TOPIC: "Become the Driving Force for Performance and Productivity: Establishing HR in Business Operations"
SPEAKER: Chad Sorenson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
HRCI Credits: 1 SHRM and HRCI Business credit
The Human Resource Department is not simply a cost center in your organization – or at least it shouldn’t be. The potential of HR can be realized only if the HR staff earns the recognition, speaks the language of business, and the business realizes the value of HR. So how do we make this happen?
It starts with changing the mindset of both the business and HR. From the HR perspective, we need to ask four fundamental questions in any organization:
1. How does the organization make money and sustain growth? AKA – what business are we in and why?
2. Who are the largest/biggest/most important clients and what challenges do they face?
3. What are the biggest challenges to our company and what is needed to overcome those challenges?
4. How can we partner with the business operations to ensure we conquer the obstacles through increased performance and productivity of the staff?
Speaker Bio: Chad Sorenson is the President and Founder of Adaptive HR Solutions and has over 25 years of diverse business, communications and human resource experience.
He works with companies across the state that range from 5 to 1,200 employees and focuses on leadership development, manager training, employee performance management and employer compliance in industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, construction trades, and professional services organizations. Prior to founding Adaptive HR Solutions in 2008, Chad has been Vice President, Director and Manager of Human Resources for several companies in the Jacksonville area.
He is certified as a SHRM-Senior Certified Professional and a Senior Professional in Human Resources. Chad serves the 2019 President Elect for the HR Florida State Council. He was also the President of SHRM Jacksonville in 2015 and 2016. Chad regularly speaks to other SHRM Chapters, business associations, and companies across the state on topics such as leadership development and employee engagement.
In addition to giving back to the HR field, Chad is actively involved in his church and has been a volunteer leader with Boy Scouts for over 10 years. He is an Eagle Scout and a graduate of Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. The keys to his success are Devotion to God, Dedication to Family, Continuous Service, Lifetime Learning, and Always Remembering to Laugh.
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