Posted by: Julian Sandler on 11/28/2006 12:56:00 PM
One of the goals of Hillel’s Five-Year Strategic Plan is that Hillel will recruit, develop and retain highly talented professionals. Our newly-expanded Human Resources department is taking the lead in making this goal a reality.
The department sponsored an online, confidential survey of professionals last summer that provided a baseline for understanding the background and job satisfaction of Hillel professionals at every level of the organization. With this information we can now take steps to advance the career aspirations of our staff and solve problems in the workplace. In addition, the department has launched a “Great Place to Work” initiative to ensure that we retain our talented professionals.
The high point of our HR efforts is the annual professional staff conference which took place in December in Baltimore. This event truly brought the Hillel movement together by uniting headquarters and field professionals in planning and running the conference. This year, the conference focused on concrete ways to implement our Strategic Plan.
Our Hillel professionals are remarkable. They gave up part of their Chanukah holiday to improve their professional skills. And while university faculty and administrators use their winter breaks for much-needed vacations, most of our Hillel professionals were still at work, meeting with prospective donors, planning the second semester, staffing trips to Israel or helping students to rebuild the Gulf of Mexico. I participated in the staff conference to demonstrate how much we volunteer leaders value and appreciate the efforts of our professionals.
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RE: Professionals are Hillel's Asset
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