Susannah Chance

Susannah Chance

Susannah Chance is Vice President of Human Resources for Work Opportunities Unlimited, Inc. She joined the company as a Resource Specialist in the Laconia office and was promoted to Regional Vice President of the Dover, NH market, before being promoted to her current position. As Vice President of Human Resources, Susannah is responsible for overseeing the human resource function for Work Opportunities Unlimited, including legal compliance for the company’s operations in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland and Florida. She also leads and delivers the Company’s management and supervisory training programs.

In addition to her responsibilities to the company, Susannah also works closely with the company’s human resource, accounting & finance, and executive and administrative staffing teams. Susannah also provides consulting and training services for Leddy Group Consulting. While serving a wide variety of industries, ranging from banks to sales organizations to motorcycle dealerships to heavy industry, she also has served towns and municipalities and non-profits.

Expertise: Supervisory training, harassment training and investigations; compliance reviews; employee handbook preparation and updates; climate surveys; salary surveys; and assistance with the management of workers’ compensation claims.

Past Experience: Susannah began her career during graduate school as the Program Coordinator of a small biotechnology firm that provided scientific training at locations throughout the United States and Europe.

Education: Susannah earned BBA and MBA degrees from Iowa State University. Susannah has also earned Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the HR Certification Institute and Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification from the Society for Human Resource Management.

Professional Organization/Community Involvement: Susannah is currently the Chair of the New Hampshire Business & Industry Association’s Human Resources Committee, the Chair of the NH Workers’ Compensation Classification and Rating Appeals Board, a member of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Advisory Board, and President of the Gilmanton Iron Works Library Association.

Personal Experience: Susannah is passionate about animal rescue. She and a friend work with NASCAR teams to bring dogs to NH, and occasionally convinces her husband to fly their small plane to rescue more dogs from southern shelters. If you talk with her when she’s working from her home office, it’s highly likely that a number of her furry friends will be working with her.

Contact Information: 603.267.8626 or email schance@leddygroup.com

Posts by Susannah:

NH Business Help Portal Provides Answers to Reopening Questions

August 27, 2019

According to the New Hampshire Economic Development blog, The Department of Business and Economic Affairs is offering businesses help during this unprecedented time. Per the website: “Getting the New Hampshire businesses and their employees safely back to work, while minimizing the impact of COVID-19 is the charge of the Governor’s Economic Reopening Task Force.” With [...]

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Top Ten COVID-19 Employment Issues

August 27, 2019

You can listen to the recording of today’s webinar, ready now. Click here to Listen!   The well-being and safety of the Leddy Group community and those we serve is of vital importance to us. We are once again partnering with Jackson Lewis to present Top Ten COVID-19 Employment Issues. Due to the rapidly changing work [...]

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COVID-19 Webinar – Answering your pressing questions

August 27, 2019

COVID-19 Webinar – Answering your pressing questions. The well-being and safety of the Leddy Group community is of vital importance to us. In an effort to answer your most pressing questions regarding COVID-19, we have partnered with Jackson Lewis in a complimentary webinar. You can listen to the recording at your convenience here. Topics • Furloughs/reductions in [...]

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COVID-19: Guidance for Employers

August 27, 2019

With so much talk about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to send out an alert with some additional information. There is a lot of information about COVID-19 out there. Attorney Charla Stevens provides practical guidance for employers related to COVID-19 in this article:  https://www.nhbr.com/are-you-prepared-for-the-coronavirus/ This short TED Talk provides additional information about what we do [...]

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New Federal W-4 Form

August 27, 2019

New Federal W-4 Form for 2020 – this year’s form is more complicated… The IRS recently released the new W-4 Form for 2020. The goal is to make accurate income-tax withholding easier for employees; however, the form looks more complicated. This article from the Society for Human Resource Management provides more details, as does this [...]

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