Queen's University IRC

Queen's University

Practitioner-Focused Research

Our research includes a variety of activities that complement our programming. Through surveys, interviews, and articles, we aim to communicate trends in the HR and LR fields.

Upcoming Programs

Professional Training Across CanadaWestCentralEast

Performance Management
Mar 27-28, 2017 - Victoria
Linking HR Strategy to Business Strategy
Mar 28-30, 2017 - Halifax
Negotiation Skills
Apr 2-7, 2017 - Kingston
Designing Collaborative Workplaces
Apr 10-12, 2017 - Kingston
Talent Management
Apr 11-12, 2017 - Toronto
Coaching Skills
Apr 19-20, 2017 - Calgary
Change Management
Apr 25-27, 2017 - Toronto
Strategic Grievance Handling
Apr 25-28, 2017 - Toronto
Strategies for Workplace Conflicts
May 2-4, 2017 - Kingston
HR Metrics and Analytics
May 2-4, 2017 - Toronto
Linking HR Strategy to Business Strategy
May 9-11, 2017 - Toronto
Mastering Fact-Finding and Investigation
May 15-18, 2017 - Victoria
Building Trust in the Workplace
May 26, 2017 - Toronto
Labour Arbitration Skills
May 28-Jun 1, 2017 - Kingston
Performance Management
May 30-31, 2017 - Ottawa
Labour Relations Foundations
Jun 5-9, 2017 - Halifax
Coaching Skills
Jun 7-8, 2017 - Toronto
Negotiation Skills
Jul 17-21, 2017 - Halifax
Linking HR Strategy to Business Strategy
Sep 18-20, 2017 - Toronto
Labour Relations Foundations
Sep 24-29, 2017 - Kingston
Designing Collaborative Workplaces
Sep 26-28, 2017 - Toronto
Change Management
Oct 3-5, 2017 - Calgary
Coaching Skills
Oct 17-18, 2017 - Halifax
Performance Management
Oct 18-19, 2017 - Calgary
Negotiation Skills
Oct 22-27, 2017 - Kingston
Organization Development Foundations
Oct 24-27, 2017 - Toronto
Strategic Workforce Planning
Oct 31-Nov 1, 2017 - Ottawa
Building Trust in the Workplace
Nov 2, 2017 - Ottawa
Managing Unionized Environments
Nov 7-9, 2017 - Edmonton
Talent Management
Nov 8-9, 2017 - Toronto
Mastering Fact-Finding and Investigation
Nov 14-17, 2017 - Toronto
HR Metrics and Analytics
Nov 14-16, 2017 - Kingston
Strategies for Workplace Conflicts
Nov 21-23, 2017 - Toronto
Organizational Design
Nov 21-23, 2017 - Halifax
Designing Change
Nov 28-30, 2017 - Ottawa
Labour Relations Foundations
Dec 4-8, 2017 - Victoria
Coaching Skills
Dec 6-7, 2017 - Victoria
Labour Arbitration Skills
Dec 11-14, 2017 - Victoria
HR Metrics and Analytics
Feb 6-8, 2018 - Calgary
Performance Management
Feb 13-14, 2018 - Ottawa
Linking HR Strategy to Business Strategy
Feb 27-Mar 1, 2018 - Toronto
Talent Management
Mar 6-7, 2018 - Regina
Labour Relations Foundations
Mar 18-23, 2018 - Kingston
Strategic Workforce Planning
Mar 20-21, 2018 - Calgary
Building Trust in the Workplace
Mar 22, 2018 - Calgary
Coaching Skills
Mar 26-27, 2018 - Ottawa
Negotiation Skills
Apr 8-13, 2018 - Kingston
Organizational Design
Apr 10-12, 2018 - Toronto
Strategic Grievance Handling
Apr 17-20, 2018 - Toronto
Designing Change
Apr 17-19, 2018 - Victoria
Advanced HR
Apr 24-26, 2018 - Ottawa
Mastering Fact-Finding and Investigation
Apr 24-27, 2018 - Regina
Strategies for Workplace Conflicts
May 1-3, 2018 - Kingston
Change Management
May 1-3, 2018 - Toronto
HR Metrics and Analytics
May 8-10, 2018 - Toronto
Managing Unionized Environments
May 15-17, 2018 - Halifax
Designing Collaborative Workplaces
May 15-17, 2018 - Calgary
Labour Relations Foundations
May 28-June 1, 2018 - Victoria
Linking HR Strategy to Business Strategy
May 29-31, 2018 - Calgary
Labour Arbitration Skills
June 3-7, 2018 - Kingston
Organization Development Foundations
June 5-8, 2018 - Edmonton
Strategies for Workplace Conflicts
Jun 12-14, 2018 - St. John's
Strategic Grievance Handling
Jul 16-20, 2018 - Halifax
Negotiation Skills
Apr 2-7, 2017 - Kingston
Designing Collaborative Workplaces
Apr 10-12, 2017 - Kingston
Talent Management
Apr 11-12, 2017 - Toronto
Change Management
Apr 25-27, 2017 - Toronto
Strategic Grievance Handling
Apr 25-28, 2017 - Toronto
Strategies for Workplace Conflicts
May 2-4, 2017 - Kingston
HR Metrics and Analytics
May 2-4, 2017 - Toronto
Linking HR Strategy to Business Strategy
May 9-11, 2017 - Toronto
Building Trust in the Workplace
May 26, 2017 - Toronto
Labour Arbitration Skills
May 28-Jun 1, 2017 - Kingston
Performance Management
May 30-31, 2017 - Ottawa
Coaching Skills
Jun 7-8, 2017 - Toronto
Linking HR Strategy to Business Strategy
Sep 18-20, 2017 - Toronto
Labour Relations Foundations
Sep 24-29, 2017 - Kingston
Designing Collaborative Workplaces
Sep 26-28, 2017 - Toronto
Negotiation Skills
Oct 22-27, 2017 - Kingston
Organization Development Foundations
Oct 24-27, 2017 - Toronto
Strategic Workforce Planning
Oct 31-Nov 1, 2017 - Ottawa
Building Trust in the Workplace
Nov 2, 2017 - Ottawa
Talent Management
Nov 8-9, 2017 - Toronto
Mastering Fact-Finding and Investigation
Nov 14-17, 2017 - Toronto
HR Metrics and Analytics
Nov 14-16, 2017 - Kingston
Strategies for Workplace Conflicts
Nov 21-23, 2017 - Toronto
Designing Change
Nov 28-30, 2017 - Ottawa
Performance Management
Feb 13-14, 2018 - Ottawa
Linking HR Strategy to Business Strategy
Feb 27-Mar 1, 2018 - Toronto
Labour Relations Foundations
Mar 18-23, 2018 - Kingston
Coaching Skills
Mar 26-27, 2018 - Ottawa
Negotiation Skills
Apr 8-13, 2018 - Kingston
Organizational Design
Apr 10-12, 2018 - Toronto
Strategic Grievance Handling
Apr 17-20, 2018 - Toronto
Advanced HR
Apr 24-26, 2018 - Ottawa
Strategies for Workplace Conflicts
May 1-3, 2018 - Kingston
Change Management
May 1-3, 2018 - Toronto
HR Metrics and Analytics
May 8-10, 2018 - Toronto
Labour Arbitration Skills
June 3-7, 2018 - Kingston

