HR Manager, Tru Vue/Apogee Enterprises, Faribault, Minn.
This article accompanies The Real Deal.
Greatest HR Achievement: Implementing a variety of strategies to lower employee turnover and boost attendance. Some include monthly bonuses for perfect attendance, and establishing partnerships with local organizations to recruit and train workers for its production line. The turnover rate has since declined to 35 percent, from 100 percent.
Greatest HR Challenge: Located in a rural community, Tru Vu/Apogee Enterprises' talent pipeline had been declining as people move to urban areas and choose career paths outside of manufacturing. The turnover rate for its temporary staff serving as production workers had peaked at over 100 percent in 2015.