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association news HRIA Membership has its Privileges Becoming more involved can be an instant career catalyst By Monique Chenier your career up a notch? It’s simple: maximize your membership with HRIA. More and more people are asking questions about association membership. What are the benefits of belonging to a professional association? What is the value of my membership? It’s one thing to read a list of benefits like the one at, but what does it really mean to an individual human resources professional? We’ve all heard the adage, “you only get from something what you put into it,” and that couldn’t be more true about how you take advantage of the benefits of your professional association. Just writing on your resume that you are an HRIA member doesn’t provide you, your employer or your clients with any benefit. The real value comes when you participate as an active, engaged member to give back to your profession. It’s only then that you start reaping the rewards of lifelong learning, building your career and growing your business. How can your career benefit from membership with HRIA? Members of the Human Resources Institute of Alberta can take advantage of diverse opportunities on both a local and national level. Want to kick • Ask for guidance from other members • Participate in the annual Alberta HR Conference as a delegate, speaker, exhibitor or sponsor • Take advantage of online resources at and SAVE MONEY • Attend local professional development and social events at reduced member rates • Receive discount on registration fees at the Alberta HR Conference • Free subscription to quarterly member magazine, Network, delivered directly to your mailbox • Negotiated savings through the Advantage Program in areas such as home/life/auto insurance, group purchase discounts and training GROW YOUR BUSINESS • Attend networking events to meet the right people – potential employees, potential clients, potential suppliers • Source valuable contacts through the online membership directory • Become a sponsor or exhibitor to promote your company to the right target audience • Write an article in your area of expertise for the HRIA E-source newsletter or Network magazine • Volunteer on a committee and meet other members • Give a presentation on your area of expertise at a workshop, seminar or lunch & learn The benefits of membership in professional associations have been demonstrated by accelerated career growth for those who become involved. Ask any senior HRIA member how membership has benefited them. Through the HRIA, you can learn and grow and step up through the ranks professionally much faster than would have been possible without membership. Don’t just be a member of HRIA, be an engaged and active leader and kick your career up a notch. ■ NOTE: Monique Chenier is partner with Fuse Creative Communications Inc. She has volunteered with numerous industry and professional associations and firmly believes active participation in associations has been one of the catalysts to get her where she is today. Monique can be reached at 11 BUILD YOUR CAREER • Network with a diverse group of HR professionals at local events • Join a committee to gain valuable experience and diversify your skill set • Obtain your CHRP designation • Enter a submission in the HRIA Celebrating Excellence Awards Program • Meet the right people – potential employers, potential employees, potential clients • Participate as a local or national director to develop your leadership skills LEARN • Learn from featured speakers at local professional development events • Read the quarterly member magazine, Network, and the monthly e-newsletter, HRIA E-source • Participate in or initiate a workshop, seminar or lunch & learn in your area of expertise NETWORK Fall 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Network - Fall 2009

Network - Fall 2009
HRIA President’s Message
HRIA Executive Director’s Message
Membership Has its Privileges
HRIA Conference Chair’s Message
What is a PEO?
The Performance Framework
Canada’s Training Ground
The Care and Feeding of Your Team
Social Networking Meets Recruitment 2.0
Making Serious Brand Impact
Establish Sound Legal Footing
It’s Dialogical
Index of Advertisers

Network - Fall 2009