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Spotlight
Jacqueline Zagotsis, RPR
SPECIALIZING IN THE RECRUITMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS

Jacqueline Zagotsis is the Branch Manager for AppleOne Employment Services (Oakville Division). Her team of staffing consultants drives toward success by meeting the unique challenges of each AppleOne client. While principally involved in new client development, Jacqueline has been successful in tailoring AppleOne’s programs to assist her clients with job descriptions, compensation structures, employment standards and training and development. Within the Oakville Division, Jacqueline is instrumental in the training and development of her six staff members.

Jacqueline Zagotsis
RPR
While Jacqueline has spent the last seven and half years of her career in Human Resources, specializing in the recruitment and placement of Administrative professionals, her passion for the employment industry stemmed from her post secondary education and work experience in Social Work. Having worked in the non-profit sector for over six years, she quickly identified her need and desire to work with people. Her position with AppleOne has afforded her the opportunity to find applicants the “career of a lifetime” and assist her clients in sourcing the candidates they just can’t find themselves. It has proven to be a very rewarding journey for Jacqueline.

In addition to her RPR training, Jacqueline is motivated to acquire her Certified Professional Manager Accreditation and her Registered Assessment Specialist Accreditation. Jacqueline also anticipates writing her CHRP provincial exam in September, 2005.

In her personal time, Jacqueline enjoys the ultimate career, “Mommy-hood”. Free time with her two sons, Nicholas and Chris, is spent at the Karate Studio, Swimming pool and Hockey rink. In addition to her full-time duties as a “Mom” Jacqueline still finds time to support and foster her husband, Chris’ professional career which encompasses regular global travels. When feasible, Jacqueline considers herself a “gym” junkie, often arriving at the gym as late as 10pm for a one hour workout or “mental retreat” as she often refers to it.


Carol-Anne Axford, RPR
HUMAN RESOURCES IN HIGHER LEARNING

Carol-Anne Axford is the Manager HR Consulting with the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC).

NSCC is a dynamic college system of 13 campuses serving the entire province of Nova Scotia. It provides sophisticated, industry-driven learning experiences in over 100 programs in five academic schools of Access, Applied Arts and New Media, Business, Health and Human Services, and Trades and Technology. NSCC is in the midst of a $123 Million development, enabled by an investment from the Province of Nova Scotia. It will support a multi-year plan to enhance NSCC, modernize facilities, increase student capacity, and develop skill-driven learning programs.

Carol-Anne Axford
RPR
Carol-Anne’s responsibilities focus on providing compensation and benefits services; and employee advisory services to over 1,200 staff members. Working in a unionized, multi-site organization, she ensures that classification structures and benefits programs support the recruitment and retention of individuals; researches and recommends on compensation and benefit programs; and provides advice on the application and interpretation of employment provisions for three collective agreements, the employment policy for Managerial Employees as well as HR programs, policies and practices.

Prior to moving to NSCC, Carol-Anne spent almost 20 years working for the Nova Scotia Provincial Government. She spent approximately 17 years with the Nova Scotia Department of Justice. In addition to providing generalist Human Resource Consultant advice, she has facilitated and co-authored training sessions; and has assisted in negotiating Collective Agreements.

Carol-Anne holds a B.A. and a Certificate in Human Resource Management from Saint Mary’s University; is a Registered Professional Recruiter and is certified as a Canadian Personnel Professional. She is currently working on completing her B. Comm. from Saint Mary’s.

Carol-Anne serves as one of our valued members of the Maritime Regional executive team. Carol-Anne has rung in a hand bell choir for over 25 years; and has traveled with the choir within Canada, US and as far as Bermuda. As a mother of two boys in elementary school; Carol-Anne also serves as Treasurer for the PTO at the Elementary School, is a Beaver Leader and Sunday school teacher. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and time at the lake with her family.

Cindy Ziobrowski, RPR
VARIETY IN HUMAN RESOURCES

In April 2005 Cindy Ziobrowski became a Senior Human Capital Advisor at the firm Meyers Norris Penny (MNP) in Calgary.

Cindy Ziobrowski
RPR
MNP is a professional services firm that offers a diverse suite of services to meet the ever-changing needs of individuals and businesses. The advisory services, which go well beyond traditional accounting services, include corporate finance, human resource consulting, business and strategic planning, succession planning, valuations support, self-employment training and agricultural advisory consulting. Cindy’s job there is to aid in policy development, prepare compensation surveys, and provide guidance to the Regional Human Capital Advisors, recruitment for the firm, as well as planning and participating in the campus recruitment process.

Cindy began her career in Retail Accounting with Shoppers Drug Mart and worked as both a single Store Accountant (Saskatoon) as well as a Regional Sore Systems Coordinator (Calgary). From there she relocated to Vancouver and became the National Human Resources Manager for the specialty retailer Petcetera. Cindy then transferred back to her Prairie roots and became the Human Resources Manager with 7-Eleven Canada for Calgary and Southern Alberta.

Cindy attended the University of Saskatchewan and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, with an Accounting Major. She continued her studies at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology in Human Resources and also obtained her Level 1 through the Canadian Payroll Association as well as her RPR designation through the Institute of Professional Management. Cindy is also the new Calgary Regional Co-Chair of IPM.

Cindy’s current position will allow her to mentor from the Director of Human Capital to strengthen her knowledge and skill set. Cindy would like to further her education in the area of compensation analysis.

For fun Cindy loves to travel to sun destinations. She also visits family often in Saskatchewan. Golf and hiking are two of Cindy’s favorite summer activities as well as visiting the Calgary Zoo and watching movies.


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