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January 16, 2014 In This Issue
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Western Compensation & Benefits Consultants
Pinnacle Staffing
Change Innovators Inc.
Learn & Connect

On January 29th, 2014, several HR leaders from our community will be sharing their fascinating and inspiring stories with us. You will have the opportunity to interact together and with them. Diane Panting will lead this insightful and inspiring evening.

Facilitator: Diane Panting, CHRP, Partner and Market Director, Aon Hewitt

Rob Campbell, Vice President, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries
John Ferris, CHRP, President, inVision Business Edge
Sharon Harrald, Candidate, Vice President, Human Resources, Investors Group Inc.
Allison Stephanson, Inspector, Human Resources, Winnipeg Police Service

Date: January 29, 2014 Presented by:
Time: Networking: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Dinner: 5:30pm-6:15pm
Presentation: 6:15pm-7:15pm
Question & Answer: 7:15pm-7:30pm
Dessert & Mingle: 7:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Delta Winnipeg, 350 St. Mary Ave, Winnipeg
Cost: Members-$50, Non-members-$60
Registration Deadline: January 24, 2014

For more information or to register, please click here


How to create accountability & confidence: Your HR toolkit to stop workplace bullying and disruptive behaviours

Date:  Thursday, February 13, 2014
Time:  7:30am-8:00am - Registration & continental breakfast                                                          Presented by:
             8:00am-11:45am - Presentation
            11:45am-1:00pm - Lunch           
            1:00pm-2:45pm - Presentation

Location: Canad Inns Club Regent Casino Hotel
Cost (add GST): 
Member: $295 
Non-Member: $345 
Registration deadline - February 7, 2014

For more information or to register, please click here

Manitoba Start and University of Manitoba Extended Education have partnered together on a series of full-day workshops for managers, human resources professionals, teachers and supervisors who want to develop skills to recruit and retain a culturally diverse workforce. These workshops include:
  • Foundations of Workplace Cultural Competence (Fri, Jan 31, 2014)
  • Strategies in Intercultural Human Resource Management (Fri, Feb 14, 2014)
  • Intercultural Communication at Work (Fri, Feb 28, 2014)
  • Culturally Competent Work Teams (Fri, Mar 14, 2014)
  • Conflict Resolution in a Diverse Workplace (Fri, Mar 28, 2014)
For more information or to register, please click here

TalentC - People Services Inc. is pleased to offer the International Certification for Mentoring accredited by CSME.

The Level 1 Programme, leading to Certified Mentor Practitioner (CMP) is a blend of academic and practical experience that prepares you for working with people and organizations to help them be the best that they can be.

Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Time: 9am-5pm
Location: HRMAM - 1810 - 275 Portage Ave, Winnipeg
Cost: $500 plus GST

Click here for more information

Winnipeg Technical College
Dale Carnegie Training Of Manitoba -
As of January 2014, you will be required to report a minimum of 100 hours of professional development activity in each three year reporting cycle to maintain your CHRP designation. As this is a departure from the former points system, it's beneficial to understand the new reporting requirements. (Please note: For 2014, you may use the points system or the professional development hours system)

HRMAM will be holding two information sessions to help CHRP members understand the new Continuing Professional Development Log:
  • Winnipeg - Tuesday, January 28 - 5pm-630pm at St. Boniface Hospital Auditorium (409 Tache Avenue) - FREE - For more information on this session or to register, please click here
  • Westman Chapter - Thursday, January 23 - 11:30am-12:30pm at Remington's (800 Rosser Avenue) - $20 (includes lunch) - For more information on this session or to register, please click here

Achieve HR Excellence. Become a CHRP.

As a human resource (HR) professional, you are a leader in your own field. Employers, colleagues and clients turn to you for strategic advice, clear guidance and leadership on all aspects of HR. Make the most of your HR knowledge and experience, and get started on the path towards the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation - the gold standard of HR professionals.

