Karen Welhouse

Karen Welhouse is the Human Relations Manager for Cherney Microbiological Services. She has been with the company for 6 years and oversees all personnel and human relations functions.

Recent Posts

Engagement & Empowerment = Happy Employees!

It is not a secret that companies across the county are looking to build their workforce to include motivated and engaged individuals. This leads to two questions: 1) what does this mean for your organization and 2) what does this mean for you?  How does “engagement” and “empowerment” correlate to the actions occurring at your company?  Does it mean having your employee’s interested in what the company is doing?  Giving them the power to come up with changes and implement them?

Keeping & Encouraging Employee Engagement

"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success." Those are words by Henry Ford; they still have meaning today for all of us.

Engagement and Empowerment are part of today’s culture.  Giving employee’s the opportunity to provide input on decisions and work processes within the company not only engages and empowers the employee, but also gives them a sense of worth and contribution. It instills confidence to think outside of the box and offer up their ideas.
There are so many things that can be said about keeping employees and engaging them. Involvement by everyone in Lean efforts helps support our foundational vision of a High Performance Team Based Culture.  It creates the environment where everyone has input in what we do and we takes great pride in celebrating successes together as a team.