She provides a realistic approach and practical advice to create respectful, well-functioning workplaces.
Nora T. Akins, MS, SPHR brings more than 20 years of human resource and executive management expertise in manufacturing, health care and vocational rehabilitation. Nora stays current with employment laws to help your company with employee relations issues. Her firm focuses on employer compliance and performance to create respectful, well-functioning work environments; aligning employee communication, performance systems and company purpose. Nora offers practical advice, refines documents and systems and provides effective training focused on business needs. Nora’s real life experiences and a strong belief in the power of positive human resource management are reflected in her realistic approach to communication systems development and training.<br />
Strategic Management helps you create a safe and respectful workforce who can focus on the company’s purpose. Human resource solutions are launched only after establishing a mutually agreed definition of success.<br />
Nora invests in herself through continuing education and active participation in associations. Nora is a Senior Professional in Human Resources. She is certified in Performance Consulting and licensed in Human Synergistics.<br />
Nora served on a National HR Committee of the American Business Media; on the Indiana State Society for Human Resource Management Council; and has served as President of the Northern Indiana Human Resource Management Association. She was the Indiana State President of the Work Adjustment and Vocational Evaluation Association. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and American Society for Training and Development as well as Toastmasters International. <br />
An undergraduate in Psychology and Sociology from Indiana University; Master of Science in Rehabilitation Administration and Services from Southern Illinois University; Senior Professional in Human Resources designation through the Human Resource Certification Institute. <br />
Nora’s career led her from supervising disabled adults in a sheltered workshop to directing all the rehabilitation services. Her healthcare experience began in Staff Development of a medical hospital and led to being the Acting Administrator of a locked psychiatric residential care facility. Nora’s manufacturing experience mirrored her previous career path starting as a human resource director in a company riddled with EEOC suits; she left as the Chief Operating Officer when the company was at the top of its game.