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Head of creative resources (HR)
In 2016, Leah Jaikaran led film and TV visual effects company Spin VFX to its first win for HR Team of the Year at the Canadian HR Awards, just one year after she joined the company as head of HR. Within the same period, she and her team implemented the first Reel and Resume workshop, which involved opening Spin VFX’s studio to job-seekers and conducting practical training on how to build the best reel and resume. The workshop helped the company attract top talent, cultivate relationships with job-seekers and promote its brand among artists in the industry.
Another major project Jaikaran took on in 2016 was defining and implementing a comprehensive employee experience strategy, which includes a personalized and thorough onboarding process, formalized and frequent performance reviews, and accessible wellness initiatives. In 2017, Jaikaran and her team are looking to roll out Spin’s first HRIS, conduct leadership training sessions and enhance relationships with local schools to strengthen the company’s internship program.