letter from the editor
It’s hard to believe that it’s already May, but here we are.
Welcome to your fifth issue of HR Professional this year. I’d
love to know what our readers think about the magazine’s
new digital platforms; when you have a minute, please send
me an email with your feedback on the digital flipbook, the new
hrprofessionalnow.ca website and the HR Professional mobile app.
What do you like, and how can we improve for you? All of us at
Lester Communications and HRPA are invested in making sure
our readers find HR Professional to be a valuable source of infor-mation
for their careers. Any feedback you can share with us is
The cover story of this issue is a tricky one: How can HR
professionals prepare for the future when the future is often so un-certain?
With the employee landscape changing so drastically and
faster than ever before, being agile and responsive to change can be
difficult. Read the article that Melissa Campeau wrote, starting on
You’ll also read about how to protect your organization from un-expected
sources of fraud, how to improve HR communications
and how to be a better influencer in your organization. Alana Free,
the vice president of people and culture at GoodLife Fitness, is our
featured HR Influencer for the May issue.
Look for the June issue to come out in a few weeks; the cover sto-ry
dives into HR’s role in the often-complex world of mergers and
THE MAGAZINE OF
VOLUME 34 / NUMBER 5 MAY 2017
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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD
Jason Beeho, Levitt LLP
Dean Bulloch, MBA, CHRE,
School of Business & Hospitality,
Conestoga College Institute
Cheryl Fullerton, Corus Entertainment Inc.
Julie Giraldi, Ontario Hospital Association
John Hamovitch, Intelex Technologies
Paul Klein, Impakt
Dr. Claudette Knight, DBA, Msc., MBA,
Charles Marful, Ernst & Young
Anthony Papa, Federal-Mogul Motorparts
Laura L. Randell, B.A., CHRE, SEEC
Schulich School of Business
Jose Tolovi Neto, Great
Place to Work® Canada
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