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Member Profile: Deb Best Practices

Deb Best Practices is a tenured New York state-Certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) which provides outsourced senior human resources practitioner services for leaders and organizations in all sectors. Debra J. M. Best, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is the owner and principal of Deb Best Practices. Deb has over 32 years of senior HR practitioner experience at the state and national levels including as a solo practitioner for the last decade.

Deb operated between a home office and various coworking spaces in the Capital Region until moving into a private office at Hone last year. In this installment of our Hone member profile series, Deb shares a bit about herself and the evolution of her workplace needs, including the impact of COVID-19.

Being a local company yourself, are there any notable local clients you work with?

I service clients in all sectors and all sizes in the Capital Region. Coincidently, The Rosenblum Companies [operators of Hone Coworks] have been a wonderful client of mine for over eight years. It’s great to service these local companies who contribute so much to the Capital Region economy. Anything I can do to help them be successful is my success too.

What’s one factor that makes your business different from your competition?

The one thing I’d like clients, potential clients, and others to know about Deb Best Practices is that unlike my competitors, you get to work directly with me. I’m a senior HR person with over 30 years of experience that no matter who I am working with I am always able to add value to their business in one way or another.

What’s a fun fact about yourself that some people might not know?

Something that a lot of people don’t know about me is that I love to sing. I’m not really proficcient at singing in front of people but I do love to sing. I’m proud to say that my son, who is enrolled at SUNY Potsdam in the Crane School of Music is a wonderful professional singer. So, if he got even a little of that from my gene pool, I’m happy.

How can people start working with you?

The best way to get in touch with me is through my website, www.DebBest.com