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Employee Relations Human Resources

Calgary, AB, Canada
November 16, 2018

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Taghrid Haidar, CPHR

Calgary, Alberta T*H *W* 403-***-****

Human Resources Professional

HR Business Partner HR Manager HR Advisor

An accomplished and proficient Human Resources Manager, with more than 10 years of experience guiding, implementing HR fundamentals. Adept in establishing HR strategic plans that align with organizational objectives, and instituting new processes to streamline efforts and optimize HR functional processes to encourage employee engagement. Well-versed in federal and provincial rules and regulations and ensuring compliance in all aspects of Human Resources Management. An expert consultant with the ability to assess current processes and procedures and determine the best path to overhaul programs and enhance ROI. A highly skilled trainer, encouraging growth and advancement through ongoing professional development opportunities,

Consultative Services

Compensation Management

Strategic Planning & Analysis

HRIS Systems ERP

Benefits Administration

Project Management

Talent Acquisition

Human Resources Management

Process Improvement

Conflict Management

Onboarding & Orientation

Health and Safety

Performance Management

Employee Relations

Job Analysis & Evaluation (Hays methodology)

Federal & Provincial Legislation

Training & Development


Discovery House Family Violence Prevention Society Calgary, AB

Human Resources Manager, 2013 – May 2018

Oversee Human Resources Management, the alignment of HR practices with business strategies and organizational objectives and culture and the development and implementation of HR policies and procedures. Collaborate with executive team to develop the strategic workforce design and render support and guidance in talent acquisition and management. Operate as the internal consultant for all aspects of employee relations and human resources, supporting managers in grievances, performance management, disciplinary measure, and termination processes. Overhaul the performance review program, aligning processes, establishing a performance improvement plan, and monitoring the implementation with managers, to ensure proper adoption and application. Review internal processes to ensure compliance with Federal and Provincial Government regulations regarding employment standards, Albert Human Rights, Alberta Labor Relations, and FOIP.

Successfully reduced turnover by 50% by implementing a retention and engagement strategy and process.

Designed the performance management plan and managed implementation

Developed a new professional development plan and managed implementation

Chaired the Occupational Health and Safety committee; established safety guidelines and protocols, and oversaw the deployment and implementation of new processes.

Advanced the company to “Employer of Choice” by instituting upgraded processes, policies and procedures, new health and safety manual, compensation management strategies, and new performance management plan.

Endurance Technologies Inc. Calgary, AB

Human Resources Manager, 2012 – 2013

Rendered strategic HR Planning and operational support in Recruitment and Retention, Employee Relations, Performance Management, Compensation Management and Succession Planning. Designed and implemented a performance management and recognition plan, increasing employee engagement and satisfaction, and correlated with a documented increase in performance ratings and productivity. Provided guidance and support to managers and supervisors on all HR fundamentals. Recruited/interviewed candidates for hire, prepared new hire packets, and conducted employee reviews. Established procedures to ensure timely investigations for employee issues including discipline, performance, and safety issues.

Created an Employee Manual, and established HR policies and procedures, which subsequently reduced conflict, incidents, attendance issues, and prevented labor related lawsuit risks.

Quickly filled several vacancies by implementing a new HR strategy and hiring process. Improved ROI and increased productivity by training and deploying newly acquired resources.

Vincotte International Ltd Calgary, AB

Human Capital Analyst, 2010 – 2011

Thoroughly researched market data, and information pertaining to human capital for competitors. Assessed the validity and market needs for a Quality Assurance company in Alberta. Developed comprehensive reports outlining study-related conclusions and recommendations, and presented to the Board of Directors at the company headquarters in Brussels. Oversaw HR strategic planning, budget estimates, and human capital projections, and submitted for management review and approvals. Ensured HR policies complied with federal and provincial legislation.

Protected headquarters and executive team from losing time and money by conducting analytical studies on site

Taghrid Haidar, CPHR Vancouver, BC

Freelance HR Consultant, 2007 – 2010

Developed job success profiles to align talent with the job requirements to aid my clients' recruitment and selection processes. Presented and negotiated with C-level Operations, Sales, HR and IT professionals by offering consulting services and a solution sale to drive a tangible ROI. Provided HR consultative services to companies inside and outside Canada in terms of recruitment techniques, labour market analysis, and job classifications.

Reviewed and updated HR policies and procedures for the city of Coquitlam in Vancouver

Provided advice and services to employers outside Canada to enhance their HR processes and organizational effectiveness

Additional Experience

Human Resources Generalist United Nations Development Programme Abu Dhabi, UAE


Bachelor of Science in Statistics – Assessed by IQAS

Leadership Development Banff, Canada 2015

Certified in Compensation Management, CMS1 Canada 2013

Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) Canada 2010

High Diploma in Development and Communications New York 2006


Calgary Public Library Career Coaching Volunteer 2010-2012

Canada Revenue Agency 2012

UNHABITA for Humanity 2017

Food Bank, Calgary 2017

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