Network - Fall 2009 - (Page 7)

association news HRIA President’s Message By Claudia Verburgh, CHRP, CMC Maximizing Resources practitioners, we know people are critical to the success of every organization. But not every organization has the luxury of a team of HR experts to help achieve its “people” objectives. This issue of Network focuses on information for smaller organizations that may not have an HR department and may not even have HR personnel. Experts have provided articles outlining tactics for smaller organizations with outsourced HR services, as well as how to train, lead and manage staff in a small business. You’ll also learn how the HRIA can assist these organizations in improving HR practices. And we’ve included legal “should knows” and related HR Web links that will further help smaller organizations maximize the value of their people resources. As human resources Collaboration: The Reality Today Thank you to everyone who participated in the recent vote to move ahead with implementation of Collaboration. We had an excellent number of respondents and we are pleased to report that 93.2 percent of HRIA members voted in favour of the proposed Collaboration model. In addition, all participating regions have voted in favour of moving forward with implementation as well. The staff at HRIA has been anticipating and preparing for implementation for some time and is ready to begin making this a reality. In addition to our recent announcement that Nora Molina, MBA, has joined HRIA as executive director, we have several other exciting staffing announcements. Learn more in the Executive Director’s Message on page 9 as Nora builds our administrative infrastructure to support the needs of our members and prepare HRIA for the road ahead. Elections, AGM and 25th Anniversary Celebration The staff is also preparing for several other activities. Be sure to take time to participate in the democratic process and elect new board members and attend the Annual General Meeting on Oct. 1 in Calgary. This event will include a celebration of the HRIA’s 25th anniversary – a once-in-a-career event. Look forward to seeing you there! As always, I welcome your ideas, comments or questions to ■ NETWORK Fall 2009 7

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