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Key Strengths:    Over 20 years of human resource management and consulting experience,
international training, career counselling and development, strong
information technology knowledge and experience
   
Key
Skills:
Human resources (HR), recruitment, training and development, performance
management, compensation and labour market research, HR policy and procedure
development, outplacement counselling
   
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LIANE THIBODEAU

ADVISING CONSULTANT, People Reach Consulting

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Over 20 years of human resource management experience, specializing in recruitment and selection and human resource development.
  • International management skills training experience in a broad range of subject matter including recruitment and selection, presentation skills, team building, coaching for performance, sales and customer service.
  • Extensive career counselling, career development and outplacement counselling experience.
  • Proven track record in designing, implementing and delivering curriculum across a broad spectrum of subjects.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in the information technology and biotechnology sectors.

SKILLS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Human Resource

  • Experienced recruiter with a highly successful track record in developing candidate profiles and strategic search plans that generate results. Representative sample of filled positions include VP-Software Engineering, CEO Software Development Company, Senior and Intermediate Java, C++ and COBOL Software Developers, Software Test Engineer, Technical Writers, Software Configuration Manager, Technical Sales and Service, Customer Support, Unix Systems Administrator and Senior Research Scientist.
  • Provide recruitment and selection, performance management, career development, human resource consulting/outsourcing and outplacement counselling services to a broad spectrum of information technology and biotechnology firms as president of People Reach Consulting.
  • Excellent experience in conducting needs assessments and developing job specifications for a broad range of position classifications.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive, company-specific human resource policies and procedures.
  • Deliver outplacement counselling services that deliver results.

Training and Program Development

  • Successfully developed and delivered human resource management seminars to clients such as IBM-Trinidad, CGI, Eastern Marketing Ltd., The Sheraton, FastTrax and Optical Software.
  • Developed the initial Canada Select Rating Advisor Certification and Training program used to train Canada Select Rating Advisors across Canada.
  • Developed a comprehensive curriculum and suite of training materials for a software package used in the manufacture of eyeglasses.

Facilitation Skills

  • Proven facilitation skills, having effectively delivered training to over a thousand program participants in such fields as customer service, tourism and hospitality, human resource management, career planning and development, time management, and facilitation skills.
  • Fluently bilingual and capable of delivering training in English and French

Computer Skills

  • Wordperfect
  • Internet
  • Windows
  • Power Point
  • Smart 2000
  • MS Front Page Editor
  • MS Word
 


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

05/00 - Present President People Reach Consulting

04/91 -12/99 Senior Consultant Amulet Consulting Ltd.

07/90 - 01/91 Coordinator Chatham Access Centre

05/89 - 08/90 Career Consultant Self-employed

08/85 - 05/89 Careerware Coordinator STM Systems Corp.

10/81 - 04/84 Staffing Consultant Central Personnel Office

01/81 09/81 Student Centre Manager CEIC

1977 - 1981 Management Positions Various Employers

EDUCATION

1977 B.A. (Psychology) Carleton University
Degree Completed

1974 - 1976 B.A. (Psychology) UNB
Dean's List 1974-76

COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIPS AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Member, Software Human Resource Council National Labour Market Advisory Committee, 1998 Present

Member, Human Resource Association of New Brunswick, 2001 Present

Board Member, Kingston Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, 2004 - Present

Member, Saint John Board of Trade Human Resource Committee, 2002 - 2003

Director, Conservation Council of New Brunswick, 1994 - 1998

President, Vice-President and Member of Miramichi Environmental Society, 1989 - 1993