Glenn Rawski began his human resources career 23 years ago. He has worked at both Fortune 500 Companies and for small businesses, understanding how to meet the specialized needs of each as an employer. Prior to that time, Glenn began his business career in Finance & Accounting which provided him with the "cost effective" and continuous improvement philosophy which has guidedPractical HR. Glenn became a certified human resource professional in December 1997 when he earned the SPHR (Senior Professional Human Resources) designation. Since that time he has re-qualified every three years and his current certification is valid through April 2019.
It is the philosophy ofPractical HR that conducting fair, impartial and complete investigations of employee complaints are an important part of reducing litigation exposure. To reduce risk, these investigations are better conducted by an external source.
Minimizing and reducing injuries fosters a healthier work environment for employees and helps to cut costs for the employer. In dealing with a wide range of manufacturing plants, Mr. Rawski is well-versed in trainings and safety compliance both with OSHA and internal company policies. Conducting safety audits to preempt violations that would otherwise be found upon government inspection or cause a workplace injury can save a company a tremendous amount of money, as Mr. Rawski has successfully done with his audits in the past. Mr. Rawski also has a wide breadth of experience in training employees on such topics as sexual harassment, violence in the workplace, diversity, equal rights, and environmental responsibilities. Such trainings can work to boost morale and create a more enriching and motivated work environment. Mr. Rawski believes that good policy means decreased liability, reduced costs and increased employee satisfaction. He has implemented changes to attendance policies, and interpretation of attendance policies resulting in improvements exceeding 25%. In addition to internal policy, for many companies, one of the most important forms of policy is union negotiations. Mr. Rawski has negotiated with the Teamsters, SEIU, Operating Engineers and Electricians.
In an uncertain economy, company buyouts are more inevitable than ever. Mr. Rawski has worked through major buyouts and transitions in policy requiring change management and extensive management coaching. Practical HR and Mr. Rawski can work to alleviate the bumps of such transition and ensure that the change in power and policy is as cohesive as possible.
Education: B.S. in Business Administration from Elmhurst College
Professional Certifications: Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) since 1997 Current Certification is valid through April 2016
SHRM-SCP SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Senior Certified Professional Earned training certification from Developmental Dimensions International (D.D.I.) in April 2000