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About BHRC


About Joan


Dr. Joan Brannick is passionate about helping individuals, teams and organizations learn, grow, and change, which are all essential to help people and organizations get the results they want and need to achieve.


Joan Brannick, PhD, SPHR consults, coaches, speaks and writes on leadership development, employee engagement, and employee selection.  She authored and co-authored articles and books including Finding and Keeping Great Employees, a Fortune Magazine "Best Business Book." Her insights on workplace trends and employee selection, development and engagement best practices have appeared in many online and print publications including Fortune Magazine, HR Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal.


Prior to consulting, Joan lead the staffing function for a Fortune 500 retailer, where she developed and implemented employee selection and development programs for hourly, supervisory, and management positions for more than 40,000 employees. With more than 25 years of experience, Joan has consulted with dozens of public and private organizations to create, implement, and evaluate employee selection, leadership development and engagement-related programs. Her clients represent a diverse range of industries including retail, financial services, telecommunications, transportation, local/federal government, public utility, professional sports, manufacturing, and publishing.


Joan earned her Bachelor degrees in Management and Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.  She earned her doctorate degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.  As an adjunct professor at the University of South Florida, Joan continues to keep abreast of the most recent developments in employee selection, development and engagement.


Joan is a Fellow in the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and in the American Psychological Association (APA).  She is also a member of the Society of Consulting Psychology (SCP) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  She received SIOP's Distinguished Service Contributions Award in 2013 for her significant and sustained service that includes chairing three committees (awards, professional practice, and workshop), working to increase the visibility of the profession with various national and state business and psychology-related organizations, and participating in other activities that support the science and practice of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.  From 2010-2013, she also served on SIOP's Executive Board as the Professional Practice Officer.


BHRC Model

Brannick HR Connections (BHRC) uses the “3-D model” in all consulting, coaching, and speaking engagements.


Brannick HR Connections (BHRC) uses the “3-D model” in all consulting, coaching, and speaking engagements. This model ensures that BHRC helps its clients connect the right strategies and the right people to create great relationships. Great relationships produce great results.


Define – BHRC works with key stakeholders to define the purpose of the engagement and what they want to achieve. This step is the most important part of the engagement because the quality and results of the engagement depend on having a clear, focused, and specific purpose.


Discover – BHRC uses a variety of strategies and tools to discover the obvious and “not so obvious” truth about current people and strategies involved in the situation related to the engagement. Identifying strengths and opportunities for improvement in both people and strategies is critical to developing a plan for achieving the results that key stakeholders want to achieve.


Develop – BHRC works with key stakeholders to develop a plan for creating, implementing, and evaluating consulting, coaching, or speaking services and deliverables that will produce the results that key stakeholders want. BHRC then works closely with the client to effectively execute the plan.

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Strategic Partners


Brannick HR Connections (BHRC)recognizes that each client and engagement is unique and requires different resources. BHRC provides the best expertise, talent and skills to meet the needs of each client and/or engagement. Dr. Joan Brannick, President of BHRC, has strategic partnerships, both nationally and internationally, with effective, results-oriented professionals including:

  1. Business leaders with extensive experience in non-HR related areas including accounting, finance, legal, marketing, operations, and organizational strategy

  2. HR professionals representing the full range of HR functions including benefits, compensation, employee relations, performance management, recruiting, staffing, succession planning, training, and organization development

  3. Industrial and Organizational Psychologists representing the full-range of talent management experience, knowledge, and skills including assessment, coaching, employee selection/development, leadership selection/development, organization development, performance management, program evaluation, survey development/implementation, training, and work-life balance.

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The following organizations are just some of the
clients that BHRC has had the privilege to serve.

American Collectors Association   OfficePride
American Management Association   Orlando Sentinel
Association for Retail Environments   Psychological Assessment Resources (PAR)
Business and Legal Reports (BLR)   Pasco County
Butler Pappas   PRC
Cargill   PRIDE Enterprises
Cash America   PolkWorks
CenturyLink (formerly CenturyTel)   PSCU Financial Services
Checkers   Publix
Community Health Solutions of America   Redirections, Inc.
Comprehensive Behavioral Care   Renaissance Executive Forums
Conference Board   Right Management
Eckerd Corporation   Sage Software
Edge Information Management   Schwab Advisor Services (a division of Charles Schwab)
EmploymentGroup   Society for Human Resource Management (national, state, and local organizations)
Farmers Insurance   St. Petersburg Times
Flint Ink   Suncoast Workforce Board
Florida Society of Association Executives   Sweetbay Supermarket
Hannaford   Sykes
Hillsborough County   Tampa Chamber of Commerce
HunterWarfield   Tampa Electric
Inland Homebuilding Group   Tampa Workforce Alliance
JM Family   TaylorMorrison (formally TaylorWoodrow)
Linkage, Inc.   The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
Lorman Education Services   Transworld Diversified Services
Medco Health Solutions (formerly Merck-Medco)   University of South Florida
Nortel   Wittner Companies
Numara Software   Workforce Central Florida


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