What We Do
Our training services include, for example, leadership skills, team-building, service excellence, human resources issues, and computer software.
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.
Connect the Pieces
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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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.
David griffin selected recipient of 2018 willis award
David Griffin, Industrial Support and Performance Manager for Michelin Americas Truck Tire, has been named recipient of the 2018 Alan R. Willis Society of Service Award. The annual award is the highest honor presented by the Upstate Employers Network.
David is a 1981 West Point graduate, and served on active duty in the U.S. Army through 1986.
He then joined Michelin, and has held various managerial positions in Europe, Canada, and the United States. For approximately six years (2012-2018), David was Site Director at Michelin’s Spartanburg truck tire manufacturing facility.
David has always made community service a priority. He is a past member and chair, of UEN’s board, past member of the board of the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce, and board member for the United Way of Greenville. He has worked on several education initiatives, including the Spartanburg Academic Movement and programs at Fairforest Elementary School.
David and his wife, Kathleen, have 5 children.
About the Willis Award
Purpose of the Alan R. Willis Society of Service Award is to pay tribute to those whose actions help us understand the meaning of "service above self." The award was first presented at the 1995 Annual Meeting to honor Al Willis, who served for nearly 25 years as the association's executive director. Past Willis Award recipients choose each winner.
The award was presented at UEN's 58th annual meeting held May 11, 2018.