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On April 9, 2014 we celebrated the 2014 Excellence in Leadership Awards Presented by Payworks and the Winnipeg Free Press. Congratulations to all of our nominees and award recipients this year!

2014 Award Recipients:

Health, Wellness and Safe Workplace - Maple Leaf Consumer Foods
Labour and Employee Relations - St.Amant
Learning and Development - Steinbach Credit Union
Organizational Engagement - National Leasing
Workforce Planning and Talent Management - City of Winnipeg

HRMAM Scholarship - Dale Camuyong
Rising Star - Rebecca Sisler
Senior HR Leader of the Year - Bev Sterling

For more information, click here


HRMAM's 2014 Legislative Review will be held on Wednesday, April 30th.                          Presented by:
This year's presenters and topics are:

  • Jamie A. Jurczak, Labour and Employment Lawyer -Workplace Safety and Health law 
  • R. Reis Pagtakhan, Immigration Lawyer - Immigration law updates
  • Grant Mitchell, Q.C., Labour and Employment Lawyer - Review of pertinent Labour Board and Arbitration decisions
  • Stacey Belding, B.A. (Hon), LL.B., Human Rights law in Manitoba as it pertains to employment
  • Dave P. Negus, Labour and Employment Lawyer - Human Resources Legislative Changes
  • Robert T. Gabor, Q.C., Corporate Lawyer, will be presenting on technology and privacy issues for businesses
  • Dawn Gerbrandt, Employment Standards, will be presenting on Employment Standards.
Date: Wednesday, April 30
Time: Registration & Continental Breakfast - 7:30am-8:15am
Presentations: 8:15am-4:30pm
Location: Canad Inns Club Regent Casino Hotel I 1415 Regent Avenue West
Regular Registration Deadline: Friday, April 25, 2014

For more information or to register, click here 


The April 30th webinar entitled, "Onboarding: One Chance to Get it Right," will provide you with best practices for transitioning orientation to onboarding for an optimal experience, the value of an onboarding program that aligns with an organization's mission, and how to use proven methods to engage employees and impart desired behaviour from the onset. Click HERE to register for this webinar online. 

The May 7th webinar entitled, "Stress Management and Workplace Wellness: Healthy People Equal a Health Workplace", will provide an overview of stress, the dangers it poses and coping and you will discover the cost benefits of promoting health through wellness programs and how to improve the physical, mental and emotional well-being of employees. Click HERE to register for this webinar online. 


Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time: Registration and Lunch: 11:30am
Session: Noon to 1pm
Location: Remington's Steak House, Brandon
Speakers: Diane Panting, CHRP, Partner and Market Director with Aon Hewitt
 Kevin Bell, Senior Associate at Aon Hewitt
If you've ever wondered what employee engagement is and why it's important, than this is the session for you! Aon Hewitt studies show that there is a strong business case for employers to undertake an employee engagement study and follow through on the identified priorities to enhance engagement. This interactive session will provide you with insights that you'll be able to take back to your businesses for driving business results. As well, you will have the opportunity to share your experience on this topic.
For more information or to register, please click here. 


CGA-Manitoba will be holding their Spring PD Forum 2014 on May 13 and 14 at the Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport Polo Park. Choose from a variety of sessions including:

  • Managing for Success: Designing & Tailoring Management Reports 
  • Coaching Strategies for Leaders
  • Risk Management: Risk & Control Workshop
  • Building Productive Teams
  • The Art of Communication: Do You Hear What I Am Not Saying?
  • I'm Going Swimming with the Sharks!
  • Demonstrate Your Brilliance: How to Make an Effective Presentation
  • Sticks in the Mud: Exploring Group Mindsets
CGA-Manitoba has extended member pricing to HRMAM members. Please click here for more information.

Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014
Time: Registration/Doors Open: 7:30am-8:00am
 Buffet Breakfast: 7:45am-8:15am
 Greetings: 8:20AM
 Presentation: 8:30AM 
 Location: Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown I 288 Portage Avenue
 Speaker: Joyce Odidison
 Registration Deadline: Monday, May 12 at Noon

Are you a busy HR professional needing support? Have you given all you have to others and now feel drained, burnt out and overwhelmed?

Tired of being there for others and no one being there for you? Oh my! 

  • Mental and emotional fatigue 
  • Internalized aggression
  • Low energy
  • Lack of innovation
  • Lack of passion for work
Join this fun, interactive, holistic wellness presentation with Joyce Odidison and explore the steps of wellness to revive your HR career.

