Teresa Smith


Director, Human Insights and HCM Advisory

Teresa Smith, SHRM PMQ, HRP, FPP, PFA, FDS is the director of The Human Insights and HCM Strategic Advisory Group at UKG and a sought-after speaker, thought leader, and organizational advisor. Her 24+ year career in the HCM space as a leader and consultant helps business leaders and their leadership teams maximize people-centric strategies to achieve long-term success. With deep expertise in change management process and business innovation, Smith is an advocate for the unmatched value of an empowered workforce, and helps organizations more effectively attract prospective employees, engage existing employees, and holistically develop and manage an exceptional employee experience. Her insights have been featured in publications including Thrive Global and various Human Resources and Payroll outlets.

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Speaker Reviews for Teresa

"Great information and a very motivational speaker. Lots of good information and, more importantly, practical ways to take care of your well being. Thank You"

UKG eSymposium

"This was so good. So glad to know (but also sad) that I am not the only payroll professional dealing with stress and burnout. It was nice to get acknowledgment and tips on how to cope. Teresa is excellent!!"

The Cost of Doing Nothing in Payroll, APA Payroll Webinar

"Teresa your speech on How Payroll Operations Support Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, Rocked.”

Alaska APA Payroll Conference
Speaking Topics
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Mental Health and Wellbeing

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Talent Management

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Strategic Human Resources

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Organizational and Leadership Initiatives

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The Employee Experience

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