letter from the editor
SURVEY SAYS VOLUME 31 / NUMBER 8 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2014
Welcome to the final 2014 issue of HR
Professional – we’ve covered many topics this
year, and I hope you’ve found the varied ad-vice
and information valuable. Thank you to
all contributors and writers, and please continue reaching
out to me with your content ideas and suggestions.
This November/December 2014 issue of the magazine
discusses the role that engagement surveys can play in the
workplace. We know that employee engagement strongly
influences a company’s bottom line, and a survey can in-dicate
strengths and weaknesses within your organization.
Gaining a clear picture of your current situation will allow
you to develop action items that will move your company’s
engagement levels forward. Read the cover feature of this
issue, starting on page 16.
One of the other features in this issue discusses happi-ness
at work. The topic may seem trivial at first; however,
being happy at work ties itself to so many other relevant
and integral functions, such as productivity, engagement,
performance, stability and more. In this article, Vanessa
Judelman explores how leaders can inspire happiness in
their employees, and also why a leader should consider this
an essential part of their job. That article begins on page 28.
I’ll finish off my year of editor’s messages by encourag-ing
you to send me your thoughts and opinions after you
receive and read your copy of HR Professional. In 2015,
I’ll be looking to include letters to the editor in the mag-azine,
so if you agree, disagree or want to comment on
any articles or the magazine in general, please email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet to @HRProMag.
I’m waiting to hear from you.
As we finish off this year that once again flew by, I hope
everyone accomplished your 2014 goals. I’ll see you next
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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 &
Joseph (Val) D’Sa, York Region
District School Board
Bonnie Flatt, Master Coaches
Mandy Hanlon, Oakbridges Labour
Relations Consulting Inc.
Jennifer Laidlaw, Ontario
Norm Sabapathy, Cadillac Fairview
Dr. Parbudyal Singh, York University
Sandra Smith, Southlake
Regional Health Cenre
Melissa Sonberg, McGill University
Christine Thomlinson, Rubin
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