HR Professional


February 2015


Compassionate Care Leave | Accommodating Special Parents | Succession Planning

To the Top
What does it take to become an HR Leader?


  1. To the Top
    What does it take to become an HR Leader?
  2. Special Parents
    Offering help and accommodation enables top performance
  3. Compassionate Care Leave
    Giving care to caregivers
  4. The business of HR
    HRPA 2015 Annual Conference and Trade Show
  5. Meet the HR Influencers
    Sandra Smith, MA, CHE, CHRE


  1. Letter from the Editor
  2. The business of HR
  3. Upfront - The latest HR news
  4. Claims for disability-related accommodation
  5. Working together for psychological health and safety
  6. HR should play an integral role in succession planning
  7. Big Data applications in recruitment
  8. Strategies for working effectively around the world
  9. The Affordable Care Act's implications on Canadian companies
  10. Simon Parkin: Recruitment Specialist
  11. Implementing a sustainable leadership development plan
  12. Off the Shelf - What's Worth reading
  13. The Last Word - Attribute-based hiring

Volume 32 / Number 2 February 2015
Editor: Jill Harris
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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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