‘Twas the night before enrollment, when all through the house,
Did I add my dependents or even my spouse?
The payroll was calculated with taxes and care,
In hopes that direct deposit soon would be there,
The managers were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of performance plans danced in their heads,
And the controller is doing finances and a talent strategy map,
How is it all this responsibility falls in my lap?
When out of nowhere there arose such a clatter,
Oh great, another mandate and more policies that matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
In my work-from-home pajamas, saving on dry-cleaning cash.
The moon cast a light of the new fallen snow,
Gave the luster of reviews and audits below;
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But the EmPower HR team and eight tiny reindeer,
With a dedicated specialist, so lively and quick,
The answers to employee questions, no longer a trick.
With an onboarding experience and with training courses they came,
And they whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:
“Now! Connor, now! Donavan, now! April, and Dean,
“On! Michael, on! Jenny, on! Alex and Christine;
To the top of the org chart! The performers they crawl!
With all these new skill sets, you can promote them all!
As before they retire, let the succession plans fly,
So, when it’s time to depart, it’s handed to the right gal or guy.
So up to the house-top the courses they flew,
From harassment to cyber and ‘being a more effective leader’ too:
And then in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the outsourcing lane came with a bound:
EmPower HR was there, smiling from ear to ear,
To help with the back office and bring holiday cheer.
A bundle of talented colleagues having their back,
These authentic connections have extended the pack:
His eyes – how they twinkled! his diligence doesn’t vary,
A handbook so updated, like an ice cream sundae complete with a cherry;
The expansion of employees, “oh gosh, not another state”,
Not to worry, with EmPower, it’s not up to fate,
The team is here to field all the employee chatters,
The only focus for EmPower is delivering what matters.
And EmPower was hired and went straight to work,
And greeted the team with respect; always kindness, never a jerk,
And with a configured HR system and the right workflows,
With employee self-service, the efficiencies arose.
The reindeers sprung to their sleigh, to the team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew, like the down of a thistle:
But I heard them exclaim, as they drove out of sight,
Happy Holidays to all, and to all a compliant, productive, and peaceful night!