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Judy English, RPR

Judy English has catapulted her career out of chaos

Judy, who serves as President, established Newfoundland Personnel Inc. Jan. 1983 and has grown the company into a full serviced temporary and full time staffing company, executive search and transition services.

Judy English
In the early 1980's, Judy English was employed in an administrative role in St. John's, NL with Finance America - a division of the Bank of America. From there, Judy made the change into the staffing industry and has had much success. Judy had noted that the market was underserved in the timely provision of qualified and competent personnel to serve in temporary contractual positions, primarily in office settings.

Along with her designation of Registered Professional Recruiter, Judy also holds membership in the following organizations: Business Association of Newfoundland & Labrador; Newfoundland & Labrador Employers Council; International Personnel Management Association of Canada; Better Business Bureau; Employment & Staffing Services of Canada; Newfoundland & Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs and Newfoundland Ocean Industries Association. In addition to volunteering with the business community, Judy is also involved with the St. John's Rotary Club.

When Judy is not surrounded by business dealings, she busies herself with family and fun. Judy enjoys curling in the winter months and golf in the summer months as well as traveling with her husband Bob.

You may contact Judy at 709-579-3400.

Paul MacDonald, RPR

Paul MacDonald has progressed in his career with the determination and craftsmanship of a skilled professional.

Paul MacDonald
Paul hangs his hard hat as Director of HR & Safety with the Municipal Group of Companies. The Municipal Group is the largest civil contactor in Atlantic Canada with almost 1300 employees. Paulís main responsibilities include employee relations, labour relations, safety, training and development as well as overseeing the Dexter Instituteóa 2 year program in partnership with the Nova Scotia Community College which trains individuals in all aspect of civil construction and guarantees graduates full time employment with the company.

Paul started his HR career in an administrative capacity with the municipal government of Nova Scotia. From there he moved to a supervisory role with a multi-national industrial firm as HR Supervisor for Fundy Gypsum (USG). Paul careened himself from a supervisory role to a management role with USG by becoming the HR Manager then Area HR Manager.

In addition to holding his Registered Professional Recruiter designation, Paul is also a Certified Human Resources Professional and is currently pursuing his Certified Employee Benefits Specialist designation. Paul is also considering furthering his education with a MBA sometime in the near future.

When not surrounded by construction, Paul likes to relax with a good book and a mug of his finest home brewed ale. Paul also enjoys hiking with his wife Tanya and their dog Jessie.

You may contact Paul at 902-835-3381.

Ivan E. Bakken, RPR

Ivan is a Human Resources Professional for the past 25 years with a senior operations management background in the logistical areas of warehousing, distribution, and retail management.

Ivan E. Bakken
For the past 4 years Ivan has worked for Tirecraft Auto Centers Ltd. as Director of Human Resources and Real Estate. Tirecraft has become the 6th largest independent tire retailer in North America and currently has 180 stores across Canada. As Director of HR Ivan has developed and implemented a management training program, established a performance review program and developed a recruitment and selection process. As well he has developed a corporate health & safety program. On a day to day basis Ivan will counsel stores on employee issues, perform general management activities, and consult on head office matters. As Director of Real Estate Ivan is responsible for corporate property management which includes lease negotiations, construction of new locations and major leasehold improvements.

Prior to Tirecraft Ivan spent much of his career throughout the three Prairie Provinces with a Western Canadian distribution company owned jointly by Labatt and Molson Breweries.

A passion that Ivan has is delivering management training in the areas of leadership, recruitment and selection, dealing with difficult employees, personal profiling, change management, conducting performance reviews, effective communication, discipline and performance issues, and performance management. He is currently taking the Registered Professional Trainer Program (RPT) and is looking toward teaching management skills at local colleges.

Ivan enjoys spending family time with his wife and three sons and they are actively involved in many outdoor, sporting, and community activities.

You may contact Ivan at 780-449-3700.


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