Joan E. Moore is the founder and President of The Arbor Consulting Group, Inc. Ms. Moore's expertise, in addition to Arbor management, is in organization reviews, employee relations, project management, and EEO/affirmative action planning and regulatory compliance. Client engagements have ranged from writing an Affirmative Action Plan for a major health care provider, to working with a rapidly expanding organization to diagnose difficulties arising from recent mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Moore also has served as a senior human resources advisor to smaller organizations on issues arising from rapid growth, employee relations problems or regulatory compliance.
Ms. Moore also is a frequent lecturer and seminar leader on human resources trends, compliance issues, such as sexual harassment, ADA, affirmative action and employee relations issues including, employee climate assessments, employee opinion surveys, performance coaching and counseling and management development. She was a speaker at the SHRM 54th Annual Conference in Philadelphia on the topic of "Who Are You Going To Call: Building Your HR Network." Ms. Moore also was recognized by Crain's Detroit Business as one of its Most Influential Women.
Ms. Moore has memberships in the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), the Human Resources Association of Greater Detroit (HRAGD), American Bar Association and the Greater Ann Arbor Area SHRM (GAASHRM). She also is a Past President of the Board for HRAGD and serves on the Advisory Board. She facilitates several human resources roundtables in the Greater Detroit area and is founder of the Arbor Awards for Excellence, presented in partnership with Eastern Michigan University, recognizing innovative human resource practices in Michigan.
She chairs the SHRM National Ethics Hearing Committee, reporting to the Board of Directors. She served on the National Organizational Development Expert Panel for SHRM, and was on the SHRM Human Resource Development Committee and the National SHRM Area III Board. In addition, Ms. Moore is active in Inforum and the Michigan Women's Foundation.
In 2008, Ms. Moore received the Merlanti Ethics Award from the College of Business at Eastern Michigan University. Ms. Moore also received the 1998 Women's Economic Club Tribute Award for Organization Vision and Culture. This award recognized Arbor as an organization with leading edge, innovative practices. In addition, Ms. Moore is a recipient of the Pinnacle Award Pin presented by the National Society for Human Resources Management to HRAGD, honoring the highest achievements in chapter development and contributions to effective human resource management. She also was a member of the Leadership Detroit VII program and is past President of the Alumni Association.
Ms. Moore's publications include a SHRM white paper entitled "To Retain Key Employees - Develop the Boss;" an article entitled "Performance Counseling Under the ADA" which appeared in the Reasonable Accommodation Journal, published by Warren, Gorham and Lamont; "Are The Keys to Retention Walking Out Your Door?" which appeared in Human Resource Professional, published by LRP publications; and "The Role of HR in Mergers and Acquisitions" published in Michigan Forward Magazine by the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Ms. Moore is often contacted by the media as a resource for newspaper and magazine articles. She has been quoted in Crain's Detroit Business, Black Enterprise Magazine, The Detroit News, The Detroit Free Press, The Observer & Eccentric, HR Reporter, CFO Magazine, Benefits and Business and HR Monthly, a publication of the Australian Human Resource Institute.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in multi-disciplinary social science from Michigan State University and Doctor of Jurisprudence from the School of Law at Case Western Reserve University. She is a member of the Ohio Bar and is certified by the Society for Human Resource Management as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).