Barbars KnightBusiness Bio

Barbara Knight has several years of Human Resources experience in training and development, relationship/change management, recruitment, communications, strategic planning, goal setting, diversity training and succession planning.  She is a known expert in Human Resource Management in manufacturing, distribution, logistics, and customer service.  Her experience runs the gamut from working in sports & fitness to beverage to healthcare and electrical industries from Nike, Pepsi-Cola, Thomas & Betts, and Johnson & Johnson.

Barbara has been successful in developing, recruiting, and training talents from hourly employees to senior level executives. She has designed training modules that can be classroom facilitated or web-based instructed for self paced learning.  She has implemented programs and policies in employee retention, relationship building, communications, operations, logistics, sales, and marketing workforce.  She has managed the Human Resource functions for businesses in consolidation, start-ups, and closing operations/facilities.

Today Barbara is the owner of Right Resource Management Group-HR (HR Training, Recruiting and Consulting Firm) where she works with clients to create business solutions that are profitable, measurable, and attainable. Her programs are specifically designed to help businesses recruit, hire, retain, and grow the best talent. One of her clients described her as “an extraordinary professional with a unique approach to human resources management and training.  She is an HR Professional who nurtures and has a genuine interest in the development of people.  This commitment anchors her strategies and techniques.”

A graduate of Belhaven College (Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration), Barbara is currently the Vice-Chair of the Local Workforce Investment Board and is interim Chair-person for the Performance and Accountability Committee.  She is a Board member and Program Manager for the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).  She is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), and ASTD Training Organization.  Barbara is a certified trainer of Employment Learning Innovation (ELI) Civil Treatment for Managers and Employees, a Certified Leadership Personality Profiler through INSIGHTS, she is certified as an Ethics and Compliance trainer and certified in Leadership and Customer Service training through Achieve Global International Training Corporation.