Jennifer Perenack

Jennifer Perenack

Servant fièrement : Sobeys Liquor #5054 Nolan Hills, Calgary, AB

Poste : Manager Liquor Store

Valeur fondamentale : Get it Done with Passion and Integrity

Jennifer has a played a huge role in bringing new employees into the company following the Safeway acquisitions and she has travelled extensively across Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan doing just that. « You have to understand that you are going into a business that employees have been used to for so long, » says Jennifer of the challenges she faces. « I try to listen to them. I understand there are fears. I let them know that I’m not there to stomp all over them. I want to make them part of our team. » One small location was particularly challenging. « Everybody was very disgruntled and upset. I had a lot of resistance, » says Jennifer. « So I started working with every person, having conversations with them, assuring them that we welcome them, we want them to continue with us and grow with us. » Showing that sort of patience and leadership paid off when attitudes started changing. « You need to let employees express themselves instead of just overriding them, » says Jennifer.