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San Diego, CA, United States, 2009/11/03 - SkillStorm, the industry’s fastest-growing Information Technology, Engineering and Project Management staff augmentation and outsourcing company, has appointed Laurie Chua as Director, Human Resources, effective immediately.
With more than 17 years of experience in the Human Resources industry, she is responsible for coordinating all human resources support functions for all SkillStorm employees, based at 14 office locations nationwide. She is in charge of the development, implementation, administration and management of all human resources programs, guidelines, policies and procedures for the entire company. Chua is based out of the San Diego, California office.
“Laurie’s wealth of experience in the human resources industry will be of enormous benefit to SkillStorm,” said SkillStorm CEO Vince Virga. “The many new programs, policies and processes she develops and implements will enable us to continually attract and retain the best talent and also help our employees to be more efficient. We have the utmost confidence in Laurie and look forward to all the wonderful things she will accomplish for SkillStorm.”
Chua formerly served as a Principal Consultant for a private human resources consulting firm in the San Diego area. In this role, she was responsible for workforce optimization, human resource compliance and effectiveness audits, developing retention programs, talent and performance management programs and training staff members on effective human resource practices and policies. Chua was also the Human Resources Director for an international web data and email security software company. In this role, she oversaw human resource functions to prepare for planned organizational growth; guided the development of a full spectrum and scalable HR operations, programs, policies, and systems to ensure successful integration and assimilation of new and existing employees; and partnered with senior management to create compensation, incentives, recognition, talent management, and employee engagement solutions based on the needs of their business. While in this position, Chua played a key role in developing an HR infrastructure instrumental in driving company growth from $100 million to $300 million annually and expanding the employee base from 450 to 1200 employees within 2 years. She also reduced turnover from a high of 31% to 21% by increased management focus and coaching, aggressive performance management, establishing competitive pay practices, and developing employee recognition programs.
Previously, Chua also served as the Senior HR Generalist for a Fortune 50 pharmaceutical research and development group. She implemented an HR Business Partner model for a newly acquired research and development site with a budget of $15 million in salaries and research/assets of $200 million. Chua was also an HR Generalist for a Fortune 50 computer company, a role where she was responsible for organizational development programs including career development, succession planning, respect in the workplace, performance management, compensation planning, career ladders, competency modeling and alignment in order to create high performing, drive for results teams.
Chua holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is a certified Senior Human Resource Professional and Employee Retention Specialist. Chua is also a Development Dimensions International (DDI) Certified Trainer.
Chua has been a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) since 1992. She is also a San Diego Society for Human Resource Management (SDSHRM) member and was formerly a board member for the Arkansas Human Resource Association. Chua has been the on-site coordinator and participant in the MS Walk, an event benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and has also raised money in support of Hurricane Katrina victims. In addition, she is a coordinator and supporter of Toys for Tots and an avid supporter of the American Diabetes Association. Chua also volunteers on a regular basis at Black Mountain Middle School in San Diego.
SkillStorm (skillstorm.com) provides diversified technical services to various organizations nationwide. The company specializes in Information Technology, Engineering and Project Management consulting, outsourcing and staff augmentation solutions. SkillStorm has an impressive client list, which includes many elite Fortune 500 companies.
SkillStorm has 14 offices throughout the United States, with corporate headquarters located in San Diego, California.