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Workshop - Creating an Outstanding Workplace

Course Topics

  • Overview of Sikich LLP
  • Benefits Program Summary
  • Culture and Best Practices
  • Workplace achievements and keys to this recognition
  • Sikich University Learning and Development Program
  • Talent and Performance Management
When: February 21 , 2013 / 5:30p - 8:00p
Where: EIGERLab West Classroom Location
Cost: $30.00
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About the Presenter

Janel O'Connor Janel O’Connor, SPHR

Janel O’Connor is currently the Director – Human Capital for Sikich LLP, an accounting, tax, technology and business advisory firm providing services to a wide range of companies and industries, including government, construction, manufacturing, professional services, and not-for-profit organizations across the Midwest. Prior to joining Sikich, Janel was the Director, Human Resources for True Partners Consulting LLC in Chicago, and started her career with Equity Office Properties in Chicago working as an HR Generalist, HR Services Supervisor and Recruiting Specialist.  Janel’s current focus is in the areas of employee relations, talent acquisition and development, training, merger and acquisition activities, performance management, benefits administration and overall talent management for the approximate 450 professionals of Sikich LLP. Janel has experience working in a larger corporate (Fortune 500) setting along with experience in a start-up environment as well as professional services.    

Janel is a graduate of Northern Illinois University’s College of Business with a Major in Management, with focus on Human Resources and Minor in Marketing.  She has her Masters Degree in Human Resources from Keller Graduate School of Management. Janel obtained her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation in February 2012. 

Her involvement in the HR community includes the National SHRM Chapter, HRMAC (Human Resources Association of Chicago) and Chicago SHRM Chapter, and DuPage SHRM. She is active in being a guest speaker in the Northern Illinois University HR Management program and has been involved with the student chapter of SHRM. She was recently asked to join the NIU Management Executive Advisory Council. She has participated in many workplace excellence committees and has been a panelist on areas of culture, workplace programs, best places to work and employee wellness programs.

Janel lives in North Aurora, IL with her husband and four year old son.


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