Stephanie Cruzeiro

Rising Stars 2019

HR coordinator

HomeEquity Bank

Since joining HomeEquity Bank three years ago, Stephanie Cruzeiro has quickly risen through the organization from reception to HR assistant and then HR coordinator. Initially trained as the backup person for payroll, Cruzeiro embraced the opportunity by completing her Payroll Compliance Practitioner certification and taking the lead in developing a payroll manual, while also participating in HR initiatives and acting as an employee contact for the HR team.

In addition, Cruzeiro played an active role in executing HomeEquity Bank’s annual mandatory online employee training and launching the Dayforce HCM system, including creating employee communications for the Dayforce rollout, developing the training materials for the launch, and training employees and managers on the system. She also serves as co-chair of HomeEquity Bank’s employee social committee and has helped develop and roll out diversity and inclusion initiatives for internal events celebrating everything from Women’s Day to Pride to employee appreciation.

“When you ask Stephanie to do something, she always adds that extra touch, whether it is the experience she creates when working with an employee or the thought and ideas she provides when completing her projects,” says Andrea Khan, learning and development manager at HomeEquity Bank. “Stephanie is often recognized for her contributions from outside the HR department and is lauded for her confidence and her determination, her professional demeanour, and the outstanding quality of all of her work.”