When managing HR technology, personal skills are paramount

A profile of HR technology specialist Marilyn Blackwood
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/10/2004

Six months ago, Marilyn Blackwood took over as director of global HRMS for Montreal-based CAE. She was first hired by the company as an independent consultant back in 2001 as project manager for the implementation of its new VIP human resources management system bought from Canadian firm DLGL.

After a successful implementation, and with a working lifetime spent in HR and HR systems, CAE, a provider of simulation technologies and integrated training services, asked Blackwood to join the organization full time to oversee the roll out of the system.

She now reports directly to the vice-president of HR at the company, which has more than 5,000 employees at manufacturing and training facilities around the world.