Adanna John

Adanna John is an authority in HR compliance with over a decade of experience leading HR strategy and operations across multiple industries. As the Founder & Chief Compliance Consultant of BriK HR Consulting, she specializes in helping businesses establish solid compliance foundations through audits, policy development, training, and HR advisory services.


Throughout her career, Adanna has been instrumental in mitigating risks for employers. She has authored numerous employee handbooks and policies covering areas like performance management, leave administration, accommodations, worker classification, and anti-discrimination practices. Her expertise spans conducting workplace investigations, overseeing complaint procedures, facilitating HR audits, and implementing corrective actions.


Adanna's compliance proficiency was developed through leadership roles at a large nonprofit and high-growth tech startup. She collaborated closely with legal counsel at the nonprofit to guarantee adherence to collective bargaining agreements and equal employment regulations. Later, as the startup rapidly hired across state lines, Adanna revamped policies and contracts to maintain full multi-state compliance. Her skills in optimizing HR spend and her deep knowledge of multi-state employment laws and regulations empowered her to guide the organization through accelerated growth.


Through BriK HR Consulting, Adanna brings this invaluable compliance know-how to small, growing businesses. Her full-service offerings include HR audits, handbook/policy development, online compliance training, government filings, and on-call advisory support. Adanna's passion lies in proactively identifying risks and implementing preventative strategies so clients can operate confidently within the bounds of labor laws.


Adanna is a SHRM Certified Professional with a M.S. in Human Resource Management from Stony Brook University. She is committed to upholding ethical people practices that protect both organizations and employees.

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