13 March 2012

TriQuint’s human resources VP named ‘HR Leader of the Year’

RF front-end component maker and foundry services provider TriQuint Semiconductor Inc of Hillsboro, OR, USA says that its human resources VP Debbie Burke has been named ‘HR Leader of the Year’ in the ‘large company’ category at The Portland Business Journal’s second annual HR Leadership Awards ceremony.

Picture: Debbie Burke.

TriQuint says that Burke is known for her commitment to developing individual employees and effective managers, e.g. customizing Leadership and Management Development forums to align with corporate strategies (developing skills and share knowledge to reach organizational objectives). The firm also cites her expert management of employee headcount growth and retention of talent.

TriQuint says that Burke has embraced the ‘Lean’ concept of continuous improvement to optimize the quality and efficiency of the HR department. To support growth initiatives, she conceived a new model that transformed the ‘traditional staffing group’ into a strategic, proactive sourcing team to recruit the specialized talent needed by the firm. Once the right candidates join it, TriQuint’s development, training and benefits programs help to retain them. Burke has encouraged her team to develop programs for the firm’s ‘Live Well’ initiative, whereby staff can offset healthcare costs through education and doctor visits for preventative care. The firm also sponsors friendly competition like ‘Most Active Site’ contests to increase exercise and spark interest in wellness goals around the world. Other HR benefits include a tuition reimbursement program, sabbaticals and Technical Ladder career paths. TriQuint is currently hiring for a variety of job vacancies.

The Portland Business Journal’s HR Leadership Awards program is an annual event created not only to shine a spotlight on the strategic importance of the HR field but to “recognize the region’s top human resources executives for the excellent work they do in a somewhat unheralded field of expertise”.

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