Employees are an organization’s primary competitive advantage.
Too many organizations focus on the financial aspects of operations without regard to the people who decide how the money is earned and spent. In all industries, effective managers must understand the relationship between the revenue stream and attractive compensation, sound hiring decisions, legal compliance, and appropriate employee expectations. This understanding and exposure to the rigors of the US business environment will provide a competitive advantage after graduation.
Success in the classroom is founded on a passion for understanding and applying the ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ aspects of effective people management. Due to the intrinsic relationship between HR and employment law, students are expected to acquire a great deal of technical knowledge. A strong sense of curiosity, commitment to challenge ideas, and proclivity for forming personal opinions will help ensure success.
For the last 35 years, Judy Clark has refined the principles and practices of effective human resource management for organizations in all types of industries. Judy has brought her successes and experiences to the classroom since 1982.
In 2003, the Portland Business Journal bestowed its first annual Woman Executive of the Year award on Judy in the small- and medium-sized business category.
Among her exhaustive list of presentations, Judy keynoted the Human Resources Annual Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus and the Latin American Human Capital Conference in Bogota, Colombia. Among a host of venues, she has also spoken before Credit Union Executives, the College and University Personnel Association, the National Restaurants Association, and National United Way. She maintains a busy national presentation and training schedule, giving more than 15 presentations and classes each month.
Judy is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the Human Resource Certification Institute and is also a Certified Professional Consultant (CPC) by the International Guild of Professional Consultants.
Judy served five years on the national board for the Society of Human Resources Management, the nation's largest professional HR association. She now serves on the Society’s Foundation Board. Judy is a past Oregon state council director for the Society for Human Resource Management, and is a past-president of the Consultant's Forum, a national association of HR Consultants.
Judy regularly provides legal expert witness testimony on a variety of HR subjects.
Mrs. Clark is an avid collector of artistic renditions of frogs. FROG stands for ‘Frequent Reacher Of Goals’; collecting them serves as a personal reminder to strive and aspire constantly.
Editor for the Employment Practice Guideline on Training and Development for the SHRM Foundation, 2008.
Reviewer for Employment Practice Guideline on Employee Engagement and Commitment published by the Society for Human Resources Foundation, 2007.
“Restraint Can Help Avoid Retaliation Claims,” Oregon Business Magazine, April, 2007
“Why Are So Many Employees Looking to Leave?” Oregon Business Magazine, March, 2007
“Rules Target E-mail Management,” Oregon Business Magazine, February, 2007
“Performance Evaluations – Part II,” American Bar Association Bar Leader, March/April, 2007
“Performance Evaluations – Part I,” American Bar Association Bar Leader, January/February, 2007
“Navigating the Medical-Rights Minefield,” Oregon Business Magazine, January, 2007
“Keep the Office Party in Line,” Oregon Business Magazine, December, 2006
“Talk Early Before Issues Disrupt Business Plans,” The Business Journal, September 20, 2002.
“Human Resources Issues Getting Early Attention,” The Business Journal, June 21, 2002.
“FCRA Update: An Issue that Affects Your Business,” The Advisor, Vol. 4, Issue 4.
“Herding Jell-O,” The Advisor, Vol. 4, Issue 2
“Hope for the Best But Plan for the Worst: The Need for Disaster Planning,” Employment Relations Today, Winter 1995-1996.
“Brave New World of Contingent Staffing,” The Business Journal, April 8, 1991.
“Good Compensation Policies Can Pay Off,” The Business Journal, November 5, 1990.
“Corporate Ethics a Matter of Questioning,” The Business Journal, September 24, 1990.
“Employee Safety: Will it Become the Work Issue of ‘90s?” The Business Journal, July 23, 1990.