Congratulations to Laura Kinney, PHR, who was recently recognized by DCA Live as an HR Leader of the Year. Laura is christopher consultants’ Director of Human Resources and has been with the firm since 2013. She was named Senior Associate earlier this year. Laura was nominated by her peers in the industry for her dedication to the profession, as well as the firm. DCA Live awards those who are driving growth and innovation and making a positive difference in our local community and beyond. We chatted with Laura to find out more information about her position:

Biggest challenge for HR leaders in 2019?  Finding great talent!

Most important talent management trends in market today?

  • Career path development/robust training programs
  • Developing Millennial leaders
  • Robust retention initiatives

Technology that has changed/is changing your job? Social media and the many ways it is used to connect with people

Advice to recent college graduates entering the job market right now? Focus on your own career development and partner with your manager to achieve your goals; drive the process!

What is your biggest achievement as HR Director at christopher? I am most proud of facilitating change as christopher evolved following the founder’s transition. Also, providing guiding leadership as the 2030 Task Force contemplated what christopher will look like in 2030.

Please join us in congratulating Laura on this exciting award!