Deanna Swanson

Deanna Swanson

Deanna Swanson is Director of Human Resources with SingleHop. She sits on the company’s senior management team and works closely with the CEO to establish best practices across the organization. Swanson is responsible for the management and development of over 90 SingleHop employees.

Prior to joining SingleHop, Swanson held human resource leadership positions with the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, Driehaus Capital Management, LLC and Jewish Vocational Service.

Swanson has over 9 years of experience with talent acquisition and management, organizational development, culture change and leadership and staff coaching. Some of the initiatives that she is working on include a broad reaching on-boarding plan, career development paths, continued change management and culture shifting. She proudly holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Public Administration from Augustana College as well as a Masters degree in Human Resources from Loyola University. Deanna lives in Chicago with her husband and sons.

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Articles by Deanna Swanson

May 23, 2014
Deanna Swanson

We love our loft-style office with its green walls, exposed brick, and rooftop deck in the heart of River North. But it’s just not perfect.  Everyone is split up between two different floors of the building. The elevator is always a gamble on whether or not you’ll make it to your desired floor. The dishwasher […]

Jan 10, 2014
Deanna Swanson

Each year starts with a frenzy of lofty promises: “I will lose 20 pounds,” “I will eat better,” “I will pay off my debt,” “I will remember to call Aunt Betty each month,” and so on. With so much focus on resolutions — media coverage, studies regarding the effectiveness of resolutions, and a whole industry […]

Fresh Start
Nov 29, 2013
Deanna Swanson

Who are we? This is such a simple question, with such a complex answer. Folks here at SingleHop each describe our environment in different ways, but trends emerge when you listen for a while. Here are some of the trends that I have recognized since joining the team. We are incredibly open, which like everything […]

Being Singlehopper
Nov 27, 2013
Deanna Swanson

Cook County, home to Chicago, is the second most populous county in the US. Cook County is so large, population wise, that it is bigger than 29 individual US states and more populous than the seven smallest states combined. Pretty impressive stuff. Unfortunately, Cook County has another rare distinction. 1 out of 6 people in […]

1st Annual Food Drive
Sep 20, 2013
Deanna Swanson

Ok, so for anyone who has ever worked in a company that is focused on developing or maintaining a competitive advantage – read: every company in these United States of America, you have probably been asked to review and sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement.  What are these agreements all about?  Why are they so important?  What […]

Non Disclosure Agreements
Jul 19, 2013
Deanna Swanson

Do the words Job Fair conjure up images of suits and sweaty palms in a ballroom or school gymnasium? Eeesh! No fun, for anyone, even the ones who say they are having fun- they’re lying. But wait, there is an alternative! SingleHop recently participated in a recruitment event that was designed to bring emerging companies and talented […]

May 3, 2013
Deanna Swanson

Unnerved, you wait in the lobby. Your hands shake and you try to stop them by grabbing your knees. Unfortunately, a copy of your resume was in your hand and has now found a new home on the floor. You smile at the receptionist, but are greeted by a raised eyebrow. You lean forward to […]