James W. Hodge
Category: Organizations with fewer than 7,500 employees
Title: Vice President of Human Resources
Company: Redstone Presbyterian SeniorCare, Greensburg, Pa.
Key HR Challenges: Arrived to launch a human resource function and encountered a culture of apathy, distrust, and lack of respect for co-workers and management, along with high turnover.
Key HR Accomplishments: Established the human resource department, developed career lattice for positions without mobility or growth; significantly improved retention and culture; moved wellness from simply a reaction to high renewal costs to a well-known best practice that supports healthier lifestyles for employees and their families.