Carol Kardas is recognized as an outstanding Human Resource Generalist with an expertise in Compensation, Training and Organizational Development, Coaching and Employee Relations. She has diverse industry experience in Manufacturing, Not-for-Profit Organizations, Healthcare, Real Estate, Public Accounting and Financial Services. She is known for her ability to work with client companies to create an efficient Human Resource Department and provide ongoing strategic Leadership coaching. She is an acknowledged career counselor. Additionally, her strength is in Compensation for small to medium size companies.
Carol has been actively involved in the Human Resource Community and is a past president of the Human Resource Association of Central Connecticut (HRACC). She holds the designation of Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), and Senior Certified Professional by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP). She is a member of Colonial Total Rewards Association, HRACC and SHRM. Additionally, she holds certifications in Advanced Employee Relations Law, Myers Briggs, DISC and The Ennegram.
She has been a featured speaker for several organizations on Human Resource and Personal Development topics. She is a published author on topics of Compensation and Market Pricing, Generational Differences, Management and Leadership of Employees, Human Resources in Not-for-Profit Organizations and recently had a second printing of “Financial Overview for the HR Business Partner”.
She holds a BS in Psychology from Fordham University and an MS in Human Resources from Villanova University.
Carol Kardas' "HR Department of One" is for those who are handling the HR duties by themselves, or for organizations who don't have a dedicated HR-person.
Carol Kardas shares the five little HR "spiders" lurking out in the "small business wilderness" that can "bite" you if you don't handle them correctly.
Carol Kardas shares her thoughts to a Vietnamese publication about ways for employees to practice the kind of workplace culture they want for themselves.
Carol Kardas is often asked, "Can I dock an exempt employee's pay?" The simple answer is "yes", but there are only five times when it is legal to do so.