Eileen M. Connor

MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Office

3421 Ridgewood Road, Suite 300

Akron, OH 44333


330.255.2408
330.762.3108

About Eileen

Industry & Service Expertise

Articles

With more than 20 years of experience in human resources, communications, and marketing, as well as the ability to envision, design, and implement corporate HR strategy – whether cultural or operational initiatives.

Eileen has worked for professional service firms and financial institutions throughout her career, and brings expertise in performance management, organizational development, change management, and HR policies and programs. She served as director of human resources for the third-largest law firm in western New York before migrating to Ohio.  Eileen graduated with a Bachelor of Science in communications from the State University of New York, College of Fredonia, and earned her Master of Business Administration, with a concentration in human resources management, from the State University of New York, University at Buffalo.

Certifications

  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
  • SHRM – Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)

Specializations

  • HR policy and program design and implementation
  • Internal/external communications and strategy
  • Recognition and reward systems/design
  • Training design and deployment
  • Employee engagement and retention
  • Management mentoring and coaching
  • Recruitment of highly skilled professionals
  • Sound fiscal management and reporting

Awards and Accolades

  • The Rand Foundation Fellowship

Education

Professional and Civic Memberships and Activities

 

BMF Insights: Culture as a Competitive Strategy: Transforming into a Destination Workplace

This time of year, when you hear someone speak about their “destination,” you’re likely to picture warm, sunny, sandy beaches. Chad Voller, our IT Director, has a different destination in mind. “I’m all for enjoying a vacation, but it’s. Read More >>

DOL’s final overtime rule brings sweeping changes

May 31, 2016 The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released a final rule, effective December 1, 2016, that makes dramatic changes to the determination of which executive, administrative and professional employees — otherwise known as “white-collar workers” —. Read More >>

Regional Firms Must Find New Ways to Recruit Talent

  By Eileen Connor-Costilow “Bigger is better.” The American cultural preference that all things big must be best certainly carries through to the accounting industry. This resonates with many job-seekers, who assume careers and job opportunities in the Big. Read More >>