Vice President, People Services – North America
As VP People Services for North America, Kerris provides senior HR leadership to support all business units across the US and Canada, approximately 7000+ professionals. She is responsible for leading the North American People Services team of more than 80 professionals, overseeing all aspects of talent management. Prior to this, Kerris was the Director of Talent Acquisition for North America leading all Talent Acquisition activity for the region. She coached, mentored and managed a high performing team of 18 Talent Acquisition specialists with a focus on strategic business partnerships, candidate experience excellence, employment brand championship, diversity & inclusion and continuous process improvement.
Before joining Colliers in 2017, Kerris worked at Catalyst Paper and was HR business partner to all corporate staff and the executive leadership team in Canada and the USA, including the Distribution Centres, Finance, Sales & Marketing, Customer Solutions, Sourcing & Technical Services, HR and Corporate Services which involved regular visits to mill and manufacturing operations and offices in BC, Maine, Wisconsin and Ohio. In addition she was responsible for leading a team of 3 talent acquisition specialists in recruiting and enabling the selection of operations, trades, technical, professional, managerial and executive talent across the company in both the US and Canada – approximately 2,600 permanent staff (80% hourly & unionised).
Kerris' career has spanned two continents. Prior to relocating to Canada from the UK 9 years ago, she had a successful career in recruitment, working for a range of small boutique, large international, and self-owned search firms specialising in senior level executive search.
Executive MBA Student - SFU Beedie School of Business
Bachelors Degree in Modern Languages - Spanish & French
Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition | North America
I come to Colliers after 3 years working with Hays Recruitment leading a team in Senior Accounting and Finance Recruitment.
Prior to this I have worked in Internal Recruitment and HR for Mount Washingto Alpine Resort working within the Snow School.
Head of Executive Talent, Canada
With a diverse background in consulting and recruitment, Emily joined Colliers in 2016 as a Senior Talent Acquisition Partner, helping to fulfill the hiring needs of the rapidly-growing Corporate Shared Services division.
At the end of 2017, Emily transitioned to the Head of Executive Talent role on the Canada Scouting Team, whereby she strategically networks, communicates and connects with exceptional executive talent for current and future business opportunities. Working closely with the senior executive team, as a business partner, across all Canadian business lines.
Highly accomplished Talent Acquisition Business Partner with close to 2 decades of full-cycle, high-level recruiting experience both locally and internationally. Having spent 11 years in Asia Pacific overseeing Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Japan, and Korea covering the following industries: semiconductor, telecommunications, electronics, FMCG, and luxury goods.
Head of Scouting, Canada
Hira currently leads the Talent Scouting team in Canada across Executive, Brokerage and Campus verticals. Hira joined Colliers in 2017 as the Head of Executive Talent on the Canada Scouting Team with a mandate to strategically network and partner with exceptional executive talent for current and future opportunities. As a business partner, she also drives senior stakeholder relationships across all business lines in Canada.
With over a decade of experience in the recruitment world, Hira's career has been driven by entrepreneurial passion for storytelling combined with a deep focus on ROI. She's had the privilege to do this for small startups through to global organizations.
If you are interested in potential opportunities at Colliers International contact Hira to find out more!
Talent Acquisition Manager
Natalie leads the Talent Acquisition team for Occupier Services, Property Management and Corporate Services across North America. Natalie's team focuses on finding top talent to join Colliers , partnering with business leaders across North America. Natalie's team is also involved in key Talent Acquisition projects around candidate experience, process, and employment branding.
Natalie has 9+ years of Talent Acquisition experience from both private and public sector in North America and Europe, focusing on enabling organizations to make long term strategic hiring decisions, and bringing in the best talent for their organization.
If you are interested in potential opportunities at Colliers International contact Natalie to find out more!
Senior Advisor, People Services
With a background in recruiting, Raj joined Colliers in 2017 as a Talent Acquisition Advisor, working directly with US Brokerage Operations teams across the West and Central regions. In 2019 Raj was promoted into a Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor role, working directly with Corporate Services and Occupier Services across North America. Raj partners strategically with her hiring managers, to understand current and future hiring needs. Raj is an expert in sourcing top talent through networking and building talent pipelines for future business opportunities. In May of 2020, Raj has transferred into a Senior People Services Advisor role to support the Western US Brokerage business. As a member of the HRBP team, Raj is responsible for building strong relationships across the brokerage business to provide advice and guidance for many areas including: employee engagement, performance management, training and development, orientation and onboarding, and diversity.
Raj's focus to recruitment excellence surrounds working strategically with hiring managers to build high performing teams through sourcing top active/passive talent and consistently maintaining a great candidate experience. Working closely with the market leaders as a recruitment partner, Raj brings an expertise in recruiting roles within operations, administration, IT, research, finance, accounting, marketing, insurance,risk, and more.
If you are interested in potential opportunities at Colliers International contact Raj Parmar to find out more!
Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor
Ambrareen is a Human Resources Professional with over 8 years of experience in recruitment and retention, conflict resolution and change management. She has proven experience collaborating with senior management in providing strategic efficiencies that would support and further department and corporate goals. Along with the ability to manage high volume recruiting and over 5 years of industry experience Ambareen is able to quickly build rapport and networks to help meet organizational and team goals.
Talent Acquisition Scout
Jessica is a member of the North American Talent Acquisition group as a Talent Acquisition Scout supporting Brokerage hires in Canada. She focuses on finding top broker talent in Canada by buildling relationships with industry professionals and partnering with business leaders. Jessica is also actively involved in key Talent Acquisition projects surrounding data analytics, technology, and D&I initiatives.
She has 5+ years of experience in Talent Acquisition with a background in , with a goal in finding the right people, at the right place, at the right time.
If you are interested in potential opportunities at Colliers International contact Jessica to find out more!
Talent Acquisition Advisor
Fay joined Colliers in 2019 as a Talent Acquisition Advisor supporting Canadian Brokerage Operations, partnering with hiring managers across the Brokerage business in order to strategically source talent and proactively recruit for current and future business needs.
Prior to joining Colliers, Fay spent six years in agency recruitment in London (UK) specializing in Marketing, where she built an extensive network and used creative sourcing strategies to find top talent for some of the world's biggest advertising agencies.