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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30 F E A T U R E S F E A T U R E "More than ever, HR professionals play a critical role in organizations' success. In order to contribute at the highest level, we must all be continuous learners and be on top of industry trends and changes in the workplace. Being on the Canadian HR Reporter advisory board provides me with an opportunity to give back to the HR community by sharing my expertise, while at the same time learning from other HR professionals." BIO: With more than 25 years' experience in financial services, Marni Johnson provides overall leadership and strategic direction in the areas of human resources and corporate affairs. Under her leadership, BlueShore Financial has been named an Aon "Best Employer in Canada" for nine consecutive years, named three times to Waterstone's list of "Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures" and recognized with a national Canadian HR Award for Best Change Management. Prior to joining BlueShore Financial, Marni held marketing management roles in the consumer packaged goods, financial services and telecommunications industries. Marni is a trustee of the B.C. Central Credit Union employees' pension and benefits plans, and serves as treasurer of the board of Chor Leoni Men's Choir. "I've always been impressed with the quality of Canadian HR Reporter and the insights one can quickly glean from the publication. I'm honoured to be a member of such an esteemed advisory board and be able to partner with such a passionate editor." BIO: Louise Taylor Green is one of those rare CHROs who has transitioned in and out of HR and into running a line of business. She's done this several times in multi-billion-dollar corporations in aviation, financial services, property and casualty insurance and health care. Over the course of her career, Louise has held an unwavering belief that an organization's talent is the key to unlocking organizational performance. By advocating for a talent-first agenda, she believes that HR leadership must assume responsibility as the architect of optimal organizational effectiveness through intentional culture design, a dynamic HR operating model and an HR team that has real skin in the game for its clients' success. She believes that HR has never been more influential than it is right now in the corporation's success but also in the lives of the organization's leaders and employees and broader stakeholders. Louise is a certified HR professional, an ICF-certified coach, a certified management consultant with CMC Canada and an accredited director with ICD. "I am honoured to be a member of the editorial board for Canadian HR Reporter. We all have a role to play in creating an inclusive society. By equipping people with insightful information to learn, grow and thrive in the workplace of the future, we can unite and make a difference. I understand the impact that strategic human capital management can have on an organization, its people and its culture and I am interested in sharing my perspective and developing others." BIO: In her role, Karen Collins has enterprise accountability for talent acquisition, leadership staffing and succession; diversity and inclusion; learning and development, BMO IFL (BMO's corporate university) and organizational effectiveness. Throughout her career, Karen has developed and implemented enterprise strategies and individualized plans to assist leaders in achieving their potential, passion and purpose and to create engaged, inclusive and productive teams. She holds an MBA from the University of Calgary and a BA from the University of Victoria. KAREN COLLINS Chief talent officer BMO Financial Group in Toronto MARNI JOHNSON Senior vice-president, human resources and corporate affairs BlueShore Financial in Vancouver LOUISE TAYLOR GREEN CEO Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) in Toronto "I personally feel human resources is the profession of the future. As the world of work evolves, HR will be required to provide guidance to organizations and define the people strategies to help organizations achieve success locally and globally. Knowledge, education and conversations about HR topics are important for HR professionals to grow in their practice and career. Canadian HR Reporter is a vehicle to educate, communicate and connect on the issues that matter to the HR profession." BIO: CPHR Alberta is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 6,000 members within the human resources community in Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. In his role, Rodney Miller is responsible for the strategic direction of the organization, advocacy for the profession and overseeing the standards for the CPHR designation in the region. Rodney's career began in the pharmaceutical biotech industry where he led the introduction of novel biotech medicines into the Canadian market, resulting in substantial growth for the organization. He also led the Calgary operation of an international recruitment firm, building an award- winning organization while driving culture change. Miller led the corporate development organization at a large post-secondary where he and his team implemented workforce development initiatives across the globe, including projects in Angola, Australia, Equatorial Guinea, Kazakhstan and Mexico. Rodney holds undergraduate degrees in zoology and economics, along with an MBA in leadership and strategy. He is a holder of the CPHR designation and chartered member of CPHR Alberta and holds the SHRM-SCP designation. As a committed member of the community, Rodney has sat on numerous boards in the course of his career with the intention of giving back wherever he can. RODNEY MILLER President and CEO CPHR Alberta in Calgary

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