WSP is a globally recognized professional services firm employing approximately 49,000 people. The company develops creative, comprehensive and sustainable engineering solutions for a future where society can thrive.
Equipped with an intimate understanding of local intricacies, world-class talent and proactive leadership, WSP plans, designs, manages and engineers long-lasting and impactful solutions to uniquely complex problems.
We have recently met with WSP’s National Talent Lead, Victoria Mills, for a quick virtual chat.
Victoria is one of seven National Talent Leads for WSP in Canada. She is responsible for aligning the talent strategy for the Environmental business line in Canada, with over 1200 employees across the country.
During our interesting conversation, we learned how Victoria uses Piktochart to make her HR job easier.
What’s the most challenging part of your daily job?
It’s ensuring that we’re finding the right people for the roles we have open, beyond their technical abilities. We need to ensure that any hire is going to fit well within our corporate culture and within the team.
Any new team will either embrace the change quickly and begin performing well, or fight the change and become disengaged. It’s a fine balance and one that is critical to maintaining the right balance for a healthy corporate culture.
How big is your team?
We have about 80 HR professionals across Canada supporting 8000 employees.
That’s a lot of people to manage. What metrics do you use to measure the success of your team?
We use hiring statistics to help determine our team’s successes and areas for development. Standard ones include time to hire, lead time and need time, volume, quality of hire, impact, etc.
What are your favorite tools to improve productivity?
Currently, I use Asana and Outlook to organize my work and projects I’m working on.
How important is visual communication in your job?
Very important – sometimes you only have one opportunity to make an impact with a senior leader and provide them with decision grade information. So showing my data in a visual way can have a big impact on what we decide to do going forward.
What advice would you give candidates if they want to catch your attention at the beginning of the recruitment process?
Don’t try and get special treatment – respect the process and the recruiter’s time. Trust that the recruiters know what they’re doing and that your skills will speak for themselves. Double-check your resume, and have a friend review for any errors. Put some effort into writing it, make it creative! You only get one opportunity to make a good first impression – make it count.
How often do you have to create visuals such as presentations, flyers, reports etc?
Semi-regularly – 2-3 times a month. Sometimes it can be more. It depends on the projects I work on.
How did you create HR content before Piktochart?
We used PowerPoint before. Although it had a lot of needed functionality, there was a unique visual element that was missing.
How did you find out about Piktochart and why did you initially decide to give it a try?
I was looking for infographics inspirations online and I came across some of Piktochart content. It immediately drew my attention as it was exactly what I needed at the time. So I decided to sign up and see how it works. And I continue using Piktochart to this day.
What type of challenges does Piktochart help you solve?
Piktochart helps me tell a story quickly, and in a way that is very easy for wide audiences to digest and interpret. It’s so easy to use, and the feedback for every visual is always positive. I absolutely love the tool.
To find out how Piktochart can help meet your HR visual communication needs, visit Piktochart for HR.