In episode 62, Coffey talks with Catherine Clifton about the link between new-hire orientation and employee engagement and retention.
They discuss the importance of the new-hire orientation; the role of HR during the onboarding process; adapting orientation to the organization; involvement and training of leaders in performance management; which issues are essential to discuss in new hire orientations; and how to navigate onboarding for remote work environments.
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Catherine has more than 20 years of experience specializing in employment law in Texas. She worked with multiple local governmental entities as an employment law attorney and also served as a legal advisor for public safety.
She spent several years as an administrative services director, where she was responsible for Human Resources, Risk Management, and Payroll. She has advised clients on recruitment, selection, discipline, wage and hour, policies, and grievance matters, including federal and state laws related to labor and employment.
Catherine also has experience with general municipal law, utility matters, public information, open meetings, and general governance matters.
Catherine is a graduate of Southwestern University, obtained her JD from Texas Tech University. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). She joined Ross | Gannaway | Clifton, PLLC in 2022.