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    Northeast Ohio HR Associations Joint Chapter Meeting at The Akron Zoo featuring John Bernatovicz

    Date: September 22, 2021, 3:00pm – 6:00pm
    Akron, Medina, Portage, Stark, and Wayne SHRM's
    Akron Zoo
    505 Euclid Ave.
    Akron, Ohio 44307
    *Please be aware, masks will be required in doors at the Akron Zoo*
    $25 Members/Non-Members, $15 Students, $25.00 Virtual
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    5  Koalafications For Amazingly Awesome HR

    With all that is going on in the world and at work, the need for amazing HR has never been greater. According to Gallup, nearly 2 out of every 3 American workers are not engaged at work. Who is responsible? Lots of fingers can be pointed in a variety of directions which gets us nowhere. That said, the profession of Human Resources has the best chance to change the course of engagement levels for the modern workforce. During this thought-provoking presentation, participants will receive specific strategies and take-aways to ensure they are making an impact on their employees, managers, executives and organizations.

    1. Identify the five keys to making an impact: Purpose, People, Productivity, Profit, and Processes
    2. Develop and implement your impactful strategic plan for your organization's purpose, people, productivity, profit, and processes
    3. Learn how to make an impact by removing the barriers that HR faces with detractors

    John Bernatovicz is a husband, father, brother, entrepreneur, author, and life-long Northeast Ohioan. Over the last 15 years, he has started or been an owner in six business ventures and is the president and founder of Willory, a staffing and consulting firm solely focused in HR and payroll. John’s latest project, HR Like a Boss, a book releasing in 2021 and a multimedia chat series, delves into how HR professionals can become amazingly awesome and make a demonstrated impact within their role. In addition to spending time with his wife of over 20 years, Emily, and their two children, Will and Mallory, John loves to golf, coach sports, root for Cleveland sports teams (he is a die-hard), and consistently runs in the Akron Marathon relay race.

    As the president and founder of Willory, John focuses on transforming organizations to meet their full potential. Through Willory, John ensures his clients have the best talent in their HR and payroll department and optimize the technology supporting companies’ number one asset: people. With over 20 years’ experience within the payroll and HR niche, John is uniquely qualified to drive Willory into a leadership position within the HR and payroll staffing and consulting space.

    John has focused his working career on understanding the needs of his clients, candidates, and partners. He is not satisfied until he finds what his clients and candidates are looking for. Plus, he thrives on instilling enthusiasm, growth-mindsets, and accountability in the Willory team. John strives to win and build successful businesses that go above and beyond the expectations of his clients, candidates, staff members, and competitors. This sets a standard for the firm to provide a high quality of service and building exceptional relationships. Willory has achieved great results, including NorthCoast 99, Weatherhead 100, Crain’s 52, and Inc. 5000.

    John was an Academic All-American in Golf at Kent State University and has played in three United States Golf Association events. He began his professional career at ADP, one of the world’s largest payroll and HR outsourcing solutions providers. During his time at ADP, John’s diligence and dedication to his clients paid off. He deservedly received seven promotions and qualified for seven President’s Clubs, a premiere award for top-performing employees. Following his successful career at ADP and preceding the establishment of Willory, John joined a boutique search and consulting firm as a partner, where he expanded his expertise into successfully growing a staffing practice. John has spoken at local and regional events, including American Payroll Association, DisruptHR, Ohio Conference for Payroll Professionals, and many others.

    John is dedicated to empowering people through his presentations, business, and interactions with the community. He believes that everyone has the sincere ability to impact their organization by understanding the business, thinking differently, being different, and passionately loving people.

    Immediately following the presentation will be a networking happy hour.  


    Thank you to our September sponsor!



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