Employee Spotlight – Cory Hallett
Cory Hallett, Human Resources Manager, Regina – 10 years
Cory Hallett has been working with Redhead Equipment as the Human Resources Manager for 10 years and says he has been enjoying it the whole time. When we asked him how he would describe his role to a child he said, “my job is to get the best people to come and work for our group and once they are here to give them the skills to do their job better.” Cory says there is never a regular day in HR, some days he’s looking at resumes, talking to employees about their benefits, coming up with new procedures for how we are going to accomplish our goals, or creating policies and procedures, “I work in our Regina branch which is also head office and we have about 110 different personalities here, it’s exciting, we have lots of different types of people, driven to do different things and its really fun to see it all come together.”
We asked Cory what he finds rewarding about his role as the Human Resources Manager and he said “seeing that we have the right people in the right positions, and when a new opportunity opens up and they are able to move into that role, it’s fantastic to see our employees grow and flourish from the environment they’ve been in.” Cory mentioned that people can definitely grow with Redhead Equipment, not necessarily linear, they come in to the company and can move in any direction, there are different opportunities that come up and if you keep an open mind you can grow in any direction.
We asked Cory what he likes about working at Redhead Equipment and he said he really enjoys it, “sometimes there are others places I’d rather be, like camping with my family, but I’ve never not wanted to be here, its an enjoyable workplace and we have a great group of people, everyone works toward their goals and it’s a great place to be.” When asked about the longevity of the company Cory said Redhead Equipment has been around so long because of where we are, from ownership, the way people and customers are treated, it all flows and makes everyone want to be a part of it. “When you run a company like that they want to be a part of it, people are treated with respect, it causes people to stay, they miss it if they were away and they want to be a part of it.”
Looking at the company vision Cory said we are very focused on the customer, doing ‘Whatever it Takes’ to get them rolling again, and by doing so we ensure the success of the company, “the way I try and perpetuate that is to keep everyone focused on that goal, and have reward systems in place, and reward them for doing things right and keep them focused on the main goal.”
We asked Cory what he thinks his coworkers might say about him and he said “that I’m a little crazy at times, maybe ‘why is he so happy’; that I enjoy my day and I choose to be here and get the most out of it.”
What advice would you give to someone starting a career at Redhead Equipment?
Come in, buy into it and do the best job that you can, look after the customers, give it everything and care about your role. Enjoy your time here and do your best.
What is the worst gift you’ve ever received?
A beard shaving kit from my wife; I just got it filled in.
What do you do in an hour of free time?
Ride my bike, or any physical activity.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
A Pizza maker