letter from the editor
New Year, New
GET READY FOR SOME
BIG CHANGES IN 2017!
In what seems like the blink of an eye, the November/December
issue of HR Professional has arrived. The cover feature is a fun
one: writer Melissa Campeau spoke to several leading HR professionals
about what they think of the latest HR innovations,
like unlimited vacations, eliminating performance reviews and
more. Using their opinions, we explore which current HR trends
are worth keeping around, and which trends might just be flashin
the-pan fads. Read the cover story, starting on page 18.
The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) has
important news for its members and readers of HR Professional.
Starting with the January 2017 edition of HR Professional, the
magazine will move to a completely digital publication, available
to download as an app for all mobile devices, with an all-new web
platform, HRProfessionalNow.com. The new website will also
feature web-exclusive content to keep readers completely up-todate
on the HR landscape. I hope that you’re looking forward to
a brand new HR Professional! The possibilities that the new platforms
will bring are endless, and we’re so excited to share that with
our current and future readers. Keep an eye on your inboxes and
the Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook pages for HRPA and HR
Professional for updates and more information.
I hope that everyone is planning to attend #HRPA2017 in
Toronto, Feb. 1–3 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. This
will be my fourth year at the conference, and it’s always a fun, informative
and can’t-miss event. I’ll see you there!
As always, I can’t wait to hear your feedback on this new issue
of HR Professional (which is also now available on the HR
Professional magazine app!).
VOLUME 33 / NUMBER 8 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016
Editor: Jill Harris
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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD
Jason Beeho, Levitt LLP
Dean Bulloch, MBA, CHRE,
School of Business & Hospitality,
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Cheryl Fullerton, Corus Entertainment Inc.
Julie Giraldi, Ontario Hospital Association
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Paul Klein, Impakt
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Charles Marful, Ernst & Young
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Laura L. Randell, B.A., CHRE, SEEC
Schulich School of Business
Jose Tolovi Neto, Great
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