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O Association News HRIA President’s Message he recovering economy presents HR with a golden opportunity to play a significant role in leading organizations to newfound success in 2010. This is the time to examine what is and isn’t working for your organization and start laying the groundwork for change to renew, re-energize and re-engage. The articles in this edition of Network – themed “Gainful Recession” – are intended to help us seize opportunities to make positive changes in a recovering economy. Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to make a positive impact on your organization. Also in this edition, the editorial team is launching a new, insightful feature called “The HR Office” on page 48. While HR is serious business, it’s refreshing to share those untold tales of HR with fellow professionals, especially after the stresses and strains of the recent recession. In 2010, the HRIA is well positioned to reconnect with the core values of the association to continue to enhance the HR profession in Alberta. During a comprehensive strategic planning session last year, the Board of Directors determined top key objectives for the coming years. Our focus remains on creating enhanced member services, making Collaboration Implementation a Reality, establishing a Governance Board, enhancing the profession and the CHRP Designation and building on strong provincial and national relations. There are tremendous opportunities ahead for the HRIA as we start to successfully implement our goals and objectives. As the new president of the association, I am committed to building on the successes of the past and fostering a strong and sustainable future. I am excited about working with our dedicated Board of Directors this year to ensure we continue to meet your needs. I look forward to seeing you at the Alberta HR Conference on April 21 and 22, 2010. As always, I welcome your ideas, comments or questions. Please feel free to contact me at Sincerely, Charlotte Bouchard, MBA, CHRP President T NETWORK O Spring 2010 O 7

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Network - Spring 2010

Network - Spring 2010
Table of Contents
HRIA President’s Message
Recognizing Excellence in HR
Alberta HR Conference
Economic Crisis or Golden Opportunity? You Decide.
Advancing in the Right Direction: Maintaining Employee Optimism During Recession
Re-energize Your Employees Without Breaking the Bank
HR and the Post-Recession Landscape
Is the Workforce in Limbo?
Current Economic Conditions Breed Good Management
Learning Agility in Times of Change
Preparing for Economic Recovery – Alternatives to Terminations
The HR Office
Index of Advertisers

Network - Spring 2010