letter from the editor
A NEW YEAR –
It’s a brand new year, and welcome to the first issue of HR
Professional for 2015. It’s always exciting to think of the
possibilities that a new year can bring.
This is a great issue. For the cover feature, Melissa
Campeau explores the ins and outs of workplace coaching
– what coaches do, who benefits from a coach and
the variances between a coaching vs. a mentoring relationship.
To read her article, flip to page 18.
The other feature articles in this issue are equally engaging:
we’ve focused on women in leadership positions,
how to identify and fix a bullying culture at work and
the aSK HR Hotline that the Hospital for Sick Children
has been using successfully for over a year. Everywhere
you look, the HR community is innovating and improving
business functions in all areas.
This issue also includes a new regular column that
will focus on different career paths that HR professionals
can choose. For the premier Career Paths column,
we sat down with Jodi Zigelstein-Yip, CHRL, an HR
consultant with Williams HR Consulting, to get her
experience working in this role. In the next issue, we’ll
explore recruitment as an HR specialty.
Lastly, the HRPA Annual Conference is coming up
fast; I’m looking forward to meeting you in Toronto,
January 21-23. This year, the conference is focusing on
the business of HR, and the learning and networking
opportunities are endless. I’ll be there, attending sessions
and the keynote speakers – I hope to see you there.
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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD
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 &
Joseph (Val) D’Sa, York Region
District School Board
Bonnie Flatt, Master Coaches
Mandy Hanlon, Oakbridges Labour
Relations Consulting Inc.
Jennifer Laidlaw, Ontario
Norm Sabapathy, Cadillac Fairview
Dr. Parbudyal Singh, York University
Sandra Smith, Southlake
Regional Health Cenre
Melissa Sonberg, McGill University
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