Yee Makowich of Vision 7 International is part of Human Resources Director Canada's Hot List 2018
Director of talent
VISION 7 INTERNATIONAL
For the past four years, Yee Makowich has headed the Toronto talent team of Vision 7 International (which includes two creative agencies, two PR firms and a media division under its umbrella) and supported a 38% growth in the people function during her tenure. In 2017 alone, Makowich oversaw the implementation of a national mentorship program, the curation of a robust L&D curriculum for Vision 7 University and the renewal of the company’s onboarding program.
One key initiative Makowich has championed recently is a new flex work program for the media team. Instead of specifying where employees can work or how they should work, Makowich and her team created a program that focuses more on providing the right tools and programs to meet their objectives. Employees are issued a company cell phone in addition to their laptops, and the IT team has worked hard to ensure that working from home, a coffee shop or client locations is the same as working from the office. Vison 7’s people team also introduced Slack, a platform that allows for optimal collaboration and team work without the need for people to be physically in the same location. Managers are able to have ‘stand-up’ virtual meetings daily to ensure team members are on track with expectations.