AMANDA CROSS

Manager, human resources and health & safety
Catelli Foods Corporation

For the past six years, Amanda Cross has worked her way from being an administrator to a manager for human resources and health & safety. In the past 12 to 18 months, she has made a significant impact on the company’s turnover by adapting the staffing plan to align with changes in company culture, which has resulted in 11.5% reduction in turnover.

To boost employee engagement, Cross has introduced a number of recognition programs that provide rewards for safety compliance. She also implemented an improved attendance management program that resulted in a 2% reduction in absenteeism, and created a Corrective Action Policy to ensure consistency in investigation procedures and a progressive disciplinary process. Cross also coaches the company’s leaders on assessing, identifying and developing high-potential employees consistent with the company’s expectations.