Career path detours

It doesn’t matter how HR learns about the business, just do it
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/11/2003

It turns out having a daughter was one of the best career moves Lynda Keffer ever made.

After beginning her career in HR in 1974, doing mainly pension, benefits and compensation administration, Keffer had moved into a management position by 1978 before leaving work to have her daughter.

When it was time to go back to work, she wanted to stay close to home but couldn’t find anything in HR, even part time, so she signed up for a few finance courses and took over the books for a few small companies.