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Attract and Recruit

Get an in-depth look at modern recruitment and selection practices in this seminar. By the end, you will be equipped to streamline your hiring process and improve candidate selection effectively.

This seminar is offered individually and as part of our Human Resources Management (HRM) Program.

This seminar addresses the entire recruitment and selection process, from selecting appropriate recruitment methods and strategies to developing the selection process. You will gain skills in advertising, systematic resume screening, current selection, and interview techniques, including behavioural-based interviews, as well as other assessment and evaluation methodologies.

By the end of this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Identify current issues, challenges, and trends in recruitment and selection
  • Develop appropriate recruitment and selection strategies
  • Describe the rationale for an objective selection process
  • Develop a systematic resume screening process
  • Understand and apply human resource audit tools

How do I register?

Date: TBD
Price: $465 (no HST)

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About the instructor

Carolyn Watson is a senior HR professional offering 20 progressive years of experience providing high level management and guidance in a variety of industries including IT, gaming and lottery, and finance. Skilled in process improvement methodologies, with the proven ability to function as a strategic HR business partner and recognized leader, developing human resource management strategies to support corporate mandates. Published author, with sound knowledge of HR best practices, program implementation, recruitment and selection, and compensation and benefits.


 
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Compensation and Benefits

Explore essential compensation and benefits practices including setting wages, understanding incentive plans, and complying with Canadian employment laws.

This seminar is offered individually and as part of our Human Resources Management (HRM) Program.

This seminar provides an examination of current Compensation and Benefits Management theories and practices. You will learn how wages and salaries are set, define advantages and disadvantages of various incentive plans, and learn about Canadian laws related to employee security. You will also be able to explain key issues in designing pension plans and will explore how related services can be better administered.

By the end of this seminar, you will understand:

  • How compensation and benefits work in an HR strategy
  • The concept of total compensation
  • Theories associated with employee motivation
  • Advantages of effective benefit administration
  • How to identify the challenges affecting compensation

How do I register?

Date: TBD
Price: $610 (no HST)

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About the instructor

Marcy Weston is an experienced professional with 12 years of progressive HR experience working across various HR functions in the industries of Transportation, Construction, Retail and Manufacturing. Marcy has worked in broad Human Resources based jobs and has specialized experience in Compensation, Analysis, Total Rewards, and Employee Benefits. Special areas of interest include Pay Equity, Technology and HR Analytics. Marcy holds designations as a Certified Professional of Human Resources and a Certified Compensation Professional.


 
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Conflict Resolution for HR Professionals

This seminar equips you with the skills to effectively resolve workplace conflicts. Engage in lectures and exercises to identify conflict causes, facilitate solution-focused discussions, and develop effective resolution strategies.

This seminar is offered individually and as part of our Human Resources Management (HRM) Program.

This one-day seminar, which is designed for human resource professionals, addresses the competencies required to facilitate the resolution of conflict in the workplace. Through lectures, discussions and exercises you will consider best practices and proven strategies for identifying the root causes of conflict and facilitating conversations to discuss and resolve issues.

By the end of this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Identify common causes of workplace conflict
  • Facilitate discussions between parties designed to identify issues, explore options, and identify action plans for resolving issues
  • Manage the emotional environment during a discussion and address inappropriate behaviors
  • Use a coaching model to promote self-awareness regarding conflict resolution strategies
  • Develop an action plan and secure a commitment to moving forward

How do I register?

Date: TBD
Price: $465 (no HST)

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About the instructor

Elaine Leclerc is President of HCS Training and Consulting. She has been providing training and organizational consulting services to business, industry and government for more than 30 years. In addition to designing and delivering workshops and speaking at conferences, Elaine provides coaching to individuals and teams and works within organizations to manage transitions and create healthy and effective workplace environments. She is a graduate of UNB Fredericton, and lives in Douglas Harbour, New Brunswick.


Other featured seminars

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This seminar is offered individually and as part of our Human Resources Management (HRM) Program.

The world of HR is rapidly changing, and in order to remain competitive, organizations must ensure their people are healthy, engaged, and productive. This seminar will address the key trends that are transforming HR's role in promoting the wellness agenda.

By the end of this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Manage healthy workplaces
  • Maximize wellness in a diverse workplace
  • Utilize data-driven HR practices to improve employee wellbeing

How do I register?

