Manuelita Cherizard

Chief Human Resources Officer

Manuelita Chérizard is a passionate advocate for the development of human talent. As GMTFO’s Chief Talent Development Officer, she sees in every new or existing member of the GMTFO family the opportunity to cultivate unique talents and experiences, and create conditions where they can flourish. Her mission of bringing out the best in people is driven by a deep knowledge of how to align talent with organizational objectives, as well as keen personal insight. She has learned first-hand how appropriate supports can impact professional achievement. Throughout her varied career, she has made mentoring and development a top priority.

For over two decades Manuelita has guided human resources efforts in private, public, not-for-profit, and crown corporations having both unionized and non-unionized employees. Her experience in educational and media environments reinforces GMTFO’s leadership in these areas. In her past roles, she was responsible for all areas of Human Resources, including strategic planning, talent management, labour relations, compensation and benefits and the HR information systems. She has led HR for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s (CBC) English Services, and held roles of increasing responsibility in Human Resources at Aviva Canada,PricewaterhouseCoopers, BMO Financial Group, and Nortel Networks.

A life-long learner and voracious reader, Manuelita earned her MBA at Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business in Montreal, after obtaining a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM). She continues to foster her love of books (and e-books) through sharing the joy of reading with her daughter and her husband. Manuelita volunteers her time as an active and committed board member for organizations dedicated to improving lives and economic opportunities for underserved communities.

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Day 1: Mar 3, 2020

2:45 pm

2:45 pm


Analyze your Company’s Needs to Build the Business Case for Investing in Digital Talent Acquisition Technology and Getting Buy-in from Leadership

While many companies have embraced digital talent acquisition as part of their overall HR transformation, leadership in other organizations have yet to fully grasp its importance to their future success.  Encourage the adoption of digital HR tools and technology in your organization by building a solid business case targeted to your company’s needs.  Take back to the team best practices to create a blueprint for your business case by:

  • Understanding the differences and commonalities between high-growth and more mature companies to help you analyse your company’s needs
  • Demonstrating how adopting digital talent acquisition can accelerate the achievement of organizational goals
  • Get leadership buy-in by clearly identifying potential ROI and impact on your company’s ability to compete

Set the stage for your organization’s transition to digital HR by establishing a rock-solid business case for adopting digital technology for Talent Acquisition

Day 2: Mar 4, 2020