Serena Scattolon is a talent management coordinator in human resources at Hamilton Health Sciences. She has been with HHS for over 3 years and started as a co-op student.
Favourite colour: red/ book: Sophie Kinsella Novels/ vacation spot: Italy/ music: country/ animal: Canadian Lynx/ food: homemade gnocchi/ holiday: Christmas
What made you enter your field of work?
I love working with people so I entered the field of human resources to do just that. It was important for me to work for an organization that makes a difference within the community. What better place to work than for an organization that strives to make a positive change in the lives of patients and families every day, achieving our vision of best care for all.
Do you have a best friend or confidant at HHS? Tell us about him/her.
I work with a great team in Talent and Organization Development. I find that each colleague brings a new perspective and unique friendship.
What is one thing you wish colleagues knew about you?
I’m quite shy at first, which you would never guess once you get to know me!
What do you love most about your job?
I love meeting and getting to know staff from various departments across the organization. I love seeing how happy the events I’ve coordinated make people feel, such as the Long Service Awards or Children’s Christmas Party.
What do you wish you had more time for at work?
HHS is such a huge organization with so many talents and interesting roles. I wish I could immerse myself in various teams across sites to learn what they do and how they make a difference in patients’ lives.
What do you do after work to unwind?
Shopping and cooking are my two favourite past times, secondary to spending time with loved ones and friends. I also love cycling however, I do not get out as much as I want to.
Tell us about your most gratifying experience at HHS.
I recently received a Thank You card from a volunteer who attended the Long Service Awards Celebration this past June. The kind words in her card expressed how appreciative she was. I could feel her passion through her written words—how she truly loves volunteering and making a difference in the lives of our patients and staff. Being appreciated by those who are touched by the work I do is very gratifying. What a great feeling all around! Simple acts of kindness and gratitude truly have a rippling effect! I’m so grateful to be part of our organization!