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THOUGHT LEADERSHIP letter from the editor
VOLUME 35 / NUMBER 8 JULY 2018
Publisher: Jill Harris, Lester Communications Inc.
Managing Editor: Liz Bernier, HRPA
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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD
Jason Beeho, Levitt LLP
Dean Bulloch, MBA, CHRE,
School of Business & Hospitality,
Conestoga College Institute
Cheryl Fullerton, Corus Entertainment Inc.
John Hamovitch, Intelex Technologies
Paul Klein, Impakt
Dr. Claudette Knight, DBA, Msc., MBA
Charles Marful, Ernst & Young
Anthony Papa, Federal-Mogul Motorparts
Laura L. Randell, B.A., CHRE, SEEC
Schulich School of Business
Jose Tolovi Neto, Great
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Summer Fun and
As summer enters full swing, it’s a fair bet that most of us
are enjoying some R&R amidst our hectic work schedules.
Whether you are logging some cottage time with
family and friends, planning some travel, camping at a
provincial park or headed to the beach, summertime always fosters
this fantastic environment of balance, relaxation and fun – even
while you’re still in the office.
That slower pace and sense of enjoyment are two key factors in
our cover story this month, “More than Fun and Games” found on
page 14. It’s the perfect time of year to discuss gamification as a
strategic engagement and learning tool that injects a splash of fun
into the workplace all year round.
This issue also features some fantastic content on “Building
Wellness Through Tech” staring on page 27. An in-depth column
from one of our legal experts on the #MeToo movement
can be found on page 11 and a piece on effectively funding health
benefits in an increasingly challenging environment begins on
On the home front, July has been a month of many changes
at HR Professional. We wished our amazing publisher, Jill Harris,
well as she began her maternity leave and we had the pleasure of
handing the reins to our excellent editor, Lindsay Risto.
While Jill is spending time with her family, I will have the privilege
of visiting you in this space each month. I’m looking forward
to sharing these next months with you!
Managing Editor, HR Professional n
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