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HR Awards: Elizabeth A. Danforth, SHRM-CP

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Elizabeth A. Danforth, SHRM-CP

Director of Human Resources


Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.

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How long have you been with the company?
4 years

How long have you been in a HR role?
20 years

Emerging Leadership
Danforth has leveraged her membership in DE-SHRM to help Richards, Layton & Finger develop a culture that emphasizes employees’ ability to go the extra mile. She recognizes that since up to 80 percent of a company’s expenses comes from HR, it is vital that the workforce be engaged. She knows that engaged employees are more committed, more productive and have lower turnover rates. Equally important is recognizing that happy employees make for 70 percent higher levels in client satisfaction.

Creative and Innovative Solutions
At Richards, Layton & Finger, Danforth inspires autonomy and participation among staff. Encouraging “taking ownership” at all level helps to fulfill the firms commitment to clients by allowing staff to apply their own ideas, experiences and expertise towards solving problems and making decisions. 

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