Über den Autor
Cheryl M. Jekiel is Vice President of Human Resources for the Flying Food Group. Jekiel leads the Human Resources Department including all corporate benefits, compensation and policy issues, while providing direction and leadership to human resources function in 16 unionized non-unionized domestic units. Ms. Jekiel brings a tremendous passion for continuous improvement in her commitment to building Lean HR as a recognized field of work. She has over 20 years of manufacturing experience. Previously, Ms. Jekiel worked for a Chicago food manufacturer as the director of Human Resources and completed her employment by serving for five years as the Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Jekiel has developed an expertise in Lean manufacturing with a particular focus on Lean cultures. Ms. Jekiel has made countless significant improvements in reducing operating costs and leveraging a Lean culture to obtain new business. Her Lean experience has been greatly enhanced with her active involvement with the Association of Manufacturing Excellence (AME), which has included board roles for the National board as well as a Regional Midwest Board.
HR departments are often not a key component of driving business improvements, yet if the cost and talent inside the HR department are not considered, they are often wasted. Presenting new approaches to ensure that traditional HR processes drive what many companies are striving to achieve in Lean cultures, this book provides detailed strategies for making core HR processes, policies, and procedures efficient in their own right and able to drive ever improving performance. It covers the employment cycle from recruitment to reward systems and looks at other avenues for supporting culture including opinion surveys, polices, and communications.