Congratulations Employee of the Month…Annette Smith, PHR, Human Resource Manager
We welcome Annette Smith as the City’s new Human Resource Manager. Annette began her full-time employ with the City of Macedonia on August 7, 2017.
Annette compliments the City’s Management team with more than 20 years of experience in the Human Resources/Risk Management sector. Her professional profile includes creating and implementing programs to improve operations, executing management-level training programs and administering all human resources functions to support operations. Annette has earned her PHR and is currently preparing to sit for SPHR certification. She is also a Notary Public.
Some of Annette’s qualifications include; negotiated health care benefits, labor relations and negotiations, employee grievance procedures, cost controls and benefit analysis, employee relations and retention, benefits and compensation, EEOC, AAP, OSHA, risk management and workers compensation.
Annette immediately implemented an open door policy to encourage open communication, feedback and discussion about any matter of importance to an employee. This ‘open door policy’ is to develop employee trust and to make certain that important information and feedback reach managers who can utilize the information to make changes in the workplace. When asked what she enjoys most about her job, Annette stated: “Working with all employees, just being able to be there for them in any need, concern or benefit processing.”
Some of Annette’s hobbies include scrap booking and quilting. Annette’s free time is also spent camping with her husband and family. But, what Annette loves most is just hanging out with her grandchildren.
Thank you Annette for joining our City’s Management Team!