A strategic Human Resources Leader with a proactive and human-centric approach to creating collaborative environments that nurture high performance, employee engagement, growth and sustainability.
With over twenty years of progressive Human Resources experience, Sandra has played a key leadership role in advocating People and Culture strategies that redefined the relationships between organizational stakeholders. In environments of labour unrest and markets where fierce competition for top talent threatened operational efficiency, she has introduced respect-based solutions that ensure delivery of critical HR services aligned with the business’ strategic framework.
Sandra offers insightful perspectives across private-sector and Fortune 500 firms with a strong focus on manufacturing. In executive HR roles with Canadian and US scope, she has collaborated with senior leadership to develop and support initiatives in all functional disciplines of HR. Her acute best-practice focus has driven results such as a financial performance improvement of 150%; a title of Benchmark for Health & Safety; and cost reductions of $2.5 M in a 3-year period through Kaizen implementation.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE AND SERVICES
- People & Culture
- Career Transition Coach
- Talent Recruitment & Retention Strategic Planning
- Employee Engagement
- Collaborative Leadership
- Collective Agreement Negotiations
- Labour/Employee Relations
- Conflict Resolution
- Coaching & Mentoring
- Performance Management System Design
- Health & Safety
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
Certified Human Resources Leader, CHRL
Workplace Investigations Training and Certificate Program, HRPA
Candidate for BA, Labour Relations, Athabasca University
Alternative Dispute Resolution Advanced, Stitt Field & Handy Group
Coaching for High Performance; Play to Win: Leadership & Team Building (AM Dofasco)
Industrial Relations, Queen’s University
Kaizen Facilitator, Domtar Inc.