Primera Engineers is proud to announce that Director of Human Resources, Kendahle Artis, has been selected as part of Crain’s Notable Leaders in HR for 2021. Kendahle, and other honorees, were selected among several Chicagoland executives across all industries for their leadership and ability to make an impact in recruitment, retention, enhancing company culture, and promoting diversity and inclusion. Other criteria were also considered such as their career accomplishments, mentorship of others, and their involvement in professional and community-based organizations.
Kendahle has been with Primera for nearly 10 years where she has focused on getting to the core of what makes our employees tick to maintain a positive culture. Under her leadership, Primera has restructured its recruiting and hiring process to center around our company values and critical character traits. She’s also introduced more flexible work arrangements, a new Wellness program, improved payroll and HRIS system, and was a strong advocate for the establishment of a diversity, equity, and inclusion committee. Kendahle also has a passion for civic engagement. She’s a member of Chicago United, the American Council of Engineering Companies Human Resource committee, and the Society of Human Resource Management’s Chicago Chapter.
“We’re grateful for Kendahle’s leadership in maintaining a people-first culture at Primera,” says President & CEO, Erin Inman. “She has a natural ability to engage and motivate people to keep us running like a well-oiled machine.”
Primera would like to congratulate Kendahle, and the many talented HR executives who devote their careers to supporting others. To view the rest of the 2021 group, click here.
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