cost benefit, human resources, labor relations, management, non-profit, organizational development, team management
Title: Director of Human Resources
Company: The Salvation Army
Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada
Mississauga, ON, Canada, January 20, 2016, Josie Delpriore, Director of Human Resources with The Salvation Army, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide for dedication, achievement and leadership in human resources.
Ms. Delpriore initially considered attending law school before she began dabbling in human resources. During that experience, she found that she really enjoyed all aspects of HR, from labor relations and compensation to benefits and organizational development. Ms. Delpriore prepared for her newfound career path by completing a university degree course and multiple professional development courses in human resources.
The biggest challenge Ms. Delpriore has had to overcome in her career was dispelling the notion that HR is a fluffy role. She found that establishing herself as a strategic business partner with the management team, while demonstrating cost benefits, was the model for success. Another key to her success is her listening skills; she has the ability to make others feel comfortable, which allows them to open up and speak candidly about themselves.
Her greatest accomplishment thus far has been the implementation of the new computer system for all of The Salvation Army. This allowed Ms. Delpriore to utilize her business skills while creating a positive team atmosphere and implementing her strategic business partner approach. In the future, she would like to broaden her network and continue to build on her well-rounded generalist skill set.
Contact [NAME] Josie Delpriore