Business approach key for HR leaders

National conference finds HR practitioners must take a seat at the table and become effective business managers
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/20/2009

HR practitioners will have to change the way they do business if they want to remain competitive and relevant, a report from the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA) states.

The CCHRA took a large step in becoming the national voice of this country’s HR professionals with the release of the summary of its first National Human Resources Forum, attended by more than 50 industry professionals in Ottawa on June 15. The report details the key issues affecting HR as identified by those who live it every day.

“We want to use the results of the discussion to lobby the government in a more efficient manner, in terms of new legislation, new programs that are put in place to support organizations,” CCHRA president Geneviève Fortier told