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HR HERO:  Nancy Stefanowicz, NFI Industries, Inc.

Strategically Aligning Employees, HR & Payroll Services with Overall Business

Until about four years ago, the HR department at NFI Industries was viewed as a traditional, administrative department. Nancy Stefanowicz was hired as the new senior vice president of HR, with a mission to transform HR into a strategic part of the business and to deliver more efficiency as the organization.

Taking her team from less than 10 employees to now 30 employees, as well as serving 5,400 employees across the business, Nancy has achieved remarkable accomplishments, including:
  • Spearheading initiatives to create and develop the company’s mission, vision, and values
  • Rolling out UltiPro as the company's central HCM platform, including HR, payroll, benefits, recruitment, and self-service for managers and employees
  • Deploying e-learning tools, positive leadership training, quarterly awards for employee recognition, and employee appreciation days
  • Activating a new, competency-based performance management process for over 1,000 exempt and corporate non-exempt employees as well as leveraging online performance management to facilitate a completely paperless environment
  • Creating hard- and soft-cost savings as a result of improved recruiting processes, reduced administrative headcount, and cuts in printing and distribution
  • Establishing a three-year wellness strategy to improve overall health for employees
For their outstanding efforts in strategic HR, Stefanowicz and her team were recently named HR Department of the Year at the 12th Annual Delaware Valley HR Department of the Year Awards Dinner, sponsored by The Rosen Group and the Philadelphia Human Resources Planning Society.

Today, Stefanowicz is a key business partner at NFI with a seat at the executive table, dedicated to ensuring HR is strategically aligned with the business.

Many congratulations to Stefanowicz for making her vision at NFI a reality and for elevating her team and their contributions to the company.