Industrial staffing firm EmployBridge has announced that Deborah Mcfarlane has joined the company's senior management team as Chief People Officer, leading the human resources organization and serving as steward of EmployBridge's culture evolution as it advances its people-first strategy to the next level.
"We are delighted to have an executive with Deborah's credentials join the EmployBridge team to guide our people and talent initiatives," said Michael Miles, Chief Executive Officer. "Deborah will be a great complement to our strong leadership team and her extensive human resources experience will be invaluable as we accelerate the expansion of our specialty brands."
On joining EmployBridge, Mcfarlane commented, "People are not only our greatest assets, they are the catalysts that enable us to demonstrate the vital role and positive impact supply chain workers have on the industry. I am excited to be a part of an organization so committed to doing business the right way, creating value for all those we serve – our employees, temporary associates, and clients."
Deborah has over 20 years of experience in executive human resource roles with US-based and global operations. Most recently, Deborah served as head of human resources for HD Supply Facilities Maintenance, a $3 billion enterprise with approximately 6,000 associates across North America. During her eighteen-year tenure, she provided executive-level vision, strategy, and execution of human resource and business agendas that elevated service performance and top-line growth – she received the CEO Award for Leadership for her contributions.
Prior to joining HD Supply, Deborah served as senior human resource manager for Home Depot Canada, where she contributed as a critical business executive, trusted advisor, and change ambassador, supporting CEOs, presidents, cross-division executives, and stakeholders. Mcfarlane holds a bachelor's in arts degree from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, she will be based in EmployBridge's corporate headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.