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Manager, talent acquisition
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation
Kathleen Teixeira definitely deserves a spot on this list, having been named Rising Star of the Year at the recent Canadian HR Awards. In the midst of a massive transformation and volatile circumstances at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, including divestitures and launch of a new operating model, Teixeira was able to come up with a talent acquisition strategy that fit the business objectives and addressed the high volume of open positions.
She has worked hard to train the team in technological and social media know-how in order to boost her employer’s brand and effectively tap into talent hubs. She also has been able to showcase her skill in assessing people. “When meeting with prospective candidates, she knows how to draw people out, allowing them to demonstrate who they are and what they are capable of,” a colleague says. Her strategy and initiatives have resulted in the recruitment of more high-quality candidates, bringing about a significant cultural shift within the HR team and throughout the organization.