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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 11, 2014

For more information or to register, please click here


The February 19, 2014 webinar entitled "Compliance Audits: Be Certain That What You're Doing is Right" will cover the importance of policies and practices that are compliant with legislation, provide tools to  gauge the effectiveness of current documentation and operations and outline best practices to ensure audit results are handled constructively. Click HERE to register for this webinar online. 

Find out more during the February sessions of our biweekly webinar series presented by HRdownloads. These webinars are exclusive to HRMAM members at a discounted rate of $39.00 per webinar. 


CGA-Manitoba's Winter PD Forum 2014 will be held at RAMADA Viscount Gort Hotel from February 11 to 13, 2014. 

CPD Sessions include:


  • Management Survival Skills 
  • Excel Budgeting and Forecasting Techniques
  • HR Policies & Due Diligence
  • Performance Profile - The Degree of Difference in Attracting Stronger Candidates
  • Employee Development
  • and more
Rates start at $199 for a half day session and $380 for a full day session.

For more information, 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


Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Time: 11:30am-1:00pm
Location: The Dock on Princess - 1133 Princess Ave., Brandon
Cost: Free
*There is no registration fee for this event, but you will have to pay for your own lunch, please come early to pick your seat and order your food - must be registered to attend)
**Maximum 25 participants

In the course of day-to-day operations, organizations need to know what legislation applies to the workplace in general and what aspects of the legislation apply to them personally. Knowing this is essential for protecting employees from injury, limiting the personal liability, and assisting the employer in achieving legislated and moral obligations to protect workers.

This lunch and learn session has been designed to ensure that organizations understand their roles and responsibilities under Manitoba safety legislation including how to maintain a safety program efficiently and effectively.

David Erl, CSO, HSP, CHSC, CRSP, CPO, Director of Occuptional Health and Safety for Safety Services Manitoba will be presenting.

For more information or to register, click here


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

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

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. 


HRMAM has received a limited number of complimentary tickets to "Mardi Gras" at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg on February 14 and 15, 2014.

This year's main Winnipeg Mardi Gras attraction is Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, coming straight up from down south to raise a little hell, taking the instruments and traditions of Zydeco to new levels infusing blues, soul and funk with a driving rub-board rhythm. And a fabulous, HUGE Food, Oyster and Wine Bar, featuring a full authentic menu with new menu selections and a full evening of entertainment. 

Complimentary tickets are for general admission only (Value $16). Food and beverages are at your own expense.

If you would like tickets, please specify which evening (either Friday, February 14 or Saturday, February 15) and reserve them by emailing

Reserved tickets must be picked up at the HRMAM office on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday (Feb 10-12) between 9am and 4pm.

For more information about the event, please visit Tickets are on a first come, first serve basis. Limit of four per person. 


On December 31, 2013, amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations came into effect. These amendments:

  1. Introduced new compliance tests and prerequisites that employers must meet before hiring temporary foreign workers; and
  2. gave government officers expanded powers to verify compliance with the Regulations, including the power to conduct warrantless searches on employer premises.
In June 2013, HRMAM sent a submission on these amendments to Citizenship and Immigration Canada. To learn more, click here


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
  • And more...
Click Here to download the "Amplify Your Employee Performance"
Document Bundle from our partners at

Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
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!
In the news...

I turned 54 a couple of weeks ago. That makes me more than old enough to remember the frenzy to automate virtually every business process in the nineteen-eighties and -nineties. What cracks me up thinking about those days is the mantra, repeated a hundred times a day: "Garbage in, garbage out." Before you automated a process, every business analyst and programmer told us, it had to be a sensible process on its own. Read more here

Some businesses have been forced to move projects out of Canada because of the federal government's ongoing crackdown on temporary foreign workers, according to a new survey. Read more here
Job Board

Volunteer: Fundraising Committee Members Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts
Human Resources Manager - Canada PFM Executive Search
Benefits Advisor St. Boniface Hospital
Human Resource Generalist Princess Auto Ltd.

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