We sat down with Lee Brandt, Principal of HLB New York – now the firms’ HR Director, and got the inside scoop on what it means to her and how the firm will benefit from her new role. Going on her sixteenth year at HLB, Lee started as a dedicated designer, progressed into project management, and moved up the HLB career ladder to Principal. As she started developing her Principal role, it became clear that she had a strong focus on team development and retention. Many years of hands-on experience helping people grow in their roles has allowed Lee to naturally cultivate this new position. Lee’s role will be strategic in nature and dovetail with our HR Manager. “I look forward to the office-wide interactions and more interaction with team members outside of New York, and working with our amazing and diligent HR Manager, Elizabeth Schrott.” – Says Lee Brandt.
What does this mean for the future of HLB? Now with six offices, HLB is expanding in many ways, growing our amazing team, expanding market sectors of expertise, cultivating new clients, projects, and growing the Principal group, amongst other areas in our firm’s 10:10 Vision. Creating a strong back bone within our HLB Human Resources team is a key element.
“I want to keep our team at the forefront with resources they need to be happy at the work place. I want to continue to develop and refine our career path and blueprints to make sure we are allowing for individual growth in the best ways as things change. I want to make sure our feedback and performance review mechanisms are the best they can be and change them when they need changing. I want to make sure our benefits and perks are the best they can be. I want to make sure we stay ahead of the curve for important policies like family leave, teleworking, and paid time off.”– Says Lee Brandt.
You can’t predict the future, but HLB wants to help ensure that the Human Resources aspect of the firm is as flexible and prepared as we can be.