United Construction Company has named Sarah Schmidt as their new manager of employee retention and development.
The promotion went into effect June 1 as she received her Associate Professional in Human Resources certification.
Schmidt was the executive administrator at UCC for more than three years, with a decade of office management, project coordination, executive assistance, and employee development experience. She will grow upon her skills in her new role at the company.
Schmidt’s primary responsibilities are to support ongoing company operations and improve employee engagement, development, and retention. Under those responsibilities, she will have several duties that will further United Construction’s mission to maintain a great company culture and invest in the career development of UCC’s employees.
Schmidt will head several human resources functions as well. These include working with senior management to evaluate staffing needs of the company, supporting recruitment and onboarding efforts, keeping the company current on employment laws and regulations, helping with record-keeping and budgeting, and more.
On the training and career development side, Schmidt will help conduct basic new hire training, assist in the preparation of career path development plans for employees, monitor ongoing staff training programs, create relevant training materials, help managers conduct performance evaluations and goal setting/mentoring, and building solid cross-functional relationships across all company locations and groups.
Schmidt will also have a focus on maintaining company morale/welfare. She will implement and facilitate team building activities, develop ideas for employee involvement activities, maintain the company event calendar, and plan social events.