Managers need to connect

They’re called middle managers for a reason. Middle managers need to connect with the base as well as with the top – not always an easy task.

Dr. Henry Mintzberg, holder of the Cleghorn Chair of Management Studies at McGill, was quoted recently in La Presse and Les Affaires, following the launch of his recently translated book called, in French, Gérer (tout simplement). Read more.

The New Employment Deal – highlights of Towers Watson’s 2010 Global Workforce Study

Towers Watson, a global professional services company that specializes in human resources management, has recently published the findings of its 2010 Global Workforce Study. More than 20,000 full-time employees… Read more.

Health and wellbeing – beyond the buzz

McGill recognizes the importance of having healthy and happy employees. On that note, Human Resources did some research and developed a health and wellbeing program, modeled in part on what some other universities are doing to create awareness about the importance of healthy living, prevention, eating right, exercise and stress reduction. Read more.

Report on HR Forum – diversity in demographics

The Human Resources team recently took part in an HR Forum organized around the theme of Celebrating Diversity. The objective was to further sensitize our HR community to the scope and value of our diversity and to ensure its application in our service delivery. Read more.

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Welcome to Forum

This new employee communication tool is designed to report on a regular basis what is happening throughout McGill, mainly from an administrative point of view. Through this channel, we also want to give you a better understanding of how the Human Resources team can assist you in various aspects of your work. Read more.

McGill among Montreal’s Top 20 Employers

In addition to ranking among Canada’s Top 100 employers, McGill is featured for the third consecutive year among Montreal’s Top 20 Employers for 2011 (the list has grown from 15 last year). The annual competition is conducted by Mediacorp Canada, the country’s largest publisher of specialized employment information aimed at senior-level… Read more.

Michael Bleho receives Mac Campus Award of Excellence

Michael Bleho is this year’s recipient of the Macdonald Campus Award of Excellence for Administrative and Support Staff. Mike has worked as a Technician at the Department of Plant Science’s Horticultural Research Centre since the early 1980s. The Centre is used for research and teaching but also caters to the outside community through its farmers market. Read more.

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Director, Staffing

Pierre Thibodeau joined McGill as Director, Staffing in January 2011. Reporting to Lynne B. Gervais, Associate Vice-Principal (Human Resources), Pierre will provide HR expertise and high-level support by promoting an environment that attracts, retains and motivates employees… Read more.

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Labour and Employee Relations – striving to reach common ground

For Robert Comeau, Director of Labour and Employee Relations, a significant part of his work involves dealing with the unexpected. For that reason, it is important that he develop a tight working relationship with his team through methodology and communication, skills he honed in a career spent largely in the private sector. Read more.

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McGill takes part in events focused on diversity

CAMO Networking Day – April 7, 2011

The Comité d’adaptation de la main-d’œuvre (CAMO) pour personnes handicapées is a national organization whose mission is to foster access to information and the employment of handicapped individuals. Read more.

Aboriginal Human Resource Council recruitment fair – May 3-5, 2011

Once again, the Aboriginal Human Resource Council is organizing what is considered “Canada’s biggest indigenous inclusion event and recruitment fair”. This event is designed to help its partners and all types of organizations transform their organizations… Read more.

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