HR execs land on most powerful women list

Mentoring relationships help with success
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/11/2010

As vice-president of HR at Ford Motor Company of Canada since 2003, Stacey Allerton Firth oversees all of the company’s labour relations, compensation and benefits programs and is responsible for 7,400 employees.

But of all her responsibilities and accomplishments, she is most proud of strengthening the relationship between the Oakville, Ont.-based automaker and the Canadian Auto Workers union.

She did that by having open, ongoing communication with the union and being transparent and respectful. This included sharing all the company’s performance data and goals, as well as letting the union know what its role was in delivering on those goals, she said.