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Kayli Smith, CPHR

People & Culture Partner

As one of our People and Culture Partners, Kayli provides expert HR leadership, advice and mentorship to leaders within our client organizations. With her characteristic high level of care and intention, Kayli designs and provides a rich spectrum of HR support services for the people and organizations we are honoured to serve.

Kayli serves small- to medium-sized organizations across sectors, including not-for-profits like destination marketing organizations, educational institutes and youth / housing support services. She also brings expertise from her extensive background in the hospitality and food & beverage industries. Solutions-driven and always collaborative, Kayli supports a myriad of HR functions including strategic and tactical HR projects, payroll and benefits administration, employee relations, recruitment and retention, performance management, leave management, and contract and policy writing and implementation, as well as day-to-day HR support at the management level.

Open, approachable, and committed to making a positive impact in her work, Kayli takes every opportunity to build connection and develop strong relationships with her clients. Establishing a clear sense of connectedness and trust with her team and her clients underpins everything she does. Kayli always tries to be strategic and intentional in the solutions she provides. Through her work with Engaged, she’s in perfect alignment with her passion for people, and the value HR can bring to an organization and its overall success.

HR is such a natural fit for me. It blends my love of training and mentoring other people, my inclination toward helping people show up at work as their best selves, and the value I see in helping people build meaningful relationships.

Kayli came to Engaged in 2018 following a career in the hospitality industry, where she held service and supervisory roles. She holds her Bachelor of Business Administration in human resource management and leadership, a diploma in business administration in tourism, and her CPHR designation. She continues to feed her passion for professional development and personal growth through mentorship, ongoing education and training, and volunteer work with CPHR BC & Yukon, as well as for a couple of local not-for-profit organizations.

An avid hiker and golfer, Kayli also loves settling in with a good book. Always curious, she loves researching food and wine—and enjoying it too, of course! Kayli tries her best to maintain a regular yoga practice, and enjoys spending time with friends and family.

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