HR Professional


March April 2016


Plot a course to Strategy | The Rewards of giving Back | Culture"

HR Strategy


  1. Plot a Course to Strategy
    When HR takes steps to analyze and plan, it charts a course for organizational success
  2. The Rewards of Giving Back
    Corporate social responsibility and the HR function
  3. Meet the HR Influencer
    Laura Randell, CHRE


  1. Letter from the Editor
  2. Leadership Matters
    Certifying HR's employment law knowledge
  3. Upfront - The latest HR news
  4. Legal Words - Getting the most from the mediation process
  5. Workplace Culture - Creating a positive work environment
  6. Policies & Procedures - The employer's role in supporting victims of domestic Violence
  7. Recruitment - Adopting military onboarding techniques for business success
  8. Health & Safety - Returning to routine after traumatic events
  9. Heidi Walker, CHRL: Learning and development
  10. Off the Shelf - What's Worth reading
  11. The Last Word - Working together to solve youth unemployment

Volume 33 / Number 3 March/April 2016
Editor: Jill Harris
Managing Editor: Duff McCutcheon, HRPA Legal Editor: Malcolm MacKillop, Shields O’Donnell MacKillop LLP
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Editorial Advisory Board
Michael Bach, Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion/Institut canadien de la diversité et de l’inclusion Mary Ann Baynton, Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace Christine Burych, StarlingBrook Corporation Eric Cousineau, OCG Strategy & Organizational Consulting Joseph (Val) D’Sa, York Region District School Board Bonnie Flatt, Master Coaches Mandy Hanlon, Oakbridges Labour Relations Consulting Inc. Jennifer Laidlaw, Ontario Securities Commission Norm Sabapathy, Maple Leaf Foods Dr. Parbudyal Singh, York University Sandra Smith, southlake Regional Health Centre Melissa Sonberg, McGill University Christine Thomlinson, Rubin Thomlinson LLP HR PROFESSIONAL is published eight times per year for the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).

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