Welcome back to our Employee Spotlight series. Here at Multiview, we feel very fortunate to be surrounded by such amazing colleagues, each possessing diverse skills and expertise. We want to highlight them.
We see ourselves not as a technology company, but as a people company.
The eighth of our Employee Spotlight series focuses on our own Monika Bains, Human Resources Advisor.
What is your role at Multiview?
I’m an Advisor and the HR department leader at Multiview. My primary responsibility is to develop and direct a scalable HR agenda to align people strategy to the business strategy that ensures the sustained success and growth of Multiview.
Being the only HR employee, I have to continuously collaborate with Executives, People Managers and Employees to drive projects to completion and multitask. Some of these projects includes Performance Management, Employee Engagement, Workforce Planning, Total Rewards, Compliance, Training & Development and practices to promote Diversity, Inclusive & Belonging at Multiview.
How did you get involved with Multiview?
Seven months ago, I was introduced to Multiview through the Invest Ottawa Team to interview for this role. I had interactions with the CEO, CFO and People Managers of the company and I was hired to join the team in August 2020.
It was about six months ago during my first week at Multiview, I knew in my heart that I’d made the right decision in joining this company. I learnt that this company genuinely cares about its people and their wellbeing. Multiview takes the time to listen to employee feedback to drive its strategy forward.
What skills and tools do you leverage in your role?
To work as a successful HR leader, one of the most important skills I leverage all the time would be Change Management. Working with adversity comes with its own challenges so it’s imperative for me that I lead the change with empathy.
A very good example of that would be the COVID-19 policies, practices and procedures that we implemented for staff to work from home/office or hybrid during the pandemic. We wanted to work proactively to set our employees for success. So before we implemented any changes, we ran a survey across the board to get feedback directly from our employees to ask them what they needed and we used that feedback to plan our strategy forward.
What do you love most about your role?
What sorts of morale-boosting activities does Multiview have?
To plan our social events, we have a designated Social committee that organizes group activities as well as clubs for the company. Prior to pandemic, we had our annual golf tournament in the fall, leadership breakfasts where the executive team would cook for everyone and more.
One change you still wish to make at Multiview?
I started at Multiview during the COVID-19 lockdown, which has been adventurous with working from home and the office, and it’s become our new reality pretty quickly. One thing I wish to change is to go back to working in the office once the pandemic is over.
What do you do with your time off?
Among many other things, I enjoy fishing with my family. Summer days, you’ll find me by the water with my fishing rod or at the cottage just enjoying nature.