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||Human Resources Manager|
||BA from University of Western Ontario (Canada)|
Masters of Education – Griffith University (Australia)
Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management – Seneca College (Canada)
|My PPG Career:
||2007 – 2008: HR Supervisor, Clarkson (Automotive Coatings)|
2008 – 2012: HR Manager, Cleveland (Automotive Coatings)
2012 – Zone HR Manager, South Zone (Architectural Coatings)
|My Current Job:
||My current role provides HR Services to approximately 450 employees: 250 in the technical organization and oversight over an additional 200 in the manufacturing organization. In my role, I am responsible for consulting with management and leadership in the strategic planning process and development of human resources strategies that support the business needs. I develop, recommend and implement Human Resource Programs to drive change and maximize the opportunity to achieve Business Unit goals. I am additionally responsible for employee relations, staffing, organizational development and performance management.|
|What do you find challenging in your work?
||I always like to look at the big-picture when it comes to organizational needs and I challenge the organization to do the same. The hard part is making the necessary changes when some people are very adverse to change itself. The challenge is to find a way to get employees on-board and excited about the change; to effectively communicate the need, the impact to employees and the organization and the steps required to get there.|
|What do you enjoy about working at PPG?
||People are always willing to help and share knowledge. Many PPG employees have worked for the company for many years and carry with them a lot of knowledge. I do not hesitate to reach out to them when I have questions or concerns, and a large part of that is due to the fact that they are eager to help and never make me feel like my questions are unwarranted.|