Adanna John

Adanna John is the go-to HR compliance expert for high-growth startups and dynamic businesses. With over a decade of strategically leading human resources through periods of rapid scale and evolution across tech, professional services, and nonprofit sectors, she has an unparalleled understanding of the complex compliance challenges companies face when accelerating their workforce expansion.

As Founder & Chief Compliance Consultant of BriK HR Consulting, Adanna specializes in establishing robust compliance foundations through meticulous audits, customized policy development, role-specific training programs, and trusted HR advisory services. Her expertise spans the complete compliance lifecycle - from crafting legally sound employee handbooks and facilitating internal investigations to optimizing spending on HR tech stacks aligned with evolving multi-state regulations.

Adanna honed her compliance proficiency through HR leadership roles, guiding organizations through critical growth junctures. At a major NYC nonprofit, she collaborated with legal teams to uphold intricate collective bargaining agreements alongside EEO regulations for contractors. She then joined a tech startup scaling quickly across state lines, spearheading an overhaul of policies, contracts, and onboardings to maintain airtight multi-state labor law adherence during this rapid expansion period.

Through BriK HR, Adanna now delivers this invaluable operational compliance mastery to nonprofits and startups navigating accelerated headcount growth. Her holistic suite of services—from comprehensive HR audits to on-demand advisory support — provides the guidance and safeguards leadership teams need to scale teams confidently and compliantly. Adanna's true passion lies in proactively identifying risks before they materialize and implementing preventative best practices aligned with ethical people operations.

As a SHRM-certified professional with an M.S. in Human Resource Management, Adanna is committed to promoting equitable workplace practices that protect organizations and employees through rigorous regulatory adherence. She is the trusted compliance partner for businesses primed for growth and wanting to focus on their mission rather than regulations.

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