You will leave with: 

  • Information on the integrated wellness model 
  • An introduction to the eight levels of wellness
  • Strategies to improve your wellness and reduce burn out and stress
For more information or to register, please click here.


Centre For Labour-Management Development (Canada) Inc.
Dale Carnegie Training Of Manitoba -
Winnipeg Technical College

The CHRP Validation of Professional 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 Candidate (someone who has passed the NKE) and have had your proof of degree verified.

The next submission deadline is May 15.

For more information on the Validation of Professional Experience Assessment, please click here


Do you have a CHRP? Are you considering getting one? PayScale and HRPA teamed up to find out the real value of a CHRP in 2013. In this research report, you'll learn:

  • If the CHRP fuels job promotions for HR professionals. 
  • Pay differences by HR position.
  • How the CHRP compares to the PHR in the United States.
  • How pay compares by company size, industry and metropolitan area.
Get the full report or view the infographic to find out the true value of the CHRP HERE


  • In Winnipeg,
    • With CHRP - All HR Titles, Median Pay: $62,100
    • Without CHRP - All HR Titles, Median Pay: $49,900
  • That's a pay differential of 24%


Member Matters
The HRMAM Office will be closed on Friday, April 18th and Monday, April 21st. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, April 22nd.

Choose from All Sectors, Private Sectors, Public Sectors, or Cooperative (credit unions only). NEW - Executive Summary Included.

See what the trends have been in areas of productivity, compensation, recruitment, HR efficiency and much more. See how you measure up! Order Here  

Started in 2008, the HR Metrics Service is owned and operated by the BC Human Resources Management Association and has partnered with HRMAM, HRIA, and SAHRP. For more information, click here.

The North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week kicks off his year at the MTS Centre on Monday, May 5th at 9am. Come visit the main concourse level for a continental breakfast and some great speakers who will tell their inspiring stories of how they continue to 'make safety a habit'. Click here for more information
The Canadian Aboriginal Human Resource Management Association (CAHRMA) is hosting its Second National Aboriginal Human Resource Conference. This conference is specifically designed for Aboriginal people whether you are just starting out in the HR field, a seasoned professional, a council member, or manager for an organization, CAHRMA presents you with information, solutions, education and an opportunity to network with others working in Aboriginal HR.

For more information or to register, click here.

The Conference Board of Canada and HRMAM invite you to attend the Future of Work Summit 2014: Developing People and Transforming Organizations for the 21st Century, taking place May 12-13, 2014 in Toronto. We are hosting this major two-day event to help companies across Canada gain insights into the hottest trends in business strategy and workforce development, navigate change, and build high performing workplaces for the future.

Register Now! To register at your exclusive rate of $995, please contact Sarah Jacobs at 613-526-3090 ext. 333 or by email: and mention that you are a member of the Human Resource Management Association of Manitoba. 


The theme for the 8th Annual SAHRP Conference is Elevating HR. The SAHRP is committed to elevating and enhancing the practice and reputation of HR in the province. Fostering greater public confidence, providing value, increasing credibility and professional recognition is important to the future of our profession. The SAHRP sees the need to elevate the perception of human resource management as a profession for our members, our organizations and the public we serve and it is now time to move in the direction of becoming a Tier One Profession in Saskatchewan.

For more information on SAHRP's Call for Speakers, please click here. 

This year, Manitoba's HR and Leadership conference will be held in Winnipeg on October 29th & 30th at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg. 

Connect 2014: Pulse is your opportunity to showcase your commitment to the human resources profession, to significantly increase your visibility to this key group of professionals, and to network and engage those who make a difference every day.
For more information on available sponsorship levels as well as exhibitor information, please click here. 
Date: Wednesday, April 9, 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...
As of January 31, 2014, automated external defibrillators (or "AEDs" as they are commonly known) are required in designated public buildings in Manitoba pursuant to The Defibrillator Public Access Act (the "Act"). Manitoba is the first province in Canada to develop legislation requiring AEDs to be available on certain sites. For more information, click here

The Selinger government has introduced legislation to regulate agencies that provide temporary workers to employers. Read more here

Are women called Bossy more often than men? If so, what impact does that have on the overall picture of gender equality in leadership positions? The gender wage gap and women's roles in leadership are popular, and sadly sometimes polarizing topics of conversation. Recently there has been a lot of buzz regarding Sheryl Sandberg's Ban Bossy campaign, which is "a public service campaign to encourage leadership and achievement in girls." Read more here
Canadians may have some commitment issues when it comes to their jobs, according to a new poll by employment website Workopolis. Read more here
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