Canadian HR Reporter

February 2020 CAN

Canadian HR Reporter is the national journal of human resource management. It features the latest workplace news, HR best practices, employment law commentary and tools and tips for employers to get the most out of their workforce.

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Page 28 of 35 29 "I am looking forward to being on the advisory board as it will give me the opportunity to learn what our brilliant HR colleagues are achieving and discover ways to import that value to my organization and my career." BIO: Tony Bennett has worked in HR for more than 30 years — mostly in compensation, labour relations, organizational design and now workforce planning and analytics. He strongly believes HR provides important, value-added, innovative services to an organization through the development and management of strategy-based services while providing practical value to clients. "I believe in the profession of human resources, the leveraging of human capital to improve organizational success. I want to know what issues are important to the profession and, as a member of the advisory board, my intent is to address topics and trends that are important to people. The workforce is changing and the needs for metrics, leadership, talent management, engagement, trust and collaboration are critical in achieving organization goals and building engaged workforces." BIO: Petra Bergner was born, raised and educated on the West coast of Canada. After gaining substantial senior HR experience advising public and private sector leaders within large Canadian employers, Bergner decided to make a move to the East coast. In her current role, she has experience in human resources, strategic initiatives, labour and employee relations, leadership development, conflict and dispute resolution and employee engagement to lead her team and grow a progressive HR community within the organization. Petra was recognized as one of nine finalists in Canada for The Leadership Agency Award for HR Leader of the Year 2019; is certified as an executive coach from Royal Roads University; and certified as a CPHR and serves on two certification boards. She holds a master of arts degree in leadership from Royal Roads University. "Technological advancements, hyper- competition and workforce composition changes require active and strategic HR contributions. I aim to enhance our evidence-informed, empirically grounded perspectives of HR, to help prepare HR leaders and practitioners for strategic challenges of today and tomorrow." BIO: Nita Chhinzer is also an advisor, award- winning researcher and best-selling author of Canadian human resource management issues. Her research and teaching are focused on business consulting, change management and decision-making, with a specific interest in downsizing and layoffs. In addition to her PhD in management (specialization human resources and industrial relations), she holds an MBA and an employment law certificate. Nita is an active contributor to the HR community, currently sitting on the board of directors at the Toronto Centre of Learning and Development, as well as Hospice Toronto. She is also the HR/OB chair for the 2020 International Labour and Employment Relations Association conference, and she has had more than 50 speaking engagements in HR over the last five years, along with being involved in the Human Resources Professionals Association. "I have agreed to be on Canadian HR Reporter's board to be able to make an even bigger positive impact in the Canadian HR field and to stay in a learning mindset." BIO: Alina Constantin is also a board member for the Campbell River Hospice Society and provides HR consulting services for EI talent. She holds a master's and a bachelor's degree with specialization in human resources management, a BCIT Human Resources Management Certificate with Distinction and she is a certified emotional intelligence and leadership development expert. Alina has also been awarded the 2016 and 2017 Top 25 HR Professionals in Canada and the 2018 HR Professional of the Year Honourable Mention by Canadian HR Reporter. She holds a CPHR, SHRM-SCP, PCP and HRPM. "Canadian HR Reporter plays an important role in our community by providing both professional insights and bringing academic research to broader audiences. I am pleased to be a part of the board of a publication that speaks directly to the HR community." BIO: Marie-Hélène Budworth's teaching is concentrated in learning and development and negotiations with a particular focus on encouraging and supporting developmental relationships. Her program of research seeks to understand how people learn, acquire knowledge, make choices and negotiate with one another in order to succeed. Her work has been published in top-tier academic journals and presented at conferences internationally. Marie-Hélène created the negotiation education program for her school and has trained thousands of emergent workers and executives. Marie-Hélène recently completed her master's in public administration from the University of Victoria. TONY BENNETT HR analytics and planning, human resources Alberta Health Services in Edmonton ALINA CONSTANTIN Director of human resources, payroll and health and safety Grieg Seafood in Campbell River, B.C. MARIE-HÉLÈNE BUDWORTH Associate professor in the School of Human Resource Management York University in Toronto PETRA BERGNER Director of HR services Government of New Brunswick in Fredericton NITA CHHINZER Associate professor in HR management and business consulting in the Department of Management University of Guelph in Ontario

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