Employee Spotlight - Grace Dehn

Here at Flora, we feel as though we’re all one big family. Some of us are new to the company while others have been here for 20+ years. We each bring a unique set of qualities to the company. Therefore, we thought we’d post an employee spotlight from time to time so our subscribers can get to know our employees a little better. Name: Grace Dehn Title: Human Resources Manager (Canada) What is Your Role at Flora?: There are many components to this role. My day-to-day will encompass activities from recruitment to HR policies/programs, development/administration to health & safety to benefits administration to disability management to employee communication, etc. My primary responsibility is to help Flora to create a safe and positive workplace for all of us. Years with Flora?: 5 years – wow, the years fly by when you are having fun… What brought you to Flora?: What attracted me to Flora is the type of quality products we manufacture and my desire to work for a company that I could be proud of. What keeps me here is the people. We have a dynamic, dedicated and fun group of staff. Flora really is a big family. If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only take one Flora product with you, what would it be and why?: Baobites, Baobites, Baobites (US/CA)…not only are they nutritious, they are delicious, too!!! It’s the weekend, what are you most looking forward to?: Spending quality time with my family… I love exploring and experiencing through the eyes of my 4 year old daughter. Even the tedious work can be fun when she gets involved. If you could have one “super power”, what would it be and why?: Power to read minds—a lot of misunderstandings could be avoided if I could read minds. Having said that, this is a powerful gift. Once I have this power, then I need to “seek to understand then to be understood.” Share something most people don’t know about you.: I lived in Sudan for about 1 year when I was about 5 years old. My father was transferred to Sudan to open a manufacturing facility. I went to a school in Africa for about a month. Morning or night person?: Innately, I am a night person. However, my daughter is helping me to appreciate the early mornings. We all try to eat healthy, but what is your guilty food pleasure?: Starbucks Frappuccino Favorite quote: Be the change you seek in the world. –Mahatma Gandhi