"What this technology is really helping do, if you want to boil it down, it is making people aware and holding them accountable. I think there's no better proof of the value of HR than that."

Laura Varn

Vice President of HR, Santee Cooper


Largest public electricity provider in South Carolina goes from “manual to modern”

Power provider to all 46 counties embarks on journey to transform talent management capabilities across organization

Business Challenge

  • Solely focused on retirements, not hiring new talent to move utility into the 21st century
  • Align organizational goals better
  • Access data faster, better, and differently
  • Look at compensation in new way
  • Automate overall performance management system ​

The Solution

  • Implemented six transformational strategies
    • Leadership development
    • Technology transformation
    • Continuous improvement
    • Workforce planning
    • Performance management
    • HR effectiveness

Santee Cooper is powered by


  • PeopleFluent Recruiting automated time consuming manual processes
  • Achieved greater efficiencies in overall recruiting process
  • Ability to better manage 5,000+ applicants
  • Increased accountability; better organized internally