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Amy Esry, PHR, SHRM-CP

Amy believes that a company will be successful when the employees are successful, and she values being a contributor to that success at Hausmann-Johnson Insurance. She uses over 20 years of Human Resources experience to oversee the agency’s internal HR management while also serving as a HR consultant for clients. Amy recognizes that running a business is complicated enough without having to understand employment law, so she does the leg work by continually researching and determining how the law applies to specific situations. She enjoys simplifying a complex employment issue to ensure that a client is considering all options and is aware of all ramifications. Amy holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Truman University, as well as an MBA from the University of Missouri – Columbia. In her free time, she loves gardening and sinking her hands into a bag of fresh potting soil. During the winter, she hibernates with books, craft projects, jigsaw puzzles or board games with her family.
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10 Perks That Appeal to Remote Workers

For the last 30 years or so, companies have been trying to find unique benefits and perks that will help them hire and retain a strong workforce. We’ve seen ping pong tables, nap rooms, on-site cafeterias, on-site daycare, concierge service, fitness centers, popcorn machines, beer - the list..

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Becoming a Great Coach – Getting Started with the Basics

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Coaching for Discipline

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Workplace Coaching: What Is It, Really?

What is Workplace Coaching? We hear that term being used a lot, but do we really know what it means?

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Communication – Where It All Begins

I’ve been in Human Resources a long time now - over 20 years. (Once you hit 20, you can stop counting.)  I’ve had the privilege of working for a number of truly great companies, in a variety of industries. 

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