Canadian to head global HR association

Quebec’s HR association president takes the reins of the World Federation of Personnel Management Associations
By Uyen Vu
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/14/2006

Sometimes, the solutions are the same all over. Despite vast differences in income levels, market conditions, labour regimes and social infrastructure, managing people follows a few common rules.

That’s how Florent Francoeur, president of Quebec’s HR Association, L’Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines et en relations industrielles agréés du Québec, sees it as he steps into a two-year term as president of the World Federation of Personnel Management Associations (WFPMA).

Founded in 1976, the federation brings together five continental federations that represent 70 national HR associations with the mandate of developing and improving the effectiveness of professional people management around the world.