Joe Conklin (he/him) joined the Administration team in February 2023 as the Human Resources Manager. Joe serves as a subject matter expert and a central resource for all Columbia Health employees on a broad range of human resources (HR) functions, such as new hire onboarding, leaves of absence, payroll, talent management, labor and employee relations issues, and general human resources inquiries. Joe plays an integral role in supporting Columbia Health Human Resources' strategic planning and efforts to streamline human resources operations.
Before joining Columbia Health, Joe managed HR functions such as talent management, benefits, HR analytics, HRIS management, compliance, payroll, employee relations, performance management, and training initiatives as a Human Resources Business Partner at Imagine Early Learning Centers.
He is most proud of his ability to problem solve, build trusting relationships, and explain complex policies. When not at work, he enjoys playing board games and competing in puzzle hunts.