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Human Resources Management

Toronto, Ontario, M9A 3C2, Canada
February 05, 2018

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Kathleen Morency, MIR

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HR and Change Leader

Organizational Effectiveness ■ Change Management ■ Talent Management Profile

Bilingual French/English Senior HR Partner with strong business acumen. Extensive experience in the areas of HR Strategy, talent management, hourly/salaried employee relations, leadership development, performance management, employee learning, policy development and employee engagement. Highly adaptable with proven ability to multi-task and deliver high quality work. In- novative and critical thinker with excellent influencing, negotiation, consulting relationship building skills, and customer-first orientation. Trusted HR Partner, Coach, and Employee Advocate. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ACE Bakery Limited, Mississauga, ON

(2017 – 2018)

Senior Human Resources Business Partner

Learning and Development Business Partner

Provided strategic HR leadership and coaching to Marketing, Retail and Field Sales, Finance, Supply Chain, Customer Service and Foodservice through the translation of business strategies into HR strategies to support the achievement of business results. Led performance management process, and employee engagement initiative to drive high-performing teams. Created and con- ducted workshops for People Leaders and Employees to build organizational capabilities. Con- ducted needs assessment and identified learning and development experiences aligned to busi- ness goals and priorities. Developed programs including mentoring, on-boarding, goal setting. Played a key role in enterprise level change management across Weston Foods. Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Head Office, Toronto, ON

(Maternity Leave coverage 2015- 2016)

Corporate Director of Human Resources, Global Marketing &Sales, IST, Finance Accountability for providing leadership and coaching to HR Generalists. Business Partner to three large, global and complex business units: Sales, Marketing and Finance.

• Responsible for the day-to-day leadership and coaching of the Corporate HR team.

• Provided human resources guidance and coaching in key people areas such as workforce planning, talent management, performance management, succession planning, employee engagement, conflict resolution, compensation management, policies and procedures.

• Championed talent development initiatives to accelerate development of next generation of leaders.

• Facilitated talent review process.

• Managed high risk and sensitive workplace issues and conflicts. GE Canada Limited, Mississauga, ON

(2010 – 2015)

Senior HR Manager, GE Lighting Canada (Country HR leader role) Provided strategic and operational day-to-day human resource leadership and support for the full scope of human resources functions including employee and union relations, leadership devel- opment, employee engagement, career development, organizational effectiveness, and commu- nications for the Lighting business across Canada, incl. Sales, Marketing, Finance, Engineering, Product Development, Supply Chain, and Distribution functions.

• Led Sales restructure in Canada from product to customer focus.

• Partnered with client leadership to plan and execute strategies that ensured maximum en- gagement of human resource capital while actively managing headcount targets and budgets.

• Developed a dynamic leadership pipeline of talent through rigorous performance and talent management, e.g., leadership assessments, succession planning.

• Partnered with leadership to design aligned organization to implement strategy optimal incl org structure considerations, span-of-control analyses and integrative mechanisms to enable effective decision making, collaboration, information sharing.

• Proactively collaborated with the COEs to deliver value-added services. Motorola Canada Limited, Markham, ON

(1999 - 2007)

Strategic Human Resources Business Partner

Sales and Marketing team (2007)

Consultative strategic business partner to employees and Management on learning and devel- opment, employee relations, employment law, performance management, talent management, employee engagement, change management, total rewards. Responsibilities included:

• Developed and implemented human resources strategies that aligned with and supported the achievement of key business objectives. This included initiating and maintaining workforce plans and recruitment forecasts, leading the development of employee communications strat- egy, and leading and influencing employee engagement initiatives.

• Facilitated talent review process to identify high potentials and talent gaps, map current/future critical positions to the business strategy, and create talent management/succession and de- velopment plans for the organization.

Organization Development Consultant (2005 – 2006)

Provided expert consultation in organizational effectiveness to business management across Canada, specifically thought leadership focused on: talent identification, development and man- agement, employee engagement, strategic optimization of organizational structure; and change management process to take organization through change transformation. In-Business Human Resources Consultant (2001- 2004) Engineering R&D team

Worked in partnership with R&D Centre to enhance organizational performance, the employee experience and advance the business strategy.

Sourcing/Staffing Manager - Canada (1999 – 2001)

Sourcing/Staffing Specialist- Canada

Managed a cost effective proactive sourcing strategy that generated a quality and diverse slate of candidates to meet current and future talent needs. TelCom Training Corporation, Toronto, ON

Human Resources Business Partner (1998- 1999)

West Parry Sound Health Centre, Parry Sound, ON

Human Resources Officer (1997-1998)


Certified Facilitator - Franklin Covey’s The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity, Four Seasons, 2015

How to Facilitate a Work-Out Session, GE Canada, 2013 How to Conduct Workplace Investigations, GE Canada, 2012 Harvard University, Harvard Business School, Executive Education (in person) Strategic Human Resource Management program, June 2005 Rotman School of Management, Executive Education (attended in person) Leading Change, an Executive Program in Change Leadership Skills, October 2003-May 2005 EDUCATION

Master of Industrial Relations (Recipient of Queen’s University Graduate Award) Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

Certificate in Management

Laval University, Sainte-Foy, Québec

Bachelor of Arts, Laval University, Sainte-Foy, Québec Dean’s Honour List

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