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Human Resources Management

Toronto, ON, M6S 2C5, Canada
August 06, 2012

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Professional Profile

A forward thinking certified Human Resources Manager with nine years progressive HR Management experience in a fast-paced environment.


Human Resources Manager July 2009 to present Alfield Industries, Div. of Martinrea International

Responsible for all elements of Human Resources Management for a large decentralized manufacturing facility with a payroll of up to 450 employees with annualized sales of 93 million.

Manage/ mentor a small team comprised of two HR Generalists, a Health and Safety Specialist and an Administrator.

Partner with the business by providing coaching to the Management team in performance management, training, Health and Safety, work force planning, recruitment and succession planning.

Manage the fair distribution of compensation for all Professional, Management, and hourly positions through the development and implementation of a compensation structure using best practice methods.

Oversee all HR administration practices ensuring compliance to all relevant Employment legislation.

Act as an extension to a lean Corporate Human Resources department by;

o Taking on the role of Advisor to other divisional HR Managers in the use of the corporate career website and postings.

o Provide best practice policies and coaching to fellow divisional HR Managers. Policies include; Progressive Discipline for Management, Performance Management, Attendance Management, and Communication.

o Creation of training programs and implementation within our own facility. Provide programs to divisional HR Managers as best practice. Programs include; Leadership, 1 week on boarding, and Mentorship programs.

o Being part of the division used for trail runs of new auditing practices and corporate based protocols, as we are recognized as an innovative leader amongst Canadian and US divisions.

Vale Inco Limited July 2008 to July 2009

Human Resources Business Partner, Corporate Functions

Partner & consult with corporate business units including; IT, Sustainability, Strategic Planning, Internal Audit, Corporate Affairs, and Marketing within the Corporate office of a global mining company

Liaison between the business & the broader HR team, to identify issues and provide solutions

Manage Employee Relations and local employment legislation for a total of 500 + employees in Canada and U.S.

Roll out of Corporate Programs with 100% success rate to client groups for the following Programs; Career and Succession Planning, Performance Effectiveness System, and Job Evaluation

Manage the review of current internal policies to determine necessary revisions, and the development of new polices

Develop and implement corporate polices on Early and Safe Return to Work, Non – Payroll Workers, Vacation Policy, Dress Code, Overtime and Statutory Holidays

Develop and analyze management reports/metrics, resulting in value-added solutions resulting in process improvements for headcount of full time employees and Contractors

Provide advice and guidance to management on all HR related issues – including policy interpretation, staff development, disciplinary and performance issues and legislative compliance.

Drive and facilitate change within all corporate business units

Alfield Industries June 2004 to July 2008

A division of Martinrea International,

Human Resources Manager

Responsible for all elements of Human Resources Management for a Manufacturing company with a payroll of 450 employees.

Develop and manage a team of 3 positions. (Payroll Administrator, HR Assistant and Health and Safety Coordinator.)

Develop and implement annual training schedule based on needs analysis and business strategy.

Support and facilitate the Performance Management process including documentation, progressive discipline, terminations, performance appraisals, and related payroll functions.

Develop and implement policies and procedures to support improved practices such as;

Attendance Policy resulting in decreased employee absenteeism by 12%;

Early and safe return to work program resulting in a reduction of lost time accidents by 10%, which resulted in NEER rebates for 2005, 2006, and 2007

Recruitment and Selection process of recruiting reduction from 1.5 months to 3 weeks in placing an offer

Incorporate HR and Payroll into HRIS system for accuracy and integrity of reporting measures. Improvements can be seen in areas of;

Absenteeism/ vacation reporting aided in the improvements to productions schedules for Managers/ Supervisors;

Training tracking reporting improved requirements under ISO 14001 and QS 9000 in addition to decreasing manual data input by HR Administrator;

Performance management tracking allowed for 99% completion of performance management metrics;

Work related Accidents and Injuries tracking improved accuracy of data, allowing for reportable metrics of common injuries, frequencies, and problematic areas for focus

Annual analysis of all job descriptions to ensure competencies continue to be aligned with organizational and business unit objectives, and adjust accordingly

Oversee the administration of company group benefit program including; Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability, Optional Life Insurance and Health and Dental.

Develop and facilitate orientation process for all employees to ensure positive on-boarding expereince

Oversee and support the Health and Safety Coordinator in developing and implementing policies and procedures; claims management and return to work programs. Results included the reduction of back injuries by 20% through the implementation a stretching exercise regime for employees

Develop retention initiatives through Employee Motivation; Attendance awards, Employee of the Month, Quality Awards, employee related events; Christmas parties, employee picnic, employee BBQ and charity raffles

Meet with Senior Management on a regular basis to provide Human Resource statistics to ensure the alignment of HR goals with the overall organizational strategy

Alfield Industries May 2003 to June 2004

A division of Martinrea International,

Human Resources Coordinator

Support Human Resources functions including; Recruitment; training tracking, vacation tracking and the daily upkeep of files

Develop and Implement a tracking system for Employee Uniform Program

Organized and scheduled training sessions for employees for forklift and crane training

Facilitate and deliver employee training for WHMIS, ISO 14001 and QS 9000;

Track training documentation and assessments

Responsible for employee files and ensuring completion of employee orientations.

Organize and schedule on-site employee services for orthotics and prescription safety glasses

Provide policy interpretation to all employees

Provide assistance in completion of benefit forms and documentation.

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York University Enrolled September 2012 Masters, Human Resources Management

York University 2012

Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate – Workplace

Georgian College 2002 - 2003

Human Resources Management Post Graduate Diploma Program

Dean’s List

Wilfrid Laurier University 1999 - 2002

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Minor in Women Studies and Sociology


CHRP - Certified Human Resources Professional

HRPA - Member of the Human Resources Professionals Association

Volunteer – HRPA Conference, 2012

Committee Member - CCHRA – review passing point for NKE, 2011

Mentor - Skills for Change Mentoring Program, 2010

Speaker – Georgian College Human Resources Management Program, 2003 to date

Event Organizer - Georgian College Human Resources Management Alumni, 2008

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