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Sheri Brake

About Sheri Brake

With a practical approach to human resources management, leadership development, and policy development, Sheri Brake works with clients to create custom solutions for their organizations. Sheri is the Director and Practice Lead of Business and Human Resources Consulting Practice at Cenera. She delivers legislative expertise, policy development, strategic and HR advising, organizational assessment and restoration, mediation and facilitation, and leader development. Sheri takes pride in a team that works to put the client first, acting ethically and responsibly without exception. Her humour and enthusiasm come through in her engaging, customized programs and training. Clients appreciate Sheri’s professional and candid responses to tough questions on both day-to-day concerns and unforeseen human resource issues. Her HR leadership and project management experience spans over 20 years and includes both private and public sector organizations in oil and gas, professional services, technology, and education. Sheri completed a B.Comm at Dalhousie University and a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations at Queen’s University. She also has certificates in Project Management, Professional Coaching, Workplace Investigation, Workplace Restoration and Mediation, and ITIL. She is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CPHR) in good standing.

Tips for Managing Workplace Stress And Burnout

By | September 4th, 2019|HR Advisory, HR Consulting|

Managing the workload and stress level of your team and avoiding burnout is crucial for the success of your organization. Empowered teams are typically collaborative, hardworking, and results-driven, which ultimately improves employee retention.   Employees may be experiencing elevated levels of stress due to high expectations of themselves, negative feedback or lack of feedback, feeling underappreciated, [...]

5 Tough Questions… Are you Ready?

By | August 9th, 2018|Career Transition|

At its worst, an interview becomes a series of stilted questions and answers.  At its best, it is a conversation between people invested in the discussion and keenly interested in learning more about one another. We don’t advocate memorizing answers to interview questions.   You should, however, spend time determining what information you want to share [...]

Maybe you Shouldn’t do an Employee Survey… 3 Questions to Ask Before Getting Started

By | July 17th, 2018|HR Advisory, HR Consulting|

Sometimes, when a client engages us to work with them on an employee engagement/satisfaction survey we talk ourselves out of the work. Or, more specifically we question ourselves out of the work. We’re ok with that. Here’s why… Too often we hear stories of organizations that conduct elaborate “satisfaction” surveys or obligatory annual surveys and [...]

The Intersection – where Human Resources meets Health and Safety

By | May 22nd, 2018|HR Consulting|

Legislative changes in 2018 will highlight the importance of these two departments being in lock-step. The legalization of marijuana and the implementation of OHS Bill 30 in Alberta will highlight the need for Human Resources (HR) and Health and Safety (H&S) to be aligned and working closely together. The proposed legalization of marijuana introduces issues [...]

Job Loss and Mental Health

By | May 7th, 2018|Career Transition|

Working in the field of career transition reveals that each person’s situation and reaction to job loss is uniquely their own.  Some individuals come to us fired up and ready to work on their resume, LinkedIn profile and networking strategy. However, sometimes we meet individuals who are tired, scared, and having trouble envisioning a positive [...]

The Overwhelming Rise of Recruitment Technology (part 2/2)

By | December 12th, 2017|Career Transition|

In part 1 of this 2-part series I told you about a recent experience I had with job seekers who were overwhelmed by impact technology has had on job search over the past 10 years. We discussed embracing change and letting the technology work for you. You can read part one here In this second [...]

The Overwhelming Rise of Recruitment Technology (part 1/2)

By | December 7th, 2017|Career Transition|

I recently had the opportunity to meet with a diverse group (skill, experience, age) of professionals who are in career transition. The proposed topic was "video interviewing", which rapidly morphed into "video interviewing: how not to hate it". The conversation that ensued made me contemplate the level of overwhelm that these professionals were experiencing. Many [...]

What a Year it has been for Human Resources Management!

By | November 21st, 2017|HR Advisory, HR Consulting|

2017 has been a landmark year for Human Resources Practitioners in Alberta. We saw the introduction of the Fair and Friendly Workplace Act (formerly Bill 17) in Alberta; and federally we are addressing the imminent arrival of cannabis legalization and the proposed extension of parental leave. These are exciting times in the world of Human [...]