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Senior vice-president, HR
Under Marni Johnson’s leadership, BlueShore Financial was ranked among Aon Hewitt’s 50 Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada in 2016 for the sixth consecutive year, and achieved Platinum Level status for the second year. Also last year, the company experienced its highest-ever employee engagement score of 82%.
One major initiative Johnson launched in 2016 was a customized, organization-wide digital literacy assessment tool, designed to determine the staff’s level of digital knowledge in areas like cybersecurity and social media in order for management to address knowledge gaps. Following the assessment, the team developed a series of learning tools, including video clips on topics that scored the lowest. They also appointed one digital ambassador from each department to serve as the resource person for the assessment tool and other new technologies implemented.
As the only woman and HR representative on BlueShore Financial’s six-member executive management team, Johnson is dedicated to creating a culture of diversity & inclusion at BlueShore. At present, 50% of the company’s assistant vice-presidents and vice-presidents are female – a percentage Johnson hopes to boost in 2017.