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By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/22/2010

Having worked for a few years as a sales manager and a manager at a recruitment firm, Heidi Hauver recognized she was more in tune with the human resources side of her job than the sales. After taking a few HR courses, she went on to become an HR generalist and now works at the Canadian Internet Registration Authority in Ottawa as an HR manager.

The 45-employee company has been a great career break, she said, as previously it did not have any HR staff.

“It was an opportunity where I could build from the ground up and work on lots of different facets, from orientation and onboarding to implementing exit interviews to health and safety to lunch-and-learns,” said Hauver. “You name it, I’ve gotten to work on it, so it’s been a really fun experience.”