Jean L. Seawright is president of the Winter Park, Florida, management consulting firm, Seawright & Associates. The firm specializes in providing HR consulting solutions that reduce legal liabilities, enhance profits and productivity, improve morale, and ensure compliance with complex state and federal employment regulations such as the ADA, FMLA, EEOC, Title VII, FLSA, and others.
As an HR Consultant since 1987, Jean is passionate about business and dedicated to helping employers build a strong HR foundation. She has pro-actively resolved thousands of HR issues in multiple industries for businesses nationwide. Jean is well-known for her ability to take complex HR challenges and turn them into practical, positive, bottom-line solutions that improve organizations. Her consultation minimizes the risks inherent in HR and saves employers countless dollars, time, and unnecessary HR headaches. Jean is highly-regarded for her knowledge of state and federal employment regulations and serves as an expert witness in lawsuits involving HR matters and negligent hiring and retention claims. In 2013, Jean served as the Jackson family’s expert witness in the famous trial involving AEG Live’s hiring of Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson’s tour doctor. She has provided expert witness testimony in a number of other prominent cases involving employment matters.
Jean also spends time designing unique employee handbooks, comprehensive hiring systems, compensation and bonus plans, performance evaluation programs, and management training sessions, among others. She also conducts HR compliance audits and harassment and discrimination investigations. Over the years, Jean has represented employers before the U.S. Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and various other state and federal regulatory agencies.
Jean received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. She has also earned the prestigious CMC (Certified Management Consultant) designation; credentialed by the Institute of Management Consultants. The CMC designation is the preeminent mark of competency, knowledge, and professionalism in the management consulting industry. Less than 1% of all consultants have achieved this level of performance. Jean has also been appointed a member of the National Speakers Association and Society for Human Resources Management.
Over the years, Jean has published numerous articles in the field of human resources and regularly presents vibrant, bottom-line, informative management sessions at national and state conventions and trade associations. Among other publications in the field of human resources, Jean is also the author ofTHE EMPLOYMENT GENIE™, the nationally known employment system for interviewing, hiring, coaching, and terminating employees. By implementing this innovative and effective HR system, employers across the country have learned how to hire smart, reduce turnover, apply consistent practices, and limit liability.
For more information about Jean or about Seawright & Associates, please visit www.seawright.com.