“The practice of human resources is the same across businesses; it’s the art within how a company administers HR.”
Welcome to the fourth installment new series about what makes Willory truly unique:our team.Without the people on the Willory team we would not be recognized as one of the top workplaces in Northeast Ohio and have grown so significantly in the last (almost) eight years.
Get to know Willory’s Project Manager Holly Hall through her own words. If Holly’s words resonate with you and you want to join #TeamWillory,check out our Why Willory? page.
HOW DID YOU FIND WILLORY?
When I left my corporate job to take time off and consider how I wanted to utilize my skills, I began networking a few months into my self-imposed sabbatical. I knew the former Director of Consulting for Willory from Cleveland SHRM and reached out to her at Ohio SHRM at the Willory booth in 2015. She brought me in at the end of the year to work on a client site and the rest is history.
WHAT HAVE BEEN SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE TAKEAWAYS/STRONGEST DEVELOPMENTS WHILE WORKING AT WILLORY?
I learned that I can be productive and thrive in a remote environment and that John Bernatovicz has a way of stretching and expanding my skills in a very unassuming way.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE EVENT/CONFERENCE THAT WILLORY HAS BEEN A PART OF? IF SO, WHAT STOOD OUT TO YOU?
My favorite event is DisruptHR, particularly the last couple of years. The ability that people have to speak in front of a group for five minutes and challenge us to think differently, is remarkable. I also love how John has been out there participating, sponsoring and showcasing his dance skills.
WHAT ARE THE 3 MOST SIGNIFICANT LESSONS THAT YOU HAVE LEARNED IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR?
Treat everyone with dignity and respect This was instilled in me when I was involved in many downsizings and employee separations.
Being curious and continuously learn. I was always interested and wanted to learn more about human resources and how I can expand my skills in the field. It has been a profession that has been very good to me.
The practice of human resources is the same across businesses; it’s the art within how a company administers HR
HOW HAS WILLORY HELPED YOU IN YOUR CAREER DEVELOPMENT?
Where do I start? John pushing me to use my full capability has really developed my career. The continuous focus on development is particularly unique to a firm of this size.
WHAT ARE YOUR PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS WHILE WORKING WITH THE FIRM?
Giving back to small and medium size firms that need HR expertise. When I left the corporate environment, that was one of my primary goals.
Speaking at the HR Conference Cruise in 2017.
Moving from an outside consultant to leading the Employee Life Cycle practice and becoming a member of the management team.
HOW IS YOUR WORK LIFE BALANCE? WHAT DO YOU SPEND MOST OF YOUR TIME DOING OUTSIDE OF WORKING AT WILLORY?
I love watching sports and being on the water. I have become an avid boater so the weekends in the summer are spent at Catawba Island. Working for Willory means the flexibility in schedule to make my preferred schedule a reality.