HR Professional


January 2016


HR and the Digital Transformation | Career Development for Mature Workers | Digital Eyestrain

Implicit Bias
Addressing the blind spots we don't know we have


  1. Fixing Our Blind Spots
    Improving cultural competency can help organizations and individuals take implicit biases out of the talent-management equation
  2. The Professionalization of Diversity and Inclusion
    A national standard for a critical Canadian business priority
  3. Meet the HR Influencer
    Denise Hayes


  1. Letter from the Editor
  2. Leadership Matters
  3. Upfront - The latest HR news
  4. Legal Words - How employers can mitigate risks associated with terminations for cause
  5. Talent Management - Helping older workers navigate their careers
  6. Technology - HR and the digital transformation
  7. Recruitment - Hiring for fit vs. diversity
  8. Health & Wellness - Avoiding digital eyestrain
  9. Business - New calculators estimate disability costs
  10. Catharine Sanko: Pension/benefits specialist
  11. Off the Shelf - What's Worth reading
  12. The Last Word - Spending more time with employees

Volume 33 / Number 1 January 2016
Editor: Jill Harris
Managing Editor: Duff McCutcheon, HRPA Legal Editor: Malcolm MacKillop, Shields O’Donnell MacKillop LLP
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Michael Bach, Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion/Institut canadien de la diversité et de l’inclusion Mary Ann Baynton, Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace Christine Burych, StarlingBrook Corporation Eric Cousineau, OCG Strategy & Organizational Consulting Joseph (Val) D’Sa, York Region District School Board Bonnie Flatt, Master Coaches Mandy Hanlon, Oakbridges Labour Relations Consulting Inc. Jennifer Laidlaw, Ontario Securities Commission Norm Sabapathy, Maple Leaf Foods Dr. Parbudyal Singh, York University Sandra Smith, southlake Regional Health Centre Melissa Sonberg, McGill University Christine Thomlinson, Rubin Thomlinson LLP HR PROFESSIONAL is published eight times per year for the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).

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