The UCSF HR Employee Recognition Program Selection Committee is pleased to announce the most recent recipients of the UCSF HR Employee of the Month Award: Rafael Canela and Leila Sharifi! Congratulations to them both! In addition to recognition, they will each receive a certificate and a $50 gift card.

Name: Rafael Canela
Job Title: HR Generalist
HR Team/Work Unit: HR Shared Services

Why Nominated:

Rafael was nominated for outstanding customer service. Here is a comment from Rafael’s nomination:

Rafael was instrumental in helping us hire an employee right before the holiday break. The department had a very tight timeline in order to avoid a break in service for the employee. Rafael expedited the process in order to help us meet this timeline, and the employee was able to start a new position without a break in service. Moreover, Rafael consistently provides great customer service. He is responsive and a great source of helpful information.

What does Rafael enjoy doing outside of work?

“I love to spend time with my family, friends and love to travel.”

 

Name: Leila Sharifi
Job Title: HR Generalist
HR Team/Work Unit: HR Shared Services

Why Nominated:

Leila was nominated for outstanding customer service, being a great colleague, and having good work ethics. Here is a comment from Leila’s nomination:

Leila always responds to my requests promptly and provides helpful information. She redirects me to the appropriate offices, as needed. She has a wealth of HR knowledge that is very helpful to me. Most recently, she generated an offer letter for a new hire within four hours of me submitting the new hire ticket. I asked her to process the letter, but I did not specifically ask for an expedited process. She just did it quickly because that is the kind of excellent service she provides. I do appreciate her help, as days are precious when you're trying to recruit good people!

 

About the UCSF HR Employee Recognition Program

The Employee of the Month Award (MyAccess login required), created to recognize excellence and effort among UCSF HR employees, is a peer-nominated award and presented to two UCSF HR employees per month. Learn more about the UCSF HR Employee Recognition Program here (MyAccess login required).