HRM Canada's ​HOT LIST of 2014

HRM Canada's ​HOT LIST of 2014

HRM Canada HRM CA Hotlist 2014HOT LIST of 2014

Who’s moving and shaking Canadian HR? We’re showcasing this country’s high achievers as the industry faces growing challenges and success

In 2014, HR directors have undeniably come into their own as integral members of executive leadership teams. Their contributions steer strategic development and decision-making across the corporate structure, with increasing impact on P&L, share prices, M&A and investment. In short, the role of HR director 2014 is remarkably different from the role of HR director 1994 or even HR director 2004. The changes haven’t come without challenges.

“For 10 years now, we have witnessed a polarization of the human resources function,” says Francine Tremblay, associate partner, Performance, Reward and Talent at Aon Hewitt. “At one end of the spectrum, we can see that the long-awaited strategic shift is here to stay. Changes in technology have indeed made it easier to access strategic data that have allowed CEOs and CFOs to get a better grasp of the risks involved in talent management.”

Also, the function has become structured in such a way as to strengthen its support of policy-makers and people managers, she adds. but here’s the rub.: 

“At the other end of the spectrum, we notice that these same changes have helped create a distance between the (HR) function itself and employees,” says Tremblay. “The computerization of administrative components and an online access to program information have, in fact, greatly reduced interpersonal relationships and human interaction. The challenge will be to re-humanize its relations with employees.”

This list of “hot” HR professionals showcases those who are successfully walking today’s line -- both connecting with CFOs but also the workers affected by those financial decisions.

These hot corporate leaders have spearheaded innovative results, embraced diversity, driven down costs while upping productivity, or navigated difficult change. Some have been recognized with accolades; others have not. All are delivering more.

Name Picture Company
Mary-Alice Vuicic Mary-Alice Vuicic Shoppers Drug Mart
Steve Wuthmann Steve Wuthmann Tim Hortons
Lindsay Whillans Lindsay Whillans Canada Goose
Florent Francoeur Florent Francoeur Ordre Des Conseillers
En Ressources Humaines Agréés
Kelly Smyth Kelly Smith Cisco Canada
Brigid Pelino Brigid Pelino Westjet
John Paul Macdonald John Paul Macdonald BRP
Helena Gottschling Helena Gottschling Royal Bank of Canada
Daryl Refvik Daryl Refvik Bennett Jones
Elaine Roper Elaine Roper Toronto Organizing Committee for Pan American and Parapan American Games
Stephen Cerrone Stephen Cerrone Hudson’s Bay Company
Bree Ranieri Bree Ranieri Molson Coors Canada
Tiffany Monroe Tiffany Monroe Target Canada
Arielle Meloul-Wechsler Arielle Meloul-Wechsler Air Canada
Giulia Cirillo Giulia Cirillo BRP
Mark Carbonelli Mark Carbonelli Walmart Canada
Rayna Weatherald Rayna Weatherald Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Marriott Hotels of Canada
Paul Gardner Paul Gardner Suncor Energy
Michel Boucher Michel Boucher Royal Canadian Mint
Janine Szczepanowski Janine Szczepanowski Ellisdon
Sue Cummings Sue Cummings TD Bank
Mélanie Perreault HRM CA Hotlist 2014 L’Oréal Canada
Sooky Lee Sooky Lee ADP Canada
Dave McBride Dave McBride Xerox Canada Inc.
Doug Burnett Doug Burnett Sasktel
Nigel Perks Nigel Perks Blackberry (RIM)
Brian Hallamore BrianHallamore Imperial Oil
Mark Porter Mark Porter Shaw Communications
Jon Beatty Jon Beatty Rocky Mountain Equipment
Susan Rauf Susan Rauf CTV
Jason Kenney Jason Kenney Federal Government of Canada
Tim Grant Tim Grant Shell Canada Limited
Agostino De Gasperis Agostino De Gasperis Labatt Breweries of Cfanada
Marva Bethune Marva Bethune Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Michael Webb Michael Webb Agrium, Inc.
Judy McCrie HRM CA Hotlist 2014 Loblaw Companies Limited
Jody Peck Jody Peck Pepsico Canada
Josh Blair Josh Blair Telus
Paul Boniferro Paul Boniferro McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Kimberly Madigan Kimberly Madigan

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Greg Rooney Greg Rooney Aecon
Janette Batten Janette Batten 3M Canada
Manuel N. Sousa Manuel Sousa Opentext Corporation
Alexis Corbett HRM CA Hotlist 2014 Bank of Canada

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