Jerry Gratton, Vice president, people & culture, O2E Brands

Jerry Gratton of O2E Brands is part of Human Resources Director Canada's Hot List 2018

Hot List 2018

Vice-president, people and culture

Under Jerry Gratton’s leadership, O2E Brands has won a number of awards, including being named BC’s Top Employer and a Great Place to Work. In 2016, the company was also nominated for Best Learning & Development Strategy and Best Workplace Culture at the Canadian HR Awards, and CEO Brian Scudamore was named HR Champion of the Year, demonstrating that best practice in people management flows from the top down.

As head of HR, Gratton has spearheaded key programs such as the Leadership Way Development Program, which leverages experiential, social and formal learning by incorporating methods such as in-person workshops, leadership events, on-the-job challenges, 24/7 online resources and one-on-one coaching. Gratton also helped to create the A-Player Development Program, which focuses on equipping employees with professional skills such as project and time management, financial literacy, and communication. In addition, Gratton led the O2E HR team to develop a new benefits program, which includes two types of plans that offer flexibility and more options for employees.