July 20, 2022

Stemming the Tide of the Great Resignation

Episode 3

“The Great Resignation” has left companies within the manufacturing industry in the challenging position of losing essential employees and competing for more talent. In light of this employee exodus, now’s the time to re-tool how we secure, train and retain top talent. What factors have shaped our current manufacturing hiring landscape? What’s the best way for companies to attract the best talent? How can emerging companies within manufacturing recruiting draw talented employees? And how can talented job seekers maximize their potential for positive employment outcomes? 

In this episode of Beyond the Mold, we’ll discuss employees and the current manufacturing industry hiring landscape as we speak with recruiters to get their perspectives. To provide the talent recruiting point of view, we’ll be joined by Tina Rodgers, Director of Talent and Total Rewards at Husky, as well as Megan Diamond, Managing Director at Canadian Premier Life Insurance Company. With Tina and Megan, our host Tracy Broad will address generational differences in the manufacturing recruiting process and how to tailor your recruitment strategies to answer the questions and address the concerns of the manufacturing company’s ideal candidates. Tune in as we venture Beyond the Mold.

Podcast Guest:


Director, Talent & Total Rewards

Tina Rodgers is the Director, Talent & Total Rewards at Husky Technologies. Over her two-decade career, she has focused on and specialized in talent management, talent acquisition and leadership development. A majority of her career was spent working in the Health and Wellness Industry, as well as teaching at Mount Royal Community College in Calgary, Alberta. A sample of her career highlights includes local and global talent acquisition experience across a variety of industries; certification as a Ken Blanchard SLII Trainer; and designing and executing performance management and pay programs. Additionally, she designed and delivered competency-based training for all levels of the Husky organization; designed and implemented comprehensive talent and succession management programs; and contributed to a global project team to design an international global graduate program, which aimed to recruit, train, and mentor newly graduated MBA students into leadership roles within the organization. She holds a BA in Kinesiology from the University of Calgary.

Podcast Guest:


Director, Human Resources at Canadian Premier Life Insurance Company

Megan’s experience as a human resources leader provides her a unique view of Canadian Premier Life Insurance Company — she can see each need through a customer’s lens. With nearly 20 years of experience leading high-performing teams in both corporate HR and consulting environments, Megan has a reputation for managing complex change in organizations, where teams thrive and people grow. Responsible for developing new ways to support individuals, teams, and organizations with their career services needs, she brings a customer-centric approach and a commitment to meaningful solutions. Prior to Verity, Megan held a variety of senior leadership positions within the public and private sectors, with both national and global accountability. She has been fortunate to work with leading organizations, such as the Regional Municipality of York, Husky Injection Molding Systems, Lifeworks (Morneau Shepell), and Robert Half International. Megan has been a credible and strategic business partner to executive and leadership teams in all human resource matters. Her specialties include employee and organizational development, talent acquisition and executive search, recognition, succession planning, and performance management and assessment.