Citizen Advocates promotes new HR director
MALONE — The human resources team at Citizen Advocates continues to evolve and improve to best meet the needs of the nonprofit agency’s 750-plus employees. One member of the team, Holly Vassar, is taking on an expanded role as director of human resources.
Vassar has spent much of her professional career broadening her skills in human resources. She started as a benefits specialist and over time was able to gain experience in many aspects of HR: from new hires to legal, regulatory and compliance issues. Vassar also has a wide range of experience across many industries, such as manufacturing, recreation, private medical practices, legal firms and pharmacies.
In her new role, she is striving to be an advocate who gives a voice to employees, by bridging the gap between employees and management. Her focus is to ensure all members of the workforce are treated fairly, regardless of position or how long they have been in their current role. One of her goals is to build stronger supports for new hires so they feel not only more connected to the organization, but in the community as well.