Date: TBD
Price: $465 (no HST)

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About the instructor

Dr. Bill Morrison is presently Associate Professor of Education Psychology at the University of New Brunswick. As a psychologist and academic, Dr. Morrison has been actively involved in a variety of projects in the areas of health research, program evaluation and the implementation of community-based rehabilitation services for high-risk children and their families. Dr. Morrison has received funding from CIHR, Health Canada and the National Crime Prevention Centre to complete a range of research initiatives aimed at tobacco control, crime prevention and knowledge translation of health research in educational and clinical contexts.


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This seminar is offered individually and as part of our Human Resources Management (HRM) Program.

This seminar has been developed to provide you with knowledge of the legislative framework in which the management of human resources takes place. It is designed to familiarize you with the legal issues related to employee-employer relationships and how laws impact human resources management.

You will also be introduced to laws and regulations regarding human rights, employment standards, occupational health and safety, pay equity, labour relations, diversity, and harassment.

Upon successful completion of this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental employment laws which bind every employer and employee in NB
  • Minimize liability to your employer:
    • Prior to the start of the employment relationship with an employee
    • Throughout the employment relationship of the employee
    • On termination of the employment relationship of the employee
  • Understand the fundamental components of the Employment Standards legislation

How do I register?

Date: TBD
Price: $610 (no HST)

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About the instructor

Jessica Bungay is a Partner in the Fredericton office of Cox & Palmer, practicing in the areas of employment, labour, human rights, and administrative law. She is also the Chair of Cox & Palmer's Regional Employment & Labour Group.

Adept at handling delicate situations, Jessica helps clients solve workplace issues, while also anticipating potential future issues and establishing a plan to mitigate risks. Whether it's issues relating to day-to-day operations or complex litigation, with questions ranging from contractual obligations to discipline and termination, Jessica works with her clients to develop strategies to reach the best possible outcome.

Among a small number of lawyers in New Brunswick handling a variety of complex workplace legal matters, Jessica has extensive experience addressing issues in both unionized and non-unionized workplaces. Through understanding the legal issues and the business of her clients, Jessica is able to develop solutions that solve the problems they face.


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This seminar is offered individually and as part of our Human Resources Management (HRM) Program.

This seminar addresses the structure of Canadian unions, principals related to collective bargaining, steps in negotiating a union contract, and techniques in dispute resolution. You will also discuss how unions affect the human resources management environment, and ways to improve union-management relations. The seminar will summarize the safety and health responsibilities of employers and employees.

Upon successful completion of this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the structure of Canadian unions
  • Identify the major reasons why workers join unions
  • Learn how a union organizing campaign is carried out
  • Discover core legal principles relating to collective bargaining
  • Outline the key steps in negotiating a union contract
  • Describe how unions affect the human resource management

How do I register?

Date: TBD
Price: $610 (no HST)

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About the instructor

Moira Goodfellow is a labour and employment lawyer with substantial management-side experience. Moira acts as Labour Relations Specialist and Human Resources Counsel at UNB. In this role, she is responsible for a variety of employee and labour relations activities including acting as chief spokesperson on behalf of the university in collective agreement negotiations, interpretation and application of UNB’s various collective agreements, and managing issues in the workplace. Moira has an L.L.B. from Dalhousie University and has been a practicing member of the Law Society of New Brunswick since 2007.


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This seminar is offered individually and as part of our Human Resources Management (HRM) Program.

This seminar will identify the strategic role of Human Resources (HR) Management in your organization and allow you to develop HR plans based on your organization's business objectives. You will also be introduced to the HR Professionals Capabilities Profile and will discuss current trends in the HR field, including the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) certification process.

Upon successful completion of this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the role and impact of HR Management
  • Align HR with your business strategy
  • Define and develop an HR strategic plan
  • Define and apply various talent management tools
  • Define organizational structures and its purposes
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of various organizational designs

How do I register?

Date: TBD
Price: $610 (no HST)

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About the instructor

During the past 15 years, Tina Smith has acquired a broad range of Human Resources experiences in which she has lead and, participated in key organizational development and change initiatives involving Human Resources department start-ups, union contract negotiations, staff recruitment and retention, staff orientation, organizational health and safety programs, employee policies and benefits administration. An active member of the Human Resources Association of New Brunswick (HRANB) since 2004, Tina has contributed by holding various roles including Executive Director for the HRANB Moncton Chapter from January 2007-2009, Vice-President from January 2009-2011, President from January 2011-2013 and Past-President 2013-2015.


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This seminar is offered individually and as part of our Human Resources Management (HRM) Program.

Performance Management is critical to meeting your organization's business goals. In this seminar, you will learn about the importance of employee appraisal, issues that influence selection of a performance appraisal system, and commonly used appraisal methods. You will also become familiar with methods for avoiding rater bias and discuss the role of the Human Resources (HR) professional in appraisal systems, including the challenges involved in coaching and supporting management and employees.

