Donna defines experience in recruiting for Canadian retailers. From store level operations, training and HR Generalist experience, through agency executive recruiting to internal recruiting for new and existing banners, Donna has traveled many paths. She has hosted retail job fairs across the country, filled new stores with up to 100 new employees at a time, and recruited hundreds of managers in store operations, marketing, human resources and merchandise/supply chain positions. These roles have been at all levels of the retail organization, from the hands on operational to the executive levels. Donna's success comes from a focus on understanding the company's culture, goals and the role the applicant will fill within the team, then using that understanding to find potential candidates and turn them into into long-term, progressive placements.
Donna's retail career began with a position as a store level HR Generalist for the Hudson's Bay Company, and she moved from there into Regional Trainer role. Beginning her experience as an agency recruiter role, Donna joined Olsten Staffing, then moved to McIntyre Management Resources executive search firm as a Senior Executive Recruiter.
Returning to internal retail human resources, Donna rejoined the Hudson's Bay Company as Customer Service/HR Manager for a Home Outfitters store and quickly moved into the Manager of Recruitment position for Home Outfitters and Designer Depot. In that role she began to travel across the country, hiring entire teams for new stores, hosting retail job fairs in all areas of Canada, and recruiting for all roles within the organization. In her next role as Corporate Recruitment Manager, Donna continued to recruit the "best of the best" in buying, planning, replenishment, marketing and store operations for all four banners of the Hudson's Bay Company – The Bay, Zellers, Home Outfitters and Designer Depot.
Donna brought her retail recruiting experience and passion for matching the right candidate and the right jobs to JRoss Retail Recruiters' clients in early 2007. She lives in Burlington, Ontario, with her husband Glen, and as a recent empty nester remains very involved in the lives of their five adult children.