For HR Administrators
UBC’s Work-Life and Relocation Services
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 18/12
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Location: Life Sciences Centre 1330, 2350 Health Sciences Mall
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presenter: Jayne Booth, (Manager, Work-Life and Relocation Services, Human Resources
New hires and potential candidates often need to ask multiple questions about immigration, family support issues and countless other bureaucratic processes necessary to decide whether to sign a UBC job offer or how to hit the floor running when they arrive in Vancouver. WLRS rolled out as a ‘five star concierge service’ for departments and new faculty to use at the end of 2009 and now the office is helping more than 300 families and single people each year to relocate to their new home.
Jayne Booth is no stranger to relocating within countries and internationally, as she has a background in travelling as a nurse in the UK Royal Air Force and emigrated from the UK to Canada with her two teenage sons in the summer of 2008. Jayne took up a position in Organizational Development in the Human Resources team over in UBC Building Operations and started to make many good friends at UBC. In the fall of 2009, Jayne enthusiastically took up the challenge of setting up the Work-Life and Relocation Services (WLRS), reporting within Total Compensation in central HR. The Provost and VP Academic, Dr. David Farrar, and AVP Human Resources, Lisa Castle, recognized that in a decentralized hiring model, departmental staff and faculty could not be experts in all the necessary relocation processes for foreign nationals or returning Canadians. Jayne enjoys the variety of working with departmental staff across UBC as much as helping the new recruits. She became a regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant in 2011 so is qualified to answer questions in many areas of immigration law, policies and procedures and is skilled in recruitment and staff development.