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First HR representative in Western Canada and Alaska
HR Generalist/HR Manager Western Canada and Alaska (Former Employee) –  Calgary, Alberta, Canada21 August 2013
Typical day: performance management and disciplinary actions, compensation and pay increases, performance reviews and goal settings, layoffs, job postings and interviews, strategic HR planning for business growth, travel to sites, meetings and conference calls, relocations.

Learned: mergers and acquisitions (synergies and cost savings), implementation of new culture with much resistance, safety procedures, employment laws in several provinces and territories. Implemented HR department in Western Canada and Alaska and quickly became a respected and trusted leader in the region. Also learned about commercial explosives.

Management: In the region, great management team, we all worked together to reach the same goals. However, several senior managers and VP in HO in the US who didn't understand Canadian business, sometimes difficult to get point across from an HR's point of view. Our region had the most growth potential in North America. Delivered training to more than 25 managers on performance management, disciplinary actions, interviewing and selection process, basic HR and employment laws and procedures.

Co-workers: Some of the best people I have ever worked with. We all worked towards the same goals and worked well together. Western Canada and Alaska was brand new business for the company and we exceeded corporate goals and expectations for the first two years after the acquisition and we were on track to do the same again for the current fiscal year.

Hardest part of job: Several remote locations, travel schedules, Head Office for North America in the US.
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Most enjoyable part: Only HR representative in the region, made my own decisions, accountability, active member of the Leadership team, variety of responsibilities from HR to safety - conducted quarterly safety meetings in the Calgary office, presented 2020 Vision for the company in 5 different locations to more than 50 employees,
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Pros
Won 2012 Global Business Awards for business achievements, travel to sites to meet managers and employees, attended a blast at a mine site
Cons
Restructure of the company in October 2012
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Mining
Payroll Assistant (Former Employee) –  Brownsburg, Qc15 January 2013
Cool mining place to work at. the team was awesome, close knit, and the buildings were genuine.
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not bad place too work ,lots off overtime ,need more workers too help
Lead Blaster, (Current Employee) –  Princeton, BC1 September 2012
pay is good lots of overtime,need more workers,more equipment too keep up .management is great too work with.
Pros
overtime
Cons
no lunchs
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salaire excellent
Mécanicien industriel (Former Employee) –  Brownsburg-Chatham, QC29 November 2015
salaire excellent mais pas de sécurité d emploi, horaire difficiles
Pros
salaire
Cons
sécurité d emploi
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Excellent
Opératrice machine automatisée (explosif) (Former Employee) –  Bronswburg Chatham17 January 2014
Vérifier le fonctionnement de la machinerie,service si il a été bien effectué si les rapporst ont étét bien remplis pendant le quart de shift avant et quand la machine ne possede aucune poudre explosive le grand nettoyage avant chaque quart
l'aspect le plus difficille la confiance des autres employés surtout dans le milieu des explosifs si tout a été fait selon les procédures tres important
le plus agéables bonne collaboration entre employés tres importants
etre tres vigilants et attentifs
Pros
Tres bon salaire santé/sécurité excellent
Cons
travail tres stressant car nous travaillons avec des cap d'explosif ouvert
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