Josephine Keyamo



  • Highly skilled Human Resources Generalist with experience in both federal and provincial jurisdictions seeking new challenges.

Work History

Work History
Apr 2014 - Present

HR Specialist

Emergency Parts Logistics
HR Specialist Developed a comprehensive human resources and training processes and researched and recommended new programs. Developed job descriptions for all roles within the organization; employee contracts and job application forms for drivers. Reduced recruitment and training expenses by completing the Canada-Ontario Job grants applications for the organization.
Jul 2014 - Jul 2015

HR Generalist

Sander Geophysics Limited
HR Generalist Provided generalist duties in areas of recruitment, performance management, employee relations and policy interpretation. Sole HR representative for an organization with 170 full time employee Administered employee benefits and compensation including workplace safety insurance reporting and claims. Played a key role in developing a executing a new performance management program. Presented new hire orientation and training. Overhauled and developed new yearly performance review process insuring compliance for all employees. Coordinated intern/coop recruitment between universities and colleges and Served in the capacity of co-chair on the Employment Equity and Health and Safety committees. Generated human resources reports on employment equity and salary metrics. Co-Chaired and Participated in the Health and Safety and Employment Equity Committees.
Dec 2013 - Apr 2014

HR Generalist

ING Robotic Aviation, Ottawa
HR Generalist Provided generalist duties in areas of recruitment, performance management and policy interpretation. Developed and maintained employee handbook and a range of human resources policies and procedures. Developed new yearly performance review process insuring compliance for all employees. Proactively sought out low cost recruiting techniques saving thousands of dollars. Reviewed wages and job evaluation of engineers to ensure competitive pay practices in line with Ontario Society of Professional Engineers Chaired yearly health and safety committee meeting. Coordinated training programs and sourced funding to help offset costs. Designed a new hire orientation program that boosted productivity and reduced employee turnover. Reduced travel expenses by 30% through changing to more efficient agency. Organized the implementation of reorganization, head count reduction and severances in client groups.
Sep 2012 - Sep 2013

Project Coordinator

Skill Smart Consulting Ltd
Project Coordinator-Calgary, AB Provided administrative support to six Instructional Designers Oversaw multiple day-to-day activities of the administrative department, ensuring work priorities were balanced and expedited to meet critical deadlines. Prepared reports on project status and progress for review and approval by Principal Consultant. Assisted in preparing invoices and reconciled payments received from clients. Assisted Consultants with time entry and prior period adjustments. Updated project schedules using consultants time entry data. Gathered and prepared project spending profile for Project Manager. Created and tracked data and projects using spreadsheets and MS Project
Jan 2009 - May 2012

HR Business Partner

Philip Priscilla Law Firm, London
HR Business Partner UK Recruitment: Coordinated full cycle recruitment activities working closely with hiring partners(managers and specialist agencies). Retention and Rewards: developed and managed retention and recognition initiatives and processes. Employee Relations: Advised and counseled employees and Managers on HR policies and Programs. Partnered with employees and managers, providing day-to-day leadership and solutions to clients HR needs. Primary contact to all employees with respect to HR matters. Supported and advised managers in all HR-related areas such as(recruitment, conflict management, performance management, health and safety, compensation etc.). Performance Management: Facilitated the organizations Continuous Development program, providing guidance, training support and coaching managers on procedures and best practice. Compensation & Benefits: Maintained and administered the compensation reviews, validated job documentations to ensure completion by appropriate reporting managers and answering related inquiries. General Administration: Carried out HR administration(offer letters, benefits letters, short-term disability letters, etc.) Health and Safety: Acted on behalf of management on the Joint Health and Safety Committee ensuring legislative compliance. Employee Communication: Involved in the development and implementation of effective employee communication initiatives by cultivating strong working relationships with all stakeholders thus ensuring credibility in communication processes. Administration/Coordination-Established action plans to manage recruitment processes effectively through prioritization of tasks
Aug 2004 - Dec 2008

HR Business Partner

HR Business Partner HR Generalist London, UK Recruitment: Worked with Senior Management and external corporate recruiters/Head Hunters in effectively filling middle management positions within African and European operations. Policies/Procedures: Conducting research as part of preparing policies and procedures to support or improve existing ones within the organization. Learning/Development: Conducted learning and development needs analysis, sourcing appropriate and cost effective vendors and evaluating training effectiveness. Coordinated relocation and immigration process for new hires across Europe, Africa, Asia and North America.
Jan 1997 - Aug 2003

Learning & Development Advisor

Inter-Capital Money Markets
Learning & Development Advisor Training Coordinator London, UK Collaborated with external trainers and Senior Management in identifying training and development requirements of brokers across the European Operations. Maintained training records of Brokers for tracking, reporting and management purposes on the HR Database. Ensured the effective delivery of training programs, building good working relationships with external and internal clients. Managed Training budget($2m)



Post Graduate Certificate

Institute of Education University of London

Post Graduate Certificate in Adult Education



Middlesex University


London South Bank University