Learning the rules of the board

HR issues are being dealt with at the board level and HR needs to be up to speed.
By Laura Cassiani
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/21/2003

Boards of directors are paying more attention to HR issues and that means senior HR professionals will have to start brushing up on their knowledge of corporate governance.

Increasingly boards throughout Canada are dealing with issues like succession planning, retention, compensation and labour relations, and they are turning to HR inside the organization and outside for information and guidance.

For HR, this new interest is due in part to the labour shortage and the need for skill development and expertise for business, says Brian Orr, managing director of OrgArchitect Inc., an HR consulting firm in Toronto.