Strategic Human Resource Management: A Practitioner’s Point of View

As an HR practitioner dedicated to the profession, Debbie Bennett, CHRP, currently serves as Vice Chair of HRPAO, having previously served for three years as Chair of the Professional Standards Committee where she was instrumental in the adoption of national standards. Debbie chairs the Governance Task Force and regularly attends the meetings of the Audit and Finance Committee. She is a past member of the Education Standards Committee and the Federal Government Affairs Committee. As with most members of the HRPAO Board, she previously served her local chapter through a variety of roles culminating in Chapter President. Prior to her move to Ontario, Debbie served on the Board of the British Columbia Human Resources Management Association.

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Canadian Industrial Relations Today: And the Prognosis Is?

In this Q & A with Emeritus Professor of Political Economy and Industrial Relations John Crispo of University of Toronto, the conversation ranges from the greatest pressures on the Canadian IR system to how Canada fared after a decade of free trade, what’s happening to workers, and the future of unions in Canada.

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Strategic Human Resources Management: Challenges and Opportunities

In this interview, IRC Senior Research Associate Mary Lou Coates talks to Dr. David Weiss about the challenges and opportunities in strategic human resources management. Dr. David Weiss is a Partner in the international organizational change and human resources consulting firm of Geller, Shedletsky & Weiss and a Senior Fellow of the Queen’s University Industrial Relations Centre.

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Canadian Labour Law and Industrial Relations: Back to the Future?

In a Q & A with Harry Arthurs, an eminent Professor of Labour Law from York University’s Osgoode Hall, the discussion ranges from the most important forces shaping employee relations in Canada to influences on legislation and the public policy framework.

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Transforming Workplaces

While Robert McKersie was visiting the Queen’s University School of Industrial Relations and the Queen’s University Industrial Relations Centre to give the annual Don Wood Lecture in Industrial Relations, Mary Lou Coates took the opportunity to talk with Robert about his views and theories on the future of industrial relations and human resource management. Robert McKersie is a Professor in the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he holds the Society of Sloan Fellows Professorship.

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Business Strategies and Human Resource Policies

In this interview, IRC Senior Research Associate Mary Lou Coates talks to Lee Dyer about business strategies and human resource policies. His teaching and research interests focus on human resource strategy, human resource planning and decision making, and comprehensive employee relations. Professor Dyer has served as a consultant in the development of human resource strategies, policies, and planning processes in several major organizations and has lectured widely on a variety of human resource management topics in the US, Canada, Europe, Venezuela and Australia. He has published numerous articles, book chapters, books and monographs.

During his visit to Queen’s University to give the annual Don Wood Lecture in Industrial Relations, Professor Dyer kindly agreed to an in-depth interview to share his views on the role of human resource management in today’s business climate.

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