HR Connect

Posted: 2/7/2012 in Insurance News


Contact: Pat McKinney, Operations Director

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PDCM Announces New Human Resources Consulting Division: HRConnect

Helping organizations manage human resources exposures and compliance

WATERLOO, IOWA – February 7, 2012 – PDCM Insurance and Risk Management is pleased to announce the creation of a new division designed to assist organizations with the growing challenges of human resources and compliance.

For most businesses, human capital is one of their most valuable assets, yet few have a cohesive strategy for optimizing its performance. We believe that optimizing the performance of your people leads to optimal business performance, as well as reduced financial and legal risk.

The consultants within PDCM’s rapidly growing HRConnect division have extensive experience in organizational development issues, such as leadership development, employee engagement, HR compliance reviews and discrimination training.

Employee handbooks and policy manuals are common in most businesses, however over the years, not all businesses have maintained them to align with current and changing business needs. Cell phones, camera phones, email, social media, multi-generational and diverse workforces all have presented new challenges in the workplace. It is in the employer’s best interest to address these topics by establishing clearly stated policies which will provide employers with a first line of defense against costly lawsuits.

According to Chris Fereday, partner at PDCM Insurance, this milestone further supports the firm’s commitment to delivering the most effective risk reduction and prevention solutions for its customers.

“Through HRConnect, we are providing unique access to valuable resources and opportunities to connect our clients with compliance and engagement solutions,” said Fereday. “The coaching and intellectual capital provided by HRConnect further our ability to stay on top of industry trends and offer the most innovative programs for PDCM’s customers. We look forward to the value it will add to the organizations we insure. It also allows smaller organizations without a full time human resources person to stay in compliance with ever changing laws.”

PDCM is a regional, multi-line insurance agency and risk management services firm with offices in Waterloo, Independence, LaPorte City and Des Moines.