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Chris Attard

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

 

HER ROLE

Chris leads Skyline’s HR programs and policies, including employee relations, compensation, benefits, performance, hiring and staffing. She supports Skyline’s strategic goals by developing tools for increased mentorship, recognition and communication in each department.

HER BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE

Chris never considered the construction industry a possibility before she decided to move into human resources; but now, 14 years later, she couldn't imagine any alternative: "It’s the perfect environment for me. I enjoy watching the projects develop, but, most importantly, this industry is full of knowledgeable and talented people who have a passion for building beautiful spaces. What I enjoy most about this industry is the down to earth, dedicated workforce," Chris explains. Chris is a proud member of the NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction), an organization dedicated to the professional development of women in construction.

HER MANAGEMENT PHILOSOPHY

Chris view's her role as a true advocate, with the ultimate goal of building an even better place to work: "I'm against strict 'principal-style' HR management. I support all levels of employees, and provide resources to help people communicate and work better together." It was the alignment of Skyline's culture and her own work philosophy that brought Chris here: "Skyline's management embraced my employee relations model of treating colleagues as genuine people, not numbers, and with dignity and respect. They also recognize HR as a valued entity to support the company’s vision."

HER INTERESTS AND HOBBIES

Chris spends much of her free time traveling to visit her three children who live in New Jersey, Colorado and Oregon. Between trips, she finds relaxation in swimming, strength training, reading and playing monthly card games with her friends who are also facing the "empty-nest" phase.