We know that we have a special environment here. We keep it that way by hiring the best, most talented and most dedicated human resource professionals around and cultivating a workplace where they can thrive.
Here on our “Workplace” blog, you’ll see how we work, how we play and how we treasure the work-life balance.
Our team is involved in a broad range of volunteer projects. We gravitate toward the organizations that are closest to our families and our interests. Many of us were students at local universities and colleges and we made contact with a wide range of community organizations then. And as parents and spouses we get involved…Read More
Work-life balance is not just about splitting time between the office and home. It is also about personal career growth. Some of us choose to work a full week because we want to grow professionally while raising a family. Dana, HR Manager: “I am one of the fulltime employees with a 40-hour week. It’s something…Read More
Our flexible schedule gives us the freedom to help others in the community when they are most in need. We are able to share our work skills with community groups in an informal way. Courtney, HR Manager, Volunteer facilitator at Haven: “I am a facilitator at Haven, a youth LGBTQ support group in Bethlehem and…Read More
Sometimes an event like a half day at a spa can be difficult to schedule, so this was a spontaneous event that everyone says should be repeated! The pampering was welcome, and the opportunity to actually chit-chat with one another was special. Kelley, VP HR Services: “The events that we have are all very fun.…Read More
There are many opportunities to work on new projects and learn new skills. We are given the chance to apply our expertise and feel appreciated when we contribute. Mary, HR Generalist: “I actually started working as an office manager/bookkeeper role and without direct HR experience. It evolved into what I am doing now. I was…Read More
In December, Tina hosted a catered evening dinner party for staff and spouses or guests at her home. It was a casual adults-only gathering. (Many of the guys watched the Penn State game.) Dessert brought out the holiday child in everyone – make your own ice cream sundae with all of the fixings!Read More
Volunteering is something we all would like to do. Each of us has our own direction and contribution, but we are always impressed by how much giving goes on here! It is part of the work-life balance too. Tina, Founder and President: “We are thinking about philanthropy this year and I want to do something…Read More
In mid September, a bill was introduced to Congress that is meant to combat pay inequality facing women and minorities. SHRM Online reported that the Pay Equity for All Act of 2016 (H.R. 6030) would allow the U.S. Department of Labor to assess huge fines against employers who violate the law by asking questions about…Read More
States all over the country are dealing with legislation regarding sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination. Most notably, North Carolina enacted a new law that prevents the state’s cities and counties from passing their own anti-discrimination rules. It instead imposes statewide standards that leave out both sexual orientation and gender identity. In March, Georgia, Governor…Read More