The implementation that never ends

HRMS implementation process continues as company grows
By Ryan Langlois
|CHRR, Guide to HR Technology|Last Updated: 04/09/2003

When Corus Entertainment was spun-out from Shaw Communications as an independent business in September 1999, it inherited an HRMS to manage its 1,100 employees in 11 radio and three specialty television stations.

With future growth plans primarily based on acquisitions, one of the first things the HR department did was evaluate its HRMS from HR Technologies.

“We asked ourselves, ‘Do we need this? Do we keep on with this practice?’” said Laura Thanasse, vice-president of human resources and communications for Corus Entertainment. “We very much felt that our HRMS was integral to our growth strategy. We felt that it was meeting our needs, so we didn’t see the need to go elsewhere when something was working.”