Network - Fall 2009 - (Page 9)

association news HRIA Executive Director’s Message By Nora Molina, MBA The More Things Change… Although I’ve been on staff only a short time, it is clear to see the team at HRIA – both staff and board members – is extremely committed to advancing the human resources profession and providing exceptional service to HRIA members. I have spent the past 10 years working in association management with the Certified General Accountants and it may or may not be surprising to you that the same issues and challenges face both organizations: increasing demand for the brand, servicing a growing membership, understanding member needs, developing programs to meet those needs and raising the profile and reputation of the brand in the business community. There are more individuals today pursuing the CHRP designation than ever before, reinforcing the fact that the CHRP designation is in demand both by those choosing to be associates and by employers preferring to hire the CHRPs. Business members are also increasingly demonstrating the relevance and benefit of membership with HRIA. On the staff front – a huge thank you and a sad farewell goes out to Ona Stanton, who recently left HRIA for sunny skies and shimmering lakes in southern BC. Many of you know Ona well and we know you will join us in wishing her and her family all the best in their relocation. We are pleased to welcome Esther Kim, manager, member relations, who has taken over Ona’s role in a restructured capacity, as well as Ioana Giurca, who replaced Pat Graw as our financial accountant. The staff will be extremely busy this fall working with regional associations and implementing Collaboration initiatives. The staff at HRIA is pleased to support members in this capacity and we believe the new model will provide improved service to all those in HR across the province. Being new to the HR profession, I expect to learn a few things about the issues you are facing as HR professionals. I do know this year has been a demanding one and I look forward to hearing from you on how HRIA can continue to meet your needs. I welcome your questions or comments at ■ NETWORK Fall 2009 9

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