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Robert Yardis

Lecturer; Strategic Human Resources Generalist

Bob Yardis is the Senior Vice President Corporate Human Resources at Structure Tone LLC and a strategic Human Resources generalist with executive level experience at Atlas Editions, P. F. Collier, Maxwell Macmillan and Pergamon Press.  Most recently, he created and leads the cutting-edge HR function for Structure Tone, a leading global construction management services firm employing over 1,300 professionals worldwide.

Bob has led the Human Resources Management function against a backdrop of mergers, acquisitions, start-ups and turnarounds in publishing, direct marketing and on-line / communications firms with domestic & international operations. His hands-on, high energy approach to HRM, including organizational development, executive recruitment, retention, compensation and benefits plan design are well suited to organizations where growth is dependent on building strong teams of people who choose to invest themselves in the success of the business.

Bob has repeatedly leveraged technology to enable HR to focus on more strategic objectives. His HRIS implementation enabled Maxwell Macmillan's executive compensation review and succession planning process to become more efficient; the more recent deployment of a global corporate intranet for Atlas Edition's international parent was largely his doing. Re-engineering efforts led by Bob were key to the successful integration of Newfield Publications into Atlas Editions.

Bob's strong project management skills are often brought to bear both within HR and in other areas with high people or bottom-line impact including real estate, facilities, insurance and telecommunications. In short, Bob is a business person who has chosen to specialize in Human Resources.

Key Projects:  

  • Introduction of the Employee Stock Purchase Plan and Acquisition of two new business units (Canada & Florida)

Bob teaches Human Resources in Construction Management.

Education

  • B.A., Franklin and Marshall College