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Human Resources

Human Resources

Photo Credit:  Pivot
  • Premiered: 
    August 8, 2014
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  • Network: Pivot
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Workplace
  • Tags: science, engineering

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Plot Synopsis

HUMAN RESOURCES is a half-hour reality series that follows CEO Tom Szaky and his team of employees at New Jersey-based TerraCycle, as their company strives to eliminate waste on a global scale by transforming trash. TerraCycle takes anything and everything that is landfill bound -- from potato chip bags to dirty diapers to cigarette butts -- and recycles, up-cycles and transforms these objects into cool and functional new products. With a mission to "eliminate the idea of waste," TerraCycle has a team that is passionate about the cause and their work. HUMAN RESOURCES features these TerraCycle employees: Tom Szaky, the founder and CEO, who is 32-year-old businessman and Princeton University dropout, but now runs a company that is currently in 26 countries; Albe Zakes, VP of Global Marketing & Communications, whose gift of reading people is a major contributor as to why TerraCycle hasn't paid a dime for any advertising since it began under his strategies; Tiffany Threadgould, Chief Design Junkie, who has an MFA in Industrial Design and before joining TerraCycle had shown her skills online with upcycled product line, ReMake It!; Dean Innocenzi, a graphic designer and Trenton-born graffiti artist, who can take any word and make it monosyllabic with his slang abbreviations; Stephen Katz, who works in the material sales department in his first stop out of undergrad after a couple of unsuccessful internships; Andrew Heine, who works in operations and stays at TerraCycle because of the social dynamic and his gift for crunching numbers; Dan Harris, joined the company as the Junior Data Analyst over two years earlier and is currently on his sixth title at TerraCycle; Grace Sica, who works in sales and was still able to manage half of the company's revenue after breaking both wrists while snowboarding; Rick Zultner, a scientist, who, in addition to figuring out which plastics mix best when pelletizing waste, Rick frequently contemplates the zombie apocalypse; Rhandi Goodman, who is in charge of customer service and managing inbound brigades, making sure that schools, companies, and individuals receive their necessary points; Stephanie 'Steph' Tsang, Senior Account Manager, who developed a love for studying human-environmental interactions while studying Environmental Psychology at Cornell University; and Dennis McNamara, Business Development Associate, who can be found road cycling and seeking out wild adventures when not working to foster new partnerships. In the Season 1 finale, "Building the Future," TerraCycle is expanding into a new building, and Tiff and her team, constricted by a tight deadline and an even tighter budget, must "trashify" the new space. As news of the move spreads, Dan and Dean are determined to get a spot in the new office. On Friday, August 7, 2015 at 10pm ET/PT, Pivot premiered the second season of HUMAN RESOURCES, as TerraCycle CEO Tom Szaky and his diverse staff continue their mission to change the world -- one cigarette butt, dirty diaper, and toothpaste tube at a time. During Season 2, Terracycle heads to London to up-cycle coffee pods, builds a playground from oral hygiene waste, and most importantly, continues to come up with bigger and better ways of transforming what we consider "trash." In the season opener, "We're Audit Again," the challenges that come with expanding a Zero Waste box program to a medium-sized business; TerraCycle Toronto transplant Tony makes new friends in the Trenton office.
Season 3 of HUMAN RESOURCES premiered on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 7:30pm ET/PT on Pivot. The third season welcomes self-described flower child Gina Herrera, who is TerraCycle's newest accounts manager. She loves people just as much as she loves mother earth but that doesn't stop her from getting down to brass tacks when it's time to do business. Other new team members include: Raj Parulekar, an associate scientist enjoying his work with Rick & Stephen in the Research and Development Department; and Rich Brown, who joined the Zero Waste Box department with Dan & Rhandi. In the Season 3 premiere, Tom works to secure an investment that could change the future of TerraCycle, and tasks Tony with creating the perfect presentation. Dean plans a surprise party for Dara's 10-year work anniversary.


Other Titles

  • Previously known as: TerraCycle

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Left/Right Productions


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