HR Professional - September 2013 - (Page 8)

editor’s letter INTRODUCING OUR NEW EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD Every two years, the HR Professional team sends out feelers to top HR professionals and others in HR-related fields for candidates to become members of the magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board. These are the folks who help us develop the overarching concepts for each issue, and they also make themselves available for interviews, as well as providing us with potential contacts and people-of-interest to interview on various topics. We were really pleased with the wonderful response to this year’s request— we received expressions of interest from more senior HR professionals than we can actually add to the board. We want to thank all who replied, and hope if they were not appointed this time around, we’ll hear back from them in 2015 when we start the search again. The 2013-2015 board members are listed in the masthead information at the right side of this page. You can also read the views of a number of these members as they do a bit of crystal ball gazing in the article on page 30, looking ahead at some of the major trends affecting HR over the next few years. I would like to thank the 2011-2013 board members—they were willing, informative and helpful advisors, setting the bar quite high for our new and future boards. Also in this issue, writer J. Lynn Fraser discusses the emotional and business impacts of the sudden loss or departure of a leader or staff member, discovering that planning can help everyone in the company more forward. And, what about those millenials? Writer Sheldon Gordon spoke with a number of organizations to learn what motivates these up and coming employees. As always, we want to hear from our readers. You can contact me directly at, or post on our Facebook page, at!/ HRProfessionalMag. Cheers, hrprofessional V O L . 3 0 , N O. 6 S E PT E M BE R 2013 Editor: Laurie J. Blake | Publisher: Robert Phillips Legal Editor: Malcolm MacKillop, Partner, Shields O’Donnell MacKillop LLP Contributors: Laurie Jessome, Kristin Taylor, Yafa Sakkejha, J. Lynn Fraser, Sheldon Gordon, James Careless, Melissa Campeau, Duff McCutcheon, Elisa O’Donnell, Alyson Nyiri, Darlene Price Sales Manager: Bill McDougall | Project Manager: Alana Place Marketing: Katie Doerksen | Art & Design: Emma Law Publication Director: Wayne Jury Advertising Sales Representatives: Maria Antonation, David S Evans, Tracy Goltsman, Brian Hoover, Amanda Rowluk, Lana Turner, Norma Walchuk HRPA Chief Executive Officer: William Greenhalgh Vice President, Finance and Administration: Gary Monk Vice President, Professional Development: Marta Pawych Vice President, Marketing and Membership: Chris Larsen Vice President, Regulatory Affairs: Claude Balthazard, PhD, CHRP Vice President, Public Affairs: Scott Allinson Vice President, HR Research and Development: Kristina Hidas EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD Michael Bach,CEO | Chef de la direction, Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion | Institut canadien de la diversité et de l’inclusion Mary Ann Baynton, Program Director, Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace Christine Burych, President, StarlingBrook Corporation Eric Cousineau, Managing Director, OCG Strategy & Organization Consulting Joseph (Val) D’Sa, Manager, Administration, Compensation & Benefits, York Region District School Board Bonnie Flatt, Leadership Coach, Master Coaches Mandy Hanlon, Senior Strategist, Oakbridges Labour Relations Consulting Inc. Jennifer Laidlaw, CHRO, Ontario Securities Commission Norm Sabapathy, VP, HR, Maple Leaf Foods Dr. Parbudyal Singh, Professor, HR Management, York University, Sandra Smith, CHRO, North York General Hospital Melissa Sonberg, Senior VP, Global Brand, Communications and External Affairs/Première Vice-Présidente, Marque Mondiale, Communications et Affaires Publiques, Amia Christine Thomlinson, Partner, Rubin Thomlinson LLP HR PROFESSIONAL is published eight times per year for the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), 150 Bloor St. West, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M5S 2X9, tel. 416-923-2324, toll-free 1-800-387-1311, fax 416-923-7264, email, As the premier HR association in Canada, HRPA is internationally recognized and sought out for its knowledge, innovation and leadership. 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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of HR Professional - September 2013

Editor’s Letter
Leadership Matters
Legal Words
Embracing Loss: Succession Planning for Sudden Departures
Motivating Gen Y
Looking Ahead 10 Years: Top Challenges Facing HR
Making Connections for Immigrant HR Professionals
Interview with an HR Hero: Rod Jackson, MPP
Off the Shelf
The Last Word

HR Professional - September 2013