About Workplace Experts
With the goals of providing clients with the tools they need to more effectively manage their employees, and helping clients increase their ability to maximize earnings and/or productivity and minimize costs, Workplace Experts is your go-to source.
From the HR audit to determine what is working in your organization design and in HR to assisting you with areas for improvement, we pinpoint the specific areas of focus and you determine the level of our involvement.
Patricia Mathews, Principal
Pat Mathews brings more than 30 years of experience in management and consulting for Fortune 100 companies including Occidental Petroleum, Anheuser-Busch Companies, Emerson Electric, and Edward Jones as well as the non-profit and public sectors, and other for-profit organizations in the areas of manufacturing, construction, transportation, services, high tech, finance, healthcare, entertainment, hospitality, food service, retail, agriculture, etc.
She is credited for developing and implementing HR and organization development solutions that were instrumental in increasing employee productivity, company profitability and organizational effectiveness. By focusing employees on an organization's goals and strategic direction, Pat's insights and best practices have helped organizations improve talent management and retention, reduce absenteeism, foster teamwork and collaboration, reduce employee relations issues, and increase employee morale.
A sought-after speaker and author of numerous articles on human resources management, Pat has worked with large and small organizations and businesses in HR strategy development. She has conducted seminars in the areas of employee management and effective HR practices and has been a featured speaker at local, state and national conferences.
A graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo where she holds an MBA in Operations Planning & Controls summa cum laude, she also attended the Royal Academy of Arts & Sciences in Antwerp, Belgium.
- 2011 President of the Sarasota-Manatee Human Resources Association
- Serves on the HR Florida Council
- Serves on the Society of HR Management's U.S. Cost Per Hire Taskforce
- Member of the Sarasota Women's Resource Center
- Society of HR Management's national Employee Relations Special Expertise Panel from 2006-2008
- Serve on Sarasota-Manatee Workforce Readiness Collaborative
- Board Member – Manatee Habitat for Humanity
- Served on the HR Florida Council
- Served on the Society of HR Management's U.S. Cost Per Hire Taskforce
My passion in life is linking human resources and organizational success. This combines the soft stuff — people – their behavior, motivations, and attitudes— with the hard stuff —the business and financial numbers that measure an organization’s success. I've been doing this for over twenty years and I find that I'm learning something new about business and people success every day. Helping organizations work better through their employees and helping employees thrive in their organizations is tremendously rewarding and fulfilling, and I love doing it.