Richardson Is Employee Spotlight – Amy

Richardson Is Employee Spotlight – Amy

Richardson Is Employee Spotlight – Amy

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Amy Employee Spotlight

This week’s Richardson Is employee spotlight is Amy, the Senior Learning and Development Coordinator with Richardson’s Human Resources Team.

Amy is responsible for coordinating and supporting learning and development initiatives for employees across the Richardson network. This week, she’s in Saskatoon putting on one of our internal conferences, Growing for Success, where Richardson Pioneer employees from across Western Canada are learning about agronomy and grain merchandising to prepare for the upcoming growing season. You can follow along on Twitter by watching for the #GFS2018 hashtag.

 

Amy1Why do you think it’s important for employees to continuously learn at work?

“Seeking, acquiring and sharing knowledge should be a continuous process in our lives and especially in a rapidly evolving workplace. Learning helps employees gain new knowledge and skills that not only help them in the workplace and life, but also benefit our customers, coworkers, stakeholders and Richardson as well. Besides, it can be fun and it makes us happy to help employees!”

 

What is your favourite part of your job?

“The absolute best part of my job is talking with and supporting everyone I work with. I’m very lucky to have a role that gives me an opportunity to work with employees across our business. I love people, building relationships and making a difference.”

 

What kinds of different learning opportunities does your team put on each year?

“Last year, our team offered 229 training sessions and learning opportunities for Richardson employees! This included three annual conferences, business-specific training like for credit and grain merchandising, and soft skills training like negotiation skills and time management.”

 

Amy2Why would you recommend a career in agriculture? 

“The agriculture industry is so diverse—there are opportunities for everyone! I grew up in southeast Saskatchewan and my father was a farmer, but I never imagined I would end up working in the agriculture industry. I’m so happy I did!”

 

What do you enjoy doing outside of work? 

“I love outdoor sports and spend lots of time cross country skiing and skating in the winter and hiking in the summer. I grew up playing hockey in Estevan, so it’s great to still have the opportunity to lace up my skates. I also like watching baseball and making pottery. I spend a lot of time visiting my family in Saskatchewan, especially my three nephews and niece.”

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