After practicing human resources in four industries -- retail, restaurant, cannabis, and food manufacturing – Rene joined iDE, finding her true calling in the nonprofit sector. As a key member of our HQ team, Rene supports staff across the world, working closely with our CEO, executive team and operations team.
Rene joined iDE at a difficult time - one week before we switched our entire HQ to a remote workforce, amid a global pandemic. Since then, she has added tremendous value, taken on increasingly complex tasks, recruiting quality people, conducting performance reviews and updating employee policies. After a little more than a year in the job, she was promoted to senior manager.
Rene is a highly experienced HR manager with a background in management consulting and expertise in employee relations, performance management, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and business process improvement.
Rene previously worked at Conagra Brands, administering workers compensation claims. She also has experience conducting workplace investigations, resolving issues with an exceptional level of professionalism, from her time with TGS Global. Rene holds an SPHR certification from the HR Certification Institute.