Kellie Glaser, program manager for the Livermore Laboratory Employee Services Association (LLESA) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), was recently announced as a 2017 Workforce Game Changers Award winner by Workforce Magazine.
This international award program, now in its seventh year, selects the top human resources practitioners and strategists under the age of 40 dedicated to pushing the profession forward with innovative people-management practices. Workforce Game Changers winners are profiled in the July/August issue of Workforce Magazine and highlighted on Workforce.com. Glaser, along with two other Game Changer winners in the Bay Area, also appears on the July/August magazine cover.
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Glaser was recognized with this award for her efforts in engaging the Lab's workforce through innovative programs designed to improve work-life balance.
"It is a huge honor to receive this award and to be recognized on such a large scale like this for the work that I do," Glaser said. "It reinvigorates me to know that what I do matters and is appreciated."
Each year, Game Changers have demonstrated excellence in devising and executing innovative HR strategies to help their companies or clients improve their workforces. "Workforce recognizes Kellie Glaser for the 2017 Game Changers Awards. She is one of an amazing group of young, up-and-coming HR professionals who take on HR initiatives that advance workforce management practices for their organization as well as their profession," said Rick Bell, Workforce magazine's editorial director.
As a registered dietitian/nutritionist and the program manager of LLESA, Glaser's passion is to help people reach their full potential and enjoy life by focusing on the person as a whole. She works toward this by helping people find their work-life balance through a variety of different modalities including fitness offerings, stress-reducing activities, convenient services and fun enrichment opportunities.
"I love to help improve people's lives by offering convenient work-life balance programs and services, helping them to take care of themselves and enjoy life a little more," Glaser said. "I love that what I do every day is to make a difference in employees' lives by putting together services that help refresh the mind, rejuvenate the workday, provide health opportunities and strengthen connections."
Since joining LLESA as program manager just two years ago, Glaser has introduced on-site cooking and language classes, wellness initiatives such as a holiday maintain/no-gain program and the community-supported agriculture program. She also coordinates more than 30 on-site fitness classes each week for employees.
"Kellie is exemplary of a true game changer," said Renee Breyer, deputy associate director of Strategic Human Resources Management at LLNL. "She is always looking for ways to measure the success of employee engagement and improve upon the programs she delivers."
"My mom inspires me and constantly reminds me that if I do what I love then I will never work a day in my life," Glaser said. "Because of her, I look at each day and find my purpose. I am inspired to work hard, do what I love and focus on my priorities."
While her job focus is to develop programs to instill healthy lifestyles, Glaser also serves as a role model to others and maintains an active lifestyle outside of work as well. "I enjoy being outdoors, running, boating and hiking. I also love to cook and enjoy spending time with my loved ones and my dog Toby," she said.