Movers & Shakers Spotlight – Jessica Dye

From her nomination:

“Jessica is a wonderful, strong person. She inspires me to be the best employee I can be. She boosts morale and makes employees feel comfortable about speaking up if they have an issue. She never steers away from conflicts and sets goals for herself and us to reach the company’s initiatives.”

Jessica Dye is the Human Resources Administrator at Barrett Paving New York Central Region, which is a part of Barrett Industries, the Colas USA subsidiary that operates throughout the Northeast United States. Jessica began her career within the Colas USA Family in 2005. In 2013 she left the company due to a possible relocation, and but returned again in 2014. Prior to becoming the Human Resources Administrator, Jessica worked as an Office Temp, Accounts Receivable Clerk, HR Assistant, and HR Coordinator.

Read more about Jessica through the following spotlight.

Describe your role to someone who is not familiar with the construction industry or Colas USA.
The members of our Human Resources Department wear many hats, but I mainly work with and for our employees in many ways including OnBoarding, benefits, training, compliance, recruiting, etc.

What has been your favorite project so far?
My favorite project so far has been helping with the implementation process & roll out of the new Barrett Industries Employee Portal/Intranet Site.

What drew you to working within the construction industry?
It happened by accident! I was hired as an Office Temp in 2005 and immediately knew this was where I wanted to stay and build a career. My father was a general contractor so the people, employees, materials etc. were familiar to me and made me feel “at home.”

What motivates you to wake up and go to work every day?
My biggest motivator is our people. I have worked with our employees for 16 years, and they have truly become my second family.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I’m a huge fan of the Canadian sitcom, Schitt’s Creek.