From November, 2012

Biography

I have been in the Human Resources (HR) field for the past 15 years; recruiting, labor relations, employee development, records management and personnel security.  I am currently a member of the Metro DC and Maryland chapters of the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD).  My varied experiences and length of time in HR have provided me a unique perspective of HR that many people don’t talk about.

I view HR from the perspective of an HR professional as well as an employee.  As an HR professional you are also an employee of the organization and the rules that apply to the rest of the organization also apply to you.  Many HR professionals and decision makers seem to forget that the industry is called Human Resources because you deal with people and not machines.  You can’t treat people like machines and expect them to come to work happy and be productive.   

I want to help managers create a healthy work environment.  A healthy work environment will lead to a productive and effective work environment.  A healthy work environment produces happy employees that improve the bottom line of the organization. 

In order to create a healthy work environment employers have to reposition their current employees and hire the right people.  Part of creating a healthy work environment is having the right people in the right place.  In order to put the right people in the right place it will take a paradigm shift of management.  Contrary to popular belief creating a healthy work environment is the responsibility of management.  We say we want happy employees but are we willing to do what it takes to get them?  

Go on this journey with me as we create a healthy work environment for employees and managers alike.  Share your stories, strategies and best practices for creating a work environment that is not only professionally healthy but effective, productive and fun to work in.  

Cornell Jenkins
If you want to reach me you can email me at corjoejen@yahoo.com or leave a comment.