Krisann Hatch, Director, Workplace Innovation

Krisann Hatch has been with Archbright for over six years, working with companies to strategize, innovate, and implement HR solutions, deliver employee-development training, and provide advice, consultation, and support on a wide-range of HR issues. In her new role in Workplace Innovation, Krisann plays a pivotal role in development of new services for Archbright members. Prior to Archbright, Krisann spent nearly 25 years at all levels in Human Resources with Red Lion Hotels, including being their Senior Vice President, Human Resources from 2002 through 2013. Krisann has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Eastern Washington University, an MBA from Washington State University, and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR, SHRM-SCP).

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National Business Trends and the Pacific Northwest

In November 2020, the Employer Associations of America (EAA) published their 2021 National Business Trends survey, coordinated by Cascade Employers Association, and made possible by the collaborative efforts of employer associations nationwide, including Archbright. The survey includes 1,484 distinct participating organizations across all industries and all 50 states, as well as Washington D.C. The participants ranged in size, with the majority from smaller companies with 1-99 employees. Other participant information… 

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Strategies to Attract & Retain Employees During and After COVID-19

Your organization is most likely experiencing some level of economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. Across the Pacific Northwest, we see companies struggling to keep up and stretching themselves in ways they have never experienced before or anticipated a few months ago. Including those that had to close earlier in the pandemic who are now finding their employees have gone elsewhere. How can companies navigate these obstacles to attract and… 

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Fostering a Healthy Culture in the Post-Pandemic Workplace

The post-pandemic workplace is going to look, feel, behave, and operate differently than before, and many of these changes may be permanent. It is more important than ever for leadership teams around the world to invest real time, energy, and commitment to their work environments, and in particular, their employees, as we all try to embrace this new normal. The challenges are significant. Your employees may have feelings of uncertainty…