Bacchelors degree in Business, Business @
Université du Québec en Outaouais
Adaptable, results driven, bilingual senior human resources executive with experience in the manufacturing, digital and service industries, and strengths in the different facets of the human resource discipline in both unionized and non-unionized environments. Experienced in multi-location, start-up and established environments. Skilled at building teams to develop and execute plans. Articulate achiever with excellent organizational, analytical, leadership
Adaptable, results driven, bilingual senior human resources executive with experience in the manufacturing, digital and service industries, and strengths in the different facets of the human resource discipline in both unionized and non-unionized environments. Experienced in multi-location, start-up and established environments. Skilled at building teams to develop and execute plans. Articulate achiever with excellent organizational, analytical, leadership and interpersonal skills.
Senior Vice President Human Resources @ Reporting to the CEO, Nicole is responsible for establishing and cultivating a work environment that attracts, motivates and retains Progressive’s close to 8000 employees by guiding and supporting the Corporate and three operating regions across North America on all HR matters to meet Progressive’s strategic objectives and goals for profitability and growth. From July 2015 to Present (6 months) Vice-president, People & Culture @ Established and obtained buy-in for a 5-year People strategy to foster a highly engaged culture in support of the company’s vision and strategic direction.
Developed and implemented a new HR service delivery model that operates across the organization as a strategic business partner and enabler.
Obtain Board approval of an Executive Compensation Philosophy and Long-Term Incentive Plan to attract and retain senior talent.
Developed a multi-year labour strategy and negotiated a new collective agreement that delivered greater flexibility and efficiencies to the GTAA.
Impacted and maintained the People & Culture team engagement scores, with increases compared to previous year results.
Took responsibility for the Business Design group, leading the development of a three-year continuous improvement strategy.
Led the review of the senior leadership organizational structure to best support the GTAA strategy and culture change. From May 2010 to June 2015 (5 years 2 months) VP, Human Resources @ •Lead all human resources activity in North America and Mexico for a $1.2 billion division, including 6500 employees and 31 unionized and non-unionized business units.
•Created a strategic vision and five-year plan for Human Resources to support the overall division’s business plan. Successfully moved the sector’s HR function to a strategic, value-added business partner role.
•Developed a Talent Development strategy, helping the division increase the number of internal promotions by 10% and reduced the recruitment costs for senior management roles by 20%.
•Championed the launch of HR metrics in leadership & organizational development, training, recruitment and employee presence.
•Increased the focus on Health & Safety, resulting in frequency improvement of 30% and an 8% reduction in the length of absences.
•Worked with Operations on the divestiture/closing of three business units, one of which improved the division’s net income by $10 million. From August 2003 to May 2010 (6 years 10 months) VP, Human Resources @ •Facilitated the integration of 4500 employees to Symcor from 3 separate entities in a period of 18 months. Played key role in the strategic discussions around the transitions as well as the development and implementation of new policies, programs and management practices.
•Provided guidance and counsel to the executive team on HR issues for new business initiatives and acquisitions, including legal and tactical considerations both in Canada and the US.
•Pioneered the conceptual development of a recognition program from strategy development to initial program design and implementation.
•Managed the project that led to the launch of Symcor’s first employee opinion survey, from identifying an external firm and the survey content, determining the process to conduct the survey, communicating results and action plan to the executive team. From May 1997 to July 2003 (6 years 3 months) Senior Facilitator, Process Re-engineering @ •Led the review of ATM and Corporate Cash Processing, recommending ways that improved turnaround times by 10% and eliminated backlogs in both these processes, leading to $500,000 in annual savings.
•Helped develop automated statistical reports to help measure performance savings identified for each process review.
•Obtained buy-in of front line staff and Centre Management, validating major issues identified by the breakthrough team. From February 1996 to April 1997 (1 year 3 months) Manager Human Resources @ From 1994 to 1996 (2 years)
MBA, Business @ University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management From 1997 to 1999 Bacchelors degree in Business, Business @ Université du Québec en Outaouais From 1982 to 1985 Nicole Desloges is skilled in: Talent Management, Performance Management, Organizational Development, Strategy, Change Management, Human Resources, Management, Program Management, Strategic Planning, Recruiting, Training, Leadership, Team Building, Start-ups
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