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Tips on growing your Human Resources department: A conversation with two HR professionals

A strong people strategy and team can make all the difference in employee engagement, productivity, and profitability – especially if you’re looking to grow. Join us and Bright + Early to learn from two HR leaders why growing your HR department is pivotal to your company’s success and how to get it right from the start. 

In this live event, you will:

  • Understand the value of a strong HR department and how to define HR at your company
  • Learn when to hire your first HR professional, and what to look for
  • Know how to structure a growing HR team
  • Be introduced to which HR metrics matter most in the early stages
  • Explore alternatives to hiring full-time HR
  • Get tips on where you can wing it (and where you definitely shouldn't)
Andrea Bartlett
Nora Jenkins Townson
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1:00 pm
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About the Speakers

Andrea Bartlett

Andrea is the Director of HR at Humi. She has been a part of  leadership teams in commodity trading, private equity and in 2019, she oversaw global HR at a biopharmaceutical company during IPO. Andrea has worked with different leaders and leadership styles and even more HR systems. She spends her time at Humi sharing this knowledge to build a world-class product, and coaching our team in HR best practices as we scale.

Nora Jenkins Townson

Nora is an unconventional HR expert with 10 years of experience in the design and technology industries. After helping some of the most successful Canadian startups grow, she has a unique view into building healthy organizations. Nora believes that the best People strategies are human first and data informed, with a dash of design thinking. With a background leading HR at Canadian success stories like Wealthsimple and FreshBooks, she founded Bright + Early, a consultancy of forward-thinking HR experts on a mission to craft the world’s best workplaces. She is the co-author of The Parenting Playbook, a resource for small businesses on navigating parenthood in the workplace, and a writer at TechCrunch’s Extra Crunch. Her work has been featured in BetaKit and the Globe and Mail, and she is a frequent speaker on inclusivity, designing HR, and the future of work. LinkedIn profile.