Upon successful completion of this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of employee appraisals
  • Recognize issues that influence selection of a performance appraisal system
  • Identify commonly used appraisal methods
  • Identify methods for avoiding rater bias
  • Understand the role of the HR professional in appraisal systems

How do I register?

Date: TBD
Price: $610 (no HST)

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About the instructor

Jason Scarbro has his CHRP designation, is the Director of Human Resources at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, N.B. Celebrating its centenary in 2010, St. Thomas is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution with a student enrolment of 2,500 and a faculty / staff complement of over 300. Jason has led the HR Department at St. Thomas since 2006, and has previously led HR teams in a variety of manufacturing sectors since entering the Human Resources profession in 1999. He is currently the president of the Fredericton Chapter of the Human Resources Association of New Brunswick and a member of the Association’s Provincial Executive.


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This seminar is offered individually and as part of our Human Resources Management (HRM) Program.

This seminar focuses on retention issues, challenges, and strategies. You will gain insight into the importance of the socialization process as a key retention factor, understand and apply human resource audit tools, analyze the cost of losing an employee, and identify the components of a model orientation program.

Upon successful completion of this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Define employee engagement
  • Understand and apply human resource audit tools
  • Analyze the cost of losing an employee
  • Identify the components of a model orientation program
  • Develop appropriate retention strategies

How do I register?

Date: TBD
Price: $465 (no HST)

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About the instructor

Jason Scarbro has his CHRP designation, is the Director of Human Resources at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, N.B. Celebrating its centenary in 2010, St. Thomas is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution with a student enrolment of 2,500 and a faculty / staff complement of over 300. Jason has led the HR Department at St. Thomas since 2006, and has previously led HR teams in a variety of manufacturing sectors since entering the Human Resources profession in 1999. He is currently the president of the Fredericton Chapter of the Human Resources Association of New Brunswick and a member of the Association’s Provincial Executive.


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This seminar is offered individually and as part of our Human Resources Management (HRM) Program.

This seminar provides an understanding of the major elements in training and development, including needs analysis, program design, training methods, and evaluation of effectiveness of an organization's training and development initiatives. You will learn how to identify the links between your organization's business objectives, its training and development strategy, and its employees' career management strategies.

Upon successful completion of this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of training and development as part of the long-range strategy of an organization
  • Explain approaches to needs analysis in the design of training and development programs
  • Describe learning principles associated with training techniques
  • Discuss evaluation procedures used to assess the results of training and development
  • Explain the difference between training and development

How do I register?

Date: April 9 to 10, 2024
Price: $610 (no HST)

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About the instructor

Suzanne Desrosiers is currently the Vice-President of Human Resources at NB Power. Prior to NB Power, she was the VP of Employee and Student Development at the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC).

Suzanne holds a BBA from the Université de Moncton, a Master's in Education (Counseling and Human Development) from the University of New Brunswick and recently completed a post graduate certificate in Executive Coaching at Royal Roads University. She is a seasoned human resources professional with particular expertise in recruitment, labour relations, human resources planning, career counseling and coaching. Suzanne is known as a relationship builder who strives to understand different points-of-view to achieve the best people- centered solutions.


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This seminar is offered individually and as part of our Human Resources Management (HRM) Program.

This seminar has been developed to identify variations in personalities within the workplace. You will discover how people differ in relation to where their energy comes from, how they gather information, and how they make decisions based on current human resources models. In addition, you will learn to develop and practice improved strategies in communication, leadership, teamwork, and conflict management.

In this seminar, you will use the Insights Personality Profile, a learning tool that gives a greater understanding of yourself, your strengths and weaknesses, and how you project yourself to others. The effect of the Insights Personality Profile is immediate and profound, and clients tell us that they use what they learned for guidance long after training ends.

Upon successful completion of this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Discover how to improve your relationships
  • Develop yourself to make more of your life
  • Increase self-awareness and awareness of others
  • Learn about strengths, weaknesses, and how to project to others

How do I register?

Date: TBD
Price: $798 (no HST)

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About the instructor

Don Arsenault is a retired professor and former department head of the School of Physical Education and Leisure Studies of the Université de Moncton. He is also a regular visiting Professor at the Université de Limoges in France since 1990. Donald did his undergraduate work in arts and physical education at the Université de Moncton and at the University of Ottawa. He continued his graduate studies at the University of Alberta and at Florida State University. Donald is a Master Trainer for the National Skills Program for Management Volunteers. Don facilitates workshops and gives presentations on a regular basis in both official languages.