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Compensation & Benefits
HR Student of the Year
HR Student Chapter Advisor of the Year
Organizational & Employee Development
Our Finalists include: Julie Maurer, Echogen Power Systems; Marguerite Grooms, Center for Families & Children; Charisse Sayles, Cleveland Sight Center; Corinne Saliba, AmeriMark Direct LLC; Christina McCrossin, NPCS Inc.; Cindy Bach, Structure Personnel Inc.; Erica Jacob, Baldwin-Wallace University; Mary Pisnar, Baldwin-Wallace University; Raymundo Garza, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems; Chiara Bunch, FedEx Ground
The HR Awards recognize Northeast Ohio HR professionals who have demonstrated excellence in the field of human resource management. Their achievements and unique skills show they are dedicated to improving themselves and their organizations. The awards honor all levels of HR practitioners, from individuals in local SHRM student chapters to HR executives.
The awards are co-hosted by ERC and CSHRM, two of the area’s leading organizations in the HR industry. Each award category is judged by an independent panel of distinguished representatives from the local HR community.
Responsible for administering company compensation programs. Evaluates and analyzes salary data, determines pay grades, and conducts/participates in compensation surveys. Conducts job evaluations.
Administers organization’s benefits program. Liaison between vendors and employees. Advises employees on eligibility, coverage, and other benefits matters.
Serves in a leadership role within their organization (Chief Human Resource Officer, VP or Director of HR). Plans, directs, and carries out policies related to all personnel activity. Responsible for talent management, benefits, compensation, employee relations, training, and employee development.
Plans, directs, and advocates for the organization’s Diversity and Inclusion Programs. Pursues an active role in the recruitment strategies, retention, and continuous education of a multi-ethnic and culturally diverse workforce. Incorporates enhanced definition of diversity; thought, creativity, motivation, team, and personality into regular diversity initiatives. Continually focuses on developing relations with diverse community associations that enhance the culture and diversity of the organization. Follows regulatory guidelines and compliance standards affecting diversity programs and sensitivity issues.
Generalist or Specialist duties within the HR profession. Responsible for any HR activities, including but not limited to, recruitment, compensation, benefits, employee relations. Demonstrates energy for the profession and plans to continue the HR career path.
Administers HR policies/programs that pertain to employee relations. Responsible for organization’s discipline program, attendance program, and employee engagement program. May serve as a hearing officer.
Analyzes organizational structures, responsibilities, team work, business or operating procedures, reporting relationships, and work processes to design efficient methods of accomplishing work. Responsible for succession planning, strategic planning, and workforce solutions.
Responsible for talent management process within the organization, including external relations, sourcing, training, development, etc., and carries out the employment process during the employment tenure of the employee
Nominations are now closed! Check back in late September to see this year's winners.
The 2013 HR Awards were held on Thursday, November 7th
Executive Caterers at Landerhaven
We are excited to have Suzanne Sutter as our keynote speaker. Ms. Sutter is an accomplished and award-winning leader with a proven track record of organizational change. Her outstanding financial and business achievements at companies like Cole National Corporation, Things Remembered, Inc. and Make-A-Wish Foundation have created cultures that enable others to thrive and make a difference.