April 11, 2024

Annie Tetteh is in her third year as a Human Resources business partner for The New England Center for Children (NECC). She was nominated by a colleague because she “brings a calm professional demeanor to the HR Department. She works on many different projects, but her specialty is managing employee medical leaves and ensuring that employees leaving the company experience a seamless transition with the hopes they may consider returning in the future or becoming part of the NECC alumni group. Having that positive last interaction is vital to keeping employees connected to NECC. Annie is very professional and a wonderful role model for the HR Department.”

What are your duties as a human resources business partner?

I oversee FMLA, MA PFML, out of work injuries, and other leaves. I am also responsible for EEOC report, DESE, and EEC audit data collection, as well as handling employee relations issues.

What is your favorite part of your job?

My favorite part of my job is helping to resolve employee issues and making employees happy. I enjoy this part of my job because it helps with employee retention, which is a major focus to me as an HR professional.

Why did you decide to work at NECC?

The NECC mission of creating a global network of various stakeholders to ensure there are no barriers or limitations for those living with autism was what drew me to work for the organization.  Now that I am a part of that mission, I see it being lived every day by our many friendly and dedicated staff.

What is something about you that your colleagues might be surprised to learn?

I participated in a beauty pageant while in college.

Who is someone you look up to?

I look up to my dad. He is a firm believer in the value of higher education. He believes education is vital and always pushes me to advance higher no matter where I may currently be in my level of education.

What is your life philosophy or motto you like to live by?

“Humility goes a long way.” This philosophy teaches me that regardless of my accomplishments or social standing, humility is my chosen companion. It keeps my ego in check and fosters genuine connections with individuals from diverse backgrounds.