New human resources (HR) advisors Amy Butt and Jenna Bartlett have more than one thing in common!
For starters, they’ve both spent time working in Ontario, where they might still be living if not for bouts of homesickness.
In Jenna’s case, it was actually her partner’s longing for home that brought her to Newfoundland and Labrador.
In Amy’s case, running a successful chiropractic business in Toronto just wasn’t enough to take her mind off how much she missed St. John’s.
So she moved home to manage Allied Health Services in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, and then accepted a position in Student Affairs and Services filling in as manager of Answers.
“I really like being in administration,” says Amy who graduated with her BSc and then completed doctor of chiropractic medicine in Toronto.
Jenna moved to St. John’s two years ago, and joined the Department of Human Resources last November after working as a staffing officer for the Public Service Commission.
“I wanted to return to a more generalist position, and I have a strong interest in labour relations,” says Jenna, who studied English and sociology at the University of Western Ontario, and HR management at Conestoga College in Kitchener.
Jenna hopes to begin a Masters in Employee Relations this fall; it’s the same program Amy has just completed.
The two are part of a team that advises faculties and departments on HR-related issues such as recruitment, job evaluation and labour relations.
“We’re looking forward to working with departments to help foster their growth and development, and help them achieve their goals,” says Amy. “We look forward to being partners in this process.”