The Chamber and SHRM CNJ once again collaborated for this year’s Human Resources Summit at the Rutgers Club, which was held on Feb. 20.
This year’s summit was titled “The Human Side of Business” and focused on teaching businesses how to create a high-performing organization.
The keynote, Tabiri M. Chukunta, Executive Director of Community Outreach and Diversity at Saint Peter’s University Hospital and Healthcare System, spoke on “Creating a High Performing Organization – Lead & Live Your Mission & Vision.”
The event also featured two lively panel discussions that touched upon bridging the gap between employees and management as well as transparency.
The first panel focused on “Bridging the Gap to Create a High Performing Organization” with Geoffrey Dietzel, Financial Advisor/Director of Brunswick Financial Group; Dr.Loubna Erraji Director, Center for HR and Leadership Development at the Rutgers School of Management & Labor Relations; Rick Garlipp, Regional Quality Assurance Strategist at Recovery Center of America at Raritan Bay; Eric Duchin, Managing Director at Market YOUniversity (MYU); and moderator Kimberly Mills, HR Leader, Global Talent Management, Operational Excellence at Johnson & Johnson.
The second panel focused on “The How to of Transparency in Expectations, Culture & Success.” Moderator Michael Giacobello, Vice President at Investors Bank helped drive the conversation with panelists: Jessica Mason, Talent Acquisition Manager at Eastern Lift Truck Company; Jon Gallo, Founder of Now I’m Fit; Ryan Boyko, Chief Revenue Officer at SitePod; and Chelsea Baumann, Area Human Resources Business Partner at CMC Steel.
All panelists stressed the importance of taking care of employees and being an innovative leader.
“When we talk about high performing organizations, you can’t do it without dedicated people so you need to take care of them,” said moderator of the first panel, Kim Mills.
There was also a breakout session led by Joan Kampo, Director of Human Resources for WithumSmith+Brown that focused on the importance of good culture in the workplace stating that “culture eats strategy for breakfast.”
Wonderful panel discussions, an engaging breakout session and a delicious breakfast provided by the Rutgers Club made for the perfect morning.
Thank you to our sponsors: Johnson & Johnson, Investors Bank, Natural Medicine & Rehabilitation, Solar Landscape, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, SitePod, Morgan Stanley and Rutgers University.