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Steve Nail named SC Human Resources Professional of the year
Feb 13, 2012
COLUMBIA, SC - The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the South Carolina State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) honored the 2012 Human Resources Professional of the Year February 9 in Columbia. More than 100 HR practitioners were in attendance as Steve Nail, SPHR, vice president of human resources at Hubbell Lighting in Greenville, was named the 2012 Human Resources Professional of the Year. The event was presented by Colonial Life.
Nail managed development, communication and implementation of a North American employee stock purchase plan that had more than 71 percent employee participation in the initial offering. His development of a strategy for mid-term union contract modifications to an industry pattern agreement resulted in a $120 million savings over three years for the company. He also spearheaded both the flextime and compressed work week programs at Hubbell, which has improved morale and served as a cost-saver from an overtime perspective. Through a concentrated effort of education, processes and programs, Nail reduced workers’ compensation costs for Hubbell Lighting from $13.3 million per year to $2 million, an 85 percent reduction in the three years ending December 31, 2010.
Pictured: Steve Nail, SPHR, vice president of human resources at
Hubbell Lighting, was named the 2012 Human Resources Professional of the
The South Carolina Human Resources Management Award for Professional Excellence, presented by Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., was established in 1989 to recognize an individual for outstanding service and dedication to the human resources field. This year, Steve Nail was joined by nominees from across South Carolina.
Other 2012 HR Professional of the Year Award nominees:
- Melissa H. Anderson, Senior VP of Human Resources, Domtar
- Donnie Brown, SPHR, VP of Human Resources, Tindall Corporation
- Linda Hannon, SPHR, HR Director, Duke Energy
- Barbara Rice, HR Manager, UEC Electronics
About South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s first state chamber Accredited with Distinction by the U.S. Chamber, is the state’s largest statewide broad-based business and industry trade association representing more than 18,000 businesses and more than one million employees, with 90 percent of membership comprised of small businesses. As the unified voice for business and industry, the Chamber is a catalyst for increasing prosperity and enhancing the state’s global competitiveness in order to improve the quality of life for all South Carolinians.