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Bookmarked: Get to Know the Woman Behind the Scenes of HR's Longest Running Survey

Erin Spencer

Senior Research Analyst at Sierra-Cedar

Editor's Note: This post is part of our "Bookmarked" series, where we ask some of our favorite HR experts, analysts and business professionals to answer questions about their career, life and aspirations for the future. Be sure to bookmark it for next month!

Erin Spencer has spent almost five years at Sierra-Cedar working behind the scenes to program and analyze the Sierra-Cedar HR Systems Survey. Published since 1997, the survey is the longest running, most widely distributed and most highly participative research effort in the HR industry, annually tracking the adoption, deployment approaches and value achieved from HR technologies. Most recently, Spencer has co-authored both the Sierra-Cedar HR Systems Survey and Finance and Supply Chain Systems White Papers.

Spencer is a self-directed learner with a growth mindset. Her life's motto? "Society rewards compulsive people."

Get to know how she works, what inspires her and how she stays organized in the Bookmarked questionnaire below.

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