With over ten years at Gildan and thirty years of experience in human resources, Vileika has been able to share her passion and HR expertise with Gildan teams in different parts of the world. Here is her story:
Q: What does your career journey at Gildan look like?
Disruptive forces are sharply changing how we live and work, creating an imperative for enterprises to rapidly adapt. But there are several areas where the pace of change has yet to catch up with the new realities of business. Chief HR officers and their teams must take the lead with agility and sustain exponential value for the future of human resources.
To win the competition to attract and keep top talent, investment firms must create a diverse, multi-generational team and enable agile collaboration
Investment in human capital is essential to economic growth. Economists dating back to Adam Smith concur with this belief, so it’s hardly a novel concept. Yet in the world of investment professionals, attracting and retaining top talent has never been a more complex undertaking than it is today. Having the right people in the right positions matters a great deal in a relationship-based business with an emotionally charged subject – money – at its core.
Born on the island of Dominica and raised on the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Tricia Parry experienced her first hurricane at age 13. In 1989, Hurricane Hugo, a Category 4 storm, thrashed the island with 140-mile-an-hour winds, damaging 90 percent of the buildings and other structures. The landscape was littered with uprooted trees, shattered homes and boats blown in from the sea. It took months before electricity was restored.
From simple education activities to implementing a robust adoption benefits program, workplace support of adoption not only increases awareness about the issues confronting our most vulnerable children, but also provides critical support for families formed through adoption. Employers have the power to make a crucial difference in the lives of waiting children.
In just a few days, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption will launch its 2018 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace survey. This survey measures the financial reimbursement given to employees who adopt, paid time off to employees who adopt as well as any benefits given to employees who are foster parents.
The Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace survey encompasses benefits for ALL types of adoptions.