Confections company manages change with a new human resources director
Our client hired us to find a senior level HR generalist with change management experience to lead a critical organizational change. We found a results-driven professional with extensive organizational development experience and success in leading HR-related corporate restructuring initiatives.
Our client, a major international confections company, wanted to hire a Director of Human Resources to work with their president in leading the repatriation of the HR function into Canada from the US. The ideal candidate was an exceptional HR generalist with senior leadership and change management experience.
We met with our client to gain a better understanding of the organization, its current state, and the hired candidate’s mandate to lead the transition. We conducted a thorough marketplace search to identify top HR talent with strong generalist competencies and demonstrated leadership capabilities. More specifically, we targeted individuals with prior experience reporting to the president and working with a senior management teams to manage change.
We were able to find a results-driven HR professional with extensive organizational development experience and demonstrated success in HR-related corporate restructuring initiatives. This individual began their HR career as a Human Resources Advisor, progressing through various HR positions into a management role where they acted as a strategic business partner. They were extremely skilled at forging collaboration between senior management, bargaining agents, and other stakeholders. This diplomatic skill proved particularly important as this company was about to embark on a significant organizational change. The Director continued to lead HR for the Canadian business and successfully transitioned the company through a corporate reorganization. This transition resulted in their working with a new and improved executive team in the company.
What our client had to say
“Bill and his team were honest and above board at all times throughout the hiring process. They ensured that I was properly prepared for the interviews, and provided me with important information including the interviewers’ positions in the company and their roles in the interview process. I was kept informed at every step of the decision process and my questions were always answered in a timely manner. Most importantly, Bill took care to ensure that there was a great fit between me and the company, not only in terms of my skills and abilities, but with the corporate environment.” – Director, Human Resources, Consumer Packaged Goods