About Melveen

Human Resources + Business Adviser

MBA | SHRM-SCP | SPHR

My Story

Hi! I’m Melveen Stevenson and I’m the CEO and founder of M.S.Elemental, LLC, a human resources and business advisory firm based in Los Angeles, California.

As a certified HR professional with a background in accounting and finance, I help companies to navigate the human resources “jungle” of compliance, human capital, and leadership challenges. By using an encompassing business approach, I help to strengthen the infrastructure of organizations from the inside out, specifically through leadership development, operations optimization, training, employee engagement, and executive and behavioral coaching.

Over the last 17 years, I’ve held leadership positions in human resources operations, supply chain, and talent management at international companies in food manufacturing, medical devices, and consumer products. I’ve also had the privilege of having worked internationally.

Interestingly enough, my career began in accounting and international banking. With an inspired desire to support and drive organizational success through human capital, I redirected my career and obtained my MBA at Michigan State University’s Eli Broad Graduate School of Management.

Today, I’m not only passionate about what I do. I’m also driven to help you to empower yourself, your company, and your team. 

“Melveen established strategic direction to address outages in basic HR policy implementation while aggressively pursuing initiatives to improve productivity in the business.”

Why Work With Me?

By using an encompassing business approach, I help to strengthen the infrastructure of organizations from the inside out, specifically through leadership development, operations optimization, training, employee engagement, and executive and behavioral coaching.

Qualifications & Certifications

I enjoy what I do and am pleased for my credentials.

Education

  • MBA from Michigan State University
    The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management
  • BBA in Accounting from University of Hawai’i at Mano’a
    Shilder School of Business

Memberships

  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Professionals in Human Resources Management Association (PIHRA)
  • World at Work
  • Human Resources Disruptors Facebook Group – Creator and Curator
  • Career Re-charge Facebook Group – Creator and Curator
  • San Pedro Chamber of Commerce

Certifications

  • SHRM-SCP® from the Society for Human Resource Management
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources® (SPHR®) from HR Certification Institute
  • Extended DISC™

When you speak to Melveen you know her words come from a genuine place of care. She’s insightful, helpful, and generally knowledgeable in all fields while specializing in HR. I always look forward to a conversation with Melveen because I come away with a new perspective each time. Thank you, Melveen, for being a great resource for me, always!

James Buckley

Enterprise Business Development Manager, Cirrus Insight

Great points, Melveen. I have been listening to your (LinkedIn) videos and I resonated with this one. We have to push ourselves to be aware of other view points. We may not have to agree with them, but we need to know what are some they schools of thoughts. Keep up the good work Melveen. You are making a difference by being you, and sharing your stories.

Anish V.

Principal, CapGemini

Speaking Topics

  • Managing People for the First Time: The “Not-So-Common” Common Sense Principles for the New Supervisor
  • Four Steps to Effective Communication: DISC as Your Powerful Leadership Guide
  • Start Before the Start: Success Strategies for On-boarding New Employees 
  • Stay Interviews: Engaging Talented Employees with Focus and Intention
  • California Meal and Rest Breaks: What You Don’t Know Can Cost You
  • Wage and Hour Topics: Making Sense of Requirements Affecting Exempt and Non-Exempt Employees 
  • Transgender Employees Topics: Your Obligations and Proactive Practices as the Employer
  • Gender Pay Gap: What Are You Going to Do About It?
  • What Should You Do If An Applicant Has A Criminal History?
  • Why Your Multi-Generational Workforce is a Competitive Advantage
  • Millennials and Generation Z: Reducing Attrition and Unlocking Your Company’s Productivity
  • Top Habits of Highly Successful HR Departments
  • Don’t Get Left Behind: What HR Needs to Become Agile Now
  • Dynamic HR: How to Transition from Tactical to Strategic HR
  • Business Presentations for Results: How to Communicate with Clarity, Charisma and Confidence

Articles

I’m glad to share my insights and thoughts based on years of collaborating with leaders, influencers, and experts.

Leadership

Healthy Leaders Hold the Key

Leaders who are technically competent in their field of expertise, but who don’t have strong people skills, can do significant damage in their companies.

Career Management

Does Ageism Influence the Job Search?

While the belief is that ageism doesn’t really start until age 50, the truth is that it can start even younger.

Productivity

Taking Your “Vacation Pill”

According to the 2015 U.S. Travel Association’s Project: Time Off, a whopping 658 million days were unused.

What I Can Do For Your Business

Visioning

 

Branding

 

Planning

 

Marketing

 
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Research

 

Hiring

 

Networking

 

Operations

 

Contact Me

Phone

(424) 287-7523

Email

info@melveenstevenson.com

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