HR-PRO was the brainchild of HR/NY Board member Barbara Adolf. Ms. Adolf, having worked with an umbrella agency of New York City-based social service non-profits, became aware of non-profits’ struggles with complex HR issues. New York City’s economic downturn highlighted these needs, as the organizations struggled through challenging HR issues, often while lacking a staff HR professional. Despite these internal challenges, the agencies provided critical services to the community including child welfare, senior care, and support for AIDS patients, homeless adults, and homeless children. HR-PRO was a “win-win,” as HR/NY members in transition due to the economic downturn could serve as volunteer consultants, enabling them to continue using their HR skills and knowledge while “giving back” to the community. In addition to helping 25 non-profits to date, HR-PRO provides HR/NY members with: • A means to reach out and assist our local community, • The opportunity for professionals in transition to stay active in the HR field, and • A chance to continue to develop HR skills and knowledge while assisting other HR/NY professionals in rewarding projects.
The Human Resources Association of New York won a 2010 Pinnacle Award for this initiative.
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