- Looking For: Permanent
- Years of Experience: 13
- Expertise: Recruiting/retaining top talent
Driving results and minimizing risks Growing teams in an operational and cost-effective way Driving company culture
- Desmond is a Human Resources Professional with 13+ years of experience in all department functions.
- He is a strategic, senior business partner executive that drives results and minimizes risk by engaging employees with positive intent, recruiting/retaining top talent, and driving company culture.
- Desmond has had a strong focus on retail throughout his career in Human Resources.
- He got his start in HR supporting the retail population at a clothing company throughout the US and Canada – he soon learned that retail team members are the most important asset to any brand experience.
- Retail (both in and outside of cannabis) is its own special animal and he feels it is extremely important to have HR support that can speak the retail language.
- Throughout his time in HR–especially with cannabis companies–Desmond has grown teams in an operational and cost-effective way.
- When he started at a cannabis company, they had 15 employees. By the time he left, they had close to 100.
- During his time so far with another cannabis organization, they have doubled their team via acquisition in less than 3 months. All teams are integrated and working well together.
- Desmond’s software experience includes but is not limited to PeopleSoft, ADP Workforce Now, ADP Run, Paychex, Kronos, Kenexa, Ceridian, and Taleo.
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