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In this webinar you will discover how training can positively impact many areas of an organization. Topics will include how to evaluate if training is positively impacting talent management, retention, engagement and compliance; how to evaluate if performance is improved; and options for change and improvement if training is ineffective. Find out more during the second session of our new biweekly webinar series presented by HRdownloads. This offer is exclusive to HRMAM members at a discounted rate of $39.00 per webinar. Join us on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 at 1pm CST. Click here to register online.

The Pembina Valley Chapter Christmas Lunch will be on December 18 at Mulligan's Restaurant & Lounge from 12:00-1:00pm. To register, please click here.

 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, President, inVision Business Edge
Sharon Harrald, Vice President, Human Resources, Investors Group Inc.
Allison Stephanson, Inspector, Human Resources, Winnipeg Police Service

Date: January 29, 2014
Time: Networking: 4:30pm-5:30pm
           Dinner: 5:30pm-6:30pm
           Presentation: 6:30pm-7:30pm
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
             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 -> Early bird rate: $275
Non-Member: $345 -> Early bird rate: $325
Registration deadline: Early bird deadline - December 31st
 Regular deadline - February 7, 2014

For more information or to register, please click here

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HRMAM is pleased to announce our Calendar of Events for 2013-2014. 

Please click here for a copy of our Calendar of Events

Inside you will find information on many of our events including the Speaker Series, Connect 2013: Inspire Brilliance, Executive Forum, Legislative Review, Workplace Bullying Workshop, NKE Prep Course and Exam and much more! 

Dale Carnegie Training Of Manitoba -
Winnipeg Technical College

The CHRP Experience Assessment is a formal step in earning the CHRP designation that requires candidates to demonstrate three or more years of professional experience in human resources within the last ten years. 

To gain your CHRP designation through the assessment experience, CHRP Candidates will be required to submit a completed application. This application will need to be validated by your current employer. In order to be eligible to submit an application you need to be a CHRP Candidate (someone who has passed the NKE) and have had your proof of degree verified.

The next submission deadline is January 15.

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


Friday, December 20 - Open until 5:00pm
Monday, December 23-Wednesday, January 1 - Closed
Thursday, January 2 - Office opens at 9:00am

Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Time: 10:45-11:00 am: Login Time
           11:00-11:30am: Presentation

If you are looking to learn more about the HR Metrics Service, sign up for this 1-hour demo. This 1-hour web meeting includes:

  • How the HR Metrics Service can benefit your organization 
  • A live demonstration of the data collection and can survey website
  • A review of the survey process, including survey timelines
  • Information on how to sign up
Click here to register!
John Stott, CHRP, Director of Human Resources at APTN has attained the Certified Mentor Practitioner (CMP) - International Certification for Mentoring designation. Stott is only the second person in the world to achieve this designation.

HRMAM's Legislative Review Committee is seeking volunteers for three new task forces which will be set up to investigate specific issues and provide suggestions on changes to laws, regulations and rules that may affect HR professionals and the businesses and employees that HR professionals serve.

Task forces:

  • The Task Force on Developing a Government-Relations Strategy 
  • Immigration Task Force to recommend Changes to Manitoba's Worker Recruitment and Protection Act regarding Temporary Foreign Workers and to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program
  • The Task Force to Develop HRMAM's Position on Report from the Panel on Labour Market Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities - Rethinking Disability in the Private Sector


For more information on these Task Forces, please click here

As the number of members on each task force is limited, the LRC would request that interested volunteers provide a brief paragraph detailing their interest in the task force for which they are volunteering.

If you are interested in volunteering for any of these task forces, please email your resume to R. Reis Pagtakhan, Director at Large at by Friday, January 3, 2014. Please use a subject line indicating which task force you are interested in. 

In the news...
Reporting on corporate responsibility (CR) practices has become a mainstream business practice over the past two decades, according to the most recent KPMG Survey of Corporate Responsibility Reporting. Read more here
Canadian companies are planning to hire at a slightly faster pace in the first quarter of 2014 than in the current quarter, according to data released on Tuesday that also showed construction remained the most robust industry among those surveyed. Read more here

Let's face it - The hiring process is stressful for both sides. The job seeker is putting their talents and career future on the line, which is a vulnerable place to be. The organization is investing considerable resources in hopes of finding a star in the making. This is important stuff.

 And yet far too many organizations make a mess out of the candidate experience in the recruiting process. This is astonishing, and just plain self-destructive. Read more here 


It's no secret that chief human resources officers (CHROs) are playing more-strategic roles within enterprises. I see it in my interactions with Oracle customers: executives in the C-suite are working to grow the business in the midst of economic volatility, increasing pressure to attract and retain high-quality talent. But the competition for all-star performers is intense, and traditional job sites and employee referral programs are quickly becoming as irrelevant as your local video rental stores. Read more here

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