Karen Scott, CHRO, sgsco is based in our Toronto, Ontario office. As the Chief Human Resource Officer, Karen is responsible for caretaking the over 3400 employees globally within all of sgsco member companies. Karen has over 20 years of experience leading HR in various organizations in Canada and the US where she had the responsibility for talent management, organizational design, communications, learning, talent acquisition, employee relations, human capital systems implementations, and benefits and compensation management.
Karen joined sgsco in March of 2016 and was previously with Acosta (formerly Mosaic) for 13 years where she held several roles including Director of Talent Acquisition where she pioneered Mosaic’s Taleo implementation, established industry best practices for experiential marketing and campus recruitment. She then moved into the role of VP HR focused on the Canadian operation, and was responsible for implementing talent management and the HR Business Partner philosophy. In 2012, Karen took on the role of interim CHRO during the organization’s acquisition by Acosta.
Karen is often called upon to speak at industry seminars where she shares best practices in the areas of leveraging HR software (Taleo, HireVue), talent acquisition and talent management to efficiently manage large, disparate workforces.
Karen received her Bachelor degree of Administrative and Commercial Studies focusing on Human Relations and Social Organizations from the University of Western Ontario.