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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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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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Driving Employee Engagement

You can drive a car.  You can drive a nail into a board with one swing. You can drive a point home in a conversation.  But can you drive engagement? 

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Building a Culture of Respect at Work

What is respect?  Can you define it?   We may not all agree on a definition, but we all sure know when it’s missing.   Respect is a critical component in any successful relationship, and that’s true at work as well.  Earlier, I wrote about trust here. Trust and respect go hand in hand, and it’s..

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Rebuilding Trust in the Workplace

What does trust look like in an organization?   In some environments, like emergency services, employees’ lives may be at stake, and trust is evident in how they protect each other.  But what about other work settings?  What does it look like in an office?   Or a production facility?  For many..

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When Someone Leaves, It’s Too Late: 10 Ideas for Employee Recognition

We’ve all seen it happen.  Someone puts in their resignation or announces their retirement, and everyone suddenly has lots of nice things to say about the person.  “You’ve helped me so much…” or “No one can do… as good as you”    Maybe this has happened to you.  If so, did you find yourself..

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Mental Health Issues in the Workplace

The holidays are behind us, and for many of us the last few weeks have been joyous and fun.  But for some, this time of year is particularly difficult.   Depression and anxiety can be a greater struggle to manage during and shortly after the holidays.  Seasonal Affective Disorder is also an..

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Streamline Recruiting to Catch Great Candidates

Has this happened to you? You call your top candidate to extend a job offer, only to find out that they just accepted another job elsewhere.

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3 Things You Should Know When Checking Criminal History The Right Way

You’ve heard the phrase “What you don’t know can’t hurt you.”  But sometimes what you do know can hurt you!    

In the world of HR, we are very careful to behave in a manner that is not discriminatory, or even appears to be discriminatory.  But what about your managers?   The hiring process is..

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Cash In Lieu of Benefits Plan - Two Cautions

Cash In Lieu of Benefits Plans – Two Cautions

Offering cash in lieu of signing up for the employer benefit plan is a practice that has been around for some time, and continues to be popular with some employers.  The decision to offer (or continue to offer) this type of benefit has recently..

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Should My Company Offer Parental Leave?

 Parental Leave - Here to stay or just another trendy topic?

If you’ve been in Management or Human Resources more than a few years, you’ve seen a lot of news about hot new perks that employers should be offering, often fueled by big tech companies in Silicon Valley. It’s hard to know what an..

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