Human Resources | Communications | Consultant

Colleen Alexander

Human Resources | Communications

Knowledge. Experience. Integrity.

From my base in Halifax, I specialize in human resources, employee and business communications for small to medium sized companies, not-for-profit and membership-based organizations in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.  From manufacturing and transportation to hospitality and child care, I have gained broad experience as a result of working for clients in many industry sectors.  My background includes management roles that have led to the development of expert human resource and business communication skills.   

I bring experience and professionalism to every project and customize my support to your individual needs and priorities. Get in touch with me to set up a consultation to discuss whether my services are right for you.

Representative Work

 

CAreer transition and resume writing

"You are a true professional Colleen, with a positive and thoughtful approach, and outstanding business acumen! I won’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone changing jobs or looking to move up the ladder within their existing career. The attention you pay to the important details of each opportunity is excellent!"

- Steve Groves, Vice President Lending, Valley Credit Union


consultative research and Planning

Assisted a community organization to prioritize capital investment decisions through an on-line survey.

Conducted a review of an advisory council and made recommendations for organizational and policy improvements.

Implemented employee surveys including analysis and recommendations.


Business proposals and funding applications

Wrote a successful funding proposal for employment readiness and industry training for a First Nation.  

Developed expression of interest and grant application and proposal resulting in the third largest award provincially for a group of five not-for-profit organizations.

 


OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE REVIEW

Conducted an HR operational review for a public sector employer including consultation with executive team members, stakeholder organizations, HR staff and employee focus groups.  

Developed an HR strategy including prioritization of HR initiatives, organization design and department budget.


Talent Management

Designed the business planning processes for a regulated professional services society to achieve the Executive Director's goal of improving senior management performance measurement, operational outcomes and senior management engagement.  

Conducted salary surveys, designed recruitment and retention strategies, wrote policies and procedures, developed succession plans and training programs.


change management

Supported the dissolution of a 115 employee crown corporation, the reintegration of staff into government agencies and supported displaced employees in their transition to new opportunities.  

Provided strategic and operational HR guidance to the management of a newly acquired transportation company.