Donald Phin

Donald A. Phin

President, HRSherpas, Inc.

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HRSherpas, Inc.
Tel: (619) 852–4850


Mr. Phin has been a California employment practices attorney now for 30 years. He litigated cases for 17 years, including whistle-blower cases, wrongful discharge, discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, and other claims. At that point, he decided to help employees and companies avoid destructive scenarios. He learned the best way to do that is through great human resources (HR) practices including hiring, retention, productivity, training, and more.

As a result, in 2001 Mr. Phin started up HR That Works, which he sold to ThinkHR in 2014 and served as its vice president for 2 years. He is now president at HRSherpas, Inc. He is the coeditor of the EPLiC journal published by IRMI and authors the Compliance and Culture newsletter. In addition, Mr. Phin has done turn-around consulting, ran a high-end HR mastermind group, self-published seven books on the workplace, and presented to hundreds of chief executive officer, HR, and insurance groups about inspiring great HR practices. Mr. Phin is a 1983 graduate of the McGeorge School of Law.

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