In an apartment above her family’s grocery store, Margaret Hilda Roberts grew up in Grantham, England.
An excellent student, she attended Grantham Girls' High School and eventually earned a degree from Oxford University. Margaret briefly entered the world of politics … and then studied law, graduating as a barrister in 1953.
Returning to politics shortly thereafter, Margaret (now Thatcher) would, in due course, be appointed to Secretary of State for Education and Science and 9 years later, become Britain’s first lady Prime Minister – a position she held until 1990.
A staunch conservative … Thatcher tackled many sensitive issues including Britain’s ominous recession, massive privatization, and the Falklands War of 1982. Interestingly, she survived an assassination attempt by the IRA in 1984.
Along with her ally, Ronald Reagan, ‘The Iron Lady’ is credited for having played a key role in the weakening of Soviet Communism and the ensuing collapse of the soviet structure. It has been said that Margaret Thatcher was more popular with the Russian people than she was in her own country!
What does The Iron Lady have to do Match and Fable’s latest role?
Well … nothing really.
That said, while we have your attention, Jeanne Agius is looking for an HR Manager for her client’s organization located in Brantford, Ontario. As the HR Manager, you'll be instrumental in building out the HR Department, including, recruitment, onboarding, performance management, HR software integration, development of KPIs, and total compensation packages. Your strategic leadership will be essential to take the organization to the next level. POSITION: HR MANAGER REPORTS TO: GENERAL MANAGER LOCATION: BRANTFORD, ONTARIO (3 DAYS IN OFFICE) INDUSTRY: CONSUMER SERVICES RESPONSIBILITIES:
Strategic HR Management & Leadership:
§ Develop + execute HR strategies and initiatives aligned with the overall business strategy & recent growth.
§ Manage the recruitment and selection process to attract the best in the industry.
§ Lead development of a healthy workplace culture aligning with core values and promote job satisfaction.
HR Department Development:
§ Oversee the setup and refinement of HR departments, systems, and procedures.
§ Lead the implementation of HR technology for improved efficiency and effectiveness.
§ Develop and monitor success through relevant KPIs, focusing on industry talent attraction and retention.
Communication & Support:
§ Serve as a point of contact for stakeholders, advocating for HR's importance in strategic decision-making.
§ Ensure legal compliance and stay up to date on industry trends and employment legislation.
§ 5+ years’ human resources management experience.
§ Bachelor’s degree in human resources, Business Administration, or a related field is preferred.
§ Professional HR certification.
§ Experienced in managing rapid organizational growth and scaling HR operations.
§ Proven ability to build + lead an HR department, with hands-on experience in all facets of HR.
§ Demonstrable experience in strategic decision-making and having a seat at the table with leadership.
§ Comfortable in a rapid-growth environment + the ability to adapt to changing priorities & ambitious goals.
SALARY: $85,000 – $95,000 MBO: $5,000 (based on KPIs) OTHER: benefits + 2 days WFH + 4 weeks’ vacation
INTERESTED & QUALIFIED?
1: Email your resume to Jeanne Agius at; firstname.lastname@example.org.
2: Ensure your subject line reads; IRON LADY – 13J23MTCHFBL.
3: Based on the job description … please explain how you fit this position.