Staff Engagement in Action Committees: Being Active Participants in Moving Forward.

GHA places staff service on our various committees as a high priority. The reason is that this makes it possible for individuals to share their ideas and impressions in areas they feel most strongly about.

Some examples of our Staff Engagement Committees are:

GHA Philanthropy Committee
Giving back to our community has always been important to the founders as well as the current owners of GHA. Consequently, a primary objective for the Philanthropy Committee is to develop philanthropic activities that align with GHA’s mission, vision, and core values. Events in our community provide opportunities to positively impact our GHA team members as well as the local community, communities in need, and the environment. Committee members are ambassadors for GHA within the community. They evaluate charities, develop fundraising plans, and recommend philanthropic activities to maximize GHA’s potential to raise and donate funds and/or manpower to important causes.

GHA Emerging Professionals Network (EPN)
GHA’s Emerging Professionals Network (EPN) enables continued learning, enhancement of key skills, and career growth. EPN members create learning opportunities, gather advice and guidance from senior staff, and assist with events in which GHA hosts interns and external community groups to benefit from shared educational and professional growth experiences.

GHA Health & Wellness Committee
The Health and Wellness Committee promotes physical and mental wellness to help GHA employee-owners be more aware and motivated to increase their own well-being and others potentially as well. This Committee evaluates the current health and wellness programs, services and policies that are available at GHA and assessing employee-owner needs and preferences. The health-promoting operating plan provides activities for employees that will increase awareness on various health topics (i.e., healthy eating, exercise, relaxation methods). They will also provide activities that will help build skills to maintain a healthy lifestyle such as fitness classes, fitness challenges, cooking classes, and more.

GHA Social Committee
The Social Committee functions to improve the social environment in and around the office(s), encourage collaborative action, and help create a sense of togetherness amongst our employee-owners. The Social Committee is generally responsible for evaluating, coordinating, and implementing creative events employee-owners will enjoy as well as promoting these events through various media in the office. Some events include: Backyard Bags & Bocce, GHA’s Annual Family Picnic, GHA Wiffle Ball Tournament, Annual Cub’s vs. Brewers game, GHA Paint Night with Co-Owners, and GHA Annual Holiday Party.

GHA Employee Recognition Committee
The Employee Recognition Committee discusses, analyzes, evaluates, and initiates ways for GHA to positively recognize employees for years of service, exemplary achievements, or a noteworthy performance. The Employee Recognition Committee’s responsibilities generally include such things as creating employee tenure lists, coordinating annual Years of Service luncheon, content development, management, and updates for the office video monitor, and development of staff milestone recognition content for social media outlets. The Committee will also establish, manage, and coordinate activities related to acknowledgements, achievements, rewards, thank yous, etc. for staff recognition.