Kendal Team Named HR Dept. of the Year

Nov. 6, 2020—Kendal Corporation’s four-person Human Resources team has been named Delaware Valley HR Department of the Year. Kendal’s HR team also won recognition for Benefits & Compensation Management, as well as Employee Communication. Now in its 23rd year, the award recognizes HR professionals “for what they do and the growth and change they produce within their organizations.”

The award recognized the HR team’s rapid response to the departure from normal operations required by the coronavirus pandemic, including design and implementation of a variety of Hero Pay and premium pay programs for Kendal’s 12 affiliates in nine states.

Kendal Corporation’s HR team members are Wanda Whitted-Smith, Senior Vice President of Human Resources; Marsha Perry, Director for Benefits and Compensation; Kimberly Dunn, Associate Director of Human Resources; and Jeanine Williams, HRMS Administrator. Together, the department oversees the Human Resources Information System (HRIS) for all Kendal affiliates, payroll, a benefits consortium, recruiting, training, regulatory compliance in all states (and cities) where affiliates are located, and consultative services on employee relations issues. In addition, Kendal’s HR team supports its own employee base in the corporate office.

Whitted-Smith accepted the award on behalf of the HR team during a virtual celebration Thursday afternoon, Nov. 5.