Many organizations like to think their workplace promotes personal well-being. At electrical supply distributor Van Meter Inc., Human Resources Manager Stacie Osako takes personal well-being, well, personally.
Under Osako’s direction, Van Meter has implemented a personal accountability plan that empowers employees to “recharge and refocus” themselves.
Osako, 39, also helped introduce a one-time, monthlong employee sabbatical in 2014 for those workers who have clocked 20-plus years with the company. Recognizing the needs of new parents, Osako led an initiative to add six weeks of paid parental leave for mothers and fathers.
A succession-planning program also has met with great success since Osako led its implementation.