Employee Surveys, Human Resources Systems, Tools and Training
Articles from CDS Consulting publications
Articles in Cooperative Grocer
Other works by Melanie Reid
For many years she was the human resource manager at Linden Hills Food Co-op in Minneapolis, and in 2004 joined the leadership team in the beginning phases of opening Just Food in Northfield, Minn., where she was promoted to general manager in 2008.
Her areas of expertise include fostering organizational culture, improving human resource practices and leadership development. She also has governance know-how, and was instrumental in opening Eastside Food Co-op in Minneapolis while serving on its board. Melanie has demonstrated a long-standing passion for startups, and she is pleased to share the benefit of her experience with co-ops in all phases of their development.
“I’m really excited about assisting co-ops with building good systems from the start and developing their workplace culture,” Melanie said. She knows what it takes to construct operations from scratch, engage both staff and community, and build a strong sales base. Melanie especially underscores the importance of making good decisions that allow co-ops to be successful in the long term, and this includes how to manage people and situations well. That’s why she’s thrilled to be part of the CDS Consulting Co-op. “It’s important to me after all these years in the co-op sector to share what I have learned. It’s so rewarding to be involved in helping co-ops grow,” she said.
Melanie’s services include:
Care Kerlin, General Manager, Whole Foods Cooperative, Erie, Penn.
Jen Girty, Human Resources Manager, East End Food Co-op, Pittsburgh, Penn.
Phyllis Miller, Board Chair, Maple City Market, Goshen Ind.
Jacqueline Hannah, General Manager, Common Ground Food Co-op, Urbana, Ill.
Mead Stone, General Manager, River Market, Stillwater, Minn.