Jennifer Mercer is a human resource professional and entrepreneur who works with other business owners and companies, supporting their human resource needs. She enjoys being part of amazing teams and seeing them flourish and reach their goals.
Q. If you could give your past self some advice, what would you tell yourself?
The best advice I could give is to appreciate the words and advice from people you trust. From those who have lived life longer than you, there’s a good chance they know what they are talking about because they have “been there/ done that” and can save you a lot of work and heartache from those who are younger than you as they can bring a unique perspective on life. We can always learn from those around us.
Q. What is your favourite thing about what you do in your career and why?
As an independent business owner, I have the pleasure of meeting and working with amazing entrepreneurs, business leaders, and kind, caring, giving individuals. I say that humbly and wholeheartedly. I choose them, and they choose me. I’m allowed to be part of their challenges and success, finding ways to change and grow. From my perspective, it can’t get any better than that.
Q. What is your number one business goal to accomplish this year?
I’m working with a business partner to build a new business called Mavin Hub. This business provides services to students, recent immigrants, businesses downsizing and people looking to change their careers. Both of us are HR professionals who offer a unique perspective on career development, whether starting a career or looking for a new one. We chose the name as a Mavin (maven) is considered an expert, and we are creating a “hub” for people to gather and learn.
This business is up and running right now with our focus on building awareness of our business through social media, advertising, and word of mouth. Our goal is to help 100s by the end of the year!