2018 was most assuredly a year of change in the HR arena at Mid South. We started with growing our Department and welcomed Amy Klaas to our team in the position of Human Resources/Marketing Assistant; then Kayla McInnis assumed the full duties of HR Assistant & Benefits Coordinator; followed by fully transitioning Shelly Aaron to her role of MSRS Senior Recruiter.
Shortly after Theresa Fortenberry joined the MSRS family as Director of Payroll and Benefits in June, we embarked on the massive endeavor of transitioning to our new Payroll/Timekeeping/Human Resources Information System...KRONOS! To say that this has been a monumental task would be a definite understatement, but the rewards and benefits of this transition will soon be evident to all involved. I would like to send out a heartfelt “thank you” to Theresa Fortenberry, who has spent countless hours at night, and has sacrificed her weekends, to ensure that installation runs smoothly and efficiently. Her devotion to this project is overwhelming, and we are certainly blessed to have Theresa as a member of the team.
With Phase 1 of the installation projected for the first payroll in April 2019, we hope to be fully operational in all aspects of the Kronos system by 4th Quarter 2019. We are confident that the new features of electronic check stubs, W-2 forms, Online Performance Appraisals, and Electronic Onboarding will be a remarkable benefit to all our Employee Partners.
We in HR would like to take this time to thank each of you for your patience and understanding as we work through the process. Once we are up and running, we hope that you agree that it was worth every minute!
Some things to look forward to in 2019...
Results of the 2019 Employee Partner Survey
2019 Revised Employee Partner Handbook Company-wide Anti-Harassment/Sensitivity Training
We truly appreciate each of our Employee Partners as you are “why we do what we do!”
Karen L. Cole
Director of Human Resources