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Employee Relations Human Resources

Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
May 04, 2019

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Anaheet F. Sethna, MBA, CHRL, CPM

Richmond Hill, Ontario 416-***-****

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A versatile, collaborative and well-respected Business Leader with extensive experience in human resources leadership. Effectively guides organizations through strategic organizational change while delivering customer focused and cost-effective HR solutions. Human Resources accountabilities include: HR Management, Policy and Procedure development, Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures, HRIS implementation, Recruitment Management, Training and Development, Employee Relations, Performance Management, WSIB administration, Compensation and Benefits Management and Employment Equity Program implementation.

Core Competencies:

Project Management Employee Relations

Vendor Management Resource Planning

Cross-Functional Communication Strategic Focus

Coaching and mentoring Experienced in a unionized environment

Change Management Fluent in four languages


Tyco Electronics Canada ULC, Markham, ON May 2008 - February 2019

A technology company that designs and manufactures connectivity and sensor products for harsh environments in a variety of industries, such as automotive, industrial equipment, data communication systems, aerospace, defence, medical, oil and gas, consumer electronics and energy.

Director, Human Resources

Provided HR Leadership for up to 12 Business Units in multiple provinces across Canada supporting an employee base of approximately 400 employees. Led a team of up to 5 reports to meet daily operational needs and the achievement of project and strategic goals. Represented HR at the Senior Executive level for Canadian Operations and within the Senior HR Leadership Team. Portfolio of responsibilities included Strategy implementation, Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S), Privacy, Payroll, Employee Relations, Benefits, Compensation, Talent Acquisition and some General Management responsibilities.

Acted as a change agent to improve the public identity of the Human Resources Department with stakeholders at various levels within the Company, through ongoing communication and strategic partnerships with leadership of the Business Units, thereby elevating the profile of the HR department.

Improved Employee Relations using “open door” policy, continuous training and program development, expedient resolution on employee relations concerns, improved EH&S policies and implementation and through Employee Engagement Survey reviews.

Initiated changes to the disability plans of the company, in line with market and industry trends, resulting in an approximate savings of $115,000 + annually while augmenting process efficiency and improving service levels.

Successfully led the company through Health and Safety Audits in 2011, 2014 and 2017. Reduced the total Audit Findings from 49 to 12 in the subsequent external audit and resolved all recommendations in 3 months.

Developed an ‘Onboarding Orientation Program’ (previously no program existed) to enhance the new hire experience.

Executed all Corporate Strategy initiatives impacting the Canadian Legal Entity such as Mergers, Divestitures and Acquisitions, implementation of new Corporate Policy, Legal Entity and Corporate name changes, liaison with government authorities, internal and external audits.

Partnered with clients consistently providing progressive human resources management, organizational effectiveness, performance consulting, employee relations and learning and development solutions ensuring effective decisions for all business units.

Collaborated with other Senior Leadership team members, developing and maintaining effective policies and procedures in alignment with divisional/corporate initiatives and legislative requirements, successfully supporting all global staff.

Led the Canadian organization through restructuring and downsizing initiatives during the Global Economic downturn by recommending best solutions ensuring least impact to ongoing business operations.

Implemented SAP HR, Global Job Framework, myHR for Employee and Manager Direct Access and various SharePoint systems.

Par-Pak Ltd. Brampton, ON September 2003 - May 2008

A North American leader in the Plastics Manufacturing Industry with 6 Plants in Canada, 2 in the US and 1 in the UK. Processes include Thermoforming, Extrusion, Machine Shop and Warehousing.

Corporate Human Resources Manager

Mentored, managed and led an efficient Human Resources Department, supporting an employee base of approximately 650 employees while bringing about much-needed stability within the HR Leader role and elevating HR to be a true Business Partner to Management and the Senior Executive Team.

Aligned the vision and goals of the Human Resources Function with the overall Corporate Strategy which was developed and designed along with peers in the Senior Executive Team.

Conceptualized moving the Company to “the next level” resulting in the quarterly strategy development sessions, implementation of a lean manufacturing department and making learning and training focused areas for the Company.

Promoted, reinforced and sustained Lean Manufacturing as the corporate way of thinking, resulting in improvements to the bottom line and operating margins.

Fostered positive employee relations between labour and management successfully avoiding union ratification, by implementing programs such as the suggestion box, birthday lunches with the President, scholarship programs, flexible vacation policies and a true “open door policy.”

Implemented concepts of a Learning Organization developing improved productivity and employee synergy.

Identified a gap in corporate definition of how to achieve the “next level” and through deliberations with the Senior Leadership team, devised a corporate-wide definition of “next level strategy” in order to align the company’s Strategic focus.

Introduced and implemented a new HRIS and time keeping platform and integrated the Human Resource and Payroll systems.

Proactively resolved any potential Employee Relations issues to ensure union avoidance and employee satisfaction which was reflected in the employment engagement scores and satisfaction surveys.


Master of Business Administration (MBA), Institute of Business Administration, University of Karachi

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com), University of Karachi

Human Resources Management Diploma, Seneca College

HR Law for HR Professionals, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Labour Law Certificate, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Human Rights Theory and Practice, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Innovation, Schulich School of Business, York University

Advanced HR Law for Senior HR Executives, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University


Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL), Human Resources Professionals Association

Certified Payroll Manager (CPM), Canadian Payroll Association

Certificate in Business and Leadership, Seneca College

Competent Communicator and Leadership Awards, Toastmasters’ International


Microsoft Office Suite








Past Board Member on the Canadian Plastics Sector Council. Past Member with HR Council for the Automotive Parts and Manufacturers’ Association (APMA), the TRIEC Council and Job Skills in Markham.

Past Volunteer with Scouts Canada for 7 + years.

Current volunteer with HRPA’s Professional Development Panel.

Member of the Human Resources Professionals Association and the Canadian Payroll Association.

Head of HR in Toronto

Proven leadership and excellent presentation skills

Intercultural skills and pioneer spirit

Good understanding of corporate development processes

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