National HR Awards - Winner Profiles

HR Rising Star
Jacqueline Tran

Jacqueline Tran, 26, has a talent for sussing out complicated data problems that could pose real challenges (meaning tons of work for her and her colleagues) in her role as total rewards partner at Kinross Gold in Toronto.

For example, there was the corrective audit conducted on Kinross’s retirement plans.

“It started with a simple question an employee asked about their plan. Eventually, we looked more into and it triggered an issue,” she says.

In fact, Tran had spotted a major problem and then went about creating a process map to build corrections. That entailed reviewing every contribution made over four consecutive years in all four plan vehicles, and working with the Canada Revenue Agency, Financial Services Commission of Ontario and its vendor on next steps to ensure employees (current and former) received the funds they were entitled to.

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