A former Assistant Deputy Minister, Keith Jeffers brings more than twenty-five years of successful experience in employment equity and diversity, change management and strategic human resources management. He has worked successfully in Canada, the U.S., the Caribbean, Guyana and South Africa. His industry experience includes agri-business; air transportation; auto rental; banking and finance; buildings maintenance; construction; electronics; engineering; food safety; freight transportation and logistics; health care; heavy equipment rental, leasing and sales; life sciences; international development; IT- hardware and software; pharmaceuticals; real estate, security; television; unions; universities; the public and not for profit sectors. An experienced consultant, his background includes KPMG.
Keith founded Employment Matters Consulting in 2001 to help organizations leverage diversity to become better employers. He delivers guaranteed employment equity solutions. Clients value his strong business and senior management perspective, his knowledge of strategic and operational HR issues, his practicality and his ability to satisfactorily link employment equity to business success. He brings clarity to the confusing world of employment equity and enables companies to save valuable time and money.
As a public service executive Keith was a key architect of employment equity and diversity in the Ontario Public Service, Canada’s second largest employer. As a senior Assistant Deputy Minister he shaped and project managed British Columbia’s Public Service Renewal Project which strengthened the HR management systems in the BC public service.
An acknowledged subject matter expert in Diversity and Employment Equity, Keith is proud that his consulting practice is recognized as one of the best in Canada by HR professionals and executives across Canada. Keith taught human resources management to business executives, college and university students. He was an instructor in Human Resources at a community college and guest lectured at York University, Ontario, University of Victoria, British Columbia and the University of the West Indies on diversity and change management.
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