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The Douglas Company Names Lisa Behrendt Director of People Development

Amidst Several New Hires, General Contractor Strengthens Human Capital Resources from the Inside Out. Lisa Behrendt, newly hired Director of People Development at The Douglas Company, has her mind set to strengthen the company's most important asset - its people. The road ahead calls for various talent management initiatives, skill building sessions and hands on training.

Holland, OH, February 01, 2012 --( The Douglas Company, general contractor specializing in senior care and multi-family construction, welcomes Lisa Behrendt, SPHR, to the team as its new Director of People Development.

In this new position, Behrendt will focus primarily on building programs and processes that will help employees realize their full potential by developing key skills and leadership competencies. Years of research and popular literature have proved that talented people are a company’s most powerful competitive advantage. The Douglas Company sees investing in people as a core strategy and tapping into such resources is what Ms. Behrendt does best.

What does Behrendt have in mind for The Douglas Company? Some key goals include building a course catalog that supports business goals and objectives, establishing a leadership development program that helps Associates move through the different levels of management, strengthening the individual career planning process and enhancing existing training methods, to name a few.

“The desired outcome of any development initiative is to increase the success of the company through people,” said Behrendt when asked about the desired outcome of such programs. “Leadership and career progression initiatives ensure that the company is sustainable and that the next generation of leaders is ready to go when they are needed.”

These new initiatives, which are planned to roll out over the course of the next year, will support the core purpose and core values of the company.

“All programs should contribute to the success of our Clients and Associates,” Behrendt added.

Ms. Behrendt brings over 20 years of experience in people development, human resources, office management and consulting to the table. Most recently Behrendt held the position of HR Business Leader at a global architectural, engineering and construction management firm. Her key responsibilities included setting the development strategy for all domestic and international locations as well as building key training, development and leadership programs.

Behrendt has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources from the University of Toledo and she he obtained her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification in January of 2009.

The Douglas Company is an industry leading General Contractor specializing in Senior Living and Healthcare facility construction. For 35 years The Douglas Company has consistently completed projects under budget and ahead of schedule while contributing to the success of their Clients and Associates. The Douglas Company is an INC. 5000 company headquartered in Holland, OH with branch offices located in Orlando, FL. For more information on this story or inquiries about The Douglas Company, please contact Marty Larnhart, Business Development Director, at 419.865.8600 or visit The Douglas Company website:

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