Sometimes, it's hard to see the forest for the trees.  Upstate Employers Network is here to help.

Sometimes, it's hard to see the forest for the trees. 
Upstate Employers Network is here to help.

An introduction to UEN

UEN provides training, information, and guidance to help its members recruit, train, engage and retain associates in workplaces that value sound management practices and enlightened employer-employee relations programs.

We understand that your organization’s resources are limited. It is harder than ever to recruit, train, engage, and retain your workforce. That's where we come in.

We’re here to help you with the “people side” of your business so that you can spend more time building relationships with customers, improving processes, eliminating waste, and the other important objectives that support and sustain your business.

Our members are employers of various sizes whose business sectors include manufacturing, service, healthcare, finance, and others.

Please contact us. We welcome the opportunity to learn more about your business, and to discuss how we can help.

Fred Suggs Receives UEN's Highest Award

Fred Suggs, one of the founding attorneys with the Ogletree Deakins law firm, received the 2016 Alan R. Willis Society Award at the 56th annual meeting of the Upstate Employers Network.

Over 300 guests attended the breakfast meeting at USC Upstate.

Fred’s selection was made by a panel of past Willis Award winners. The award has been presented since 1995. Ken Couch, the 2015 recipient and retired president of Smith Drug Company, made the presentation.

Guest speaker was Danny Morrison, President of the Carolina Panthers. Danny spent much of his career in Spartanburg during his tenure at Wofford College.

Danny’s remarks included many interesting facts about the Panthers trip to the 2016 Super Bowl, and the impact the team has made in numerous ways. In addition, Danny shared stories of leadership lessons he has learned from two of his mentors, Dr. Joe Lesesne, former President of Wofford College, and Jerry Richardson, founder and owner of the Carolina Panthers.

UEN congratulates Fred on a much-deserved award, and we thank Danny for being an outstanding speaker and gracious guest.




Our training services include, for example, leadership skills, team-building, service excellence, human resources issues, and computer software. (Details)

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Whether it's major surveys on compensation and benefits, responding to your questions, or providing updates on current workplace issues, we strive to be your local "search engine" for useful employment-related information.


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UEN's unique network of relationships and resources can often provide the assistance you need to address a human resources need in your organization.


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