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EM Logo5Executive spotlights are in-depth Q&A’s which ExecutiveBiz conducts with numerous chief and top-level executives in GovCon.
The intimate access afforded by these interviews provides insight as to how companies are acquiring new business, what the future holds and the personal side of corporate leaders.
This past week, ExecutiveBiz published a spotlight with a human resources executive at AMERICAN SYSTEMS.
Chris Braccio serves as vice president of human resources at AMERICAN SYSTEMS where she is responsible for the company’s human capital function which includes talent management, compensation and benefits as well as community affairs and charitable programs.
In her conversation with ExecutiveBiz, Braccio discusses the benefits of AMERICAN SYSTEMS’ employee stock ownership plan, her recruiting techniques and her role in deciding executive compensation.
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“At AMERICAN SYSTEMS, it’s very likely that we might not be your first job. More likely, we’ll be your last job. So finding the right people and maintaining high employee retention is very important to us,” Braccio said about the company’s recruiting efforts.
She also talked about the ownership model of the company and it’s uniqueness in the government contracting industry.
“We have an Employee Stock Ownership Plan and we all share in the values and the success of the company through our ESOP. It really supports our culture, of who we want to be at AMERICAN SYSTEMS,” she said.
Braccio also discussed the strength of the company’s contract pipeline and where the company stands as 2014 unfolds.
“During the recent government shutdown, AMERICAN SYSTEMS was fortunate to only have about 2 percent of our workforce impacted, and that was because our business focus is on national priorities that continued to receive funding,” she said.
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