Hospice of Southern Illinois would like to acknowledge Jami Mattison, Human Resources Director, for her recent accomplishment and certification, the Society of Human Resources Managers-Certified Professional, or SHRM-CP. The certification demonstrates to the business community that the credential-holder has strong capabilities in both aspects of HR practices, competency, and knowledge that are required for effective business performance. The Society of Human Resources Managers dates back to 1948 and is the world’s largest Human Resources membership organization. Also, prior to the SHRM-CP, Jami maintained the designation of Professional in Human Resources, or PHR, from the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) since 2005. “I would like to think that the PHR and SHRM-CP designations provide a level of professionalism to the employment practices of Hospice of Southern Illinois. I want our employees to know that my skill-set as a professional in the field of Human Resources, is to their benefit to ensure that when it comes to leadership navigation, business acumen, ethical practice, relationship management, consultation, critical education, global & cultural effectiveness, communication, as well as people, organizational, and workplace strategy, I strive to guide our leaders to ensure we are doing the right thing.”
Jami’s been passionate about human resources since 1999 and admitted law is her favorite part about her position. She deemed her professional philosophy, which has been posted on her bulletin board for the past 12 years, “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are; your reputation is merely what others think you are.” It warms her heart to see someone grow within an organization to find that purpose of why they do what they do.
Jami specifically sought out a not-for-profit organization that gave back to the community after several years working in the for-profit world. She added, “After a personal experience with hospice care, I kept seeing this ad for an HR Generalist for Hospice of Southern Illinois. So I researched the organization, and decided to apply. After 7 years here, I’m very happy and humbled to be a part of an organization that makes such an impact on our community.” Thank you, Jami, for seven years of commitment to Hospice of Southern Illinois and to your education to better serve our employees and their families. We wish you luck pursuing future certifications related to the healthcare field, and supporting your family’s dream of having a greenhouse.