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The Current and Future State of Human Resources Leadership

An Interview with Antoinette Blunt, MPA, CHRP President, Ironside Consulting Services Inc. Vice-Chair, HRPA of Ontario
Interviewed by Hilary Sirman
Queen’s IRC

February 1, 2009

In December 2008, Hilary Sirman of Queen’s IRC spoke with Antoinette Blunt, President of Ironside Consulting Services Inc. and President of the Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario, about the current and future state of the Human Resources profession.

Amidst increasing global competition, wars for talent, economic uncertainty and generational differences in the workforce, human resources professionals today face escalating pressures. Nonetheless, Antoinette provides a thoughtful and optimistic outlook for the function and future of HR leaders, commenting on the need to develop innovative talent management strategies, focus on recruitment and training, remain committed to lifelong learning, and actively engage in professional associations.

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