Latest Articles

IRC Articles and Papers Human Resources and Labour Relations Research and Resources

Latest Articles

Queen's IRC
Publication date: March, 2016

The Queen's IRC Sales and Marketing team is conducting a survey in an effort to better understand the professional development needs of HR and LR professionals. This survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. For your time, you will be eligible to enter a draw for one of six $50 Starbucks or Tim Hortons gift cards. Your feedback is very important to us. We thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the survey. >> Complete Survey more

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Deborah Hudson, Lawyer, Turnpenney Milne LLP
Publication date: March, 2016

Mental illness is a leading cause of disability in Canada. In fact, at least 500,000 employed Canadians are not able to work due to mental health problems in any given week. Understanding and accommodating mental illness is an evolving area that requires a flexible approach. This article will discuss the key legal requirements and interesting related case-law related to workplace mental health issues. more

Paul Juniper, Queen's IRC Director
Publication date: February, 2016

Get ready to see this job ad a lot in the near future.  2016 seems to be the year when HR Analytics hits the windshield of our corporate bus.  There is an increasing demand from organizational leaders for evidence-based decision making. Unfortunately I think it will take a while for our certification programs in HR to fully integrate these needs into the supporting training. more

Ian Turnbull, Director, The Canadian Privacy Institute
Publication date: February, 2016

You likely believe that your organization’s data – operating, financial, human resources – is a key resource and you have policies and processes in place to mitigate any risk. Whether or not your organization operates in just one province, or just within Canada, you should understand that the principles and guidelines of data management are not grounded in geographic jurisdiction.  more

A Case Study of the Five Ps of Cultural Change

Dr. Carol A. Beatty, Queen's University IRC
Publication date: February, 2016

When Hunter Harrison joined the recently-privatized Canadian National Railway (CNR) in 1998 as Chief Operating Officer, the company was generally acknowledged as one of the worst railroads in North America, highly indebted, perpetually in the red, and losing market share to the more efficient, flexible and newly deregulated U.S. railway and trucking industries. more

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