HR Influencers

HR Generalist in a Creative World

By Lisa Gordon

When Jennifer King started working with Toronto-based entertainment design company FORREC Ltd. in 2010, the company had just 70 employees. Today, the workforce has nearly doubled at the unique, privately held company, which designs theme parks, water parks, mixed-use and entertainment spaces, visitor attractions and resorts.

Creating Outstanding Organizations

By Lisa Gordon

By the time he finished high school, Greg Pinks knew he wanted to dedicate his career to helping leaders develop amazing organizations – the kind of workplaces that spark employee imagination, creativity and passion.

With more than two decades of experience in business strategy, employee engagement and leadership coaching, Pinks founded Axiom Performance Inc. in Guelph, Ont., two years ago.

People Person

By Lisa Gordon

In her own words, Angela Briginshaw’s career has been an exciting ride – and there’s much more to come.

Professional evolution

By Lisa Gordon

From the launch of her human resources career in South Africa to her current position as director of HR and corporate services at Express Scripts Canada, Anthea Gomez has been guided by professionalism, an enthusiastic desire to learn and the pursuit of innovation in the workplace.

Coach and performance consultant

By Jill Harris

Jan Boase didn’t necessarily intend to end up with an HR career, but after seizing an opportunity and proving her capabilities more than 30 years ago, she hasn’t looked back. For decades, Boase dedicated herself to corporate HR functions, including working her way up to senior vice president, HR at Liberty International Underwriters.


Transformational leadership

By Lisa Gordon

When HR Professional connected with Allan Bartolini in late May, he was a man in transition. With just a few days left in his role as VP of human resources and organizational development with The Global Furniture Group in Toronto, Bartolini was preparing to move on to his next challenge at automotive replacement parts provider, Mevotech LP.

By the time this article is published, he’ll be driving to a new office. But Bartolini says that not only will his title be the same at Mevotech, so will the principles and philosophies that have been the foundation of his successful 34-year HR career.