NKE Prep Course
Date: April 12 & 13, 2014
Time: 8:00am-4:30pm
Where: Canad Inns Windsor Park
For more information or to register, click here

National Knowledge Exam Spring 2014
Date: June 7, 2014
Check-in 8:30AM, Exam 9:00AM-12:15PM
For more information or to register, click here


Member Matters

Designed to showcase outstanding Human Resource achievements in Manitoba, HRMAM's Excellence in Leadership Awards honour employers and individuals who are leaders in diversity, development, impact and innovation.

The HRMAM Excellence in Leadership Awards includes two types of awards - Organizational Awards and Individual Awards. The Organizational Awards include eight categories which align with the key professional practices of Human Resource Professionals while the four individual awards are designed to recognize specific individuals for their unique contributions.

HRMAM encourages organizations and individuals to nominate themselves or others for an Excellence in Leadership Award by submitting an application to the HRMAM office.

Deadline extended to January 24, 2014

Do you have any questions about any of the award categories or the application process? Please contact:

Laura Haines
Events, Sponsorship & Marketing Manager

For more information on the application process and the awards, please click here.


HRmatters providers our readers with information on leading HR practices, professional trends and industry updates. To make this happen, we rely on submissions from our readers and those with knowledge of the human resource industry.

 We are currently seeking submissions of articles for our Spring 2014 issue. Please keep in mind that articles may not be self-promoting, must not promote individuals, companies, products, and/or services in a manner that is profitable or may result in profit.

 Articles published in HRmatters are eligible for CHRP Continuing Professional Development Hours so we encourage you to keep submitting articles for consideration.

HRMAM is looking for articles that are written on the following topics:

  • Compensation 
  • Recruitment and Staffing
  • Change Management
  • Strategic HR
  • Employee Engagement
  • Labour Relations
  • Health & Safety
  • Organizational Learning, Training and Development
  • Professional Practices
  • Going green/sustainability in your meetings and workplace
  • Book reviews on books (not written by you or your organization) that deal with relevant HR topics, issues, trends, concerns, etc. 
Please review our Writers' Guidelines on our website.

Articles should be sent via email in Word format to no later than February 28, 2014. 


Call for Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Manitoba WomanEntrepreneur of the Year Awards. Hosted by Woman Business Owners of Manitoba, this is the 22nd year that we have celebrated the accomplishments of these super women! The gala awards will take place on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg. The deadline date for nominations is January 17, 2014. Nominate Now!


Performance management is an increasingly popular method of amplifying employee performance. In this bundle, free to HRMAM members for a limited time, HRdownloads has compiled 16 documents to help you implement performance management within your organization, including:


  • Performance Management Policy
  • Performance Improvement Plan Template
  • Guide to Using Performance Planning
  • Employee Performance Review
  • Employee Goal Setting Template & Goal Setting Tool
  • How to Conduct a Successful Coaching Interview
  • 360 Degree Feedback form
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In the news...

Traditional performance reviews are typically written by one manager, based on the insights and observations of that manager, and conducted by that manager. This makes that one manager a potential single point of failure for the process. As the sole gatekeeper of the review process, he or she must be an impartial expert in ranking performance, an effective coach, and an excellent communicator, all at once. How many managers fit that description? Read more here

Nearly one-third of retired Canadians, or 30 per cent, have returned to work and the main reason is they misjudged how much the easy life would cost. Read more here

Cancer patients - and their caregivers - are having difficulty finding flexible work, according to a national survey by Sanofi Canada. Read more here

After the end of the fiscal year, many companies ask employees to complete self-evaluations. These self-evaluations are then reviewed by the employee's manager and, often times, included in the employee's annual performance appraisal and personnel file in HR. Read more here
Job Board

Human Resources Coordinator (Entry Level) Pollard Banknote Limited
Human Resources Administrator Cambrian Credit Union
Director, Human Resources People First HR Services
Volunteer Opportunity- Investigation Committee The College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba
Executive Search Assistant Legacy Bowes Group

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