Pros: never boring, lots of variety of work to do, some great people
Cons: lack of compassion for employees by leadership, feeling unappreciated, strong lack of trust between ees and leadership
Seasons Hospice is a great Hospice that really cares for its patients and their families. The work there is wonderful, and they have a lot of great employees who work very hard. From Seasons I have gained a great deal of knowledge of various systems (i.e. TALEO, HireRight, Paycom, KRONOS, Valcom, etc.), as well as a lot of experience with employee relations. – more... I manage 310 active employees, plus hundreds of inactive/terminated employees. Seasons had neglected the HR Management of the company for many years, so when I came on board I had a huge job ahead of me to clean up all of the old filing that hadn't been done for many months, plus learn all of the new systems, on-board 10-15 employees each month, process terminations of employees every day, conduct monthly orientations, manage leaves of absence and FMLA, maintain and update employee information, and handle employee relations/discipline.
The hardest part of the job was dealing with a 45% turn-over rate and feeling that the leadership had no desire to improve the turn-over rate. I made numerous suggestions and consulted with others in the company who were in a comparable position to me (HR Generalists for similar sized Seasons programs), and share all suggestions for improvement with the Director of HR, but nothing came of my suggestions. It is difficult to maintain operations when there are constant terminations that result in constant new hires.
The most enjoyable part of the job for me was the on-boarding and dealing with employee relations. I love meeting new people and I love engaging with people. Throughout my time at Seasons I was told that I was very approachable, and easy to talk to. Many told me they are sad to see me leave. I was complimented many times for the ways that I improved the HR of the Illinois program of Seasons compared with the HR Coordinator who preceeded me. – less