of its employees by fostering a culture of effective leadership and kindness. It ensures that employees feel valued and supported through regular feedback, recognition of their contributions, and opportunities for personal and professional growth. Moreover, the company promotes a safe and inclusive work environment where conflicts are addressed constructively, and employees are empowered to voice their concerns without fear of retaliation. By prioritizing employee welfare and nurturing a positive workplace culture, the company of the future not only attracts top talent but also fosters loyalty and productivity among its workforce.

Savannah Beth Withers Taylor is the assistant editor of Utah Business and a graduate of the editing and publishing program at Brigham Young University. Beth has written content about travel, academics, and mental health for Stowaway magazine, BYU College of Humanities and United Way. She enjoys traveling, reading, eating, and mercilessly defeating loved ones in anything competitive.