Riddick Is November’s Employee of the Month

Posted: November 1, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Jessica Johnson

Ilse Riddick, compensation manager in Human Resources, is November’s Employee of the Month. “Riddick provides a model of that ‘can-do’ attitude,” says colleague Molly Hastedt. “She makes a hard job look easy,” adds coworker Carol Henderson.

As the primary staff specialist to the University’s Compensation Committee, Riddick “provides [the] committee with exceptional information so [they] are able to evaluate requests for increases with complete validity,” says Hastedt. Colleague Tracy Viselli comments that Riddick “is devoted to her job and spends countless hours making sure that the George Mason employees who are petitioning for compensation increases are well represented.”

Submitting thorough and punctual reports, spreadsheets, and various statistical data, Riddick serves both the committee and the George Mason community. “As a result of [her] work, more than 85 percent of [recommended in-band requests will] receive either a retention or in-band adjustment funded from central funds,” says Tom Hennessey, chief of staff and chair of the Compensation Committee.

Riddick’s impact extends beyond spreadsheets and statistics. Many of her colleagues joined in supporting her nomination, based on her work ethic, quick turnaround, and attention to detail. And, Henderson says, she can always be counted on “to do what she says she will do.”

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