In photo (l. to r.): Hillel Human Resources Committee Chair Carol Smokler; JCSC Director Simon Amiel; former Hillel colleague Amy Born; Vice President for Human Resources Scott Brown; Senior Talent Coordinator Avi Friedman; and Executive Vice President Ralph Grunewald.
Hillel Vice President for Human Resources Scott Brown was honored with nominations for the Mentoring Award and the Promoting Ethical Behavior Award at the 2007 Human Resource Leadership Awards of Greater Washington dinner in Crystal City, VA.
Although the awards went to other organizations, Hillel was one of the few non-profits nominated among such large organizations as Pepco, Fannie Mae Foundation, B. F. Saul Company, Lockheed Martin, the American Chemical Society and the AARP.
Brown’s nomination builds on a stated goal of Hillel’s Strategic Plan: “Hillel will recruit, develop and retain highly talented professionals.”
To continue to further this goal, Hillel will begin implementation of a Great Place to Work program piloting a new Core Competency Model project. This project will, for the first time, establish skills, personality types, and other factors needed to be a successful Hillel professional on the local level. A model for Schusterman International Center staff is also planned.
Hillel’s goal is to create a culture of open, honest feedback and evaluation among all employees. By doing so, Hillel hopes to improve the quality of its overall work environment, achieve higher performance and share common organizational goals.