News briefsHR Business knowledge still needs improving; More firms cutting pension benefits, regulator says; Immigrant minorities fare better than those born in Canada; Imposed contract challenged at ILO; B.C. sets aside $400 million for training and skills; Cutting red tape for human rights complaintsBy 03/13/2006|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/15/2006 HR Business knowledge still needs improvingKingston, Ont. — Interviews with 17 Canadian CEOs conducted by the Industrial Relations Centre at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., found most are satisfied with the overall performance of their HR departments. But they also expressed dissatisfaction with HR performance in a number of areas, including business knowledge, alignment of HR with strategy, communication, leadership and change management. Among the competencies CEOs feel HR needs to improve are leadership, communication and business knowledge. The survey was published in a discussion paper entitled The CEOs Speak: What Makes an HR Star? To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.