- Category: Notable Women in Human Resources
- Number of years working in your current industry: 20.5
- Undergrad degree/university: Bachelor of Architecture
Natalie Strohm, business development and human resource manager for Milwaukee-based Quorum Architects, has been the driving force of the human resource department for years. According to colleagues, her successes have paid off with many excellent finished projects.
Through her relationships with both clients and employees, she strengthens the foundation on which good project management is built. She not only dedicates her time to managing staff but has recently added project management to her role, giving her a better understanding of the process.
Realizing a project from concept to completion, much of her focus leans toward the local community and how Quorum serves the needs of the local environment.
When it was clear that hard decisions had to be made by the business regarding staffing, she assisted in moving full-time staff to part-time, from salary to hourly, and in some cases, laying off employees.
Letting staff go if even temporarily, is never easy. She handled it with care and concern. 50% of the employees let go returned to work recently. 50% opted to pursue other areas.