Thanks for the nominations!
We’d like to extend a warm thank you to all those who nominated someone for this year’s Awards of Excellence. The awards recognize the value designated professionals add to their organizations, and recognize an exemplary HR professional at each of our three designation levels: Certified Human Resources Practitioner (CHRP); Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL); and Certified Human Resources Executive (CHRE).
This year, we received 10 outstanding nominations. We can say without a doubt that the judges have their work cut out for them! The awards will be presented April 26, 2017 at the Great Place to Work Awards Gala. Winners will be notified prior to the Gala, and public announcement of the winners will be made afterwards. If you are interested in attending, there is more information about the Gala on our website.
Want to be a part of our inaugural CHRO Conference? Register today!
On May 2, 2017, HRPA is proud to present our first-ever CHRO Conference. This special one-day conference is created by CHROs, for CHROs, and will present high-level, strategy-focused professional development sessions.
Join in small-group discussions with keynote speaker Dave Ulrich, attend panels on board perspectives and C-suite synergy, and engage in high-level discussion with a network of senior executive peers.
This event is by accepted registration only – please contact Inna Tuka to make a registration request.
Have you heard? HR Professional is now fully digital.
In case you haven’t heard the news yet, HR Professional has now made the full transition to digital. We’re very excited to be able to offer you the same great publication more often, with more content, more accessibly. The magazine is available across all your devices, and can be enjoyed in mobile app or online format. We’ll be expanding our content to publish 12 issues this year, not counting our special conference issue (which remains a printed issue). We’re proud to be able to offer you even more great content in an environmentally sustainable, easy-to-access format!
Interested in submitting an article for publication in HR Professional? Send me a note with your article idea(s) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet a Staffer
Thomas Callitsis, Exams Coordinator
What do you do at HRPA?
I am the Exams Coordinator with HRPA. I am in charge of assessing transcripts to determine one’s eligibility to write the Comprehensive Knowledge Exam (CKE) 1 and CKE 2. I also manage the in-class and webinar sessions for the CKE 1 and CKE 2 examination preparatory products.
I also help identify which examination preparatory products are best suited for individuals wanting a refresher of the material prior to writing their examinations.
What do you like best about your job?
I enjoy being able to provide support to individuals in overcoming any weariness or concerns they may have when it comes to writing an examination by offering them guidance as to how to better prepare themselves for the examination, and so that they can walk into the room confidently at examination time.
Where are you from?
Born and raised in East York, Ontario.
Where did you go for your last vacation?
Travelled to Anaheim, California for a video game convention (BlizzCon), and from there drove 14 hours on the Pacific Highway Coast to San Francisco for a week of adventures and exploring.
What is your favourite book?
JPod by Douglas Coupland.
What are you listening to these days?
Currently, I am into Lindsey Stirling, who plays the violin amazingly.
What do you do on your days off?
I enjoy exploring and going on hikes outside of Toronto with my fiancée and our Bernedoodle, Morty. I also enjoy playing World of Warcraft and stream regularly on Twitch.tv.