For Genelle Payant helping businesses to achieve the best they can to contribute to Moose Jaw’s growing economy is her main priority.
Her company Hire Yield Human Resource Solutions has just celebrated its first year in business.
“It’s been a great first year,” she told the Times-Herald. “It’s been a great learning experience and I have been pushed outside my comfort zone for sure.”
Payant offers businesses ways to improve their people practices and help them be more productive, more efficient and earn more money.
“I have worked with 19 different companies this past year and helped them with all sorts of different issues.
“I helped one company identify a 40 per cent saving in what they were spending in sick costs in a year.
“Another company we reduced their turnover from 135 per cent to 26 per cent.
“It’s just through different mechanisms that you can see savings.”
Payant said she has mostly been helping small and medium companies that are growing and realize they cannot do everything themselves.
“They then start to out source to people like me,” she said.
Payant was born and raised in Assiniboia but lived in Alberta for 17 years, where she was director of human resources for Marriott Hotels Canada.
“Coming from a larger city like Edmonton, people know what human resources consultants do. I think it was a new concept for Moose Jaw. It was quite surprising but I like knowing I’m the only gig in town providing this service,” she said.
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