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The Increasing Business Impact of Employee Surveys
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When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
From 7:30 until 9:30 AM
Where: The Plaza Club, 20th Floor
900 Fort Street Mall
Honolulu, Hawaii  96813
United States
Contact: Landon Wong

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The Increasing Business Impact of Employee Surveys

What is your Company doing to measure and increase employee engagement?

It’s no secret that the business landscape has never been more challenging. Unemployment at 2%?! It’s critical in today’s environment, that an employer is proactive in retaining its employees.   We invite you to come and learn from 3 speakers who have experience with implementing employee surveys and actions plans to institute change in their organization and hear about the positive impact produced towards business growth.

By raising the bar of employee engagement:  

  • Those you serve will take notice of the quality of your products and the levels of service you provide.
  • Your employees will  become  ambassadors  and advocates for your business
  • You will be able to attract and retain the best and brightest for your business.

Our esteemed panel will be sharing their insights on transforming an organization’s culture using employee engagement surveys as a tool and part of a larger process to create a positive work environment.  Successful results include increase in customer service, increase in productivity, increase in retention and decrease in cost. Human Resource Leaders , Owners, and Managers- this is the seminar for you. 

Raquel has led Hawai‘i Pacific Health’s Organizational Effectiveness efforts since 2005. She oversees all training and development activities across the system, with a particular emphasis on leadership development, employee engagement and succession planning. In her tenure at Hawai‘i Pacific Health, employee engagement has progressed from the 39th to the 84th percentile, and Hawai‘i Pacific Health has been awarded the prestigious Gallup Great Workplace six times in the last seven years.  Prior to joining Hawai‘i Pacific Health, Raquel held similar positions in other large not-for-profit organizations in both Hawai‘i and San Diego. Her 17-year career in the Organizational Effectiveness field has focused on leadership development, employee engagement, performance management, evidence-based selection methods, and large scale organizational change.  Raquel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of San Diego, a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and a Master of Arts in Organizational Behavior from the California School of Professional Psychology. She teaches Human Resources Development programs for SHRM Hawai‘i and is a member of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology and the Association for Talent Development.

Pat is an international business consultant and executive coach.  He founded Ho’ohana Partners LLC as a resource to help large corporations, small companies, non-profit organizations, and community groups harness the power of inspiring leadership and impactful strategy.  Prior to Ho’ohana Partners, Pat spent 25 years inside of Fortune 500 companies including Bank of America, Frito-Lay, The Limited, and Occidental Petroleum.

Throughout his career, he has been a trusted coach and advisor to senior executives.  He has driven accelerated development of high-potential employees who have risen to CEO, COO, and Business Unit President roles. 

Pat’s work has taken him across North America and to South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle-East.  This global experience has allowed him to embrace different country and company cultures, traditions, and strategies. 

He has been fortunate to share his experiences while teaching undergraduate and graduate students at Iowa State University, San Francisco State University, University of Phoenix, and University of Houston-Downtown.

Pat holds a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Iowa State University.

Brandie Ota has led UHA Health Insurance’s Associate Services team since June 2016. As the Associate Services Manager, she leads by example to ensure effective and efficient implementation and maintenance of Human Resource policies and procedures and plays a vital role in the successful execution of UHA’s strategic initiatives to foster the development and retention of UHA’s most important asset—their people. 

Outside of work, Brandie demonstrates her dedication to UHA Health Insurance’s values by giving back to the community. Brandie has volunteered with the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure Hawai’i event, assisted the Junior League Hawai’i on a project for Hale Kipa, and Innovators of Fashion at the University of Hawai’i-Manoa with preparations for their annual fashion show.

Brandie joined UHA Health Insurance as Associate Services Manager in June 2016. Prior to joining the company, she served as a Human Resource Generalist from 2015 to 2016 for Aloha Care. Brandie also served as Office Manager and HR Supervisor for G&L Kunishima Enterprises from 2013-2015, a Team Leader at Target Corporation in 2013, and as Executive Sales Manager at Macy’s Inc from 2011-2013.

Brandie is an active member of SHRM Hawai’i, and SHRM National.

Brandie was born and raised in Hawai’i and graduated high school from St. Andrew’s Priory. She received her Master of Human Resource Management and Minor in Business Administration from Shidler College of Business. Brandie also graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Apparel Product Design and Merchandising from the University of Hawai’i-Manoa, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources.


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