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CONTRIBUTORS JULY/AUGUST 2012 JAMES CHOWHAN James Chowhan, PhD candidate, DeGroote School of Business’s management of organizational behaviour and HR program at McMaster University. His research focuses on the relationship between HR management practices and organizational outcomes. In particular, the effect of human capital development and training on innovation and performance. More broadly, he is interested in understanding how workplace practices and employment arrangements contribute to employee outcomes both at an individual and family level. He discusses immigrant employee satisfaction, on page 13. KATHY KEYI JIA-JONES Kathy Keyi Jia-Jones is the founder/ owner of Cross-Cultural Biz, a training and consulting company specializing in cross-cultural business solutions. She is the author of Effective CrossCultural Communication and Conflict Solving and has taught business and cross-cultural business communication courses at university and community college levels. An award-winning speaker, she is currently an area governor of Toastmasters, helping others overcome speech anxiety and improve communication skills. She discusses how to help new Canadians with public speaking, on page 22. SEAN CONRAD Sean Conrad is a senior analyst with Canadian-based talent management solution provider Halogen Software, He regularly writes on talent management trends and issues in industry magazines and on the Exploring Talent Management blog, He discusses how to, and how not to, use 360 multi-rater reviews, on page 41. CHRISTINA HALL Christina Hall practises in all areas of employment and labour law representing management, with Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP. She provides strategic advice with respect to employee hiring and terminations and has experience in wrongful dismissal litigation, health and safety matters, employment standards matters and human rights issues. Along with Adrian Miedema, she discusses the pros and cons of incorporating social media into employee background screening, on page 50. ADRIAN MIEDEMA Adrian Miedema is a partner in the Toronto employment group of Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP. He advises and represents employers in employment, health and safety and human rights matters. He appears before employment tribunals and all levels of the Ontario courts on behalf of employers. He also advises employers on strategic and risk management considerations in employment policy and contracts. Along with Christina Hall, he discusses the pros and cons of incorporating social media into employee background screening, on page 50. ALYSON NYIRI Alyson Nyiri, CHRP, is a freelance writer, researcher and consultant specializing in human resources and career development issues. She lends her expertise and gives readers the real story in The Last Word on page 54. 6 July/August 2012 H R P R OF E S S I ON A L

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of HR Professional - July/August 2012

Editor's Letter
Leadership Matters
The End of Reviews as We Know Them
Coaching: Blazing Your Own Trail
Mentoring the Future
HR 101
Interview with an HR Hero: Sheila Rider
Off The Shelf
Technology & Privacy
The Last Word

HR Professional - July/August 2012