Nancy J Hess, principal of N.J. Hess Associates, has been designing and developing human resource systems for organizations for over 25 years. She founded her practice on the idea that people processes are the heart and soul of successful organizations. In addition to providing expertise on human resource, she provides process consultation to management and groups to guide development of strategies that support the goals, vision and values of the organization. Her distinctive competency is tapping into the internal strengths of an organization, partnering with clients to engage people in the process of change and helping leaders to design and implement effective strategies to support high performance workplaces.
She also was part of the adjunct faculty in the Department of Management at Bloomsburg University for over ten years where she taught Strategic Compensation, Human Resource Management, Labor Relations and Organization Behavior courses in the School of Business. She is a speaker at conferences and conducts workshops on various human resource and organization development topics such as building better employee engagement and linking pay and performance.
Prior to starting her own practice, Nancy was a Senior Consultant in a Midwest consulting firm where she conducted management audits, researched employment and labor relation issues and represented clients at the State Labor Board. She also worked as a residential treatment counselor where she performed behavioral analysis, designed and implemented individual and group behavioral programs for emotionally disturbed youth and facilitated resolution of group conflicts.
Nancy completed her Masters in Management, Labor and Human Resources at the Ohio State University and her Bachelors in Psychology and Dance Therapy at Goucher College in Baltimore Maryland.