Crystal Spraggins

About the Author

Crystal Spraggins, SPHR, is an HR consultant and freelance writer who lives in Philadelphia. She also writes at her blog, HR BlogVOCATE. For the past 15 years, Crystal has focused on building HR departments in small- to mid-sized companies under the philosophy that "HR is not for wimps." She is also the CEO and Founder of Work It Out! and partners with HRCVision, a full-service HR consultant practice specializing in leadership and diversity training. Contact her at

How Uber Is Pushing Us to Answer the Challenges of the “Freelancer Economy”

While reviewing a client’s policy manual the other day, I asked whether the sick leave policy — which allows employees to use sick time to care for unwell family members — should more clearly define the word “family.” The client…